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Activities around Chanaz

"Aix les Bains - Riviera des Alpes" is the new tourist name for all the territories bordering the Lac du Bourget, the largest natural lake in France.
Beyond the desire to unite all the territories under a single banner, this new brand expresses all the singularity of the destination by relying on its flagship city: Aix-les-Bains.
A territory of water and wild nature where the mountains fall steeply into the lake, Aix les Bains Riviera des Alpes promises to take you out of your time, out of your daily routine, to live at your own pace, to reconnect with yourself and with others, for a great moment of well-being.
The beauty of the landscapes, the love of work well done, the emblematic heritage, make Aix les Bains Riviera des Alpes the expert territory of a true and peaceful art of living, where everyone likes to offer the best, for a memorable tourist experience.

More information:  http://www.aixlesbains-rivieradesalpes.com

Take the time to ...

Escape to an unspoilt nature

With us, take the time to live authentically, to discover the territory in the best way and to enjoy the landscapes that are offered to you.

At the heart of our territory is a lake, the largest natural lake in France, the Lac du Bourget. Sublime in all seasons, the Lac du Bourget is an ecological treasure located at the gateway to the Massif des Bauges Regional Nature Park.

Naturally, our territory is proud of its environmentally friendly heritage and its progress in terms of ecology and sustainable and responsible development.

Discover a natural and wellness area

Aix-les-Bains Riviera des Alpes is full of riches. Discover the nature that makes it up: sporting or relaxing, energetic or soothing activities? Choose the stay that suits you!

Beautiful scenery, water, purity, rejuvenation and reverie are all elements that awaken your senses and make it a place of calm, tranquillity and pleasure. A vast outdoor playground where you can practice all kinds of activities aimed at health and well-being, sport and vitality.

The thermal water cares for your body, and the activities in the area bring well-being to your mind thanks to a slower pace, gentle sports, entertainment, heritage and culture.

Simple pleasures, the pleasures of the table and the discovery of local flavours and products, the art of tasting and the French art of living have reigned supreme for centuries.

On the shores of Lac du Bourget, the vines languish in the sun and give birth to wines from a true terroir. The wine tourism destination "Savoie Lac du Bourget" was born from the pleasure of fifty or so enthusiasts to share their love of the vine and good products with visits to cellars, sophisticated food and wine pairings, walks through the vineyards?

Visit an exceptional world heritage site

Aix les Bains Riviera des Alpes is above all the richness of a territory where everyone can find themselves and live their own experience.

- The Chautagne: its Savoy wines, the incredible Hautecombe Abbey that plunges you into history, its ViaRhôna for peaceful walks, its craftsmen and its typical little village of Chanaz on the banks of the Savières canal.

- Le Bourget du lac, Bourdeau: a pleasure for the eyes with the Mont du Chat chapel and its breathtaking panorama and a pleasure for the taste buds with its Michelin-starred restaurants.

- The Massif des Bauges has been awarded the Unesco Geopark label for an escape into the heart of wild nature to meet preserved flora and fauna.

- Aix les Bains, to stroll through its streets to the rhythm of the Dolce Vita, its wellness/health centres to savour the caresses of the water and its water sports activities will make you experience a spiral of sensations.
experience an exceptional heritage

Lac du Bourget, the largest natural lake in France

It is the largest (18 km) and deepest (145 m) natural lake in France. In its mountain setting, Lamartine and the Romantics made it a Mecca for French poetry. In strong winds, it swells with foam,Lac du Bourget at 4 km, portout beach

The water is a source of amusement for windsurfers and fishing boats. In calm weather, it caresses the ankles of bathers and makes the swans dance.

Many activities are possible: swimming, pedal boats, canoeing, boat rental, sailing, diving, fishing, bi-skiing, monoskiing, wake boarding, wake skating, wake surfing?


Paragliding Helicopter Service

Paragliding, paramotor microlight, tiltrotor, multi-axis (ultra light aircraft), helicopter. 7 days a week - open every day by appointment. Baptisms: overall time 1h. Session duration 20 minutes. School from 4 days.

Departure from the Col du Sapenay for a flight over the Lac du Bourget and over Chanaz


Savoy Spirulina

Discover this marvellous little algae with countless virtues!
L'Etoile Verte is the first producer of Spirulina in Savoie. The farm is located in Chautagne where the climate is very favourable in summer, our spirulina is cultivated under greenhouses. It is with pleasure that they will welcome you on the spot in order to make you discover this very old food, original and with many virtues. You will also be able to watch the harvest and taste the fresh spirulina.


