Sightseeing Itinerary Map for Day Trip in Chambéry

Chambéry town

Chambéry

Check Point
・Capital of the Duchy of Savoie

・Giant elephant fountain

・Local cuisine using cheese

【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】

 4 h 30

【Budget】

 5.50 euros

【Fatigue】

 ★★★☆☆



Itinerary Map

Navigation

【Start】
①Chambéry-Challes-Les-Eaux Station

★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

③Tourist Information Center

★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

★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

★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

★Continue to walk on the street.

⑦Fountain of Elephants

★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.

【Goal】
Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux Station


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【Start】

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

Art 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

This museum is located across the plaza from the courthouse. Many paintings from Italy are on display, but you can also see works from other fields such as religious paintings and sculptures.


③Tourist Information Center

Time required: 5 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

It is located in the same square as the museum. Get maps and other information here.


★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

Duchy of Savoy Castle

Château des Ducs de Savoie

Time required: 20 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour:
2 pm – 6 pm between Tuesday and Saturday
10 am – 1 pm / 2 pm -6 pm on Sunday and school holidays

Close: Monday, national holidays

This is the castle of the once prosperous Duchy of Savoie. You can learn about the history of the castle, which was built in the 10th century, by looking at the materials. However, you can enter the church by joining a guided tour that starts at the gate (starts at 2 h 30 p.m. on weekends, costs 6 euros). Reservations for guided tours can be made at the tourist information center or on the website.

【Tourist information center homepage】
https://www.chamberymontagnes.com/infos-pratiques/reservations/reservations-visites-guidees/


★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

Saint-François-de-Sales Cathedral

Cathédrale Saint-François-de-Sales de Chambéry

Time required: 15 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 8 h 45 am – noon / 2 pm – 6 pm
(until 5 pm in winter)

Close: No

It is a late Gothic Flamboyant cathedral built in the 16th century. The exterior is unique in that only the center is made of stones of different colors. The interior decoration on the ceiling resembles lace, and the walls are decorated with paintings.


Enjoy Grenoble’s specialties! !

gratin dauphinois

Gratin Dauphinois, which can be eaten as a side dish to French cuisine, is a local dish of the area where Grenoble is located. This gratin dauphinois I ate in Grenoble was the best I’ve had in France. Check out other specialties of the Rhône-Alps region here! !


★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

Savoy Museum

Musée Savoisien

Time required: 60 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 10 am – 6 pm

Close: Tuesday, the 2nd and 3rd week in January, 1/1, 5/1, 11/1, 12/25

The museum has been renovated after many years of renovation work. You can learn about the lives of the people of this region through artwork such as religious paintings and paintings, as well as dioramas and fashion.


★Continue to walk on the street.


⑦Fountain of Elephants

Fountain of Elephants
※the renovation was done in 2015

Fontaine des Éléphants

Time required: 5 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

This fountain was created in the 18th century when the Count of Boigne brought back treasure from his expedition to India. The first rework took place in 2015. It is constructed so that the statues appear to step out from all sides of one large pillar.


★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.



【Goal】

Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux Station



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