With winter upon us, it is the perfect setting to learn more about Chambery, France and the popular skiing destination – the French Alps. Located in theAuvergne-Rhone-Alps region of southeastern France, Chambery has been an important historical location since the 1200s when it was established as the capital of the House of Savoy. Before then, it was originally called “Camefriacum,” starting around 1016. While it has a long history with Italy, it became part of France in 1861.
When operating to Chambery for a business aviation trip, you will arrive at Chambery Savoie Airport (LFLB). While planning your trip, scheduled chauffeured ground transportation is available throughout your stay in Chambery through Universal Private Transport. Upon take to make departure arrangements, inflight catering is available at Chambery Savoie Airport through the Air Culinaire Worldwide Network of inflight catering vendors. Peak season follows the winter ski season, so it is best to plan your arrangements as far in advance as possible if your trip occurs during those months.
There are, however, events that take place throughout the year that also draw crowds. Carnival is celebrated in February, Jumble Spring in April, Cirq’ule Festival in June, World Folklore Festival in July, Fair Savoy in September, Jumble Fall in September, Comedy Festival in October and many more events dot the cultural calendar for Chambery. Aside from the natural attractions of the location, there are several cultural and historic locations to visit. The most popular sites are the old city “Ville Ancienne,” the Fountain of Elephants, Cathedral of Saint Francois de Sales, Chateau des Ducs de Savoie and La Rotonde (which was made by Gustave Eiffel).
Viewing the culinary side of Chambery, you will find pasta, especially the type called “crozets,” which is known as a Savoie pasta. Savouet bread, which comes in either baguette of cross-shaped loaves, is an artisan treat. Diots, a small pork sausage, is a popular local food item that is served with crozets. Potatoes and mushrooms are found in many local dishes, as are freshwater fish from Lac du Bourget. The regional also boasts many distinct types of cheese, such as Tomme de Savoie, Bleu de Termignon, Beaufort and Abondance. Wine and vermouth are also of local and cultural importance, with dozens of local varieties. For sweets, Chambery is the origin of the chocolate truffle and Savoy cake.
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