The Marsh House

in Ceyzérieu, in the Ain. It offers an exciting journey into the heart of the Lavours marsh. Nearby there is also a stilt walk which is free of charge or accompanied by a guide - currently being redeveloped, half of the circuit can be done.

The Chautagne poplar grove, the largest in Europe, has an unsuspected wealth of plant and animal life. The flora of the marsh includes some of the most endangered species in France.
The Lac du Bourget, the Canal de Savière and the Rhone border Chautagne on its southern and western sides, giving you the opportunity to discover the area from the water!


La Cave de Chautagne

In order to help you discover their profession and the world of Savoie wines in a fun and original way, the winegrowers of the Cave de Chautagne invite you to discover ?l?Éveil des Sens?, the new tour route integrated into the Caveau de Chautagne.


More about Savoie / Haute Savoie


More information on the Chautagne

Chautagne Tourist Office


Angels of Malt

Local brewer in Saint-Baldoph, commune of Chambéry

Pascal has been a beer lover for a very long time, and it was in 2017 that he went from being a consumer to a home brewer. For 4 years, he will document himself on the techniques, brewTo test, create and share their work and know-how with others.

In 2021, he decided to take flight and turn his passion into a profession. Sabine joined him in this professional project. They combine their creativity to share with you their taste for good things, conviviality and moments of gustatory happiness. (The success is to find the subtlety of the balance of the tastes).


Hautecombe Abbey at 9 km

Founded in 1139 by Cistercian monks, it is a mixture of architecture and a thousand years of history. It remains the burial place of the princes of the House of Savoy since the Count of Humbert III chose to be buried there. Visit of the church : The exceptional site and the historical interest of the Abbey attract a great number of visitors. In order not to disturb the spiritual life of the place, a system of audio guided visit will allow to lead you in the abbey church without disturbing neither the peace nor the silence.


Aix-les-Bains Thermal Spa

On the heights of Aix-les-Bains, the thermal spa offers a grandiose panorama of the Lac du Bourget. It offers a moment of absolute relaxation!
The 1,600 m2 of the garden level are home to thermal water heated pools, hammams, new saunas, a gymnastics relaxation room and a solarium where you can improvise your own relaxation programme.

The water in the indoor pool invites you to relax. The water in the outdoor pool allows you to enjoy the thermal water in all seasons, even when the air is cool and envelops you in a gentle steam.

A resort with many assets and a mild, temperate climate

At the gateway to the Massif des Bauges regional nature park in Savoie, Aix-les-Bains lies alongside the wild shores of the largest natural lake of glacial origin in France, Lake Bourget. Thermal baths are part of the historical and cultural heritage of the town and reveal their benefits in the heart of a generous nature. A city of romantic charm which inspired Lamartine to write many poems.
At the forefront of thermal research, Aix-les-Bains is home to a large medical community whose quality is recognised in France and abroad. The Rheumatological and Thermal Research Centre, which is unique in France, works in close collaboration with the spa establishment to guarantee the effectiveness of the treatments and to accompany the National Spa in a process of permanent innovation.

Caregivers, real specialists in thermal treatments, qualified and continuously trained
Experienced and regularly trained, they welcome you and follow you throughout your stay. Thanks to their many years of experience in the service of patients, they master all the thermal techniques. Their training is provided in partnership with the rheumatologists of Aix-les-Bains.
The multidisciplinary care team combines physiotherapists, physiotherapy technicians, a nutritionist, a relaxation therapist and a gymnastics teacher, for a global and very personalised care of the patients.


Casino Grand Cercle - Aix les Bains

The building was built in 1847 and has been completely renovated since 1988. A place of festivities and conviviality, of music and theatre, the Casino, often transformed, still presents today exceptional Belle Epoque decorations, stained glass windows, mosaics

Inaugurated in 1850 by King Victor Emmanuel II, the Casino is dedicated to pleasure and celebration. It is a building that has been regularly enlarged, modified and redecorated to the rhythm of the generations that have come here to find a place to relax, to meet, to be together and to dream. Today it houses, among other things, two magnificent mosaic-covered ceilings, a theatre and numerous reception rooms.


Photo outings in Aix les Bains Riviera des Alpes

Romantic or wild landscapes, choice of subject, light, framing, settings, photography will no longer hold any secrets for you.

On the shores of the lake of Aix les Bains, the Alps' river between the Rhone and the mountains, accompanied by Fred Malguy, a professional photographer for more than thirty years and a former press agency reporter, learn how to make beautiful images with a few clicks.
Beginners or amateurs, adults, children or teenagers, in family, with friends or alone, come with your own camera, all models and brands.



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Tel: 33 (0)6 08 74 18 29 - fredmalguyphotographies@orange.fr