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What to do in Aix les Bains Riviera des Alpes?

Discover the area

Aix-les-Bains emblematic city of the territory

Ideally located a few steps away from the city center in a green and peaceful area, the L’Incomparable Hotel will be the ideal place to explore the city of Aix-les-Bains and its charms.

The flagship city of the area is a wellness destination of excellence, developed around its hot springs, where everyone can reconnect with nature and achieve an unrivaled level of relaxation.

A unique setting that makes the city a reference in spa towns. You can enjoy its 2 thermal care centers: one specializing in rheumatology and phlebology and a second for respiratory tract. 

Shopping addicts won’t need to go to Lyon! Stroll the alleys from boutique to boutique to find the dress made by a designer and the pants you've been looking for for weeks. Treat yourself, for sure no one will buy the same item as you.

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 Culture and heritage

A stay in Aix-les-Bains will appeal to lovers of history and cultural discoveries. The city unveils vestiges of past eras: the Arch of Campanus or the Roman baths, legacies of the Gallo-Roman period; the archaeological museum - lapidary museum which houses objects from the Bronze Age located on the site of the ancient temple of Diana. To the south of the lake at Le Bourget du Lac, where you can discover the priory gardens, French garden style.

On the heights of the Lac du Bourget, discover the beauties of the Royal Abbey of Hautecombe: this monument with neo-Gothic architecture, which houses the graves of the Counts of Savoy and the last kings and queens of Italy, unveils frescoes and marble sculptures. To discover during audio-guided tours. 

There, admire the exceptional Grange Batelière, an imposing building built in the 13th century, listed as a historic monument.

The cultural season is rich. Picture yourself as Sarah Bernhardt, one of the most famous actresses of the XIXth century, for a night, in the Italian Theater at the Casino. “Party as an art” is a key word in Aix les Bains Riviera des Alpes. Do not miss the musical events: the Romantic Nights festival with concerts in privileged places such as the barn of the Abbaye d'Hautecombe or the Musilac Festival, one of the largest festivals in France with more than 90,000 people over 4 days, in a dream setting on the shores of Lake Bourget.

The Lac du Bourget, jewel of the Alps

Nature gateway, Aix les Bains Riviera des Alpes is the ideal setting for an exotic stay in nature: the Lac du Bourget, the largest natural lake in France, an exceptional gem nestled in the heart of the Alps, unfolds its charms at any season. There, take the time to live and enjoy the exceptional setting, where the superb turquoise waters of the lake blend with the beauty of the surrounding mountains.

This place is a dream playground for outdoors sports lovers. Labeled France Nautical Station thanks to its many possible activities, the territory offers a wide choice of sports: sailing, wake boarding, water skiing, canoeing, paddle boarding, rowing, fishing, hiking, mountain biking or even air sports ... will have for all desires and all tastes!

Relaxation and well-being

Take your time and enjoy the beauty of things. Unattainable luxury? A precious reality for the Aix les Bains Riviera des Alpes area.

During the summer, the landscaped shores of the Lac du Bourget invite you to laze and swim, with friends or family. Surrounded by the majestic scenery of the mountains, you will enjoy the pure air and the sweetness of life that reign here, giving yourself relaxing breaks on one of the 10 beaches on the shores of the lake, sometimes accessible only by boat, stand up paddle… for complete disconnection.

The art of living : 
Enter a world of pleasure in Aix les Bains Riviera des Alpes.

Gastronomy is excellent since the “Belle Epoque”, to the delight of gourmets. Taste the typical dishes of the area : fish from the Lac du Bourget, “Lavaret”, trout, crayfish, perch, “perchots” ...

Meet many craftsmen in the small village of Chanaz, North of the lake, where to get by boat via the Savière canal or by car. When you walk in the village, enjoy the scents of coffee from the coffee roaster, where Didier Cornetti will introduce you to his world in order to pass on his passion for coffee. Come and meet Sabrina in the scent garden to discover her natural cosmetic products. And don't forget to visit Patrick, the miller of the walnut and hazelnut oil mill, for the most amazing tasting.

To pair your meals, opt for Savoy wines from the local vineyards - Marestel, Jongieux and Monthoux - which produce exceptional whites and reds, such as the famous Chardonnay renowned throughout the world. The destination is labeled “Vignobles & Découvertes”. The territory has 20 grape varieties, 3 AOCs and 570 hectares of vines.