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Le Châtelard

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Le Châtelard - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Savoie
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Le Châtelard is the capital of the canton of the same name.

In the heart of the Bauges (Savoie, Regional Natural Park), the Châtelard is a mountain village of 649 inhabitants. Its old town is visible from a distance, perched on an ice bolt that serves as border between the "front Bauges" (east) and "Bauges behind" (west).

The village's history is closely linked to its status as capital of Canton, the country's agricultural tradition and small local businesses.

The local specialty is of course the cheese including the Tome Bauges (AOC). Many other specialties are also present in the solid chocolates, organic breads and pastries, aromatic and medicinal plants bio ...

Geographical information

MunicipalityLe Châtelard
Postcode73630
Latitude45.6838140 (N 45° 41’ 2”)
Longitude6.1378230 (E 6° 8’ 16”)
AltitudeFrom 608m to 1920m
Surface area18.00 km²
Population707 inhabitants
Density39 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureChambéry (46 km, 43 min)
Insee code73081
IntercommunalityCC du Coeur des Bauges
DepartmentSavoie
TerritoryAlps
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alps

Nearest cities & towns

La Motte-en-Bauges2.6 km (5 min)
La Compôte3.8 km (6 min)
École5.1 km (7 min)
Lescheraines5.9 km (9 min)
Doucy-en-Bauges7.1 km (13 min)
Arith7.1 km (11 min)
Jarsy7.4 km (11 min)
Bellecombe-en-Bauges8 km (13 min)
Aillon-le-Vieux8.5 km (12 min)
Sainte-Reine10 km (12 min)
Allèves10.9 km (15 min)
Aillon-le-Jeune11.4 km (18 min)
Le Noyer11.4 km (17 min)
Saint-François-de-Sales11.9 km (18 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Classical Music Festival Music and Nature: every year in July and August, in the Regional Natural Park of the Bauges.

Photos

The water Châtelard (© C. Haas)
The water Châtelard (© C. Haas)
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Le Châtelard in the Mist (© Ms. Devaut)
Le Châtelard in the Mist (© Ms. Devaut)
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Le Châtelard (© Dominique Boccon Ondoure)
Le Châtelard (© Dominique Boccon Ondoure)
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The ancient village of Châtelard (© Christine Haas)
The ancient village of Châtelard (© Christine Haas)
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Attilly, hamlet Châtelard (© Christine Haas)
Attilly, hamlet Châtelard (© Christine Haas)
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Le Villaret, hamlet Châtelard (© Christine Haas)
Le Villaret, hamlet Châtelard (© Christine Haas)
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The waterfall Pissieu (© Christine Bertone)
The waterfall Pissieu (© Christine Bertone)
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Bauges (© Christine Bertone)
Bauges (© Christine Bertone)
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Bauges (© Christine Bertone)
Bauges (© Christine Bertone)
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Ski Aillons to 20 minutes from Châtelard (© OT)
Ski Aillons to 20 minutes from Châtelard (© OT)
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skiing in Savoie Grand Revard (Solignac ©)
skiing in Savoie Grand Revard (Solignac ©)
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Weather

Friday 21 july
Min. 15°C - Max. 27°C
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Saturday 22 july
Min. 15°C - Max. 28°C
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Sunday 23 july
Min. 16°C - Max. 27°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Maiden paraglider flight over Lake Annecy
Sports sensations95 € to 130 € Doussard (12.3 km)
Maiden two-seater paraglider flight over Lake Annecy
Sports sensations80 € to 130 € Talloires-Montmin (16.2 km)
Just for kids: your first paragliding flight in summer!
Sports sensations95 € Talloires-Montmin (16.3 km)
Paragliding over Lake Annecy in summer
Sports sensations105 € Talloires-Montmin (16.3 km)
Discover wine through wine tourism in all its forms
Local flavours38 € to 120 € Les Marches (23 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Hiking trail : "Le Colombier via le Col de la Cochette"
HikeEasy3h55Aillon-le-Jeune (6.4 km)
Hiking trail : "Morbié to Mont Pelat"
HikeEasy3h50Aillon-le-Jeune (8.6 km)
Hiking trail : "Le Nant d'Aillon"
HikeEasy35 minAillon-le-Jeune (8.9 km)
Hiking trail : "Pointe de la Galoppaz"
HikeEasy4h15Aillon-le-Jeune (13.2 km)
Tour du Sulens circuit
HikeEasy4h10Serraval (22 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

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Campsites

Hotels

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