Elegantly perched on the border between France and Switzerland, Evian's internationally renowned healing waters lure health-conscious visitors from around the world. It is France's most celebrated spa resort, famed for its hydrotherapy treatments that benefit digestive and metabolic conditions.
The 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, when Evian mineral waters revealed curative qualities and the waters began to be used for medicinal purposes.
In the late 19th century, the city contained more than 20 hotels. The hills and the lakeshore were covered with noble houses and luxurious villas and a theatre and a casino were built on the lakeside. In 1902, the baths were constructed and in 1909, the architect Hébrard built one of the most luxurious hotels: the Royal Hotel.
Évian still derives funding as a holiday resort and spa town.
Duration: 6 hours
Price: CHF 525.00
(Guide services included. Car rental - at extra charges. Car type - on request)
Price CHF 675.00
(Guide-driver services included. Car type - Standard)
Excursion starts from Geneva.