There is so much to do in and around Saint-Jorioz that you may not want to travel further afield. But just in case, here are some ideas if you have a car at your disposal. Times to destination from chez42 are approximate.

  • Chamonix (1hr30) for (depending upon season):
    • skiing
    • the marvellous Montenvers mountain railway leading to the glacier
    • the cable car to the Aiguille du Midi for the ultimate view of the Alps at 3842m (12602ft) !!
    • summer tobogganning
  • Other large ski resorts offering winter / summer activities: Le Grand Bornand, La Clusaz, Megève, Les Saisies, Courchevel (1h-1hr15)
  • Geneva, Switzerland (1hr)
  • Italy and the town of Courmayeur via the Mont Blanc tunnel (2hrs30)
  • Golf at Talloires (40 mins) or Giez (15 mins)
  • The Plateau de Glières (1hr)
  • The medieval town of Yvoire, Lake Geneva (1hr40)
  • The spa towns of Evian and Thonon-Les-Bains, Lake Geneva (1hr50)
  • Albertville and the medieval town of Conflans (50 mins)
  • The Lac de Bourget (45 mins)
  • The Gorge du Fier (45 mins)
  • The secret gardens in Rumilly (45 mins)
  • Lyon and the fabulous Park de la Tête d'Or (1hr40 mins)
  • The Butterfly and Insect museum at Faverges (30 mins)
  • Small wildlife reserve at Faverges (25 mins)
  • The castles of Montrottier, Thorens and Clermont (45 mins)


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