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Aix-les-Bains is a city in the Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in southeastern France. The town lies at an altitude of about 250m and stretches along the eastern end of the beautiful Lac du Bourget and up the slopes above the lake that culminate in the Tour de L'Angle Est that overlooks the town and lake at a height of 1562m. The western shore of the lake is narrower as the mountains along its edge are closer to the lakeshore, although lower than those on the eastern side. The lake drains out of its northern end into the Rhone river about 5 km to the north. Aix Les Bains is situated in the hilly country of the Bugey that makes up the foothills of the Alps and also forms part of the lower western extension of the Jura Mountains.
- 1 HISTORY OF AIX-LES-BAINS
- 2 WHAT TO VISIT ?
- 3 TIPS
- 4 COUCHSURFERS
- 5 TRANSPORTATIONS
- 6 IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
- 7 LOCAL MEDIA MENTIONS
- 8 INTERESTED LINKS
HISTORY OF AIX-LES-BAINS
Aix derives from Latin Aquae (literally, "waters"; cf Aix-la-Chapelle (Aachen) or Aix-en-Provence), and Aix was a bath during the Roman Empire, even before it was renamed Aquae Gratianae to commemorate the Emperor Gratian, who was assassinated not far away, in Lyon, in 383. Numerous Roman remains survive.
More informations about the History of Aix-les-Bains on the wikipedia:Aix-les-Bains !
WHAT TO VISIT ?
Free Internet/Wifi Access
Here is a list of places where you can get some Internet/Wifi access:
- Avenir Jeunes "annexe" - Adress: Avenir Jeunes - 4, rue Vaugelas - Tel: 04 79 34 32 35
- Avenir Jeunes - Adress: 12 rue Vaugelas - Tel: 04 79 61 54 59
Nice & Cheap Places to Eat
There are about 100 Couchsurfers in Aix-les-Bains and its area. You can check the CS Group of Aix-les-Bains & Chambery or simply a couchsearch to find and contact them.
There are sometimes some meetings organised in Aix-les-Bains, just check the CS Group of Aix-les-Bains & Chambery to see what happen in the city and/or the Regional CS Group of Rhône-Alpes to see if there is any event in the area.
Coffee or a Drink
Here is a list of persons who are ready to have a drink with you and/or show you the city:
How to get to Aix-les-Bains
- By Car:
- By Train:
- By Plane:
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
- Police Station:
Gendarmerie : 04 79 61 15 00
Commissariat de police : 04 79 35 00 25
Police municipale : 04 79 35 78 93 or 17
- Health Urgency:
Hôpital général : 04 79 88 61 61
Clinique Docteur Herbert : 04 79 88 64 64
- Fireman Station:
- Emergency Doctor:
LOCAL MEDIA MENTIONS