top of page

The Val de Tamié - A unique experience

Expérience nature

After numerous investments and renovations, the Val de Tamié has become a natural setting in the heart of Haute-Savoie, where relaxation and discovery combine to offer an unforgettable experience. Nestled at an altitude of 900 metres in the Massif des Bauges Regional Nature Park, this estate enjoys a privileged geographical location between Annecy and Albertville, offering easy access to a wide range of activities all year round.

History of Val de Tamié

Founded in 1974 by local teachers and residents, the initial aim of the Foyer de ski de fond des Combes association was to promote Nordic skiing. It quickly became successful and popular with schools in Faverges. With the addition of services such as equipment hire and the creation of a gîte, it grew to offer year-round activities. Renamed Val de Tamié in the early 2000s, it continues to spread throughout the Savoyard departments by encouraging Nordic skiing and offering multi-purpose facilities, such as the Salle Michel Levet, inaugurated in 2018. Find out more ...

An Enchanted Refuge

Imagine yourself in the privacy of a warm chalet, where the murmur of nature mingles with the crackle of the open fire. At Val de Tamié, this magical atmosphere awaits you. Our 3 cottages (Belle étoile, Sambuy, Arclosan), labelled 3 épis by Gîte de France, combine comfort and authenticity, offering an ideal retreat for a getaway with family or friends. Surrounded by unspoilt nature, it's not uncommon to spot roe deer and hinds frolicking nearby, inviting you to take a real break from everyday life.

Summer or winter, a paradise for activities

Whether you're a winter sports enthusiast or a summer hiker, the Val de Tamié has something for everyone. In winter, the Nordic ski slopes and snowshoe trails offer you moments of pure bliss in a snow-covered landscape. In summer, explore the many hiking trails through the surrounding mountains or enjoy water activities on beautiful Lake Annecy.

For all tastes and all seasons

At Val de Tamié, accommodation is tailored to suit every taste. In addition to the chalets, our estate offers a natural camping area where you can immerse yourself in a green and peaceful setting. If you're looking for conviviality, our brand new Hostel des Combes offers the comfort of a hotel with the warm atmosphere of a youth hostel, ideal for solo travellers or groups of friends. It can also be privatised!

Infrastructure designed for your comfort

Whether you opt for a cosy chalet, a night under the stars on a campsite, or a convivial experience at the Hostel des Combes, our facilities are designed with your well-being in mind. Enjoy the salle Michel Levet, a bright and friendly space ideal for family events, meetings or parties. With modern facilities and an open-air terrace, this versatile space offers the perfect setting for creating memorable souvenirs.

Well-being with our partners

Marc and Caroline welcome you to their unique venue, La Roulotte du Masseur, offering relaxation and well-being with massage, traditional sauna and relaxation workshops. Open to all, from €10, by appointment at Val de Tamié.

Some examples: Intuitive oil massage, Relaxation sessions, Energy treatment, Sitting massage. Find out more ...

Summer activities

In summer, Val de Tamié offers a tranquil setting in the heart of the mountains and forests. The site is ideally situated in the Massif des Bauges Regional Nature Park, offering a wealth of hiking opportunities. The nearby resort of La Sambuy offers a range of activities including tobogganing, hiking, via ferrata and paragliding, with breathtaking views of Lake Annecy and Mont Blanc. Just 20 minutes away is Lake Annecy, where you can enjoy beaches and water sports in the crystal-clear, salt-free waters. A variety of cycling routes are also available, from road bikes to mountain bikes, with options for all levels of ability. Route maps are available from reception. Find out more...

Winter activities

In winter, the Val de Tamié offers a wide range of activities, including a 27-kilometre Nordic ski area with a remarkable view of Tamié Abbey. Between Annecy and Albertville, the cross-country skiing centre offers marked trails in the heart of the Massif des Bauges Regional Nature Park, suitable for beginners and experienced skiers alike, with an 11-kilometre black run. You can enjoy authentic skiing in the middle of wild landscapes and forests, in a peaceful environment. On site, the foyer offers equipment hire, ski pass sales and a heated hors sac room.

