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Today Chanaz is ...

A small village with a wide range of activities? You won't have enough time to do everything in one day? Then take advantage of our rooms to stay for several days?

In a quality environmental setting, where water, mountains and nature blend pleasantly, a multitude of assets have been added that are highly appreciated by visitors. Recreational boatinglock, recreation area, aquatic pleasuressports and various activities, old crafts, local products, architecture of the past and the surrounding area are the benefits of this rural commune now turned towards tourism.
This town has retained its authenticity. A clever combination of old-fashioned housing with water and the countless flowers hidden in the four corners of the village, give Chanaz a charming appearance.
The frequent passage of boats and visitors creates a cheerful and friendly atmosphere.

The ViaRhôna, a cycle route from Lake Geneva to the sea

The ViaRhôna will wind its way through the Rhône valley over 650 km across twelve departments in the Rhône-Alpes, Languedoc-Roussillon and Provence-Alpes-Côte d?Azur regions. It should enable its users - estimated at 80% of local residents and 20% of tourists - to use the banks of the Rhône and to discover the surrounding areas in complete peace of mind thanks to soft modes of transport: cycling, rollerblading, scootering, walking, accessibility for the disabled, etc.

The ViaRhôna runs for 30 kilometres through Savoie and Ain to discover the villages of Chanaz, St Genix sur Guiers, Champagneux, and in Ain the Mont Cordon and the villages of Evieux and Groslée on the banks of the Rhône.

Future section of the greenway 

"From Geneva to the sea", which runs along the Rhône to the Mediterranean Sea, the ViaRhôna is authorised for all non-motorised vehicles: a godsend for families and cycling enthusiasts! It is in a charming setting, along the river, that you will be able to enjoy the joys of cycling in complete tranquillity!

[ New in 2023 ]

After 3 years of consultation with our neighbours and friends in Isère and Drôme, we are pleased to launch LA BELLE VIA! Savoie Mont Blanc.

The Belle Via, the new name for the V62/V63 cycle routes, is a cycle route from Savoie or Haute-Savoie to the Drôme and through the Isère. It is connected on both sides to the ViaRhôna.

Between lakes, orchards and mountains, with a backdrop of the most beautiful peaks of the Jura, Bauges, Belledone, Mont-Blanc or Chartreuse, the Belle Via offers you an exotic experience.

To be discovered: https://www.savoie-mont-blanc.com/velo/belle-via-itinerance-a-velo/

The Chanaz Mill

Come and discover an ancient trade that is on the verge of extinction: that of the MILLER.
Come and enjoy the forgotten flavours of our traditional walnut oils. This water mill has been dormant for 40 years and has been restored to its original state, and its bucket wheel is once again moving the gears and the millstone. The flavour of the walnut and hazelnut oils is achieved by the skill and care of the miller.

Rue du moulin - 73310 Chanaz
Tel. 04 79 54 56 32
Email : lemoulindechanaz@gmail.com


The Chanaz Burnery

To be a coffee roaster is to maintain the traditions of a noble and captivating profession where man and machine are in such symbiosis that they both bear the same name: roaster.
Different coffee flavours available
The best way to find your coffee is to come and visit us, alone or with your family.
In the bucolic setting of an old cellar dating from the 15th century, which has been converted into a burner, come and taste our coffees, teas and confectionery in the picturesque village of Chanaz

Le Fort - 73310 CHANAZ
Tel. 06 75 84 23 70
Email : info@bruleriedechanaz.com


The Chautagne chocolate factory

We make our pure cocoa butter chocolates the old-fashioned way, using local and regional products. Ganaches, pralines, orangettes, citronettes, mendiants, rocks, diamonds.
But also our mouldings, our petits fours and our specialities.
All our bags and boxes are filled with our variety of chocolates. You can also compose them according to your desires...

Chocolate factory of Chautagne
Inn Street
Le Fort - 73310 Chanaz
Tel. 04 79 54 42 79 - 06 25 27 42 99
Email: chocolateriedechautagne@orange.fr

The Scent Garden

Le Jardin des senteurs is a new shop that will welcome you on the Place du Fort in the centre of Chanaz.
Candles, soaps, decoration, come and discover our world and leave with a souvenir of the village of Chanaz.

Online shop
Le Fort - 73310 Chanaz
Tel. 06 12 51 55 97
Email : lejardindessenteurs.chanaz@gmail.com


The Chanaz Flea Market

Come and rummage around and discover wonders in this atypical flea market. Musical atmosphere played by vintage vinyls. This Ali Baba's cave reveals treasures from yesterday and today. There is something for everyone, young and old. A must-see open all year round.

The Chanaz Flea Market
23 rue de l'ancienne prison
73310 Chanaz
Tel. 06 07 29 71 15

The Savières Bakery

Joëlle JOUVE and Jean-Louis CALLAND are waiting for you at the bakery in Savières to let you taste their specialities in addition to their pastries.

Buy their wood-fired crown, the one we serve at breakfast and in the restaurant...
? Bread baked on a wood fire in the communal oven of the Maison de Boigne
? Savoy Pavé
? Cereal bread (rye or wholemeal)
? Country bread
All breads are made with natural leaven.

