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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Évian-les-Bains
Insee code74119
AltitudeFrom 372 to 739 meters
Surface4.30 km²
Population8625 inhabitants
Density2005 inhabitants/km²


National labelsNeuvecelle at 2.9 km (7 min)
Chief townAnnecy (at 84 km, 81 min)Maxilly-sur-Léman at 4 km (8 min)
DepartmentHaute-SavoiePublier at 4.2 km (8 min)
RegionRhône-AlpesSearch another town


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The town of Evian is located on the south shore of Lake Geneva, backed by the foothills of the pre-Chablais Alps, north of the department of Haute-Savoie. Neighboring Switzerland is 13 km from the lake (Lausanne daily flights in 35 minutes) and 45 km from Geneva.

Climatic health resort, Evian is developing tourism at the beginning of the 19th century after the discovery of properties of its mineral water, now exported worldwide. Today, the station accepts the seasons different forms of tourism: beach, wellness and fitness, conferences and seminars, sports tourism, cultural tourism.

Gastronomic specialties are naturally influenced by the products of the lake and the mountain perch fillets and whitefish from Lake Geneva, Savoy recipes based cheeses (Abondance, Reblochon, Tomme ..), white wines of Feast, Marin .. .


  • "City of Lights" (1885-1896):
  • The former summer residence of the family Lumière Lyon (parents of the famous brothers, inventors of cinema), this sumptuous villa of classic French Renaissance-inspired, became the Town Hall in 1927.
  • Free visit of the hall, large lounge and living room marriages from 9am to 11am and from 13:30 to 17h on weekdays.
  • Theatre and Casino:
  • Theatre (1883-1885) is neo-classical style, made by a student of Charles Garnier (architect of the Paris Opera). With a capacity of 300 seats, he saw every summer with a program of comedy "boulevard" in the "summer theater."
  • The Casino was created in 1911 by architect JA Hébrard on the site of the castle of Blonay, bequeathed to the city in 1877 to create a "home game".
  • Church of Our Lady of the Assumption Church of medieval origin, it contains frescoes, wooden stalls, statues ...
  • Funicular (1907-1913):
  • Its function was to transport the spa guests from major hotels located on the heights of Evian, near the source, the bar and the thermal spa (now Palais Lumière).
  • It works for free every day from May to September. Departure station at the rear of the Palace of Light.
  • Light Palace: Old Baths built between 1900 and 1902, this building typical spa architecture has become a cultural space (exhibits and media) and conferences.
  • Water Garden Pre-Curious:
  • This garden is located at the western entrance of Evian in a waterfront property from the lake. Research Unit and communication on wetlands, it has, through an exhibition and a route through the park, various water-related ecosystems: lake, river, marsh, wet meadow, delta ...
  • The site can be visited from May to September with a guide, access solar boat (capacity 70 people) from Evian.
  • Tours at 10am, 13:45 and 15:30 - 2h (boat transportation included). Wednesday through Sunday in May, June and September and daily in July and August.
  • Sources of natural mineral water Evian, avenue des Sources: The source Cachat - Sainte Catherine old fountain - is the most famous of the many sources that emerged in Evian. Built in 1903, as the bar in front of it, it runs continuously every day of the year at a temperature of 11.6 °.
  • Exhibition Hall of the League of Evian Mineral Water:
  • Located in the heart of the pedestrian street, the bar Cachat, built in 1903 by architect Jean Hébrard, is a masterpiece of Art Nouveau.
  • From May to September, it houses an exhibition on products of the brand Evian. Promotional items shop.
  • Visit to Evian bottling plant:
  • Industrial site - plain Amphion 5 km.
  • Guided tours with presentation of the history and the geological origin of the mineral water, then discover the whole process of bottling. Tours for individuals from June to September. Group visits throughout the year from mid-January to mid-December.
  • Tel. : +33 4 50 84 86 54 - Email: visites-usine-evian@danone.com
  • The presence of the lake and the mountains can practice many sports and leisure activities: water sports, horseback riding, tennis, golf, hiking, mountain biking ...
Detailed information
TransportFunicular Évian-les-Bains-Neuvecelle,   Train station of Évian-les-Bains
Information pointsTourist Office of Évian-les-Bains
Leisure centresCasino of Évian-les-Bains,   Golf Course Évian Masters Club,   Marina of the Mouettes
MonumentsTown Hall of Évian-les-Bains,   Villa La Sapinière
Performance hallsLa Grange Au Lac,   Palais Lumière


  • The art exhibitions Palais Lumière.
  • The Festival de la Coiffure French: 2nd Sunday of April.
  • The Music Stops (classical music concerts) at Pentecost.
  • The Summertime theatrical performances of comedies in August.
  • The fireworks over Lake Geneva on 14 July and 15 August.
  • The Evian Championship, World Tournament "Major" women's golf: mid-September.
  • The fabulous village or legend Flottins: Evian presents each year in December a quaint village "the fabulous village" consisting of huts and sculptures made from driftwood drifting on the lake and nearby rivers. This village comes alive each evening with stories and jokes of "flottins" imaginary characters who haunt the lake ...


