Evian-les-Bains : Water, Water, Waters!

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Evian-les-Bains is a little french city situated on the south shore of Lake Geneva, in Haute Savoie. It is famous for its Springs and water.

History of the city :
The name of Evian is related with water. It comes most probably from a Celtic or pre-Celtic root meaning water, and was written Aviano in 1150, Yvians in 1268.

It is claimed the water was discovered during a walk taken by the Marquis de Lessert when he drank water from the Sainte Catherine source on the property of M.Cachat. The marquis, who was allegedly suffering from kidney and liver problems, drank the water all during his stay and claimed his health improved although there was and still is no medical basis for this claim. M.Cachat began selling the water!

The golden age began in 1826 with the opening of the first private bathing resort in Evian.

In 1860, Savoy was incorporated to France and took benefit of the industrial development of the Second Empire.

Evian started to decline in 1929 and water-cure activity resumed after the Second World War.

Now the most important source of money for the city is it’s casino.

The city is very well connected with Lausanne, in Switzerland (where gambling is forbidden).

What to do ?

Try slot machines at the Casino if you like. Or wander at random with your camera and shoot at the charming little houses, the tiny japanese park, the lake shore, and taste Evian’s water at source Cachat.
Don’t forget to eat at ‘L’instant Gourmand’, a very Small and delicious restaurant close to the Church.

written by azurblue on 2010-06-18 in #world #locations #evian-bains-bath-water-mineral-lake-geneva-france-savoie-lca-diana-mini-architecture-houses

4 Comments

  1. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Even if there's no author name (why??), I recognize @azurblue's style... right? ;)

  2. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Even if there's no author name (why??), I recognize @azurblue's style... right? ;)

  3. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    Stephane, you're the best ! I don't know why my name is secret here, but I confirm, it's me !

  4. yawn
    yawn ·

    I know this place, I recommend to have a walk in the valley behind!

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