Living + Teaching in Ugine, France

Population: 6,963
Département: Savoie

Where to Drink

Where to Eat


Raj Mahal
1 rue Gambetta

Where to Party + Dance

Best Spot to Grab a Coffee




Must-See | Must-Do

Museums to Visit

  • Lac d'Annecy

Ideas for Day + Weekend Trips

Day Trips: 
Chambéry, Annecy, Chamonix

Weekend trips: 
Évian-Les-Bains, Lyon, Grenoble, 
Turin (Italy), Geneva (Switzerland)

Pleasant Walks

Outdoor Activities

  • Nearby hiking + skiing
  • Cycling
  • Around town
  • Through the surrounding hills + mountains(may need a car for this) 

Housing Examples

  • 77€ per month for a private room in the student residences  (includes access to a kitchenette + communal bathroom)

Worst Things About City

Best Things About City

  • Fresh air
  • Mountain beauty
  • Generous + kind locals
  • Tartiflette (see Pro-Tips)
  • Tiny size of the town
  • Not too many things to do or places to go
  • Public transportation is available, but limited

Pro-Tips from Past + Current Teaching Assistants

  • Get to know your coworkers, as they will help you get out of the town a bit.
  • Go and explore all of the nearby cities because they're truly beautiful.
  • Make sure to fully appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds Ugine.
  • Tartiflette is a French dish from the Savoie region that is made with potatoes, reblochon cheese, ham, and onions - it's a MUST-HAVE.


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