  • Cruise: 2nd port travelers Lake Geneva, Evian can - all year - to escape the lake to Switzerland on authentic steamboats Lausanne, Montreux ... Cruises aperitif, dances, fireworks ... June to September.
  • Evian is crowned by two mountain ranges, rising to 2200 m altitude: Dent d'Oche and Mémises. Fifteen minutes Evian these massifs are a fabulous area for hiking or mountain biking, rafting, fishing in streams or mushroom picking, depending on season and taste.
  • A map of walking trails and hiking routes marked present all the territory of the Land of Geneva which includes 16 municipalities in the canton of Evian. Sale in the tourist offices.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Whitewater rafting on the DranseSports sensationsFrom 38 € to 65 €Thonon-les-Bains (8.6 km)
Unusual walk or snowshoe hikeNature and the outdoorsFrom 17 € to 25 €Saxel (22 km)

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Panoramic EvianPanoramic Evian
Evian Swimming BeachEvian Swimming Beach
Evian Masters Training Center GolfEvian Masters Training Center Golf
Boat historic SavoyBoat historic Savoy
Visit the bottling plant EvianVisit the bottling plant Evian
Pool SpaPool Spa
Palace LightPalace Light
Marina GullsMarina Gulls
Cruising on Lake GenevaCruising on Lake Geneva
Villa Lighting - City HallVilla Lighting - City Hall
City AmbienceCity Ambience
Source CachatSource Cachat
Spa des Thermes EvianSpa des Thermes Evian



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Sunday 1 February
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French cuisine restaurantLes Cygnes  
THE WATERFRONT - Wonderful setting with stunning views of Lake Geneva, lovely terrace, private beach and dock ... it is enough to extend his stay at the restaurant Les Cygnes! Close...
Located in Évian-les-Bains38 € per person 
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Located in Évian-les-Bains33 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantRiva Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  
AN EXCEPTIONAL SETTING - On the shores of Lake Geneva at the foot of the French Alps, the Hilton Evian -les- Bains Hotel offers more than stunning views : a haven of peace and luxury,...
Located in Évian-les-Bains38 € per person 

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House with 3 bedroomsAu pré des ânes     NEW
We are conveniently located between Lake Geneva and the Chablais mountains, 10 km from Evian, Thonon or the Bernex ski resort and 20 km from Yvoire. We welcome you to our old family...
Located 4.9 km from Évian-les-Bains62 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsL'ourserie  
The Ourserie is an old farmhouse in Haute-Savoie nineteenth renovated, in which Luke and Helen will be pleased to welcome you with sympathy. This is a parenthesis in your daily life...
Located 6 km from Évian-les-BainsFrom 85 € to 95 € the double room 
Chalet with 6 bedroomsL'Odyssée Montagnarde    
Guest rooms for 36 people (13 rooms) located in Thollon Mémises with a breathtaking panorama of Lake Geneva.
Located 10.8 km from Évian-les-Bains44 € the double room 

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Apartment for 4 personsT3 dans maison proche stations de ski  
Location: 3 room apartment on the ground floor in a quiet house with stunning mountain views, located in altitude (1100 m) in lush greenery Fire Pass, 30 km from Geneva, 10 km from...
Located 13.4 km from Évian-les-BainsFrom 225 € to 450 € per week 
Chalet for 10 personsLe Chalet du Col Blanc, 5 chambres, Sauna  
Le Biot
This beautiful chalet of 190 m ² is exceptionally comfortable and decorated in a perfectly comfortable mountain style. Gorgeous views and nature lovers will delight in the quiet slumber...
Located 13.6 km from Évian-les-BainsFrom 1150 € to 1800 € per week 
Chalet for 4 personsLes vergers d'Anthy
Traditional Savoyard mazot equipped for 3-4 people. 20 m²: bedroom 10 m ² plus mezzanine, kitchen, toilet, shower, storage. Bed: sofa bed 140cm, width 2 beds 80cm in mezzanine. In the...
Located 14.3 km from Évian-les-BainsFrom 200 € to 290 € per week 

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25 places over 1 haCamping pre bandaz   
Located in Haute Savoie, just above Lake Geneva, the Camping du Pré Bandaz offers you quiet and a charming stay. Burquier family will be happy to accommodate you with ease.
Located 3.5 km from Évian-les-Bains11.80 € per day 
534 places over 12 haCamping de Saint Disdille    
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147 places over 3,2 haCamping du chatelet    
Three stars campsite situated in Haute-Savoie (France), on the shores of Lake Geneva, 300 meters from the beach and the marina of Sciez-sur-Léman, in a quiet and green place. Pitches...
Located 16.3 km from Évian-les-BainsFrom 13.50 € to 19.50 € per day 

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Zénitude Hôtel & Résidences Les Terrasses du Lac - Hotel in Évian-les-BainsZénitude Hôtel & Résidences Les Terrasses du Lac     
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Hôtel de France - Hotel in Évian-les-BainsHôtel de France     
This hotel is located in the city centre of Evian-les-Bains, in a pedestrian street. It has a lovely garden with terrace and offers panoramic views of the Lake Leman. All of the rooms...
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Savoy Hôtel Evian - Hotel in Évian-les-BainsSavoy Hôtel Evian     
This hotel sits opposite Lac Geneva (Léman) in Evian-Les-Bains.It offers some rooms with a balcony with panoramic views of the lake, and free Wi-Fi access. Each soundproofed room at...
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