Evian les Bains

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Evian and Lake Geneva|Evian Street|The villa light|The snack-bar of the Cachat source|The curious pre water garden|The Evian golf|

Nestled between Lake and mountains, Evian enjoys an exceptional natural environment, which gave it its reputation as international tourist resort.

Brief summary of history

Located on the route of pilgrimages in the direction of the Abbey of St. Maurice's Abbey, Evian was first a halt, thanks to its port. She was one of the cities of the former Duchy of Savoy and one of the residences of the Dukes of Savoy. In 1265, count Pierre II of Savoy gave the village its municipal franchise. The city will develop between the 11th and 14th centuries before returning to sleep. Evian will experience a new golden age in the 19th and 20th centuries, thanks to the development of balneology.

In Evian

  • The light Palace was built in 1902, the ancient baths of the town of Evian. This remarkable building with its dome of metal and glass is a witness of spa architecture. Today, it houses a cultural and Congress centre.
  • The old bar of the Cachat source is a symbol of Art nouveau. It houses the hall of Evian mineral waters information.
  • The villa light is a former property of the light family (Auguste and Louis Lumière inventors of cinematography). She became the Mayor of the city.
  • Church of our Lady of the assumption, dates from the 15th century and its bell tower of the 12th century. It has a picture of our Lady of Grace from the 16th century.

Spaces Greens and walks

Evian is placed at the forefront of cities tops holding four flowers national ranking. A walk is located near the Marina.

Situated by Lake Geneva, the curious pre includes a charming colonial style house dating back to 1870 at the foot of which extends a 3.5 hectare wooded park. This site is a unique place of discovery of wetlands. He received the "Remarkable Garden" label.

The Evian Resort Golf Club

The Evian Resort Golf Club is one of the most beautiful in Europe between Lake Geneva and the mountains of the Alps. It is a technical course where each hole has its own specificity: water hazards, large bunkers provided roughs and white sand.  The 18-hole course on 6428 meters (par 72) hosts including each year the women of Evian Championship Tournament, this is one of the five major women's tournaments of golf in the world. Opening period: beginning of February to end of November
Evian Resort Golf Club - Golf, 74500 Evian les Bains road - Tel. 33 (0) 4 50 75 46 66.

Useful information :

Address :
74200 Evian les Bains

Opening hours :
Compagnie Générale de Navigation on Lake Geneva Avenue de Rhodanie 1000 Lausanne 6 - Switzerland Tel. (0) 8 48 81 18 48 41

Good to know :
Office of tourism and Congress of Evian instead of the door of Allinges, 74500 Evian Tel. 33 (0) 4 50 75 04 26

Free of charge.

Where to stay:

All accommodation