From Geneva by car
To get to Evian from Geneva, we enjoyed a leisurely ride along a country road (D5) that passed through some lovely little villages to get to Yvoire, it was barely imperceptible that you were passing from Switzerland to France as there was no border guard, at least not that day. After stopping in Yvoire, we connected with another slightly larger road (N5) to go the rest of the way to Evian, we must have hit it during the evening rush hour as there was quite a bit of traffic.
As with most of the driving on this trip, we found that directional signs were excellent, we rarely consulted our map.
There is parallel parking along the main road through Evian, metered closed to the center, time restricted a little further out. There are also garages if you need to stay for a longer time. It's helpful to know the days of the week in French, parking is sometimes free even at the metered spots on Sundays and after certain hours on the other days of the week.
Always check to see if there is a pay box where you park, meters are not the individual ones next to your space. Most of them print out tickets based on the amount of time you think you will spend there which you place on your dashboard, non metered spots may require you to put your time disk on the dashboard.
evian is a small and safe town- walking around will help in discovering many of the hidden streets and monuments- take a camera with you
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There is a free parking on the main Avenue along the Lake at the height of the Cruises boat harbour at your right hand coming from Thonon next to La Frégate bar.
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