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Camping De Vieille Eglise

The villages on the shores of Lake Geneva each have their own character. Chens-sur-Léman and its castle, Nernier loaded with 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 located 1 km from the beach where your children can swim in peace, because Lake Geneva is temperate with clear and sparkling water. Magic lake, changing color and appearance, as peaceful as it is wild…. A daily show awaits you. The town of Evian is 4 kilometers away, Switzerland 10 kilometers away and you can go to Montreux called "the Swiss Riviera".

Did you know that the country of Evian benefits from a micro-climate? Between lake and mountains and at the same time with a very open space, you will be surprised by the spring and summer mildness. The region will allow you plenty of discoveries around the Savoyard villages, hiking trails, local activities, and lake walks.

Open your mind, breathe and choose your hiking destination!

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, in the hinterland of Evian, 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 walks, others for discovery trails that the municipalities or Sivom have developed in this country and which attract walkers to the very foot of the Dent d'Oche. Find them in detail and with valuable information on the local flora, on the site florechablais.fr.

From the path of the planets near Vinzier, to walks in the woods of Verossier or those around the lakes of the Beunaz, the walker will be spoiled for choice to explore on foot a very beautiful region of Chablais. He could even descend from this country to the bottom of the Dranse valley by some paths.

From the village of Bernex, the Dent d'Oche, Mount Benand and Pointe de Pelluaz offer a magnificent view of Lake Geneva from their summits.

Located between Lake Geneva and the Bornes plateau, 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

Le Pre Curious in Evian, garden dedicated to water protection, presents water lilies and aquatic plants, flower meadows and ponds. Also in Evian, the lake front promenade takes you to explore the surroundings to the sound of water games. To Publish, the Delta de la Dranse nature reserve is home to many species (chickadees, herons, beavers, etc.).

A 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 (flight of birds of prey, medieval tournament, tales and legends, etc.). TO Yvoire, Domaine de la Châtaignière and Rovorée form a whole 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, theecomuseum presents the different fishing techniques.

A Evian, the walker discovers the Villa Lumière, the gardens, the Cachat source or the Casino. Further east, the medieval village of Yvoire, classified "Most Beautiful Villages of France" is an old fortified village. The gardens of the castle are home to a plant labyrinth, the Garden of the Five Senses.

Prepare your wine tour in Chablais

Chablais AOC is an appellation and five terroirs. The vines surround the region of Aigle, Leysin and the Col des Mosses. In the plain, the vines stretch as far as the eye can see and go up along the slopes. 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, to be enjoyed in the fridge in a cellar or in the sun on the terraces in the middle of the vines. To discover all the wine treasures, 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.

Are you fond of fishing?

With an area of ​​582 km2, which makes it the largest alpine lake in Europe, Lake Geneva offers a wide variety of fishing grounds. The perch is the emblematic fish of Lake Geneva. It is eaten on the terrace by the lake. Lake Geneva has two restaurants awarded by the Michelin Guide 2017: Ô Flavors 1 * in Douvaine and Raphael Vionnet in Thonon-les-Bains. The gastronomy of Lake Geneva is linked to the Chablais terroir, with its recipes based on Abondance cheese. The wine from the south shore, made mainly from the Chasselas grape variety, produces recognized vintages: Ripaille, Crépy, Marignan and Marin. 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 surrounding ponds, lakes and reserves. There is no annual fishing closure for Lake Geneva, but only periods of protection 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 in France. It is mandatory to have a fishing license for Lake Geneva. The only fishing authorized without a license is fixed plug fishing (one line per person). Fishing licenses for Lake Geneva are on sale in most kiosks and some restaurants in riverside towns. You can buy a license year-round, weekly or daily.

Lake Geneva is renowned for its spas

An aristocratic and international resort during the Belle Epoque, 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.

Focus on Geneva, an international grande dame

Visit Genevais to discover a cosmopolitan and international Swiss city. Located near the French border, on the shores of Lake Geneva, it is one of the 5 richest cities in the world and has a lot to offer from a tourist point of view. Go admire its famous fountain, visit the old town, enter the Saint-Pierre cathedral in Geneva, take a walk on the Treille promenade. Take the time to stroll in the Parc des Bastions, in the English Garden or in the Parc de la Grange. Go to the Pâquis baths, visit the United Nations Headquarters and see the Broken Chair sculpture. How about going to the museum? Or take a cruise on Lake Geneva? Or… Attend a concert at Victoria Hall in Geneva? You will certainly have to come back to fully feel the atmosphere of this great city which is so special, elegant, cosmopolitan and full of vitamins!

After such discoveries, the camping The Old Church will be a little haven of peace where you will appreciate all the more the little attentions, the quality of service and without a doubt the freshness of the pretty infinity pool ...

Tourist documentation to download

To prepare your holidays in Haute-Savoie with confidence, go to the website of our partner SportRIZER, and you can book the sports around camping ! If you would like more information for your stay, do not hesitate to consult the pages Camping, Accommodation et Themes.

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