Sightseeing route in Chambéry


【City description】

It was the capital of the Duchy of Savoy. So, we find the flags off this Duchy looked like that of the Switzerland in the town. There is a castle in the urban. We can find the beautiful buildings and a fountain of elephants which is one of famous sightseeing spots.

【Overall rating】


【Time required】

 3 h 30


 5.50 euros



【Sightseeing route】


①Chambéry-Challes-Les-Eaux station

Gare de Chambéry – Challes-les-Eaux

★Go to Maréchal Leclerc Avenue and turn left to go Jeu de Paume St as far as a square. It takes 15 minutes by walk.

②Art Museum

Musée des beaux-arts de Chambéry

Time required: 90 min / Admission fee: 5.50 euros

Opening hour: 10 am – 6 pm

Close: Monday, national holidays

③Tourist Information Center

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go to Favre St from the square and turn right at the crossroad to go to Boigne St as far as the dead end. It takes 15 minutes.

④Duchy of Savoy Castle

Château des Ducs de Savoie

Time required: 20 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 1 h 30 pm – 6 pm between Tuesday and Saturday / 10 h 30 am – 6 pm on Sunday and school holidays

Close: Monday, national holidays

It’s possible to enter the church if you participate in a guide tour.

The registration is at the entrance of the castle.

The tour begins at 14 h 30 and takes 1 hour.

The admission fee is 6 euros.

★Go to Château Rue and turn left at a roundabout to go to Porte Reine St. When you arrive at Saint-Léger Square, go to Métropole St. It takes 15 minutes.

⑤Saint-François-de-Sales Cathedral

Cathédrale Saint-François-de-Sales de Chambéry

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 8 h 30 am – noon / 2 pm – 6 pm (until 5 pm in winter)

Close: No

★Go to Métropole Path and turn left. When you arrive at a theatre, turn left to go to Ducis St. It takes 10 minutes.

⑥Savoy Museum

Musée Savoisien

※It’s closed for the renovation.

★Continue to walk on the street.

⑦Fountain of Elephants

※the renovation was done in 2015

Fontaine des Eléphants

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Continue to walk on the street. As you arrive at the square of the art museum, return to the station with the same route. It takes 20 minutes.


Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux station