Haute-savoie Tourism

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Haute-Savoie ([otˌsaˈvwa] ; Arpitan: Savouè d’Amont or Hiôta-Savouè; English: Upper Savoy; German: Obersavoyen or Hochsavoyen; Italian: Alta Savoia) is a department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of eastern France, bordering both Switzerland and Italy. Its capital is Annecy. To the north is Lake Geneva and Switzerland; to the south and southeast are the Mont Blanc and Aravis mountain ranges. The French entrance to the Mont Blanc Tunnel to Italy is in Haute-Savoie. It is noted for winter sports; the first Winter Olympic Games were held at Chamonix in 1924.


Unplug yourself and have a laid-back vacation at Haute-savoie, France. This city offers countless opportunities to click pictures for your travel journal. A gripping city on its own right, Lyon also deserves a visit. Attractions in Lyon include Parc De La Tete D'Or, Basilique Notre Dame De Fourviere, Musee Miniature Et Cinema. Also, to reach Haute-savoie, you'll have to take a flight to Lyon; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. To explore Haute-savoie, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

Don't just take a trip, let the trip take you! Have a enjoyable time at Haute-savoie.

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Facts and Stats for Haute-savoie*

  • Pollution Statistics in Haute-savoie

    Know the pollution level of Haute-savoie before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 34.85 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 17.59 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50.93 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 24.07 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 6.48 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 15.74 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 20 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 11.54 (Very Low)
  • Haute-savoie: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Haute-savoie for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Haute-savoie.

    • Burglary and Theft 31.76 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 18.66 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 15.28 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25.7 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 13.21 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25.35 (Low)
    • Attacks 19.79 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 33.45 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 94.1 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75.35 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 16.55 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.15 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 33.11 (Low)
  • Living in Haute-savoie - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Haute-savoie is 168.98 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 75.64 (High)
    • Climate Index 81.89 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 29.96 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 24.05 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 131.86 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 68.47 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.93 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 111.92 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Haute-savoie

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Haute-savoie

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.5 USD
    • International Movie per seat 20.15 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 57.96 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 120.35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 111.31 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.