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Detour just inland from Lac d'Annecy to visit the ornate turreted château above Menthon St. Bernard. Far away from the workaday hustle, nestling in a vast park, the stone towers of Menthon St. Bernard’s castle dominate the lake. A baronial residence, it has passed do... more

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South of Albertville the silhouette of castle ruins appears at Miolans. In the 10th century this impressive fortress was commissioned by the Miolans family on the site of an ancient settlement. It was later confiscated by the Dukes of Savoy who used the fortress as a prison. Over a ... more

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Recommended by Hotel l'Auberge du Choucas: The climbs through the Alps in the Tour de France annual bike race separate the champions from the pack. Col d'Izoard, col du Galibier, col du Lautaret, col du Granon are some of the most famous mountain passes ridden during some of the pr... more

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Considered the ultimate winter and summer resort, Chamonix was home to the first Winter Olympics in 1924 and boasts the highest summit in Europe, the towering peak of Mont Blanc. ... more

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If you are fond of pottery you will want to visit a pottery workshop and museum located in the village of Evires. To get there, when traveling northeast from Annecy take the N203 (in the direction of Chamonix and Thonon les Bains) and turn off at Daudens, following signs to Evires. ... more

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