"Short but Sweet Stay" Aix-les-Bains by Hopkid

Aix-les-Bains Travel Guide: 3 reviews and 2 photos

When we went to see the Tour de France in 2004, our base for the stages in the Alps was the charming town of Aix-les-Bains. The town center is fairly small and there is a nice plaza that includes the Hotel de Ville, a charming area covered with trees under which sit tables and chairs for leisure, and a small bandshell. On the north side of the plaza is the stylish and attractive Hotel Astoria.

We didn't do a whole lot in town since during the days we were ither riding our bikes or watching that day's Tour stage. We did get a chance to walk around the city centre the first evening we arrived and took in life in a resort town in the Alps. Shop owners were very friendly and forgiving of our hideous attempts to speak French. Several restaurants and cafes along the pedestrial Place Pietonne make for a relaxing time sipping a cappaccino or eating gelato on a warm summer's evening.

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  • Last visit to Aix-les-Bains: Jul 2004
  • Intro Written May 6, 2005
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  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Hard place to get tips for, thanks for sharing, cheers, Ian

  • karenincalifornia's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2009 at 10:28 AM

    How were the roads for cycling? We'll be in Rhone Valley in the summer and I'd love to do some cycling, but the the roads on Google Earth look like they are missing shoulders. How scary are they?

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2006 at 3:58 PM

    Good tip and intro. This 3-star hotel looks like 4 or 5-star one.

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