Beach area at Chatillon very cute little area to swim and hang out at the northern end of the lake. Not bad and it saves the village being blocked. Follow the path to the right and there is a small pebbly section of beach suitable for an afternoon. You usually need water shoes as the stones hurt your feet. No toilets, but not far to walk to the kite surfers beach ones. Cross the road with care, although most stop. Plenty of lakeside space and a couple of wooden board areas great for jumping off. Just be sure to check the water depth before you jump.
Large grassy area and lots of accessible water. Gets busy in summer, lovely grassy bit, shallow entrances to the water. Brison St. Parking can be a nightmare. Le Bourget du Lac has 2 sailing clubs, right next to each other to confuse people. Next door to the Bourget plage. Here you can learn to sail, windsurf, canoe and use a stand-up paddle board. There is also a great canoe club which uses the river in Bourget itself. Renting a boat is easy and not too expensive, but be warned on hot days you may have to wait. Please wear the life vests provided — Lac du Bourget is m deep in the middle and although the surface can be warm, as you go down it gets very cold.
If you do a general internet search for your sport plus either Aix les Bains or Chambery you will find details of contacts.
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The following website is a 7 page list of activities and contacts around Aix. French sports clubs are incredibly welcoming to new members and supportive of junior members. The clubs are usually well supported and normally reasonably priced.
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Most large villages and towns definitely at La Motte-Servolex and le Bourget du Lac hold sports club joining fayres normally a week or 2 after school starts in September where you can meet all the clubs and leaders. You put your name down, get a joining pack, then go home and think about how many you can afford!
Most offer a free trial on an appointed day. This includes insurances and tuition, but usually not any special equipment. You will also be asked to provide medical certificates for each club, which can cost a fortune at the doctors, so make sure you go in one visit, with all your children and a clear list of which sports they want to undertake. If there are any they may consider taking up later, then get a certificate for that anyway, just in case.
These are not solely for the children who already belong to that club, but are actually open to all and are usually very reasonably priced.
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Find details on their own websites or get details at your local mairie town hall. Horse Riding equitation So many stables to choose from.. Some more serious than others, best to book in for a quick hack or a private lesson to see if you like the staff and atmosphere and whether it will suit your offspring Check out:. The Pony Club de Tresserve, really great for children as there are loads of small ponies, very friendly. Ask a neighbour where they would advise as everyone seems to support their local stable.
Based at Le Bourget the club Les Mouettes is generally a girls club but young boys under 7 attend and is also excellently well run and very friendly. This is a very active club and welcomes junior members. The clubs at Le Bourget du Lac named CNBC and Aix aix aviron are both very good clubs, they love new members from the age of 10 , boys and girls and with or without experience. Both clubs compete at all levels are champions in France at many levels and allow leisure rowing.
Both are very friendly, offer fantastic facilities and great coaching. Contact via the websites. Most big villages, even those without snow, have a ski club for adults and children… Most weekends a long line of buses take children from their villages into the hills for a weekly lesson with a smaller gang of accompanying adults accompagnateurs. Think Pied Piper of Hamlyn on ice. It can all seem a bit of a palaver getting your kids to the bus first thing on a Saturday morning, but these trips are well organised and friendly, and incredibly economical.
The clubs have leaders who organise different trips and lessons so you can undertake all the snow sports. Le Club de Ski, Bourget du Lac is extremely friendly, has a great turnout for kids on a Saturday, ensures they are very well looked after and has a great social element too. You can also drive up to a ski station, park check the ipad for parking first, especially if you have a roof box…lots are underground car parks with 2m max headroom and hope to get a lesson on the day, booked through a ski school office.
Find lessons for individuals or a group, private or as part of a class. Many have specialist English teachers, just ask if needed. Many schools take the children cross country skiing known as ski de fond of which there are 2 types; skate and classic style. This is one less activity you have to arrange. La Feclaz and Le Revard —. Top locations for ski de fond, biathlon training and racquettes. Also recommended on a crisp cold day is a snowy walk to the Chalet du Loup restaurant at la Feclaz and check out the Tipi village at Le Revard.
The path along Lac du Bourget: A very easy walk for children and suitable for prams.
From Les Mottets car park you can walk all along the lake side to Aix, approx. Car parking is free, but be careful with car security. Keep your dog on a lead be aware of roller blading, cycling, scooters, joggers and ski de fond practitioners! You can also take a great canal boat ride along the Canal de Saviere which stops off at Chanaz, at the north of the lake. Great fun for the kids. In the Savoie during the summer months there is always something happening. At the Grand and Petit Ports and at the plage in Le Bourget you can often find a group of folk setting out a circus activity day, who seem to stay 3 months, or a musical event.
There are also regular events celebrating Savoie life which are all great for the children. Le Bourget du Lac has a 2 day Fete du Nautism , a fantastic weekend where you and your kids can try virtually every water sport, for free. This is a very animal focussed show and so be aware. Parking can be busy, but free. Warning here.. Interesting walkways, nature area, sculptures and little spots to swim, get a drink and an ice cream at the end and walk back.
Probably a 2 hour trip. One of our favourite things to do on a relaxing warm evening is to get a drink at the Skiff pub whilst the kids can run around the plaza, or practise their scooter techniques. From the Grand Port you can also takes the kids on a boat trip. Lovely ride takes about 2 hours with time to explore the Abbey still lived in. This area has a long boulevard of trees, a walking path, bike and roller path separate for safety and a large lawn area for ball games and picnics.
It can get exceptionally busy on high days and holidays, so be prepared. Le Bourget du Lac This is a low key affair, a quick and easy mini golf experience with a small snack bar that sells ok food cheaply and they are soooo friendly. Bigger than Bourget but without the cheese appeal. Parks and Childrens Play Areas.. Aix-Les-Bains the following webpage has a fantastic interactive map which shows each play park and sports ground in Aix.
There are also ready made bbq stations so you can play all day and then stay on until late with food. Le Bourget du Lac — has a small play park, very well fenced and secure. Found at the bottom of the road oppsite the Banette boulangerie, behind the Prieure. Visit the little port at Bordeau Parc Naturel Regional du Massif des Bauges via a cheese factory to the magnificent water falls.
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It has good ramps and a grind rail, friendly and more used to all sorts using it. Good picnic grass around. Bit of a locals skate park but stick with it and they let you in… Chambery skate park on the Quai du Jeu de Paume. The Victoria in Aix Les Bains shows its films in the original language.
The website angloinfo. All the cinemas have good websites, very easy to navigate. Watching a Handball Match One thing you must do whilst in the Savoie is take the family to watch a handball game. Gallery Eureka, Chambery Described as a really cool place, tactile displays and free entry! La Feclaz and Le Revard: What many locals forget is that these are great areas for summer activities, not just skiing.
Le Bourget du Lac Plage is a much less grand affair and hence the entry price is lower and you only have to pay during the summer holidays. More info on this below 4. This does not imply that all amenities not in bold are free! Would you like to book Campsite Le Lac Palinges or request more information? You can do both using the information below.
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