Location: Evian is located in the north of the department of Haute-Savoie, on the the south shore of Lake Geneva, opposite to Switzerland. The town lies on the coast of the lake at an altitude varying between 370 and 725 meters, surrounded by a mountain range and the magnificent natural park. Evian is called a city-garden for its well-groomed blooming flower beds and gardens. In 1992, the city received a gold medal for the most flourishing city in Europe.
A bit of history: the resort is famous for its mineral water, which includes bicarbonate with a small amount of magnesium. Miraculous properties of water were discovered quite by accident in 1745 by the Marquis de Leser, through which he was able to recover from ailments. In 1826, the Duke of Savoy officially permitted the use of mineral water for medicinal purposes. In 1984 there was officially opened a wellness center EspaceThermal Evian.
Visit: take a walk through the historic center of Evian, visit two museums hosting a permanent exhibition of paintings and sculptures from various museums in the world: Fondation Gianadda and the Fondation de l’Hermitage. A day trip to Anessi, in the medieval town of Yvoire on the shores of the lake with its delightful garden labyrinth in medieval style (open from April to October).
Accommodation: Hotel Ermitage 4* located in the center of the picturesque park (19 hectares) in the style of a country house with a homey feel and comfort. The building of the hotel was completely renovated in 2011. The interior is decorated with wood; living room also has a fireplace. 91 rooms and suites of different categories decorated in warm earthy tones are equipped with telephone, air conditioning, TV, safe, mini-bar, balcony, bathroom and hair dryer. The hotel also has a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath, 10 salons for seminars, club for toddlers up to 3 years and the restaurant La table and bar-restaurant La Bibliothèque offer different dishes of French cuisine. Spa center «Les 4 Terres» was fully renovated in December 2011.
Hotel Royal 4 * Luxe is considered to be one of the most luxurious hotels in Europe. Built in 1909 in the style of «Belle Epoque», the hotel has 78 fully renovated luxury rooms and suites with all the amenities overlooking the lake or the park. The center for seminars offering a panoramic view of the lake is located on the 6th floor of the hotel and includes: auditorium of 120 m2, 2 balconies and 10 saloons (for 1200 persons). The hotel also has a club for children (4-36 months old), swimming pools, sauna, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi, fitness center, hair salon, a casino, 4 restaurants (Restaurant Edward VII with gastronomic cuisine), bar and spa center Evian.