Lac du Bourget
In the French Alps, near the town of Aix-Les-Bains, you will find the largest lake in France. The water comes from two large glaciers. The lake is named after the village of Le Bourget-du-Lac, which lies on the southern edge. It was already a popular place in Roman times. The area around Lac du Bourget is a fantastic place to spend your holidays. And if you are on holiday in Savoie, you should definitely visit this beautiful lake. On hot summer days you can cool off in the water. Looking for something to do? Rent a pedal boat or discover the lake in a canoe or sailing boat. It will be fun, you'll see!
Countless possibilities on the water
Are you on holiday in the area and need a day on or near the water? Then Lac du Bourget is the ideal place. Here you can swim and cool off on a hot summer day. At the water's edge, there are beautiful beaches where you can relax. It is also a very interesting activity for children. Wear water shoes, as the bottom is covered with stones. You prefer not to be in the water, but on the water? Then rent a boat and have a wonderful time. You can rent a sailing boat, but you can also opt for a canoe or kayak. So you can choose the degree of activity you want for your day. Other water sports are also possible. Water skiing, wakeboarding or surfing, the possibilities are endless.
Discover the surroundings
Would you like to know more about the area around Lac du Bourget? Then it's fun to take a boat trip. There are a number of very interesting places to discover around the glacial lake. The spa town of Aix-Les-Bains is really worth a visit if you want to relax completely. The thermal baths you will find here will allow you to relax completely. This town is also known as one of the most beautiful places in the Alps. The old town has many old streets, pleasant terraces and surprising shops. Perfect for an afternoon out. Le Bourget-du-Lac is also a nice village to get to know each other better. The idyllic village is small, but certainly pleasant to walk through.
A town rich in history
If you are on holiday in Savoie, you should also visit the county capital. Chambéry is a town with a very rich history. The old castle, where the Dukes of Savoy used to live, is a real attraction. The town is also known for its special elephant fountain. If you are in the area, you should definitely not miss this fountain. The old town has a warm atmosphere and offers many nice restaurants and bars to take a break.
Vast stretches of water, green forests, hills and high mountains. This environment is a real fairy-tale landscape. Not only is it pleasant to spend your day on or near the water, but it is also recommended to go hiking in the beautiful surroundings. There are many beautiful walks, stimulating or relaxing, to do. For example, walk to the Dent du Chat viewpoint. From here you have a breathtaking view of the water and the entire environment. The Belvédère de Grumeau is also a beautiful viewpoint. From this point you have a good view of the water, but you can also see the Hautecombe abbey. This abbey is also a nice attraction to visit if you are in the area.
Staying in the area
There is so much to do around and on the glacial lake that it is very pleasant to stay in the area. Camping Lac Saint Clair is only 27 kilometres from the beautiful lake and is therefore an ideal place to stay. From this base you can discover the most beautiful sites of Savoie. One day you can explore Chambéry, the next day you can relax in the thermal baths of Aix-Les-Bains and the next day you can explore the surroundings by boat. You can also plan a day at the beach, swim in the refreshing water or go for a nice walk. You will never get bored in these surroundings.