Historical capital of the Savoy region, prefecture of the Savoie department, situated at the foot of the French Alps, Chambéry is a city of many crossroads and the Savoyard capital since the 13th century.


Known for its university and for scientific research, as well as being the main city in the French Alps, Grenoble is the capital of the Isère county and the ancient capital of the historical province of Dauphiné.