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

    Nature and gardens

    Mont Revard (1 537m) offers magnificent views down towards the lake, Lac du Bourget, and Aix les Bains. The belvedere offers two privileged viewpoints: westwards, an aerial view over the lake and the Dent du Chat - in the axis of the the pass, the Co..

  • 2 Lac du Bourget Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    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 Lakeside Esplanade, Aix-les-Bains Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place du Bord-du-Lac

    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..

  • 4 Grand circle Casino Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue du Casino

    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..

  • 5 Faure Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    10 bd des Côtes

    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..

  • 6 Spa resort of Aix-les-Bains

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue Georges-1er

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

  • 7 Marloiz spa building

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Avenue de Marlioz

    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 of Aix-les-Bains

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    av. du Petit-Port

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

  • 9 Aix-les-Bains Grand Hôtel

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue du Casino

    With its Italian neo-Classical façade, the former Grand Hotel was the first luxury hotel to be built in Aix-les-Bains (in 1853).

  • 10 St.Swithun's church

    Religious buildings

    Rue du Temple

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

  • 11 Notre Dame Church of Aix-les-Bains

    Religious buildings

    Place de l’Église

    Inaugurated in 1900, when the resort was enjoying its heyday, the church is based on a blend of Byzantine and Romanesque styles. In the chancel there are twelve 17C paintings depicting the Apostles.

  • 12 Corniche des Palaces, Aix-les-Bains

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Boulevard Roche-du-Roi

    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 ..

  • 13 Former thermal baths, Aix-les-Bains

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    This establishment, which was inaugurated in 1783, then remodelled and enlarged in the 19C, was completed in 1934, then again enlarged and modernised in 1972. The tourist office, among other establishments, is housed on the premises. Inside, through ..

  • 14 Capanus Arch

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue des 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..

  • 15 Aix-les-Bains Town Hall

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place Maurice-Mollard

    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.

  • 16 Temple of Diane

    Religious buildings

    Rue des Bains

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

  • 17 Aix-les-Bains Lapidary Museum

    Museums and art

    pl. Maurice-Mollard

    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.

  • 18 Aix-les-Bains Aquarium

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    1250 avenue Robert-Barrier

    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.

  • 19 Aix-les-Bains Beach

    Nature and gardens

    Avenue Petit-Port

    Aix-les-Bains has three beaches, one of which is administered by the municipality and has a water centre, Aqualac, which has been completely renovated and boasts an extensive range of activities. At the two others (Aix-Memars and Aix-Rowing), there i..

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