Savoie Mont Blanc’s vineyards are home to numerous campsites, nestled on sunny slopes at the foot of the mountains and looking out across plains and valleys. Strolls through the vines, visits to wineries and trips to local markets provide great occasions to meet the area’s winemakers and, of course, taste their delicious products.
Camping des Iles –Chanaz – 2 stars:
The Camping des Iles is wonderfully situated on the edge of the picturesque village of Chanaz. Lying beside the Savières Canal, between the Rhone and Lake Bourget, it is the perfect base from which to explore the vineyards of Chautagne, Jongieux and Seyssel.
We love: The eight luxury chalets built on stilts on the water’s edge
Don’t miss: An e-bike ride along the “Wine Trail”.
Camping Les Peupliers –Chindrieux – 2 stars:
Chindrieux, a tiny village on the shores of Lake Bourget, is home to 50 small winegrowers, whose vines cover the sunny slopes above the village. The campsite is close to the centre of the village and a 15-minute walk from the lovely beach at Chatillon. Facilities, including chalets and static caravans, have been designed to minimise their environmental impact.
We love: The peaceful, wooded surroundings.
Don’t miss: A visit to the “Eveil des Sens” (“Awaken the Senses”) wine and winemaking exhibition at Chautagne cooperative winery, followed by a tasting of Chautagne’s famous Gamay wine.
L’Arclusaz –St-Pierre-d’Albigny, unclassified seasonal campsite:
Lying on the Wine Trail and in the Bauges Regional Park, this family-run campsite is a perfect base from which to explore an area famous for its wines and cheeses. The surrounding vineyards provide a wonderfully pastoral setting for the campsite’s 20 pitches, 4 static caravans and chalet.
We love: The mountain views, which extend as far as Mont Blanc.
Don’t miss: A visit to the Château de Miolans, an impressive fortress high above the vineyards that dominates the entire valley.
L’Orée des Bois –Sciez-sur-Léman – 1 star:
Located in a tiny hamlet, 1.5 km from the beach and harbour at Sciez on Lake Geneva, this farm campsite will delight those looking for a quiet, rural holiday and a taste of country living. What is more, the on-site restaurant at L’Auberge offers simple but wonderfully tasty home cooking. The dominant grape variety here is Chasselas, which is used to make delicious, organic white wines such as Ayze, Marin and Marignan.
We love: The spacious, shady pitches.
Don’t miss: A visit to the mediaeval wine cellars at the Tour de Marignan, which have produced excellent organic wines since 1992.
Du lundi au vendredi de 9h à 12h30 et de 13h30 à 17h30