Albertville, city of sport and history in Savoie.
Albertville, sub-prefecture of Savoie is 23 kms from the campsite. The actual city is the heritage of several centuries of history. The town has developed in phases, according to the history of France and Savoie.
Albertville originally, finds its origins in Conflans, the citadel. The strategic position of this fortress, at the crossroads of the different valleys of the Alps meeting at this place. This allowed it to acquire a major importance in the defensive and economic field from the beginning of the Middle Ages. The city of Conflans hosted markets and trade fairs for a large number of years, bringing together nearly 1,500 guests.
The passage of the Roman Road linking Milan to Lyon and Vienne promoted trade between the products of the plain and those of the mountains. Over time, the city continued to grow and the citadel developed to its current size. In 1860, the city was attached to France and thus to Savoy.
A continuous development over time of this city of the Alps.
The development of industry and then of tourism, initially thanks to winter sports, will change the destiny of the city. Its ideal location around the large valleys that are the Tarentaise, Maurienne and the plateau of the Massif des Bauges makes it an important crossroads of the Alps. This development and this situation will lead Albertville to bid for the organization in 1992 of the XVIth Winter Olympic Games.
The Olympics games helped the town to develop further. On the periphery, large Olympic infrastructures such as the Halle and the Olympic Park were built.
Albertville, a pretty city surrounded by mountains in the Rhône-Alpes region.
The view in summer and winter is magnificent with the surrounding mountains. During your stay in our campsite in the Alps, don't hesitate to visit the citadel of Conflans. It has kept a certain authenticity and the places and alleys have kept a great charm.
From our campsite in Savoie, you can continue your way to the surrounding destinations such as Bourg-Saint-Maurice, or go up to certain resorts such as Tignes, Les Arcs or Les Saisies. In these resorts, you will be able to practice various activities such as paragliding, canyoning or via ferrata but also rafting or summer sledging.
For your family holidays at the Lac de Carouge campsite, take advantage of our mobile home rental and tent pitches to visit Albertville but also Annecy, Chambery or Aix les Bains. Finally, of course you can go to Chamonix to admire the Mont Blanc and why not go up to the sea of ice.