Lake Bourget in Aix-les-Bains

A walk along the lake of Bourget in Aix-les-Bains.

A pleasant walk accessible to all along the Lac du Bourget. Aix-les-Bains is less oriented towards tourism than Annecy which is only a few kilometers away.

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Duration: 1 h.

Le Grand Port

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Le Grand Port
You can go on a cruise on the Lac du Bourget, there is a company that offers departures from the Grand Port for a tour of the lake or to visit the abbey of Hautecombe.

View on the lake

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View on the lake
The Lac du Bourget is the largest natural lake in France.

The Esplanade du Lac

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The Esplanade du Lac
One walks along the lake under the plane trees.

On the other side

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On the other side
On one side you have a magnificent view of the lake, on the other side unfortunately you walk along a square without any charm.

The lakefront

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The lakefront
There is no beach and therefore no way to swim in the summer. The pontoon on the picture is reserved for fishermen.

The restaurants

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The restaurants
All along the esplanade you can find small restaurants.

The Little Port

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The Little Port
After a short walk we reach the Petit Port. Next to it is the municipal beach called "Aqualac", the entrance is not free (6 euros in summer). It is a complex that includes a beach on the lake and a swimming pool for swimming all year round. It is sad to note that one cannot swim in the lake without paying. You have to go further.
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