France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Aix-les-Bains Waterfront, France
Although much of the old town is up on the hill, the waterfront is lively and popular.




I knew that Aix-les-Bains was on the Lac du Bourget, but I didn't realize how hilly it was, or how separate from the water the town center is.

Since I'm one who loves to be on or near the water, I made sure we headed down the hill to the beautiful lake.

You'll find a variety of water activities here—there are swimming beaches, rowing beaches, places to fish, and lots of boats.

The Petit Port has swimming beaches and a variety of small craft. Although many of them are private, there are some for hire. Fishing is popular in this area too. There's also a pool, an Aquarium, and mini golf around the Petit Port.

You can stroll along the Esplanade du Lac, a lovely walkway along the water, and reach the Grand Port. This is home to the larger excursion boats that can take you on a tour of the Lac du Bourget or to visit the Abbaye d'Hautecombe on the other side.

In season, there is also a Tourist Information Office in the Grand Port. A variety of restaurants and hotels are located in the port area.

Hotels in Aix-les-Bains

What to See & Do

Aix Town Center

Lac du Bourget

Restaurants in Aix-les-Bains

Transport for Aix-les-Bains

Tourist Information

About Aix-les-Bains



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Boats, Aix-les-Bains, France

Above, Boats in the Petit Port, Aix-les-Bains.

Below, View across the lake from the Petit Port.


Lac du Bourget, France

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