Lac du Bourget

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Flanked by the steep slopes of Mont du Chat and Mont de la Chambotte, France's largest natural lake is famous for the changing hues of its waters, which range from dark blue to bright turquoise. Subject to strong gusts of wind and lined by steep banks, it is not necessarily the easiest lake to sail on. However, a tour of its shores will provide the chance to admire not only the lake, but also the superb abbey of Hautecombe and the old border town of Chanaz, as well as taking you up the Col de Sapenay, which commands a great view from the Restaurant La Chambotte.

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Hautecombe Abbey
Hautecombe Abbey
This romantically-situated abbey is
60 minutes
Lakeside Esplanade, Aix-les-Bains
Lakeside Esplanade, Aix-les-Bains
This vast 10 ha space of greenery is
15 minutes
Little port of Aix-les-Bains
Little port of Aix-les-Bains
This is both a fishing port and a
30 minutes
Aix-les-Bains Aquarium
Aix-les-Bains Aquarium
To better acquaint yourselves with the
60 minutes
Aix-les-Bains Beach
Aix-les-Bains Beach
Aix-les-Bains has three beaches, one of
15 minutes
St.Swithun's church
St.Swithun's church
This church built in 1869 with money
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Aix-les-Bains Aquarium
Aix-les-Bains Aquarium
To better acquaint yourselves with the
60 minutes
Aix-les-Bains Beach
Aix-les-Bains Beach
Aix-les-Bains has three beaches, one of
15 minutes
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