Aix-les-Bains intends to become much more than a prestigious spa town. Enriched by its past, the thermal town is also investing in its future. A not too distant future judging by all the projects being carried out in 1999. One example is the construction of the Chevalley Baths, with 307 million francs being invested in what is one of the largest building sites in the Rhône-Alpes region since the building of the A51 motorway.
This new establishment which overlooks the town centre, will reflect the current tendency to make French spa treatments more fun.
The aim is to complement the treatments already offered by the National Baths and to reinforce Aix-les-Bain’s renown in the treatment of rheumatism.
For many people Chevalley is symbolic of the 3rd millennium. It is scheduled to be opened at the beginning of the year 2000.Another new undertaking for Aix-les-Bains is its participation in the Great Lake project. Under the initiation of the Savoie region’s local and departmental authorities, an investment of over 32 million francs has been planned over 15 years in an aim to harmonise modern day requirements with the environment. Access to the lake will be improved with the creation of new bathing areas, viewpoints and walks. As well as making the lake more accessible from the town centre, Aix-les-Bains will modernise the nineteenth century Baths, rehabilitate the esplanade and also renovate the water sports centre and the aquarium. More than ever before Aix-les-Bains is an important tourist centre. Today, on the edge of France’s largest natural lake, the future is as important as the pres