The Haut-Rhône is a new geographical area resulting from the coming together of three local authorities - Val des Usses, Semine and Pays de Seyssel.

Within easy reach of Bellegarde, Geneva, Annecy, Aix-les-Bains and Belley, the Haut-Rhône offers a life-sized outdoor playground.

You can enjoy a wide variety of activities in both summer and winter: canoeing, paddle boating, stand up paddle boarding, hiking, mountain biking and electric cycling, fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledging and much more. So much to see! The Rhône and Usses rivers, le Grand Colombier mountain (made famous by the Tour de France), le Domaine Nordique de Sur Lyand (with a 360° view of the Alps and Mont Blanc) and the Montagne des Princes.

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The Haut-Rhône is a traveller’s paradise with the Chemin de Saint-Jacques de Compostelle, the Grande Traversée des Alpes, the les Chemins du Soleil, the ViaRhôna ….

Make sure your also take the time to discover the area’s history and heritage. Explore the Clermont and Chaumont castles, the Seyssel villages and its canal transportation history, the Génissiat dam, the Maison du Haut-Rhône and its array of museums.

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Local products

Foodies, connoisseurs, pleasure seekers – you’ll certainly feel at home here. Awaken your taste buds with Seyssel (AOC) and Frangy (AOC Vins de Savoie) wines, Tomme de Savoie and Comté Pyrimont cheeses, honey, chocolate and a variety of other local produce. A whole host of wonderful flavours await you.

Have we tempted you yet? Come and find out more – pop in and see us at the Maison du Haut-Rhône tourist offices in Seyssel (head office) and Frangy.

Here you will find practical information and useful tips to help you discover or rediscover this beautiful region and plan an enjoyable visit for the whole family.

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