Living + Teaching in Chambéry, France

Population: 59,490
Département: Savoie

 Chambéry, France | Photo courtesy of Sandra Estrada @mlleestrada

Chambéry, France | Photo courtesy of Sandra Estrada @mlleestrada

Where to Drink

Where to Eat


Maison du Naan
32 rue du Faucigny

Le Sporting
88 rue Croix d'Or

Restaurant Les Halles
15 rue Bonivard

The Roster
rue Jean Mermoz

5 Place Métropole

239 rue de la République

Café du Théâtre
lace du Théâtre

Where to Party + Dance

Best Spot to Grab a Coffee


afé du Théâtre
lace du Théâtre

Fidèle Berger
5 rue de Boigne

Carré Curial

Opera Discothèque
29 Carré Curial

Le Mélodie
1 Carré Curial

Must-See | Must-Do

Museums to Visit


Musée Savoisien
Square F. de Lannoy de Bissy

  • Elephant Statue
  • Les Charmettes
  • Eat tartiflette (a local dish) 

Ideas for Day + Weekend Trips

  • Annecy
  • Lac du Bourget
  • Grenoble
  • Lyon
  • ix-les-Bains

Pleasant Walks

Outdoor Activities

  • Sentier Jean Jacques Rousseau
  • Jacob Bellecombette waterfalls
  • Parc du Buisson Rond
  • Parc du Verny

Housing Examples

  • 375€ per month living in a collocation of 5 people

Worst Things About City

Best Things About City

  • Small enough that you can really get to know it, but big enough that you won't go crazy with boredom.
  • Local university means there's a healthy population of young people around.
  • If you're a party person, you will probably get pretty bored with the local scene (which is relatively quiet).

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