Touring The Best Of France

ChamberyChambery is a beautiful town in the Rhône-Alpes region of France. Chambéry is the birthplace and historic capital of Savoie. Throughout history, it has been both Italian and French. It lies in a valley in the Alps surrounded by the Bauges and Chartreuse mountain ranges and provides almost 360-degree views of the French Alps. To the north, it is bordered by Lac du Bourget, the largest natural lake in France. Chambery has long been a “crossroads to the Alps” dating all the way back to the 11th century

Town of art and history in the heart of the Savoie, Chambery offers to its visitors highlights of houses in the old streets and by its listed historical buildings. Dominated by the castle of the dukes of Savoie, the Old Town of Chambery is one of the most remarkable old neighborhoods in France.

The Old Town
-The Savoisien Museum
-The Fine Arts Museum
-The Jean Jacques Rousseau Museum « Les Charmettes »

As the birthplace and historic capital of Savoy, Chambery enjoys an important heritage and numerous accounts of its prestigious past. Discover the Castle of Dukes of Savoy, the chambery chimes, Saint François Cathedral, Notre Dame Church, Saint Peter de Lémenc Church, the Charles Dullin Theatre and the Boigne Castle.

The museum offers many artistically and historically valuable objects. It is one of the place to be seen in Chamberry because it recalls the particular history of Savoie.

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A magnificent 18th century style edifice built by the famous perfume creator, François Coty. Its shining white stone is set off perfectly by the green of the 50 acre park surrounding it. 143 miles from Paris, 6 miles south of Tours and 1 mile from Montbazon. Surrounded by a 50 acre park, an elegant French garden in front of it, the château overlooks the valley of the Indre and the Touraine plain.

The Château d’Artigny has sixty-one rooms and two apartments between the château, the Pavillion d’Ariane (50 metres across from the château), the Hunting Lodge (600 metres) and the Port-Moulin (on the river bank, 800 metres). It also has two dining-rooms and three lounges (Régence, Rotonde and Royal). For leisure activities, the Château d’Artigny has two tennis courts, I-hole pitch & putt practice green, signposted walks in the 50-acre park, open-air heated swimming-pool, pool house with sauna, spa, fitness room, bowls, table-tennis, cycling, fishing.

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A trip to France is not complete without a visit to the Loire Valley, the fertile playground of 16th- and 17th-century monarchs, overflowing with châteaux rising from the vineyards around the mighty Loire River. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, the “Valley of Kings” is the most opulent of French tourist destinations. The region is rich with architectural treasures such as the Château de Chambord, so grand in scale that the Venetian ambassador, Girolamo Lippomano, was utterly dazzled upon seeing it in 1577 and wrote that his coterie “departed thence amaz’d, nay, open-mouth’d…” The extravagance of Chambord inspires gasps, and the gardens at Villandry and river-spanning perch of Chenonceauare likewise impressive.

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Chateau d’Artigny Dinner Room

One of the grandest of all is Le Château d’Artigny, the ambitious dream of perfume magnate François Coty, constructed in the 20th century to rival the extravagance of castles from a bygone era. Lording over a 65-acre estate in the Indre Valley just south of Tours, Château d’Artigny is graced with marble statues, formal gardens and a trompe l’oeil fresco painted on the rotunda’s ceiling. It is owned by Grandes Etapes Françaises, a family-owned company responsible for 10 châteaux-hotels and four-star residences celebrated for their architectural and historic patrimony. Housed in the castle and outlying annexes, the 65 guest rooms and suites span five different categories from Standard Rooms to the palatial Junior Suites and Duplex Apartments. Request a Junior Suite with a terrace overlooking the perfectly landscaped grounds. There are two apartments with interconnecting rooms, perfect for a family. Surrounded by opulent furnishings in the gilded restaurant, your clients can tuck into locally caught fish, regional cheeses and meats like géline de Touraine. To complement the sophisticated dishes, your clients can choose a bottle of wine from the cellar, stacked with more than 20,000 bottles. The Château d’Artigny can arrange guided tours of the Loire vineyards and there are complimentary bikes available at the hotel, tennis courts, a pool and a small health and beauty center with a hammam, sauna and Jacuzzi. From Travel Agent Central


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