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Aix-les-BainsFrance

Known as the Riviera of the Alps, this city does have similarities to chic areas to the south. Stay here and feel special for a lower cost than a seaside vacation.

Located on the cerulean Lac du Bourget nestled among mountains, Aix-les-Bains is justifiably marketed as a therapeutic town that helps provide relief from the stresses of life. Relax in this thermal spa town surrounded with postcard scenes of natural beauty.

The lake that disappears among the Alps is one of the largest glacial lakes in France and the source of Aix-les-Bains’ healing waters. Relax on the town’s beach that seems to act like a cure itself to life’s pressures. Enjoy the sereneness of Thermal Park with its variety of plants, fountains and water features before or after your appointment at one of the spas.

The Musée Faure is small but exclusive in having a large collection of Rodin sculptures. Immerse yourself in paintings by Cézanne, Degas and others. Take a boat ride across the lake to visit the 12th-century Abbaye d’Hautecombe, a former monastery and burial place for royalty from the Savoyard lineage.

Hike in the surrounding mountainous region with a drive to Mont Revard, about 13 miles (21 kilometers) to the top. Get an aerial view of Aix-les-Bains and the lake from a glass platform that suspends from the mountain face. Paragliders use Mont Revard to practice their sport. Look for Mont Blanc, Western Europe’s highest mountain, which is clearly visible on a fine day.

Discover elegant architecture from the Belle Epoque era in many buildings in the old portion of town. Even the Casino Grand Cercle has a majestic appearance. You’ll also see a vestige of Roman times at the Arc de Campanus erected around the 1st century. Connected to the 15th-century hotel de ville, or town hall, is the Gallo-Roman Temple de Diane, which has been converted into an archaeological museum and has guided tours.

Visit Aix-les-Bains for a well deserved break from schedules and routine. Time spent in this region, with its own microclimate of pleasant weather, is both pleasant and healthful.

Where to stay in Aix-les-Bains

Aix-les-Bains showing landscape views and a beach as well as an individual femail

Aix-les-Bains City Center

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

Aix-les-Bains City Center is noteworthy for its restaurants, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Grand Cercle Casino and Faure Museum.

Aix-les-Bains City Center

Top Hotels in Aix-les-Bains

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Golden Tulip Aix les Bains
Golden Tulip Aix les Bains
4 out of 5
Avenue Charles de Gaulle, CS 10525, Aix-les-Bains, Savoie
The price is $106 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5

Located in Aix-les-Bains City Center, this spa hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Grand Cercle Casino and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Lake Bourget. Congress Centre and Faure ...

4.2/5Very Good! (148 reviews)

"Nice hotel very clean. Nice size rooms. Restaurant on site was delicious. Good location in center of town."…"

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Golden Tulip Aix les Bains
ResidHotel Azuréa
ResidHotel Azuréa
3 out of 5
159 Avenue du Petit Port, Aix-les-Bains, Savoie
The price is $52 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5

Situated near the beach, this residence is within 1 mi (2 km) of Plage d'Aix les Bains and Lake Bourget. Plage du Rowing and Le Grand Port are also within 15 ...

3.8/5Good! (269 reviews)
Excellent

"Very spacious! We loved the balcony and kitchen."…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

ResidHotel Azuréa
ibis budget Chambéry Centre Ville
ibis budget Chambéry Centre Ville
391 Avenue Alsace Lorraine, Chambery
Free Cancellation
The price is $42 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 19

Situated in Chambery, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Elephants Fountain, Chateau de Chambery, and Chateau des Ducs de Savoie. SavoiExpo and Centre de Congres ...

3.9/5Very Good! (165 reviews)

"Great service. Welcome with a smile.... which is not always the case in France."…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

ibis budget Chambéry Centre Ville

Popular places to visit in Aix-les-Bains

Lake Bourget
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Lake Bourget

4.5/5(5 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Lake Bourget, a popular spot to commune with nature in Aix-les-Bains. Amble around the area's lakeside or visit its shops.

Elephants Fountain
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Elephants Fountain

4.5/5(13 reviews)

Learn about the local history of Chambery with a stop at Elephants Fountain. You can seek out the ski slopes while in the area.

Top things to do in Aix-les-Bains

Vacation Photographer in Chambery
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Vacation Photographer in Chambery

$250
Per adult
Annecy, Venice of the Alps, Half-Day Guided Tour from Geneva
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Annecy, Venice of the Alps, Half-Day Guided Tour from Geneva

$63
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Geneva & Annecy Full Day Trip
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Geneva & Annecy Full Day Trip

$787
Per adult
Lake Annecy Day Trip
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Lake Annecy Day Trip

$743
Per adult
Vacation Photographer in Annecy
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Vacation Photographer in Annecy

$250
Per adult
Arrival Private Transfers from Chambery Airport CMF to Courchevel Hotels
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Arrival Private Transfers from Chambery Airport CMF to Courchevel Hotels

$565
Per adult

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