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La Compôte

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Savoie

La Compôte - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Savoie

Small mountain village in the heart of the Bauges (Regional Park), La Compôte is renowned for its traditional side, which is also the subject of a summer tour.

Unique in Savoy, "tavalans, small balconies for the storage of wood under the eaves.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLa Compôte
Latitude45.6714360 (N 45° 40’ 17”)
Longitude6.1606860 (E 6° 9’ 38”)
AltitudeFrom 662m to 1954m
Surface area7.57 km²
Population257 inhabitants
Density33 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureChambéry (31 mi, 49 min)
Insee code73090
IntercommunalityCA Chambéry Métropole-Coeur des Bauges

Nearest cities & towns

École2.1 mi (6 min)
Doucy-en-Bauges2.2 mi (7 min)
Jarsy2.3 mi (8 min)
Le Châtelard2.4 mi (6 min)
La Motte-en-Bauges3.9 mi (11 min)
Sainte-Reine4.8 mi (10 min)
Aillon-le-Vieux5.7 mi (13 min)
Lescheraines6 mi (15 min)
Arith6.8 mi (17 min)
Bellecombe-en-Bauges7.3 mi (19 min)
Aillon-le-Jeune8.3 mi (20 min)
Allèves9 mi (21 min)
Le Noyer9.3 mi (24 min)
Saint-François-de-Sales9.6 mi (25 min)

Things to see and do

The village (tour in July and August).

The grangettes: landscape of meadows dotted with barns (very typical La Compôte).

Events and festivities

Classical Music Festival Music and Nature in July and August.

Creation Day: July.

Annual fair, in September.


La Compôte (© Christine Haas)
La Compôte (© Christine Haas)
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The Church of La Compôte (© C. Bertone)
The Church of La Compôte (© C. Bertone)
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The Grangettes of La Compôte
The Grangettes of La Compôte
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The famous tavalans of La Compôte (© C. Bertone)
The famous tavalans of La Compôte (© C. Bertone)
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Tuesday 11 december
Min. -3°C - Max. 6°C
Wednesday 12 december
Min. -4°C - Max. 5°C
Thursday 13 december
Min. -6°C - Max. 6°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Many walks and hikes are possible in summer and winter around La Compôte.

Paragliding in solo or two-seat baptisms.

Alpine Skiing: station Aillon Margeriaz.

Snowshoe outings, ski touring and cross country skiing.

Cycling and mountain biking ...

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Flight over Lake Annecy in a two-seater paraglider
Sports sensations95 € to 135 € Doussard (7.9 mi)
Canyoning around Lake Annecy
Sports sensations59 € to 89 € Lathuile (9 mi)
Maiden two-seater paraglider flight over Lake Annecy
Sports sensations80 € to 130 € Talloires-Montmin (10.3 mi)
Two-seater paraglider flight above Lake Annecy
Sports sensations80 € Talloires-Montmin (12.4 mi)
Discover wine through wine tourism in all its forms
Local flavours38 € to 120 € Les Marches (14.2 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Arc Pass
HikeIntermediate5h00Pussy (15.7 mi)
Arpettaz Lake
Village visitIntermediate4h30Celliers (18.3 mi)
Donkey rides
Horse rideEasy1h00Belley (24 mi)
Lakes of Seven Laux
HikeAthletic6h00La Ferrière (25 mi)
Walking path : the lone of the Rhône
HikeEasy1h50Saint-Genix-sur-Guiers (26 mi)


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