France: Savoie

Around Chambéry and Aix les Bains

Wines from the Combe de Savoie, Mont Granier & Jongieux
By Wink Lorch

This Guide was last updated on 18 July 2013
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Places to stay



Chateau-des-Allues
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Château des Allues

Address: Les Allues, 73250 St-Pierre d’Albigny
Tel: 06 75 38 61 56 
Email: info@chateaudesallues.com
Web: www.chateaudesallues.com
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 45:34:12N (45.56989)    Longitude: 6:8:30E (6.14179) 

This is the only choice of a decent place to stay if you want to be right in the vineyard area; this old manor house is situated high up above the Château de Miolans and the Combe de Savoie vineyards, just below the Parc des Bauges National Park. It had been left virtually to ruin before it was purchased by Stéphane Vandelle and converted with style by designer Didier L’Hostis into a 5-room characterful chambres d’hôtes. The aim was to reflect an old family house with different decoration, furniture and trinkets in every room to represent the acquisitions of generations and to make guests feel at home. Two of the rooms are suites, ideal for families. Both house and garden are pleasant to relax in, and a large breakfast with home made jams and local meats and cheeses is taken in a beautiful dining room (note the old apothecary shelves on the walls), where you can also enjoy a relaxed communal table d’hôte dinner of high quality, cooked by Stéphane. Wi-fi is available all over the house and Stéphane will be only too happy to help you arrange any local wine or tourist visits.

Useful information: Rooms: €110-€154 including breakfast. Evening meal (must be reserved in advance and is not available on Monday): €42 including aperitif, wine and coffee.


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