Discover the heritage of the village of Cordon, the balcony of Mont Blanc
Updated: Jul 15, 2021
Cordon is a charming commune in the Haute-Savoie department and a popular tourist destination in the French Alps. This is why looking for a chalet to rent in Cordon is an excellent choice. This picturesque village offers its visitors an impressive landscape. Here is an overview of the jewels that can be found here.
Natural resources to discover
The landscape is one of Cordon's main attractions. The village is located in the heart of the most imposing mountain range in Europe. So, from your holiday rental, you can enjoy a panoramic view of Mont Blanc. For the more athletic, a hike to Croise Baulet and the Aravis mountains offer majestic panoramas that you can contemplate from the heights of the village of Cordon.
A route has been set up for the benefit of hikers passing through the region. More than 80 km of paths have been marked out. You can also fish along the region's streams. These are home to populations of brown trout, which play an important role in the composition of local recipes.
The architectural heritage of Cordon
This locality, situated only twelve kilometres from Megève, is home to traditional wooden farms, often two hundred years old, as well as one of the most beautiful baroque churches in Savoie. Those who are sensitive to this vernacular architecture can go there to take a closer look at the most representative dwellings.
Photo and video exhibitions of the village are also available. Curious people can take advantage of their family holidays to learn more about the village. You could also come and listen to small ensembles during the baroque music festival, which is held every summer in the church of Cordon. Notre-Dame de l'Assomption, built in 1781, is a must-see. Its remarkable altarpiece and Byzantine bell tower make it one of the greatest architectural masterpieces of the region.
Gastronomy in Cordon
The inhabitants of Cordon (les cordonnants) have always known how to use the products of the land to concoct simple and tasty dishes. These dishes can be tasted in various traditional restaurants. It should be noted, however, that each family has a different recipe for the same dish.
In the spacious kitchen of a chalet for rent in Cordon, you can also try your hand at preparing some dishes during your stay. Among other popular recipes in this valley are Rissoles (or r'zules), pastries usually prepared on festive days, and the unforgettably sweet and sour Farcement.
A very hospitable land
The population of Cordon is very hospitable. The diversity of accommodation in and around the village is proof of this. There are a number of hotels, guest houses, camping sites, etc. All these traveller accommodations are classified according to their level of comfort.
So, depending on the size of your budget and your preferences, you can make your choice. For example, if you want to spend your family holiday away from it all, you can opt for a cottage for rent. This type of private residence gives you access to several other forms of services. These include catering and even access to a private hot tub. In other words, you will find everything you need for a pleasant family holiday.