Évian-les-Bains

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About Évian-les-Bains

Best know for its luxurious waters - now available worldwide - Évian-les-Bains is a Belle Époque treasure sitting extremely pretty on the French shore of Lake Geneva. As well as the spas, Evian is also a town of beautiful parks and graceful architecture. Some of the best places to stay in Évian-les-Bains are extremely beautiful in their own right, though if your idea of comfort is something a little more modern then you’ll find a suitable recommendation on our Guru’s list too.

The lake is naturally a real draw and visitors can travel to Lausanne across the lake by car ferry, or simply enjoy the lake by taking a tour - or by hiring a water taxi. For sampling the town's famed produce there’s a spring in the centre of town and you can just refill your bottles here - the water is pre-chilled to around 11 degrees. Beyond the waters the town itself is beautiful for lazy strolls, exploring the narrow lanes and discovering small cafes and restaurants.

What Not To Miss

  • Enjoy a picnic on the waterfront of Lac Leman at sunset - a gorgeous area.
  • The Église Saint Nicolas de Veroce is a lovely spot, with splendid architecture and pleasing interiors.
  • Meander around town and enjoy Le Fabuleux Village Des Flottins, a series of wooden sculptures made from local driftwood.
  • Wander around Les Jardins de l'eau du Pre Curieux - a great place for nature-lovers.

Our pick of the best places to stay in Evian-les-Bains are ideal properties if you're looking for a pampering lakeside break.

The best places to stay in Évian-les-Bains

For luxury

  • The Hotel Royal is a luxurious, lakeside hotel with a romantic, serene atmosphere and a state-of-the-art spa.

For a modern hotel

  • The Hotel Ermitage looks out over Lake Geneva, a stylish modern hotel with 80 contemporary rooms and access to a golf course and a luxury spa. They even offer babysitting and children’s activities and some equally well-organised activities for adults, like snorkelling, tennis and fishing.

For an apartment or villa

If you'd prefer the privacy of a self-catering option then browse through the wide variety available online with our partner, Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • Weather-wise, you're best off visiting in the summer months - with the average temperature climbing to 23°C in July.
  • This, however, is peak tourist season, so for a quieter and cheaper alternative consider coming in the shoulder season months (May and October).
  • Fly into Lausanne Airport before taking a ferry across to Évian-les-Bains.
  • If you'd like to see more of the area then consider hiring a car with Rentalcars.

Still not sure?

Best Hotels in Évian-les-Bains

  • Hotel les Cygnes 36 rooms from £88

    Évian-les-Bains (Evian-les-Bains)

    Set on Lake Geneva, this hotel offers a range of ornately decorated rooms combining classic style with modern comforts. As well as a heated outdoor swimming pool, the hotel's famous restaurant comes highly recommended. A charming base to explore this picturesque part of the Alps from.

    Active Holiday  -  Surrounded by lake and mountains; hiking, cycling and fishing are just some of many possible activities
    Families  -  Family apartments are available and there's a friendly laid-back attitude
    Swimming Pool  -  Heated outdoor pool
    Opulent
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  • Hotel Ermitage, Evian les Bains 80 rooms from £249

    Évian-les-Bains

    Looking out over Lake Geneva, this stylish modern hotel is perfect for a family holiday. Rooms are contemporary and comfortable with stunning views out over the shores of the lake. Leisure is a priority here, so why not enjoy a round of golf or relax in the hotel's deluxe spa.

    Families  -  Babysitting and child day care services in the children's resort, as well as a whole range of fun supervised activities.
    Active Holiday  -  With a host of activities including snorkelling, tennis and fishing, it's perfect for an active holiday.
    Sights nearby  -  Just ten miles from Lavaux Vineyard Terraces which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    Views  -  Rooms fitted with terraces looking out over Lake Geneva.
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  • Hotel Royal, Evian les Bains 66 rooms from £339

    Évian-les-Bains

    A lakeside hotel brimming with luxurious grandeur. The Hotel Royal magnificently captures the essence of its waterside positioning, focusing on tranquility and serenity. A place for romantic relaxation, enjoy its state-of-the-art spa or a leisurely game of tennis. A lakeside wonder.

    Honeymoons  -  A romantic spot at any time of year, with sumptuous suites, five gourmet restaurants, and spectacular views over the mountains.
    Spa breaks  -  Considered to be a super spa- everything you would expect, plus La Prairie caviar-based facials and crystal-therapy massage.
    Spa  -  Luxurious spa with 2 pools, 1 aquagym pool, a hammam, a sauna, a hot tub and fitness rooms.
    Great walks  -  Head down through the park to Lake Geneva for a lovely afternoon stroll.
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