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Evian les Bains

This internationally famous, 4 season resort, thermal spa town in the northern part of the Haute Savoie, with a temperate climate and altitude of 372 – 739m, nestles majestically between the shores of Lake Leman (Geneva) and the mountains. With an exceptional natural environment offering a huge array of winter and summer activities, Evian Les Bains with a wide selection of apartments and chalets at excellent prices, is the ideal place to purchase a second home or investment property. From snowy slopes in winter at the local ski resorts, mountain pastures and lakeside pastimes in the summer, easy access to Switzerland by boat and Italy by car, this world class destination for health, well-being and fitness treatments ensure you can relax and unwind.

Anyone buying and wanting the alpine adventure, all winter sports are easily accessible just outside Evian. These include, skiing, Nordic walking, cross country, showshoe and dog sledding to name a few. The resorts of Bernex at 1500m and Thollon les Memises at 2000m (please refer to their own individual resort guides ), each with 50km of skiing, are perfectly located and within easy reach, just 12km (20 minutes) from Evian. For those seeking a larger domain, access to the huge 650km Portes du Soleil ski circuit, that includes 14 resorts such as Morzine, Avoriaz, Chatel, Morgins, Champery and Les Gets, two countries France and Switzerland and 194 lifts, is just 40 minutes away.

Situated in the town centre and opposite Lake Geneva, Evian's world famous, thermal natural mineral spring water baths are open from February to November. Offering water cure (certified and covered by France's National Health Service), fitness (water aerobics, sauna, whirlpool bath, hammam), Physiotherapy, Nutrition (personalised consultations) and Beauty programs (massages, wrappings, body and face treatments), there is something for everyone.

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Continuing the connection with Evian’s love of water, the aquatic park in its own 3.5 hectare park at the entrance of the town on Lake Geneva is perfectly equipped with a 50m Olympic sized swimming pool, lakeside swimming area complete with diving boards, floating platforms and other water fixtures such as swings, playground with 2 paddling pools, 160m long waterslide, water skiing and crèche area. While on the lake you can find boat rentals (sailing and pedal), canoeing and kayaking, the marina, one of the newest and most modern on Lake Geneva, bordered by a lively esplanade, diving as well as fishing, which is extremely popular.

Away from the lake, there is also plenty to do including horse riding, tennis, bike rentals all year round and a huge 2 floor Casino with its own five thematic restaurants. The famous Evian Royal Resort 18 hole golf course (voted best Golf Resort 2006), is home to the Evian Masters tournament, the second most important female competition in the world, drawing crowds of over 50,000 spectators each year. Offering breathtaking scenery between the shores of Lake Geneva and the alpine summits and the chance to play on this prestigious course, makes Evian, a major golf destination and a great rental property investment.

Getting to Evian is easy. Only 50km from Geneva airport, the short transfer times from the airport make owning a property here an ideal location. For those not wanting to drive or fly, a train station at Evian-les-Bains has direct links with Paris via Bellegarde and direct TGV to Evian from Paris during the peak winter and summer periods, on weekends. Frequent boat transfers are also possible from Lausanne, every day of the year.

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Should you wish to visit any of the Evian les Bains properties being marketed, we would be happy to assist you with arrangements including hotel recommendations in the resort. Please contact us for more information.

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