With a breathtakingly beautiful position on the edge of Lake Geneva, perched on the border between France and Switzerland, Evian-les-Bains has been celebrated for centuries as one of the finest spa towns in Europe. The mineral waters of the Evian Springs were first discovered in the eighteenth century by the Marquis of Lessert, who, upon regularly stopping, while on his walks, to drink from the Fountain of St Catherine, found miraculous improvements in his health. The first ‘Evian Baths’ appeared in 1824, and, in their wake, a procession of esteemed visitors made their way to these mystical waters, tempted by their healing properties, from Kings Edward VII and George V of Great Britain, to writers, Marcel Proust and Anna de Noailles.
Continuing the legacy of its elegant founding, Evian-les-Bains has flourished into a much sought-after spot for wellbeing breaks and pampering retreats. Gazing out over the shimmering vista of Lake Geneva, set against the staggering, snow-topped peaks of the Alpine mountains, the scenery alone is enough inspire a sense of rejuvenation, with beautifully bright skies in summer, and ski slopes a short journey away in winter. A number of sumptuous spas can be found here, drawing energy from the stunning surroundings and replenishing thermal spring waters, offering expert hydrotherapy techniques, along with an immaculately landscaped championship golf course, boasting uninhibited views of the lakes and mountains. For those looking to spend some time unwinding in an area of outstanding natural beauty, home to some of Europe’s most exquisite spa facilities, a luxury holiday to Evian-les-Bains with Elegant Resorts is a fantastic choice.