- At the gates of Switzerland, between lake and mountain, discover this camping family committed to sustainable development
- On the eastern shore of Lake Geneva, an ideal place to recharge your batteries and live unforgettable outdoor experiences
Camping De Vieille Eglise
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The villages on the shores of Lake Geneva each have their own character. Chens-sur-Léman and its castle… Nernier steeped in literary and artistic memories… Amphion-les-Bains where Anna de Noailles spent part of her childhood… Or the fishing village of Meillerie. In Lugrin, you will be one kilometer from the beach. Your children will be able to swim there in complete peace of mind. Lake Geneva is indeed temperate with clear and sparkling water. Magical lake, changing in color and aspect, as peaceful as it is wild…. A daily spectacle awaits you.
The city of Evian is 4 kilometers away, Switzerland 10 kilometers. You can also go to Montreux called "the Swiss Riviera". Did you know that the Pays d'Evian has a micro-climate? Between lake and mountains, with a very open space, you will be surprised by the spring and summer mildness. The region will allow you many discoveries at the bend of the Savoyard villages, the pedestrian paths, the local animations, and the lake walks.
A hiking destination
The hill of Allinges castles
The hill of the castles of Allinges offers an unobstructed view of Lake Geneva and the Chablais. One hiking route allows you to discover the history of this place, border between two territories. Departing from the church car park in Allinges, this short loop for the whole family leads in particular to the famous site of the Châteaux des Allinges. The route offers a splendid panorama over Lake Geneva, the Swiss Jura, the Pre-Alps and the Dent d'Oche.
The Pays de Gavot
The Pays de Gavot is also the ideal place for walking and hiking. Very beautiful views of the lake can be enjoyed from Thollon-les Mémises and the surrounding cliffs. There are many starting points. Some are intended for family outings, others for discovery trails that the municipalities or the Sivom have laid out in this country. They attract walkers to the very foot of the Dent d'Oche.
From the path of the planets near Vinzier, to walks in the woods of Verossier or those surrounding the lakes of the Beunaz, walkers will be spoiled for choice when it comes to exploring the beautiful Chablais region on foot. He will even be able to descend from this country to the bottom of the Dranse valley by some paths.
Hikes with a view of Lake Geneva
From the village of Bernex, the Dent d'Oche, Mount Benand and Point of Pelluaz offer a magnificent view of Lake Geneva from their summits. Located between Lake Geneva and the Plateau des Bornes, the Mont Saleve offers a belvedere on the lake, Mont-Blanc and Jura. The other side, covered with meadows and forests, is dotted with colorful villages. Hiking, mountain biking, contemplation of the sunset, restaurant, paragliding ... Discover the history, tips and all the activities to do on the site of the Salève cable car.
A mosaic of visits
The Curious Meadow
Le Pré Curieux in Evian is a garden devoted to the protection of water. It presents water lilies and aquatic plants, flower meadows and ponds. Also in Evian, the lakefront promenade leads you to discover the surroundings to the sound of water games. To Publier, the Dranse Delta nature reserve is home to many species (tits, herons, beavers, etc.).
Ripaille estate arboretum
À Thonon-les-Bains, the arboretum of the domain of Ripaille shelters exotic plants. The Bois de Ville forest, ideal for walking, stretches between Thonon and the Hermones massif. Not far from there, at Sciez, the Eagles of Lake Geneva offer many shows (birds of prey flight, medieval tournament, tales and legends, etc.). AT Yvoire, the Domaine de la Châtaignière and Rovorée form a unit conducive to contemplation.
On the heights of Thonon-les-Bains, the Ripaille castle retraces the time of a visit the history of the first Duke of Savoy. At the port of Rives, the ecomuseum presents the different fishing techniques.
The Villa Light
À Evian, the walker discovers the Villa Lumière, the gardens, the Cachat source or the Casino. Further east, the medieval village of Yvoire, classified as “Most Beautiful Villages of France”, is a former fortified town. The gardens of the castle are home to a plant labyrinth, the Jardin des Cinq Sens.
wine tour in Chablais
The Chablais AOC is one appellation and five terroirs. The vines surround the region of Aigle, Leysin and Col des Mosses. In the plain, the vines stretch as far as the eye can see and go up along the hillsides. The town of Aigle and the village of Yvorne are the jewels of the Chablais AOC appellation. The wines made from the Chasselas grape are the emblem of the region. They can be enjoyed cool in a cellar or in the sun on the terraces in the middle of the vines. To discover all the wine-growing riches, the Château d'Aigle houses the Vine and Wine Museum. From interactive exhibits present the work of the winemaker. A wine tour, between Ollon, Aigle and Yvorne also highlights the region's wine-growing landscapes in the form of a fun quiz.
With an area of 582 km2, Lake Geneva is the largest alpine lake in Europe. It offers diverse and varied fishing spots. On the site of the French federation of fishing in Haute-Savoie, you will find all the information you need to practice fishing on Lake Geneva, the Rhône, the ponds, lakes and surrounding reserves. There is no annual fishing closure for Lake Geneva, only protection periods according to the different species of fish.
Thanks to the Franco-Swiss concordat on fishing in Lake Geneva, the limitations are the same in Switzerland and France. It is mandatory to have a fishing license for Lake Geneva. The only fishing authorized without a license is fishing with a fixed cork (one line per person). Fishing licenses for Lake Geneva are on sale at most kiosks. You can buy a yearly, weekly or daily permit. The perch is the emblematic fish of Lake Geneva. It is eaten on the terrace by the lake.
Gastronomy and oenology
Lake Geneva has two restaurants rewarded by the 2017 Michelin Guide: Ô Flavors 1 * in Douvaine and Raphael Vionnet in Thonon les Bains. The gastronomy of Lake Geneva is linked to the terroir of Chablais, with its recipes based on Abondance cheese. Wine from the south shore, made mainly from the Chasselas grape variety, produces recognized crus: Ripaille, Crépy, Marignan and Marin.
An aristocratic and international resort during the Belle Époque, the Evian-les-Bains station treats kidney and digestive ailments and nervous fatigue. Overlooking the lake, the Thonon-les-Bains spa resort (see the brochure) water with detoxifying properties, also treats kidney ailments. Fitness stays allow you to enjoy the surroundings in complete relaxation. The two towns each produce natural mineral waters that bear their names. This is a great opportunity to organize unforgettable moments of relaxation and well-being when you stay at the Camping of the Old Church.
Geneva, international grande dame
Visit Geneva, is to discover a cosmopolitan and international Swiss city. Located near the French border, on the shores of Lake Geneva, it is one of the five richest cities in the world. It has a lot to offer from a tourist point of view. Admire its famous jet d'eau, visit the old town, enter the Saint-Pierre de Genève cathedral and stroll along the promenade de la Treille. Take the time to stroll through the Parc des Bastions, the English Garden or the Parc de la Grange. Go to the Pâquis baths, visit the United Nations headquarters and observe the Broken Chair sculpture. And if you go to the museum? Or take a cruise on Lake Geneva? Or… Attend a concert at the Victoria Hall in Geneva? You will certainly have to come back to fully experience the atmosphere of this great city that is so special, elegant, cosmopolitan and full of vitamins!
After such discoveries, the Camping The Old Church will be a small haven of peace where you will appreciate all the more the little attentions, the quality of the service and undoubtedly the freshness of the pretty infinity pool...