Aix-les-Bains, nestled along the shores of Lake Bourget, is renowned for its thermal spas, but it offers much more than that. Your stay in Aix-les-Bains promises relaxation and rejuvenation! With the mountains nearby, it's a place to breathe fresh air and recharge. As you explore the city and its surroundings, you'll uncover an authentic terroir, historical landmarks, remarkable natural beauty, and plenty of unique activities. Let us be your guide as we take you on a journey to discover Aix-les-Bains!

Aix-les-Bains: a wellness destination in the Alps

La station thermale d’Aix-les-Bains vous accueille dans un environnement ressourçant. Célèbre pour ses thermes ayant attiré de grands noms de la Belle Époque, le centre-ville aixois séduit par son charme architectural. Tout fut imaginé et construit pour recevoir et divertir ces personnalités, telles que la reine Victoria et Lamartine : hôtels, palaces, casino et hippodrome ! Édifiée au bord du lac du Bourget, cette petite ville de caractère est également reconnue pour ses sports nautiques, comme la voile et l’aviron. Profitez d’une parenthèse de bien-être pendant votre séjour à Aix-les-Bains, flânez aux abords du lac, et respirez l’air pur…

View of Lake Bourget from the heights
View of Lake Bourget from the walk along the lake departing from the Grand Port of Aix-les-Bains

Where is Aix-les-Bains in France?

Aix-les-Bains is located in the Savoie department, 25 minutes from Chambéry, 35 minutes from Annecy, and 1 hour and 30 minutes from Lyon.

Looking for places to stroll in Aix-les-Bains?

To explore Aix-les-Bains, start by wandering through the streets of the city center, seeking out the numerous buildings that bear witness to the Belle Époque, such as the casino, the theater, and the old thermal baths and palaces. Your steps will also take you to the Faure Museum and the floral park.

For a nature-filled interlude, you can cycle along the lakeside on a particularly pleasant bike path. Don't hesitate to take a few breaks to enjoy the panorama. Prefer sailing or paddleboarding? Lake Bourget is the perfect place for these water sports! Aix-les-Bains is also renowned for its 18-hole golf course.

You're surely familiar with the saying (which we at Agency 1786 are quite fond of): "After effort comes comfort." Well, in Aix-les-Bains, comfort after a day of adventure means a relaxing session at the Chevalley or Marlioz thermal baths!

Venture out of the city, nestled at the foot of the Bauges massif, to reach the heights of Revard, Chambotte, or Chapelle-du-Mont-du-Chat. They offer some of the most beautiful panoramas of the lake and surrounding mountains!

The Hautecombe Abbey and the quaint village of Chanaz, on the shores of the lake, are other must-visit places during your stay in Aix-les-Bains. Enjoy a cruise to reach this iconic abbey, dating back to the 12th century and former burial place of the Counts of Savoy! Reach Chanaz via the pretty and wild Savières canal, then meet local artisans and producers specializing in coffee, oil, honey, and more.

What is the weather in Aix-les-Bains?

Spring and summer are the ideal seasons to visit Aix-les-Bains and its surroundings. Days are typically sunny, and the heat is moderated by the wind coming from the lake in the heart of summer. In spring, the crowds are still quite reasonable, making the discovery moment quite enjoyable.

Stay in Aix-les-Bains and local experiences

Are you looking to have your tailor-made trip in the Alps take you to Aix-les-Bains? It will be our pleasure to arrange a stop in the city of Aix! Here's an overview of the main activities we can offer you there.

A guide on a guided tour of Aix-les-Bains

Our summer activities in Aix-les-Bains

For a first immersion in Aix-les-Bains, embark on a guided tour of the city with an engaging heritage guide! Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Belle Époque era, where you might even trace the footsteps of Queen Victoria... Explore the Roman origins of Aix-les-Bains' first thermal baths, which contributed to the city's renown, then follow the evolution of thermalism over time while strolling through the charming streets of the center.

It's time to cool off with an aperitif cruise on Lake Bourget! While navigating the waters, indulge in delicious local products such as cheese or saucisson.

The Lake Bourget region is also known for Savoie wine, with Chautagne and Jongieux being prominent areas. Interested in learning more about the world of wine? We'll take you on a captivating Tour of the Savoyard Vineyards, where you'll discover more about vineyard work and all the specificities of Savoie in this domain. And of course, education also comes through the palate! Taste some of the region's finest wines in the picturesque atmosphere of a wine cellar.

A little girl caressing a cow during a visit to a farm in the Bauges

Our winter activities in Aix-les-Bains

In addition to our Tour of the Savoyard Vineyards, available year-round, we offer you the opportunity to embark on an exclusive day in the heart of the Bauges massif with your family, friends, or partner!

Your first stop is a visit to a farm, for an immersive experience into the world of Savoyard farmers. As they guide you among the animals, they share insights about their profession. Then, alongside them, you'll have a unique experience learning about cheese making! A local lunch awaits you afterward, before you embark on a journey to conquer the stars, or nearly... Dive into the celestial universe through a treasure hunt allowing you to uncover the secrets of the planets. Then, observe the sky with various instruments and build your own sundial. This fascinating journey from Earth to the stars will captivate you!

A woman enjoying the benefits of a hammam in the thermal baths of Aix-les-Bains

A wellness and thalassotherapy retreat in Aix-les-Bains

Regarded as one of the alpine capitals of thermalism, Aix-les-Bains is the ideal destination to indulge in a bubble of serenity during your tailor-made trip in the Alps! During a unique sensory day, awaken all your senses with the best that Savoie has to offer! Start with a wine tasting where taste and smell will allow you to pick up on the nuances of the nectar, all while blindfolded! You will then enjoy a delicious lunch made from local products crafted and enhanced. After the meal, relax in a hammam and sauna area, with an optional Nordic shower for the more adventurous!

For a complete wellness experience, we can also arrange relaxation and treatment sessions for you at one of the spas or thermal baths in Aix-les-Bains.

To plan your next stay in Aix-les-Bains and in the Alps, contact our team who will offer you a personalized itinerary according to your desires. From original activities to charming accommodations, transfers between destinations, and unique evenings: we take care of everything for a dream vacation!

Your event in Aix-les-Bains and team building

Aix-les-Bains is the perfect location for a summer and spring corporate event! Entrust us with its organization for a professional event that reflects your company's identity. We take care of providing you with the best hotel options, catering services, team building activities, company evenings, and even private transfers.

Easily accessible, Aix-les-Bains offers a wide range of accommodations for large groups. Combine your team meeting sessions with fun and team-building activities that foster connections.

At the foot of the surrounding Savoyard mountains, including Revard and La Féclaz, the beaches of Lake Bourget welcome you for exciting challenges, such as the Savoie ou Pas challenge. You'll become acquainted with the local culture in no time!

And what better way to explore the Alps than with a Rally team-building activity, which will take you to exceptional places? Venture off the beaten path and explore the small roads in search of puzzles and magical viewpoints...

Discover all our animation ideas in our Book of Ideas! Feel free to contact us for any inquiries or personalized quotes.

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