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In an area known for its sweeping vistas and relaxing atmosphere, Sallanches acts as a quintessential example of what postcards are for. Even getting to Sallanches is a pleasure, with the trains passing the dramatic mountain peaks of the Alps. The Sallanches Rail Station is best reached by the high speed TGV Sud-Est train line or the TGV Thalys, which will have passengers on the Sallanches platforms from Paris or Geneva in a matter of three and a half hours.
Aside from the stunning natural beauty of the French Alps, the city of Sallanches itself is not without its charms. Both the Church le Collegiale Saint Jacques and the bridge, le Pont de Saint Martin, are considered historical monuments. In the church sits the medieval tabernacle amongst the baroque finery.
There are a host of excellent places to eat in Sallanches, with the Savoy cuisine sharing recipes with its Swiss neighbours. Many a table is centered around a fondue pot, a perfect way to warm the bones after a day in the mountains.
The city sits in the Sallanches basin at the base of the Mont Blanc mountain range and is used as a base for tourism in the region, with its many forests, lakes and mountain roads. Hiring a car in the city is a good idea if the goal is to take in the amazing scenery in the valley. For the best rates and selection, it is recommended to book a rental car online before you go. There are hire car facilities at the Sallanches Rail Station, making it convenient to pick up a rental car upon your arrival.