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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Savoie

Small village of about two hundred inhabitants, Rochefort takes place in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, in the mountainous department of Savoie. It is located not far from Chambéry, in the heart of a preserved nature.

The commune is mainly known to have been the place of capture of Louis Mandrin, famous French smuggler of the eighteenth century. Surrounded by protected natural areas, it is an ideal place for people looking for a quiet and relaxing holiday.

You will enjoy the mountain scenery, as well as the various outdoor activities accessible to all, such as hiking or climbing. Ancient, the village of Rochefort also has an interesting architectural heritage highlighting a typically Savoyard style, especially through its churches.

Geographical information

Latitude45.5820480 (N 45° 34’ 55”)
Longitude5.7212500 (E 5° 43’ 17”)
AltitudeFrom 298m to 700m
Surface area5.60 km²
Population223 inhabitants
Density39 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureChambéry (16.8 mi, 30 min)
Insee code73214
IntercommunalityCC Val Guiers

Nearest cities & towns

Sainte-Marie-d'Alvey1.7 mi (6 min)
Avressieux2.7 mi (6 min)
Verel-de-Montbel3.2 mi (12 min)
Belmont-Tramonet3.4 mi (9 min)
Gerbaix4.2 mi (10 min)
Ayn4.7 mi (15 min)
Domessin4.9 mi (12 min)
Novalaise5 mi (13 min)
Saint-Genix-les-Villages5.2 mi (13 min)
Saint-Pierre-d'Alvey5.5 mi (16 min)
Dullin5.8 mi (18 min)
Le Pont-de-Beauvoisin6 mi (13 min)
Aoste6.6 mi (15 min)
Marcieux6.6 mi (14 min)

Things to see and do

Strolling through the village of Rochefort, you can enjoy the charm of Saint-Blaise Church. A second church allows to admire two sundials, one of which contains an enigma linked to a local event, to you to decipher it.

One can still see the castle of Rochefort, a fortified house, in which Louis Mandrin was caught by customs officers.

Categorized as Natura 2000, the caves and cliffs of the Col de la Crusille and the Col du Banchet are a real mine at the faunistic and floristic level.

In the surroundings of the village, you can go hiking to admire unique views of the region.

Places of interest

Natural sites


Rochefort, aerial view (drone-photographs)
Rochefort, aerial view (drone-photographs)
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Sunday 23 july
Min. 17°C - Max. 34°C
Monday 24 july
Min. 21°C - Max. 37°C
Tuesday 25 july
Min. 21°C - Max. 35°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Tour of Virieu Castle
Culture and education6 € to 8 € Val-de-Virieu (13.4 mi)
Discover wine through wine tourism in all its forms
Local flavours38 € to 120 € Porte-de-Savoie (14.7 mi)
Two-seater paraglider flight over Belledonne and the Chartreuse
Sports sensations75 € to 150 € Plateau-des-Petites-Roches (21 mi)
Guided hike with donkeys
Nature and the great outdoors25 € to 45 € Flachères (21 mi)
Canyoning in Vercors or Chartreuse
Sports sensations45 € to 55 € Grenoble (27 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Walking path : the lone of the Rhône
HikeEasy1h50Saint-Genix-les-Villages (4.5 mi)
Walking track : An air of Cuba
HikeIntermediate1h35Saint-Jean-d'Avelanne (5.7 mi)
Mountain bike loop Local legends
HikeEasy4h35Pressins (6 mi)
Trail: The Saint Martin
HikeIntermediate2h55Saint-Martin-de-Vaulserre (6.4 mi)
Donkey rides
Horse rideEasy1h00Belley (13.3 mi)


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