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Discover Évian-les-Bains

    Discover Évian-les-Bains

    World famous for its thermal waters, the city of Evian-les-Bains surprises its visitors with the richness of its activities and heritage. Changing face during the seasons, Evian knows how to delight young and old with its many places to visit. 

    Sports and leisure in Evian-les-Bains

    Ideally located between lake and mountain, the town of Evian offers many sporting and recreational activities for the whole family.

    The nautical base and the marina

    With its sailing club and its various nautical activities, such as kayaking, diving or rowing, the nautical base of Evian invites you to discover Lake Geneva in all its aspects ! Rent a boat at the marina and enjoy a day on the lake with your family. You will thus discover the region under a new angle. You will also be able to enjoy the swimming pool located at the edge of the lake and giving access to a supervised bathing area.

    The Golf of Evian

    Professionals or amateurs come from far away to enjoy the mythical 18-hole course of the city of Evian. Located at an altitude of 500 meters and offering a breathtaking view over Lake Geneva, the Alpine peaks and the city of Lausanne, the course was renovated in 2012 to the delight of golfers.
    Do not hesitate to come and attend the various golf competitions organized in Evian, such as the Evian Championship, one of the major tournaments of the women's golf tour.

    The Casino of Evian-les-Bains

    With its 234 slot machines (video poker, roller machines...), its 18 electronic reels and its 10 table games (French and English roulette, black jack, poker), the Casino d'Evian welcomes all types of players, from the most serious to the most casual. Located in the castle of Blonay in front of the lake, come and enjoy the time of an evening with an exceptional view and a grandiose setting worthy of a James Bond movie.
    You can also enjoy the Casino's many bars and restaurants and attend a performance in the Casino's magnificent theatre.

    The thermal baths of Evian

    It is naturally impossible to visit Evian without spending a moment of relaxation and well-being at the thermal baths of the city. Totally renovated in 2012, the Evian thermal baths welcome visitors from all over the world. Come "take the waters" and benefit from more than 100 years of expertise in the various establishments of the city.

    Places to visit in Evian les bains

    What could be more pleasant to discover a city than to walk its streets at random? Évian-les-Bains will surprise you with its variety of architecture and magnificent views of the lake.

    The Palais Lumière

    Architectural testimony of the golden age of thermalism in Evian at the beginning of the 20th century, the Palais Lumière offers a breathtaking view of the lake. The city's cultural centre, the Palais Lumière hosts numerous exhibitions each year and offers a rich and varied programme.

    The Town Hall

    This magnificent villa in the architectural style inspired by the Renaissance was for a long time the second residence of the family of Louis and Auguste Lumière, famous inventors of the cinematograph. This building became Evian City Hall in 1927.

    The Castle of Blonay

    Ideally located in front of the lake, the castle offers an exceptional view that charms all visitors. Home to the city's Casino since the end of the 19th century, this former seigneurial residence has been gradually and grandiosely converted. Don't miss its sumptuous Byzantine dome that stands out from the rest of the city's architecture.

    The water gardens of the Pré Curieux

    Located to the west of the city, on the edge of the lake and accessible only by boat, this garden will amaze you with its basins, streams, pond, marsh and wet meadows. Discover the fauna and flora of this unique ecosystem.

    The Cachat source

    Located opposite the refreshment bar of the same name, the Cachat spring is the best known in the city. It was after drinking there every day during his stay in Evian that Jean Charles de Laizer became aware of the healing properties of its waters.

    Cultural activities in Evian

    Throughout the year, Évian-les-Bains organises rich and varied cultural events. This year, you can discover:
    - The exhibition "Picasso, l'atelier du minotaure" at the Palais Lumière which brings together paintings, sculptures, drawings, engravings... from private and public collections and presents the artist's work on this Cretan myth during the interwar period..;
    - The exhibition "Evian mondain, l'âge d'or du thermalisme" at the Garibaldi House which traces the history of the town's thermalism from the end of the 19th century to the 1930s. 

    Dive into the history of the city's waters at the Espace Evian located on the ground floor of the Buvette Cachat built in 1903 in front of the fountain that discovered the virtues of Evian waters.  

    Festivals not to be missed

    From December to January, come visit the « Fabuleux Village des Flottins », a Christmas story that will amaze young and old alike. It is a whole floating wooden village, decorated with sculptures, which invades the city at Christmas time. Come and stroll through these ephemeral streets that will surprise you at every turn.
    Every year since 2014, the city hosts the Rencontres Musicales d'Evian, a must for classical music lovers. Discover for the occasion the unique concert hall of the Grange au Lac, built entirely of wood for an exceptional musical experience.
    As Christmas approaches, you can also attend the "Jazz à la Grange" music festival, which will be held for the second year at the Casino Theatre and the Grange au Lac.