Nearby, snowshoe treks are also possible through the forests, even as far as the Abbaye, although the groomed pistes are reserved for skiers. For higher challenges, Montagne Sensation's guides offer hikes in the Combe de la Sambuy and other peaks.

For more adventurous skiers, the Sambuy resort offers ideal terrain for ski touring, with a marked path leading to the summit where you can descend back onto the slopes or continue further, but with the necessary off-piste precautions, including proper equipment. Calling on the Montagne Sensation guide office is recommended to make the most of these activities. Find out more ...

Explor Games

Discover the beauty of the Vallon de Tamié in a fun way! One team, one tablet and it's up to you to solve the mystery and save the valley by observing nature and taking on challenges... Set off on an adventure with the Explor Games !

In the vicinity

  1. Visit the Tamié Abbey Discover the history and architecture of this Cistercian abbey founded in the 12th century. You can also sample the famous Tamié cheese made on site by the monks.

  2. Fort de Tamié Discover this fortress built in the 19th century to protect the region from invasion. Adventure trail, play park, local produce, ...

  3. Grotte and cascade Seythenex The only cave open to the public in Haute Savoie. Guided tour of the cave; 2 zip lines.

  4. Butterfly Museum Over 5,000 species of straw and insects to discover

  5. Viuz archaeological museum - Faverges : From prehistory to the Middle Ages.

  6. Walking tour Explore the many hiking trails that criss-cross the region. You'll be able to enjoy magnificent scenery and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.

  7. Markets A Faverges every Wednesday morning and Friday from 4pm to 9pm under the halles (local produce)

  8. Producers Le 100 % local avec nos agriculteurs, cavistes, maraîchers, charcutiers, fromagers, chocolatiers, ...

  9. Artists and Craftsmen Pottery, paintings, gastronomy, ... Discover local specialities and the know-how of our craftsmen

  10. VTT: For mountain bikers, there are several marked trails and itineraries around Val de Tamié offering routes for all levels.

  11. Climbing The nearby cliffs and rock faces offer climbing opportunities for climbers of all levels. Be sure to check the conditions and take the necessary precautions.

  12. Fishing Take advantage of the region's rivers and lakes to fish for trout or other local species. Make sure you comply with the fishing regulations in force.

  13. Cycling Cycle the region's picturesque roads and discover the charming surrounding villages.

  14. Paragliding: If you're looking for a thrill, you can also try paragliding to fly over the valley and enjoy spectacular views from the air.

  15. Relaxation on lake Annecy: Just a few kilometres from Faverges, Lake Annecy offers plenty of water sports activities as well as beaches where you can relax and swim.

  16. Tasting of local products Don't miss the chance to sample the region's culinary specialities, including cheeses, charcuterie and local wines. For sale at our reception

  17. Observation on flora and fauna The region is home to a wide variety of animal and plant species. Take advantage of your walks to observe nature and perhaps spot wild animals such as chamois, marmotsou des cerfs.

2024/2025 projects

On-site catering (snacks, Savoyard specialities, themed evenings, etc.)

Spa installation for your greater comfort

Your Stay, Our Priority

At Val de Tamié, our priority is to make your stay unforgettable. With tailor-made services, such as the opportunity to have breakfast, take part in organised evenings, or meet our exclusive partners for relaxing massages, we do everything we can to make you feel at home, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Alps.

To help you prepare for your stay, we recommend :

from download brochures(practical guide, hiking map, diaries, etc ...)

and consult the list of activities 

Whether you're looking for adventure or tranquillity, Val de Tamié invites you to enjoy an authentic experience in the heart of the Savoyard mountains. Come and discover our little corner of paradise and let yourself be seduced by the magic of Haute-Savoie.

See you soon! Pascale, Thomas, Philippe


Rated 0 out of 5 stars.
No ratings yet

Add a rating
bottom of page