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Apremont

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Savoie

Apremont is a small town of Savoy, ideally located in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Chartreuse. At the foot of the Chartreuse mountain range in the Alps, it shares its name with the homonymous wine. The village held its name from Aspremonte, which means steep mountain.

He that once marked the border between Savoy and Dauphiné is today a natural paradise, ideal for sports lovers and outdoor diverse flora. Completely facing nature, the village of Apremont is also a place to discover the Savoy wine that will delight lovers of good food. Also note that the village is known for its production of goat cheese, as well as for its very fragrant honey.

Hard to resist this site that combines architectural heritage and natural resources.

Geographical information

MunicipalityApremont
Postcode73190
Latitude45.5115120 (N 45° 30’ 41”)
Longitude5.9602610 (E 5° 57’ 37”)
AltitudeFrom 302m to 1554m
Surface area17.76 km²
Population1005 inhabitants
Density56 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureChambéry (9.1 km, 17 min)
Insee code73017
IntercommunalityCC Coeur de Savoie
DepartmentSavoie
RegionRhône-Alpes

Nearest cities & towns

Myans2.8 km (5 min)
Saint-Baldoph3.1 km (7 min)
Les Marches4.9 km (8 min)
Chignin6.3 km (12 min)
Barberaz6.3 km (12 min)
La Ravoire6.8 km (14 min)
Chapareillan7.3 km (12 min)
Saint-Jeoire-Prieuré7.7 km (12 min)
Challes-les-Eaux7.9 km (13 min)
Chambéry9.1 km (16 min)
Francin9.3 km (14 min)
Bassens10.3 km (13 min)
Barby10.3 km (17 min)

Things to see and do

Apremont is a village of Savoy where natural wealth attracted as much as its ancient heritage, typical of the region.

Former castle of the thirteenth century, the castle of Apremont once stood on a rocky hill above Apremont-le-Gaz, hamlet Apremont. He controlled the crossroads of routes from the Dauphiné until Savoie. It remains today the remains that we can still admire.

The National Nature Reserve of Hauts de Chartreuse is an opportunity for visitors to Apremont discover the local fauna and flora. Classified in 1997, member of the Natura 2000 network, it is more than 4400 hectares and presents landscapes mountain or alpine type. Potholing lovers will be delighted by the wealth of underground networks while hunting enthusiasts, hiking, paragliding or ski touring or snowshoeing will delight in this beautiful site.

The cascade of Pichut is another great natural site of the municipality of Apremont. It measures thirty meters high and five meters wide and is part of the SSSI, Natural Area of ​​Ecological Interest, Fauna and Flora 180 hectares classified present in the town.

In the heart of the village of Vine and Wine Savoie house is a meeting place for wine lovers. Since 2007, several rooms offer exhibitions, places of sale or tasting or wine courses. This unique space allows winemakers in the region to improve the daily quality of AOC wine Apremont.

Places of interest

Natural sites

Events and festivities

The village regularly hosts St. Vincent in January, one of vintners festival changes location each year.

The weekend of May 1, various cellars, some of Apremont, are open doors for the wine festival.

The penultimate weekend in July, a gourmet tour that allows to appreciate the wines and dishes of Savoie.

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Discover oenology with a wine-grower
Local flavours10 € to 50 € Cruet (10.4 km)
Canyoning in Vercors or Chartreuse
Sports sensations45 € Les Échelles (18.2 km)
Trail at a dedicated, fully-equipped resort
Sports sensations3 € Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse (22 km)
Tandem paragliding for all
Sports sensations75 € to 140 € Saint-Hilaire (23 km)
Horse riding in the Alps
Nature and the great outdoors25 € to 950 € La Ferrière (23 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Winter trail n°1 Chemin des Hameaux
Snowshoe hikeEasy1h45Montgellafrey (33 km)
Winter trail n°2 Sentier des Paquiers
Snowshoe hikeEasy1h30Saint-François-Longchamp (33 km)
Winter trail n°7 : "Les Tamalous"
Snowshoe hikeEasy1h15Saint-François-Longchamp (35 km)
Arpettaz Lake
Village visitIntermediate4h30Celliers (36 km)
Refuge de l'Etendard
HikeEasy2h15Saint-Sorlin-d'Arves (37 km)

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