A few photos of Bourget Lake Aix-les-Bains
Aix-les-Bains, locally called Aix, is a commune in the Savoie department.
Rising from the shores of the largest natural lake of glacial origin in France, the Lac du Bourget, this resort is one of the important French spa towns, and has the largest fresh water marina in France. It is the second largest Savoy town in terms of population, having 28,585 inhabitants.
A leading town of the Belle Époque, of international renown, Aix-les-Bains was a place of vacation for princely families and wealthy people. Although the thermal baths are no longer the main activity of Aix, the area continues to be important for water sports and activities. The town has partially compensated for the loss of visitors coming for spa treatments by developing tourism; the town, between the lake and mountains, has many strengths in this area. It hosts up to 200,000 general visitors, people wanting thermal treatment or tourists per year.
Aix-les-Bains shines on a national scale through a number of assets such as the national thermal baths, tourism and the national Musilac festival.
Aix-les Bains is approximately 30 min by car from Annecy and can be easily reached by train too.