Slow tourism on the shores of Lake Geneva

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The French department of Savoie, located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, abounds in intimate, hermetic villages, often giving the impression that time flows slower in them and the 21st century has not yet reached them. An enthusiast of glass, steel and metal architecture, who loves skyscrapers, shopping centers and loud clubs, and spending his holidays intensively, "ticking off" the main attractions of the area, is unlikely to be here. When, on the other hand, the climate of the French province will meet the supporter of the so-called slow tourism, will come back here more than one and not twice. This is especially true of the southern shores of Lake Geneva, with the majestic peaks of the Savoy Alps decorating the background.


Welcome to La Pinède!

There are several campsites in this magnificent setting, including the well-equipped campéole campsite - Camping La Pinède . Its guests can relax on lots shaded by hundred-year-old pine trees, there are also places for tents, in houses, caravans and bungalows. Everyone will find an option for themselves, including camper owners.

The wide offer of the campsite will appeal to both families with children and people who love active recreation. Among the numerous amenities it provides to its guests, there are two heated swimming pools (indoor and outdoor), a beachfront restaurant open from April to September, as well as a snack bar and a TV room. La Pinède has a large recreation area, a boule (pétanque) field, a table tennis table, as well as a children's playground and a barbecue area. During their stay, guests can take advantage of a wide range of balneotherapy , including, for an additional fee, a massage or a sauna. You can buy groceries at the campsite - including fresh bread. The facility is friendly to people with mobility problems (adapted toilets).


Leisure in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region

The campground provides visitors with access to the magnificent Plage d'Excenevex , which stands out among the other beaches that surround the lake with its golden, powdery sand. The gentle descent to the water attracts families with children. Children can safely splash in the shallows, and parents can relax blissfully on the shore with a view of the Alps.

What about those who love water sports? To say that fans of surfing or windsurfing will enjoy their stay at La Pinède is definitely not enough. They have at their disposal spacious lots located near the best spots for boarding madness. The same applies to hikers and bikers. There is a bicycle rental on the campsite, so if someone did not take a bike with them, nothing is lost.

The location on the shores of Lake Geneva is one of La Pinède's most important assets. The lake is a huge tourist attraction, which is proudly boasted by two countries - France and Switzerland. The largest reservoir in the Alps and Western Europe is characterized by an exceptionally intense blue surface, reminiscent of the waters of Mediterranean resorts. The beauty of the lake has been enchanting for centuries. Adam Mickiewicz, who dedicated Lausanne lyric poetry to it. It is impossible to be surprised by the bard, and even less so by tourists who, tempted by the landscapes of Lake Geneva, decide to spend a holiday in France instead of choosing a southern destination.


Slow tourism in a medieval village

In the immediate vicinity of the campsite is Yvoire , a charming village with characteristic medieval architecture. It has touched many hearts with its small port and delighted with the Garden of Five Senses (Le Labyrinthe - Jardin des Cinq Sens), growing in the center. When you look at Yvoire from a bird's-eye view, you will see gray walls covered with joyful bloom, the beating green heart of Cinq Sens and the blue of the lake in the background. While admiring this postcard scenery, you can sigh and think: "What problems may people who live in such a wonderful place have?" Yvoire is called one of the most beautiful French villages for a reason.

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