Antoine Gianetto Square
Chef-lieu - 73310 Chanaz
Tel. 04 79 54 53 13

The Gallo-Roman Museum of Chanaz

In the heart of the village, the gothic chapel "Notre Dame de Miséricorde" houses a museum entirely dedicated to the collections from the archaeological excavations in Portout (1976 to 1987).
A beautiful collection of "shiny" ceramics illustrates the work of a Gallo-Roman pottery workshop set up in the 5th century AD on the banks of the Savières, between Lake Bourget and the Rhône, which distributed its products from Switzerland to the Mediterranean.
Jewellery, everyday objects, tools, coins and amphorae also evoke daily life, crafts and trade in Portut at the end of the Roman Empire.

Free admission

Chief town
73310 Chanaz - France
Tel. 04 79 52 11 84
Email : musee@chanaz.fr


Le Vival

There is a supermarket in the centre of the village just a few steps from our house.

Because each shop is a market, the Vival assortment is based on the Casino brand, and on a selection of the best national and regional brands.

Very practical for a small picnic or a light meal (you have the possibility of eating a little bit in our rooms which are equipped with a small refrigerator, microwave, glass plate and corkscrew at disposal!)

Tel. 04 79 35 11 20

Canal boat

Since 1984 the Lefebvre family has been sailing for you...
With BATEAUCANAL, you will have at your disposal 2 panoramic boats,
comfortable and spacious, with upper deck, heating, bar and toilets,
Accessible to people with reduced mobility.
2 ticket offices: in the village next to the post office and at the lock pier.
Individual / school / group cruises
Cruise Canal de Savières / Lac du Bourget / lock /Rhône

Restaurant boat

Regular services open from 1 May to 2 October 2017 every day (outside this period, please contact us)

Bateau Canal SARL next to the Post Office
Place de Boigne - 73310 CHANAZ
Tel. 04 79 54 51 80

Chanaz Cruise

Discover one of the most beautiful canals in France.
Reconnect with the idea of taking your time,
to the sole pleasure of admiring the landscape and enjoying the peace and quiet,
the space of a walk.
As the water flows, the magic happens.
Individual / school / group cruises
Cruise Canal de Savières / Rhône / Lac du Bourget
Meal cruises
Electric boat hire without a licence
Canoe rental

Chanaz Cruise
Chef lieu - 73310 CHANAZ
Tel. 04 79 35 88 85
Port. 06 26 88 08 35
Email : info@chanaz-croisieres.fr

Blue canal boats

Our boats without licence, easy to handle, fast, will allow you to have pleasant moments in an exceptional setting; you will enchant your family or your friends by proposing them an unforgettable trip on the canal of Savières to the north of the lake of Bourget.
Captain for a day, surprise your family...!
Discover the marvellous landscapes of the Savières canal and the north of the Lac du Bourget in complete freedom

Blue canal boat
Marina des Ilots
73310 Chanaz
Tel.06 48 99 09 01
Email : bateaubleucanal@orange.fr

Electrically assisted Rosalie

The electrically assisted quadricycles will allow you to enjoy a pleasant ride with your family.
Without effort, on the ViaRhôna, discover the Chautagne and the banks of the Rhône.

On the Vions side, the cycle path will take you to the Lac Bleu, the Pont de la Loi, through the poplar groves and the countryside.
On the lock side, you will walk along the canalized Rhône. Push on to the Ecoinçon to discover the ViaRhôna.

Bateau Bleu Canal
Marina des Ilots
73310 Chanaz
Tel.06 48 99 09 01
Email : bateaubleucanal@orange.fr

Prolynx Sport

Canoe Kayak and Stand Up Paddle rental on the Savières canal and Lac du Bourget
* sit and top kayaks (open) 1 place
* 2 and 3 seater sit and top canoes
* single-seaters
All people are equipped with life jackets and paddles. The boats are also equipped with waterproof containers.

Stand up paddle hire
RECOMMENDED WALKS ( at the start of the rental )
Les Granges: 1H return journey
Portout: 2H return
Conjux or Chatillon: 4H return journey
Hautecombe Abbey : 1 day return ticket
Prolynx is also the descent of the old Rhône from Seyssel to Chanaz. Sail in the heart of the Nantura 2000 reserve

Renting of electric bikes, mountain bikes (adults and children), tandems and recumbent tandems to discover the ViaRhôna (more than 60 km), the landscapes of the Bourget lake and the Hautecombe abbey.
New: several themed routes are proposed: local produce walk, tour of the Lac du Bourget balconies, Bugey hike?
- The bicycles are equipped with GPS to guide you in complete peace of mind!
- And also: Rental of baby seats and child trailers
- Access: to reach the rental, follow the signs "canoe kayak rental ? MOUNTAIN BIKE ? Electric bike". The rental (small wooden chalet) is located in the "marina des ilots" base (chalets on stilts), at the foot of the pedestrian bridge over the Savières canal.

Marina des îlots - Chef lieu
Tel.06 50 58 70 24
Email : contact@prolynx-sports.com



Almost all roads lead to Chanaz. Simply wander according to your desires. Have a wandering soul? Tease your curiosity, invent your own routes, choose your stages.
With several discovery trails starting from Chanaz, the Chautagne can be explored on foot or by mountain bike, whether you are an experienced hiker or just a walker.

We advise you to hike along the "sentier de la pierre noire" (black stone path) which will give you a very nice view of Chanaz, the Savières canal, the lock, the Rhône and the Grand colombier.

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