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  • 1 View from Mont Revard Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 73100 Aix-les-Bains

    Mont Revard (1 537m) offers magnificent plunging views over Lake du Bourget and Aix les Bains. There are interesting views fom the cable car: westwards over the lake and the dent du Chat - through the gap of the Chat pass, the glimmering waters of th..

  • 2 Lac du Bourget Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 73100 Aix-les-Bains

    Flanked by the steep slopes of Mont du Chat and Mont de la Chambotte, France's largest natural lake is famous for the changing hues of its waters, which range from dark blue to bright turquoise. Subject to strong gusts of wind and lined by steep bank..

  • 3 Grand circle Casino Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue du Casino F - 73100 Aix-les-Bains

    Even if it means losing a few chips, you must visit this casino built in 1849, the halls of which were opened in 1883. The mosaic decorated ceiling of the games halls by the Italian Salvati (who restored the San Marco mosaics in Venice) is spellbindi..

  • 4 Faure Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    10 bd des Côtes F - 73100 Aix-les-Bains

    Bequeathed by Doctor Faure in 1942, this remarkable collection of paintings and sculptures represents the impressionist school particularly well. On display, works by Degas, Pissarro, Sisley, Cézanne and Vuillard follow the precursors of impressionis..

  • 5 Esplanade of the lake Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place du Bord-du-Lac F - 73100 Aix-les-Bains

    This vast 10 ha space of greenery is laid out for childrens' games and picnics. A lane bordered by plane trees running parallel to Bourget lake is a great place to view the abbaye de Hautcombe and the steep slopes of the Dent du Chat (the Cat's tooth..

  • 6 Spa resort

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue Georges-1er F - 73100 Aix-les-Bains

    Society and spa life centred around the national spas, the municipal park, with its large open-air theatre, the Palace de Savoie and the new Cathedral. Aix's spas were visited by the watercure faithful, such as Lamartine, Pauline Borghèse and Queen H..

  • 7 Marloiz spa building

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    av. de Marlioz F - 73100 Aix-les-Bains

    This building is installed south of the resort, in a shaded park well suited for relaxation. They treat chronic respiratory problems here as well as stress.

  • 8 Little port

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    av. du Petit-Port F - 73100 Aix-les-Bains

    This is both a fishing port and a pleasure port. In the Centre for hydrobiological research an aquarium has now been added.

  • 9 Beach

    Nature and gardens

    Avenue Petit-Port F - 73100 Aix-les-Bains

    Situated beyond the Little port, this well set out beach is an opportunity for a paddle in the Bourget lake.

  • 10 Old grand hotel

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue du Casino F - 73100 Aix-les-Bains

    With its Italian Neo-classical façade, this was the first palace to be built in Aix-les-Bains (in 1853).

  • 11 St.Swithun's church

    Religious buildings

    Rue du Temple F - 73100 Aix-les-Bains

    This church built in 1869 with money donated by the British colony bares witness to the English interest in Aix's spa waters.

  • 12 Notre Dame Church

    Religious buildings

    Place de l'Église F - 73100 Aix-les-Bains

    Here you can see 17 paintings representing the Apostles in the Chancel of this Byzantine style church.

  • 13 Cliff-edge

    Nature and gardens

    bd Roche-du-Roi F - 73100 Aix-les-Bains

    The property developers of the Belle Epoque give themselves whole heartedly to this cliff-edge area, which dominates the resort and the lake. You can see prestigious hotels (Royal, Splendid, Panoramic, Bernascon) and a fairytale chateau (The chateau ..

  • 14 National spas

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Mollard F - 73100 Aix-les-Bains

    These spas are installed in a building which was inaugurated in 1864 and completed in 1934 with the addition of The New Spas (les Nouveaux Thermes). They contain a source of sulphur and alum. As a simple visitor you will appreciate the modern install..

  • 15 Capanus Arch

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. des Bains F - 73100 Aix-les-Bains

    Aix has preserved a wide selection of remains from the period when, called the Aquae Gratianae it attracted Roman patients. At the heart of what you could call a «Roman resort» is this 9 m high arch, erected in memory of members of the gens Pompeia b..

  • 16 Town Hall

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Maurice-Mollard F - 73100 Aix-les-Bains

    The old chateau of the Marquis d'Aix (16C) endowed with an elegant Renaissance staircase built with stones from neigbouring Roman monuments, the Town Hall gives the spa town a Savoie touch.

  • 17 Temple of Diane

    Religious buildings

    r. des Bains F - 73100 Aix-les-Bains

    This rectangular Roman monument is comprised of freestone block walls with open joints, without mortar. The temple houses the Lapidary museum.

  • 18 Archaeoloy and prehistory museum

    Museums and art

    pl. Maurice-Mollard F - 73100 Aix-les-Bains

    This museum set in the temple of Diana (temple de Diane) displays glass and pottery lapidary pieces, coins, and a superb marble bath tub, all from the Gallo-Roman period. Also note the handsome torso, probably belonging to the statue of an emperor.

  • 19 Aquarium

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    1250 av. Robert Barrier F - 73100 Aix-les-Bains

    To better acquaint yourselves with the fish in lake Bourget, you have two options. The first is to take a fishing rod and be very patient. The second is to visit this aquarium which displays more than fifty freshwater fish in their natural habitat.

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