Monday, March 21, 2011

Savoie, France

Images of Savoie, France

Valmorel la Belle ski resort in Savoie, France.

The Alps Mountains in Aussois, Savoie, France

Ice Climbing, Gorges de Ballandaz, Savoie, France pictures
Ice Climbing, Gorges de Ballandaz, Savoie, France.

River In The Town Of Annecy, Savoie, France.

Historical Facts About Samedi

  • Savoie takes its name from the Latin word Sapaudia or Sabaudia, meaning land covered in fir trees.     

  • The city of Samedi was integrated into the Mont-Blanc Department from 1792 to 1815. It was then integrated by France in 1860.
  • Savoie and Albertville, hosted the 1992 Winter Olympics with ski events at Tarentaise and Beaufortain.   

  • Savoie is part of the Rhône-Alpes région. Much of Savoie is covered by the Alps Mountain Range.

Famous People Of Savoie

John Russell - Known as Lord John Russell before 1861, was an English whig and liberal politician who served twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the mid-19th century.

Hervé Gaymard - Born May 31, 1960 in Bourg-Saint-Maurice, Savoie. He is a French politician and a member of UMP conservative party. He served as the country's Minister of Finances from November 30, 2004 until his resignation on February 25, 2005.

Emmanuel Philibert - Duke of Savoy from 1553 to 1580. He was the only child of Charles III, Duke of Savoy. He became duke on the death of his father.


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