Aix-les-Bains, Bourget-du-Lac, Chautagne, Pays d'Albens, form the Riviera of the Alps, a 4-season destination.
Less than 20 kilometers from Rumilly - Albanais, let yourself be seduced!
The Water and Well-being destination
The destination is characterized by a preserved environment, varied landscapes, a heritage reminiscent of historical richness, a unique way of life, multiple activities and precious waters that hydrotherapy to water sports bring well-being and reconnecting with nature.
Considered one of the oldest cities in Savoy, born from its hot springs, Aix-les-Bains is a city of water.
The first occupations date back to the first century BC Archaeologists have discovered an important spa complex, in the immediate vicinity of the sources.
Today the 3rd spa town in France (and 1st spa resort in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), Aix-les-Bains has two establishments. The Thermes Chevalley - Valvital, located on the first heights of the city, specializing in rheumatology and phlebology and the Thermes de Marlioz, specializing in diseases of the respiratory tract and ENT disorders.
There are also 4 balneotherapy centers and 8 spas.
The proximity of the largest natural lake in France, the Bourget lake, reinforces the lakeside character of this city of character.
Lake Bourget is full of beaches, but also wild coves accessible only by boat. Aix les Bains Riviera des Alpes has the France Station Nautique 3 * label, a guarantee of recognition for its nautical equipment and services.
A shuttle-cruise, the “Vélo-Bato”, has been set up to allow cyclists to cross the lake and thus reach the ViaRhôna.
The bucolic Savières canal offers a cruise between the Rhône and Lac du Bourget, and will allow you to reach Chanaz.
Nature as a backdrop
Water and nature. An inseparable duo that allows the practice of gentle activities on land as on water. Between walks along the water and boat trips, paddle or sailing, cycling and hiking, everyone will find their happiness and well-being.
The mountain is never far away! The Dent du Chat, culminating at an altitude of 1m, overlooks the waters of the lake. Its tooth shape takes its name from a legend.
On the other side of the lake, Savoie Grand Revard is a large plateau located in the heart of the Massif des Bauges. It has 2 alpine ski resorts (La Féclaz and Le Revard) and the largest Nordic ski area in France with 150 km of marked slopes.
A French art of living
More than a tradition, the art of living, romanticism and celebration have been cultivated since the Belle Époque when aristocrats and crowned heads, from Queen Victoria to Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Sissi), follow one another.
Discover Savoie wines on the slopes of Chautagne. The territory has 20 grape varieties, 3 AOCs and 570 ha of vines. Moreover, the destination is labeled Vignobles & Découvertes.
For gourmets, the destination hosts 2 Michelin-starred restaurants.
Le Musilac Festival has been the biggest pop-rock event in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region for 17 years. 90 festival-goers meet at the lake for 000 days of celebration in mid-July.
Land of culture
From Romans with crowned heads, from famous writers to illustrious artists, travel through the ages from monuments to palaces, from churches to castles, from alleys to gardens.
L'Hautecombe Abbey is the most visited site in Savoie. This is where the graves of the Counts of Savoy and the last kings and queens of Italy are located. To be reached by water or by road, for an essential spiritual visit.
By the lake, take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the texts of Alphonse de Lamartine, and in particular his famous poem “The Lake”, and you will guess which lake it is…
In conclusion, if you are passing through Rumilly - Albanais, do not miss a day trip to Aix-les-Bains Riviera des Alpes!