Haute-Savoie

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Haute-Savoie ([ot savwa]  ( listen); Arpitan : Savouè d’Amont / Hiôta-Savouè) is a French department, named for its location in the Alps mountain range. The region is famous for the entrance to the Mont Blanc Tunnel to Italy, and is also home to Chamonix where the first Winter Olympic Games were held from January 25, 1924 to February 5, 1924, in addition to other notable ski resorts.

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