Savoie Culture and Events

International Pyro-Technic Festival, Courchevel

February - March 2018

International Pyro-technic Festival. Competitions between international fireworks experts. Attracts over 8,000 spectators. Contact Courchevel tourism, tel: (00 33) 4 79 08 00 29 for more.

Musilac Festival, Aix-les-Bains

13 - 15 July 2018

Each summer the festival hosts 30 international and French acts and over 70,000 music lovers attend this lakeside event. After 10 years Musilac Festival has become one of the largest rock festivals in the Rhone Alps.

Bread Fair, Saint Jean-de-Maurienne

First Thursday of August (1 August 2018)

Bread fair with all day cooking and tastings in place de la Cathedrale, marching bands, parades, special menus in restaurants. Contact Tourist Office for more. Tel: (00 33) 4 79 83 51 51.

Grande Braderie, Chambery

28 April - 23 September 2018

Huge flea market with local produce and crafts. Tourist Office, tel: (00 33) 4 79 33 42 47

'Argenterie des Bauges' Silverware craft

This is the name for traditional wood-turned objects from the Bauges made of bright white sycamore maple. Visit the workshop of Jean-Paul Pernet – one of 2 last craftsmen in the trade – at La Magne, St-Francois-de-Sales. Tel: (00 33) 4 79 63 30 13

Etape du Tour, Annecy to Le Grand Bornand

July 2018

An annual opportunity for nearly 1,500 amateur cyclists to experience a stage of the Tour de France. Timed and under Tour conditions but non-competitive, it is used by some English groups as a charity fundraiser. The 169km ride with 4,000m of ascent in total, includes the impressive Col de la Croix de Fer and the famous Col de la Colombiere. Places need to be booked to participate. Tel: (00 33) 1 41 33 14 68 or see www.letapedutour.com/ET1/us/homepage.html 

Please check precise details and dates with event organisers before making your holiday and travel arrangements.

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