Chambéry, located in the Rhône-Alpes region in France, has just about 60,000 residents. The city lies at the foot of the Savoy Alps on the border with Italy. In 2006, it was named "Alpine City of the Year". No wonder: Chambéry has a picturesque old town and enjoys a fantastic location between the mountains and the Lac du Bourget, France`s largest natural lake. For this reason, all around Chambéry there are countless options for water and winter sport lovers. A hiker`s paradise, the "Massif des Bauges" and "La Chartreuse" parks are located nearby. And wine lovers will certainly enjoy the wine growing region of Coteaux de la Combe de Savoie to the south.