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Savoie Wines


The Savoie region is one of the more dispersed of the French wine growing regions being nestled around the northern Alps, south of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) and east of the Rhône. It is also quite small by volume, encompassing only 2000 hectares of vines or about 0.5% of French wine production. The vineyards are separated not just by the mountains but also between the towns and villages of the three departments which the area straddles.

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Fabulous Mountain Restaurants around Châtel


The fabulous restaurants around Châtel are a wonderful draw to the region and are a great excuse to travel around the Abondance and neighbouring valleys, whether in summer or winter. In July and August you are surrounded by the greens of alpine pasture and tall pine forest, with warm summer air insisting that you enjoy the outdoor terraces.

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