The Lac d’Aiguebelette is one of the warmest lake in Europe.
7 beaches with supervised swimming around the lake.
The local beach of Lépin-Le-Lac is only 15 minutes walk from the apartment.
A natural beach on the island near Lépin-Le-Lac is accessible by rowing boats or ‘pédalos’: the nearest places are Lépin-Le-Lac beach or the Port d’Aiguebelette-Le-Lac.
Walks and Hiking
The Lac d’Aiguebelette is one of the rare places where you can enjoy both Water and Mountains. Lying at the foot of the majestic Chaîne de l’Épine, with a summit reaching 1425 metres at the Mont Grelle, many walks will overlook the lake.
* GR 9 and GR 65 paths
* Roman Way from the top of Aiguebelette-Le-Lac village
* Massif of La Chartreuse only 1 hour drive
Fireworks Show on the lake : 14 July et 15 August
Summer festivals around the lake
Music Concerts : Festival des Nuits d’été in August
Villages and Towns
Open Market in Novalaise on Wednesday and Sunday mornings
Nances, the village of Flowers, below l’Epine mountain
Chambéry (10 miles) ‘capital’ of the Savoie county : pedestrian streets, castle, cinemas (day-return travel possible by train/SNCF coach from Lépin-Le-Lac Station, 5 mins walk from the apartement)
Museums and Visits
For Children : Parc Walibi – Strolls donkey and pony – Resort with lamas
Musée de l’Ours (“Museum of the Bear’)
Grottoes in Les Echelles
Château de Mandrin (Mandrin Castle)
Local Crafts : Tanning, Pottery, Dolls
Cafés and Restaurants
Specialities are Fondue, Raclette, Tomme, Cidres et Vins de Savoie
La Diligence within walking distance with take away pizzas in Lépin-le-lac
Lovely Café/restaurant at la Base du Sougey by the lake
Introduction day organised par l’Association de Pêche 06.81.02.25.83
Rowing 04 79 26 55 50
Boats and Pédalos
Vertes Sensations offers : pédalos, surfbike, canoe and kayak outings on the lake, canyoning, Mountain-biking on marked paths (VTT), climbing, bow, paragliding (parapentes)
Tel : 04.79.28.77.08
Les parapentes depart from the edge of l’Épine mountain and can land right by the lake – Aiguebelette Parapente : tel : 04 79 75 60 41 / 06 99 12 73 62
Winter Sports :
Hiking with raquettes
The nearest Ski Resorts are : Vertemex, La Plagne, St Pierre de Chartreuse