Historic centre of Chambéry

Rue basse du Châteauplace du Palais de JusticePlace des éléphantsChâteau des ducs de SavoieTraboulesRue JuiverieRue croix d'OrRue basse-du-Château


The old own of Chambéry is characterised by a maze of streets and private mansions. The Piedmont-style architecture is often enhanced by decorative elements (trompe-l'oeil, ironwork, sculpture, etc.). Guided tours all the year round.
Near the castle, the historical center of Chambéry offers an urban configuration dense and original, strongly marked by the presence of water. This set is quite homogene and is protected by a saving area program.

The rue de Boigne :
This straight street, lined with torinese gantry, was created thank to the liberality of the general de Boigne. Real hole in the urban tissue inherited from the middle age, this is the artery that is linking the castle to the fountain of the elephants.

The place Saint Léger :
Primitive center of the town, this place has become an area of life thank to its development at the end of the 1970's. Behind its colored fronts, a whole maze of streets and court of hotel particulier, giving to Chambéry its particular appearance.

The rue Basse du Château :
This strret inherited from the middle age conserves one of the last aerial footbridge of the town.

The rue Croix d'or :
During centuries, travellers coming from Italy were entering the town by this street. Artisanal district and aristocratic until the XIXth century, numerous testimony are still visibles, for example : the metal gates of the Hôtel of Castagnéry (n°18) and the front of the hôtel des Marches et de Bellegarde (n°19).
Historic centre of Chambéry
Ville ancienne
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In Short
  • Type of culturel patrimony :
    • Historic site and monument
  • categories :
    • Town of Art & History
  • Visit :
    • Guided tours
  • Visites :
    • Average group visit length (minutes) 120
    • Average individual visit length (minutes) 120
  • Services :
    • Guided individual tours
    • Guided group tours
  • Individual tour services :
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
    • Guided individual tours available permanently
  • Group tour services :
    • Guided group tours on request
    • Unguided group tours available permanently
Equipments, Services
  • Parking :
    • Car park
    • Coach parking
Good to know
  • Sitra promotion typology :
    • Open air


Centre historique de Chambéry
Ville ancienne
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.565626
Longitude : 5.921888
Guided tours depart from the Hôtel de Cordon CIAP, 71 rue Saint Réal.
  • Environnements :
    • In centre of town
    • Pedestrian area