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Set in the Rhone-Alpes region of France, Sallanches is an idyllic French town with a population of less than 15,000. Due to its location, right at the foothills of the famous Mont Blanc, Sallanches is a popular winter sport destination.
Every winter visitors come for the sports that range from downhill skiing, cross country skiing, sledding and snow shoeing. Shallanches is also a popular spring and summer vacation destination.
During the summer months visitors can enjoy the great outdoors and unspoilt nature around Sallanches. There is plenty of walking and hiking trails, as well as paved roads for rollerblading or cycling enthusiasts. Many visitors find the Mountain Nature Centre information and educational.
Once you have seen Mont Blanc, and caught a glimpse of the forest animals and nature, then head to the Sallanches Chocolate Factory. With a history dating back over 100 years, visitors can indulge in chocolate made with pure alpine milk. Children as well as adults can indulge in offerings varying from plain milk chocolate to pralines to dark chocolate.
Sallanches is a small town, with the town centre laid out as a grid, making it easy for visitors to explore. The town is located right off the A40/E25 Motorway, making access by car easy.
As many visitors seek out the winter season to visit Sallanches, hiring a car is a good way to arrive at Sallanches as well as explore the other nearby areas for winter sport options. Book car hire online in advance for the best rate.