French department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps

Savoie is in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in southeastern France.

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Chambéry Airport offers a multilingual travel service for visitors. Private taxis with drivers fluent in English, German and Spanish are available.

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Skiing in Les Arcs

Savoie is best known as one of the best places in France for Alpine Skiing in the winter time. There are numerous resorts within short driving distance from Chambery Airport. Espace Killy is a ski area in the Tarentaise Valley, Savoie in the French Alps, named after the skier Jean-Claude Killy. It covers the resorts of Val d'Isère and Tignes. There are 300 km of pistes: 22 green runs, 61 blues, 46 reds and 25 blacks, plus 44 km of cross country skiing, 2 terrain parks and 2 glaciers. The STGM company operates 90 ski lifts in the area.

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The main wine appellations in the area are Vin de Savoie, Vin de Savoie Mousseux, crépy Roussette de Savoie, and Seyssel. Vin de Savoie, the area's main appellation, is for dry wines-white, red, and rosé. The grapes for red wines are gamay, mondeuse and pinot noir. Many wine aficionados prefer the Mondeuse-based wines. White wines make up 75 percent of the production. They're made primarily from jacquère but aligoté, altesse, chardonnay and chasselas are also used. The Vin de Savoie Mousseux AC is for sparkling wines made from Altesse, Molette, and Chardonnay.

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