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Office de Tourisme Aix les bains, Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France


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Lake Bourget is like a breath of fresh air for Aix-les-Bain. Which makes us exhale when we throw ourselves in the water or that from which we benefit from the multiple water sports, which soothe you when you go on a walk along its shores and which astound you in front of this breathtaking landscape...


Holidays, ambiance, idleness or water sports: Aix-les-Bains is a Water Sport Resort teeming with activities

With water between 24 and 26 °C, Lake Bourget, situated in Savoy in the heart of the Alps, guarantees pleasant bathing from May until the end of September. Around the lake there are 10 beaches welcoming young and old for swimming, playing, training, competing...reading or just basking!

You can also take advantage of the water sports centre, located in a large open space joining the lake with the Olympic pool with a removable roof and 25 m indoor pool, beach and water slide.


Discovery idea:

Savières canal cruise:

With la Compagnie des Bateaux, embark on a cruise, heading to the North! The captain takes you to discover the flora and fauna of Lake Bourget and Canal Savières . Unforgettable moment : the passage of a lock to join the Rhone.
Fully narrated by a passionate captain navigation.


Aix-les-Bains offers a wide range of nautical activities accessible to all. Adults or children, beginners or high-level sportsmen and women are invited to throw themselves into the water.

Sailing and windsurfing, catamarans, traditional boats, cruise, canoe-kayaks, rowing, water skiing, wake-boarding or kite surfing and diving are all available, safely.

The resort is France Station Nautique ranked, a label that brings the guarantee of finding quality sports infrastructures and an efficient organisation in the field of hosting, accommodation and leisure.

Do you want to try an activity for an hour, introduce yourself over several days or indulge your passion for the water? Book lessons, private courses or discovery sessions from the beach point. And if you are a connoisseur, rent a boat, sailing boat, catamaran, windsurf, dinghy or even kayak.

With nearly 1500 mooring rings, Aix-les-Bains welcomes skippers and crews on the jetty of the Petit Port or the pontoon of the Grand Port where you can admire monohulls and catamarans.


Stroll idea:


A boat trip day
Depart Aix-les-Bains in the direction of Hautecombe Abbey by boat. Walk up to Bourget-du-Lac. Return to Aix-les-Bains by boat.



Lake Bourget, superbly natural

The biggest natural lake in France, Lake Bourget is of major ecological interest and constitutes an important part of French natural heritage.

A haven of peace, there you can still see the wild creeks, the reeds, and the welcoming beaches where you can be at peace to the sound of the waves lapping.

This "misplaced turquoise" as Balzac liked to describe it, is home to 34 species of fish and several birds. Mother nature almost always lets us see swans, coots, ferruginous morillon, or even an elegant avocet!

Its colossal mass of water, cliffs and the limestone tiles of its immediate vicinity warm the atmosphere and in some places there is almost a Mediterranean climate. There are so many hours of sunshine that in the south-west there are lemon trees, olive trees, early spring and an Indian summer...

What a great life!


Discovery idea with the kids:

Visit to Aix-les-Bains aquarium
Have you ever stroked fish? An experience to discover at the tactile pool in the aquarium. Discover the interactive and fun flora and fauna.

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