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Water Body
Lac Leman , Evian-les-Bains
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Lac Leman, better known as Lake Geneva, has long been celebrated for its shores and extraordinary alpine views. The glassy waters reflect the
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Geologic Formation
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See the gripping beauty that erosion can create at Gorges du Pont du Diable. The jagged crags shift in color and savagery as you navigate the
Landmark
Funiculaire de Thonon-les-Bains , Thonon-les-Bains
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The Funiculaire de Thonon-les-Bains, or Thonon-les-Bains Funicular, is a funicular railway in the spa town of Thonon-les-Bains, in the French
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By its size, its charm, its memories, Ripaille is one of the most beautiful sites of the regionThe visit of the site Ripaille immerses the visitor in a historical fresco, between the fourteenth century and 1900:→ The history of the Counts and the first Duke of Savoy, Amedee VIII the Pacific who had the castle built in 1434→ The history of the monks at the castle which was a chartreuse from 1622→ The story of Frédéric Engel-Gros, an esthete industrialist who bought the castle in 1900, and entrusted to great architects, artists and craftsmen in Europe this wonderful restoration, in the Belle Epoque style.The Castle is opened form 11 am till 5 pm from Dec 22nd till Jan 6th 2019
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Garden
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With 13,000 varieties of plants, Jardin des Cinq Sens offers plenty for you to touch, and sometimes taste, as you walk through its lush envir
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Casino
Casino d'Evian , Evian-les-Bains
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Tours from £44

Evian-les-Bains

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Évian-les-Bains or Évian is a commune in the northern part of the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.A high-market holiday resort and spa town on the shores of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), it has been visited, over two centuries, by royalty such as Kings Edward VII and George V of the United Kingdom and King Farouk of Egypt, and celebrities such as countess Anna de Noailles and Marcel Proust.HistoryBirth of an elite spa townThe springs of Evian were still rather unknown at the time of the French Revolution. But the First Empire's interest for spa towns inspired a scientist to analyse the Evian springs in 1807 and 1808.A lakeside port and a new road (RN5) connecting the town to Milan and Paris were constructed in 1809. In 1823, Genevan entrepreneur M. Fauconnet launched the Évian mineral water company (Société des Eaux Minérales d'Évian) and purchased the cities' two main springs (the better-known being the Cachat spring named after the family that sold it) in March 1827. M. Fauconnet's company eventually went bankrupt, and the springs were bought by the Hôtel des Bains. Take a peek at our world travel planner: Evian-les-Bains and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.

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