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Le Bourget-du-Lac

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Savoie

The town of Le Bourget-du-Lac is located in the department of Savoy, by Lake Bourget, the largest natural lake of glacial origin in France.

It offers an idyllic living environment between lake and mountains, with a privileged location near the Mont du Chat.

First commercial port, Le Bourget-du-Lac has always been an attractive and welcoming town because of its geographical position. The origins of the town date back from the Gallo-Roman times, but it's from the 1030s and the construction of a priory after a premonitory dream of Odilo, abbot of Cluny, the city took off.

Some famous people who came to Le Bourget-du-Lac like Montaigne, Rousseau, Lamartine, Queen Victoria and Clemenceau, notably contributed to the tourist reputation of the city.

The natural heritage of Le Bourget-du-Lac is rich and unique. Various activities in nature are offered especially to travelers: hiking and mountain biking, water sports, swimming and other rides will delight young and old.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLe Bourget-du-Lac
Tourism labels
Latitude45.6493920 (N 45° 38’ 58”)
Longitude5.8590760 (E 5° 51’ 33”)
AltitudeFrom 226m to 1496m
Surface area20.05 km²
Population5009 inhabitants
Density249 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureChambéry (10.6 km, 13 min)
Insee code73051
IntercommunalityCA Grand Lac

Nearest cities & towns

Bourdeau4.1 km (7 min)
Viviers-du-Lac4.4 km (6 min)
Voglans5.8 km (9 min)
Tresserve6.6 km (9 min)
La Motte-Servolex6.7 km (10 min)
Méry7.5 km (12 min)
La Chapelle-du-Mont-du-Chat8.5 km (13 min)
Saint-Jean-de-Chevelu8.6 km (12 min)
Sonnaz8.8 km (11 min)
Drumettaz-Clarafond9.7 km (14 min)
Aix-les-Bains9.9 km (13 min)
Billième10.9 km (15 min)
Saint-Paul11 km (15 min)
Mouxy11 km (18 min)
Brison-Saint-Innocent12.3 km (17 min)

Things to see and do

Throughout the year, numerous activities allow visitors to discover the town of Bourget-du-Lac and its natural and cultural heritage.

Located at the extreme south of Lake Bourget, you can practice water sports such as wake surfing, sailing, rowing, canoeing, or fishing and paddle boating. One can also go diving there in fresh water, to discover the different fish species (pike, eels, char, carp, perch...) or prepare a level of diving.

Discover the field Buttet walk or bike, marsh wildlife and unique flora, which occupies the entire south shore of the lake. Property of the Coastal Conservancy, this protected area is home to a wild life of extreme wealth.

Guests can also enjoy relaxing moments at the municipal beach Bourget-du-Lac. It also has water games for children.

In the mountains, the town offers hiking or climbing activities, which will delight lovers of thrills.

Several cycling from Le Bourget-du-Lac allow visitors to admire the charms of the city and its surroundings.

Le Bourget-du-Lac boasts a rich cultural heritage with essential places to visit, like the priory and gardens in the center of town, on the road to Chambery. The priory is also part of the great cultural route of the Council of Europe, the only one currently in Savoy. Discover the St. Lawrence church adjoining the priory.

The Thomas II castle situated on the nature reserve is also a site to discover.

The city also has many ovens bread and wash houses, which constitute its municipal heritage.

Le Bourget-du-Lac is also renowned for its gastronomy and its specialties. Several restaurants have also been rewarded by the Michelin guide.

You can taste the cheeses of the local Savoyard cheese factory located in the city center, road Chambery. You will also find other regional products such as jams, chocolates, honey, cookies...

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

The weekly market Bourget-du-Lac is held every Thursday morning from 7 am to 12 am on the church square, road Chambery. This small market brings together various producers from offering their fruits and vegetables, cheese, fish, roast chicken...

Many major events enliven the town throughout the year.

In April, the town puts older cars in the spotlight, with the Rally of Vintage Vehicles.

In May, the sports competition Rand'eau Nature invites you to discover the paths of the town with friends or family. Several courses are offered, with supplies and food in the end.

During the months of May and June, the Voice of the festival's famous Priory vocal art. Organised since 2003, this event is unique in the region.

At the beginning of July, there is the Art Market, on the Promenade des ports.

The city also organizes in July night market on the promenade of ports, with more than 40 exhibitors presented their gourmet products and their crafts.

In August, local and crafts on the square of the church market showcases local products and crafts such as wine, cold meats, jams, pottery, decoration, wooden objects, etc..

The feast of the jam and fruit in August is also a key event for gourmets, with tasting and sale of jams around a giant breakfast on the church square.


Monday 4 december
Min. -3°C - Max. 6°C
Tuesday 5 december
Min. 2°C - Max. 5°C
Wednesday 6 december
Min. 1°C - Max. 4°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Roc de Cornillon via ferrata
Sports sensations45 € to 360 € Le Bourget-du-Lac
Painting under hypnosis
Arts and Crafts60 € to 200 € Aix-les-Bains (6.2 km)
Maiden paraglider flight in Savoie
Sports sensations100 € to 160 € Chambéry (8.5 km)
Discover wine through wine tourism in all its forms
Local flavours38 € to 120 € Porte-de-Savoie (20 km)
Canorafting on the Chéran river
Sports sensations69 € Alby-sur-Chéran (23 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Donkey rides
Horse rideEasy1:00Belley (19.8 km)
Mule Path
HikeEasy2:30Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont (26 km)
The Séran and the Cerveyrieu waterfall
HikeEasy2:30Artemare (28 km)
Mountain Coal
HikeIntermediate6:00Lathuile (29 km)
Taillefer Duingt loop
HikeIntermediate3:30Lathuile (30 km)


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