We arrived later in the afternoon, around 5 pm, so we just took a walk along the waterfront before settling on a place for dinner. The lakefront path is about 3 km long, lined with flowers and trees, with lots of people strolling and at least one roller blader that passed 5 or 6 times.
This public pool, the Centre Nautique, is at the western end of town alongside the lake. For a few euros you can spend the whole day. There is an olympic size pool, a smaller pool, a fenced off infant pool and a waterslide with plunge pool. You can also waterski from the jetty and swim and dive safely in the lake. There is a large cafe with terrassed gardens and an outdoor coffee shop. Tight swimming trunks must be worn by men, not the loose type - they will not let you swim otherwise! The minigolf course is located in front of the Centre Nautique and is great fun. My husband, a serious golfer who plays off 4, loves it. We hold an inter-family competition every time we visit - and he doesn't always win! We even played in the pouring rain which greatly amused the lady at the pay cabin especially when I told her "nous sommes Anglais, il pleut toutes les temps en Angleterre".
For a perfect end to the day, watch the sun set over the marina from the restaurant Cabestan, which has a large outdoor seating area. The staff are very friendly and people watching is always fun - roller bladers, dog walkers etc. I recommend the Americano cocktail as an aperatif!
Towns of Lac Leman are plenty of little harbours where you can rent boats, with ferrys crossing the waters, and people doing water skiing. And so is Evian. Furthermore, you have the option of merely walk and rest taking something near the lake.
I coulnd't show it to you better as at this virtual link. BTW my photo was zero :-((
On a warm day : a great refreshing shower !!
From Evian or Thonon make a short boat trip to the wonderful medieval village of Yvoire.
Admire the beautiful surroundings on board of a comfortable boat. It takes you 1h20 from Evian to Yvoire ; a return trip costs about 25 ?
Departure from Evian at 11.50 a.m.
Arrival at Yvoire at 13.10 p.m.
Departure from Yvoire at 16.02 p.m.
Arrival at Evian at 17.15 p.m.
The old town square is really nice and small with a pedestrian road running along it .... we were there on a Sunday morning and most shops were closed ... would have like to see it all open .....
Source Cachat : the most famous source of Evian Mineral Water, erected in 1903. Inside one can get an impression of the history of the Evian sources. Entrance is free.
On the "historical discovery tour" we came across the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Church, with its impressive tower.