The place :
Situated in the French department of Haute-Savoie and hidden in the midst of two truly exceptional settings, the city of Evian sits on the banks of the Leman Lake and on the Alps’ foothill.
Evian conjures both the charms of typically « Belle Epoque » architecture and of a refined thermal resort. Its naturally green and mountainous setting, its exceptionnally pure air and its waters famous for their beneficial virtues and purity, all contribute to make of Evian a golden destination for open air activities, walks and treks, and golf.
Evian is also a very active city, which hosts international events of the likes of the Evian Golf Cup, the Escales Musicales music festival or the Créateurs de Mode Trophy...
Evian is therefore an important international tourist resort: a thermal and climate resort, as well as a vibrant seminar city. Hotels and residences :
There is no actual hotel inside the Evian thermal centre, but you will be free to choose from one of the hotels listed below.
Just 7 minutes away from the Thermal waters, this hotel features 31 comfortable, bright and spacious rooms, fitted with bathroom, toilets, TV, direct-dial telephone, 11 television channels, an inroom safe.
Lift, carpark upon request, animal welcome free of any charge, salon for small seminars (10 to 15 people), fitness room, sauna, solarium.
Hotel "Les Cygnes"
Hotel Les Cygnes is ideally located, just 800m away from the Thermal waters, on the banks of the very same lake. This will provide you with a beautiful change of scene and a unique view on Switzerland and the Jura mountains.
Come and rediscover the charms of the hotels that were built at the beginning of the century. The city centre is also within walking distance, by strolling along shady banksides that are decked with flowers, or simply by hotel shuttles.
The hotel boasts 38 rooms, single or double. Some rooms look out to the lake, and all are fitted with satellite TV, direct Internet access, bathroom (with bath or shower) and separate toilets.
Seminar rooms, private beach and pontoon, mooring buoys, tea salon, bar, games’ room, terrace on the lake, garden, animals welcome.
Hotel "Royal Parc Evian"
Hotel Royal Parc Evian was built in the « Belle Epoque’s » golden age, and is considered as a true feat of wonder. Nestling between mountain and lake in a 17ha park, its comfort and brightness delight all guests and visitors. Its vast flower-decorated salons and open plate glass window looking out to the lake, conjure up impressionism’s charms and yesteryear’s luxury.
For any additional information, please refer to our site’s report on the Hotel Royal Parc Evian.
Luxury is made discrete and humble at the Evian Ermitage hotel, blended as it is in the intimate, welcoming and relaxed feel there is about the hotel. The Alps’ charms and Savoy’s warmth and generosity set the scene of this unique setting, as the chalet succesfully combines cosiness, luxury and authenticity.
For any additional information, please refer to our site’s report on the Hotel Ermitage. Restaurants :
You can have lunch or dinner at the Hotel Ermitage and Royal Parc Evian restaurants (refer to our report’s on both hotels, for more information).
Restaurant "de l'hôtel Les Cygnes"
An elaborate and varied traditional cuisine is on the menu, mainly based on local products.
An example of tasty dishes:
Vegetable gaspacho with marinated queen scallop nuts, and herbs
Omble Chevalier mille feuilles with leeks, alongside almond and lemon butter
Chicken liver mousse with chives and cheese. Sports and Activities :
Evian is surrounded by nature and therefore has many sport activities to boast, such as:
- Golf at the Evian Masters Golf Club, where the sport’s top female competitors meet every year and compete for the Evian Masters, one of the most highly-coveted European and American trophies. Situated within the Royal Parc Evian, this 18-hole and 6006m long course is set in the midst of a 60ha park. It is widely considered as one of Europe’s most beautiful golf clubs.
- Outdoor 18-hole mini-golf in the midst of lush gardens, on the banks of the Le man Lake (open from April to November)
- Lake cruises on board sailing ships
- Rafting on the Dora Balte in Italy
- Heliski on the Trient glacier
- Glacier skiing in Vervier or the Diablerets
- Downhill skiing from the Aiguille du Midi to the Vallée Blanche
- Helicopter flight over the Mont-Blanc with lunch at the famous Tornieux refuge
- Balloon flights from the hotel are also on offer
For half-day trips, feel free to visit and explore the Pré-Curieux water-gardens, the medieval village of Yvoire, the Chillon castle, the Bex saltmines, the Abondance abbey, the Saint Maurice abbey and the Ripaille castle. Access :
Paris - Evian, several TGV connexions every dayBy plane
The nearest airport is the Genève Cointrin (45km)