Treat yourself to a stay out of time in Aix-les-Bains, the little Venice of Savoie with its charming Savière canal leading to the iridescent Lac du Bourget.
This spa resort is one of Savoie’s best-kept secrets boasting incredible serene landscapes. Admire the raw beauty of its natural colourful scenery, preserved ecosystem with lush flora and countless species of birds (ducks, coots, grebes, moorhens, herons…) including some migratory ones lured in by the mild climate.
Aix-les-bains delights holidaymakers who come to explore its beautiful coastline, as well as the mountains and forests overlooking the lake, not forgetting the floral park and Japanese gardens. The culturally-vibrant town displays much of the French and Savoie history and art of living, with historical monuments (Roman remains, Castle, Abbey, Museum), leisure activities (music festivals, cinema, casino) or relaxation havens (Spa, beach…).
Aix-les-Bains is also an ideal destination for active holidays where hikers can enjoy the breathtaking panoramas from the belvederes overlooking the lake (by boat, bike or segway). The region also has a host of surprises in store, from sporty mountain passes for cyclers or mountain bikers, paragliding and via ferrata for thrill-seekers, as well as numerous water sports and fun activities for all ages (paddle bikes, cyclo Lac, wakeboarding, water skiing, canoeing and much more…).
The town is home to several top-of-the-range hotels for a romantic getaway such as the Incomparable on the banks of Lac du Bourget. The 5* intimate boutique-hotel offers a dreamy interlude where time seems to stand still and senses are awakened: whether in the newly starred gastronomic restaurant of chef Antoine Cevos-Mamy with its gourmet menu featuring local products, or the Black Diamond Luxury spa to be gently pampered with a swimming pool, sauna and massages.
Our reservations team will be happy to introduce you to new experiences in the region this summer such as romantic excursions on a vintage Riva Ariston boat.
Musilac 2023 & Batôjazz
Musilac is the region’s must-see festival that has been electrifying the shores of the Lac du Bourget for over 20 years. The 2023 edition will take place from 5 to 8 July, bringing together some of the greatest French artists and international groups from Indochine to the Arctic Monkeys, not forgetting Phoenix and Franz Ferdinand…
For jazz fans, what better way to combine lively music and a relaxing boat trip than with the Batôjazz festival, which will take place from 11 August to 3 September?
Water sports on the lake
Aix-les-Bains is home to many leisure centres for all ages (including the Babyski for children) to practise many types of water sports, with water skiing, wakeboarding, wake surfing, kneeboarding, wake skating and more…Visit the Acqualis museum for an interactive exploration of the mythical lake.
Tennis - Court and lake view
Practise your passing shots or just take the spectator seat gazing at the lake, on one of the Incomparable hotel’s two tennis courts (a soft carpet or clay courts) before diving into the magnificent outdoor pool or recovering from your efforts in the spa.
Nature trails & adventure sports
The region is a magical theatre to explore along the marked paths and through nature for leisure or for a good cause as with the Nivolet Revard charity trail for adults and children going through the local hamlets. Alternatively, many sports centres with qualified instructors welcome you to enjoy gliding down the local canyons with their natural slides.
Aix-les-Bains and nearby villages are home to a delightful array of local gourmet specialities. A few minutes away between the lake and mountains, visit the Saint-Ours artisanal factory and taste the local cheese, or the farm in Chautagne to find fascinating beehives and take home some precious mountain honey.
Wine enthusiasts will enjoy the Château de la Mar oenological escape game, to sample wines thanks to an interactive experience.
THE SPA & WELLNESS
Enhance your holiday relaxation with a massage at the Black Diamond Spa, part of the 5* Incomparable hotel with its range of natural care products before lounging in the outdoor swimming pool. The traditional sauna installed on the terrace is worth a quick visit, as it enjoys the best view of all with the eternal lake down below.
THE 1* MICHELIN RESTAURANT L'INCOMPARABLE
L’Incomparable – 1 Michelin star
The newly-starred chef Antoine Cevoz–Mamy earned great praise for his creative dishes based on local products enhanced by the hotel’s vegetable garden. Menu favourites include the Savoie trout or the citrus fruit and honey tart served on the hotel terrace or elegant interior room overlooking the lake.
The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner with musical events on selected evenings.See the restaurant
The Brasserie de l'incomparable
The hotel’s bistro restaurant offers a cuisine that revisits traditional dishes with a vibrant twist, featuring regional products and freshwater fish.
A snack menu is available throughout the day and served in the hotel’s lounge bar.See the Brasserie de l'Incomparable
HOW TO GET TO AIX-LES-BAINS?
The greener way to reach Aix-les-Bains is also the easiest thanks to its train station connected to all major French cities with high-speed trains.
Reach Aix-Les-Bains by road or train from the local airports:
– Geneva-Cointrin then from the Geneva train station (2h)
– Lyon (Saint-Exupéry) (2h30)