Evian les Bains in France sits on a hill on the southern shores of Lake Geneva, close to the border with Switzerland. During summer the picturesque lakeside village makes for a great alternative to a beach holiday, while in winter an Evian les Bains holiday home places visitors close to all of the best French and Swiss Alpine ski resorts.
The location of Evian les Bains makes for some spectacular scenery and many visitors may be content to simply relax in their own chalet and soak up the atmosphere. There are also plenty of facilities in the area to help you relax, including a spa and wellness centre and some traditional thermal baths. The nearest golf course to Evian les Bains is also only a very short drive from the centre of the town.
If you are looking for a little more than relaxation though there are a whole heap of activities on offer on any holiday in Evian les Bains. Families looking for an activity based holiday can choose from horse riding or hiking in the spectacular Alps. A cable car is also available to take you down to the lake shore, or tennis courts are available in the town. The location in the Alps also makes for some great adventure activities for adrenaline junkies, including mountain biking and rafting. Paragliding can also be enjoyed down on Lake Geneva along with sailing, water skiing, fishing and windsurfing.
The Alpine location of Evian les Bains chalets also of course makes for a great winter break, when some of the best French skiing can be enjoyed within only a short drive from the town.
Evian les Bains is also well located to enjoy many of the area’s major festivals, including the Lusanne City Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival and the Evian Golf Masters, all held in July each year. There are also many other smaller festivals held throughout the year in Evian or neighbouring villages.
Evian les Bains is only 45km from the border city of Geneva, with many fantastic restaurants and bars, several fascinating museums and some great shopping. Geneva is also home to several major international organisations, many of whose buildings make for an interesting sight in themselves.
The weather in Evian les Bains is beautiful in the summertime, with temperatures often reaching higher than 20C. Winters are much colder, but a chalet in Evian les Bains offers a very cosy place to retire after a day on the Alpine ski slopes.
Evian les Bains is served by Geneva Airport (GVA), just over 40km away, which receives flights daily from cities across Europe and the UK. Car hire from all the major operators is available on the French side of the airport, offering the most convenient way to access your self-catering accommodation.