Our ambassadors are vetted parents from our community who share local knowledge of family-friendly spots and insider tips about how to enjoy their specific location. Catered to your individual family’s needs, they are your eyes and ears on the ground and a familiar face in an unfamiliar city. They stand for our Bébé Voyage values of inter-connecting the world and making it a more peaceful and better place for humanity. This week, Bébé Voyage takes a tour around Aix les Bains with our Ambassador Rebecca Redfern to discover the city’s must-dos from a local.
Best Breakfast Spot in Aix les Bains
La Bicolette – it’s in one of the only pedestrianized squares in town and as such, you can let your little ones wander a bit! But the best bit is that there is no plastic in sight and the best pain au chocolat’s!
We like to hire a bike and cycle around the bottom of the lake (or take your pushchair). Right at the bottom, there is a fantastic splash pad with a view of the whole of France’s largest natural lake, Lac du Bourget.
Lunch at Le Saint Inn
The gorgeous views and being so family-friendly make it the perfect lunch spot! There’s even a little playhouse in the garden. There’s also a little beach, so pack your swimming stuff.
An Afternoon to Remember
Make some time and take a boat across the lake to Hautcombe Abbey. It is a gorgeous building, full of history and perfect to spend an afternoon. All the Kings of Savoie (and according to my husband therefore Italy) are buried there.
You cannot go to France and not have a crêpe. Our favorite is at the crêperie the Skiff Pub (handily in the port next to the bateaux dock).
Off the Beaten Path
If you have a car, we love going up Le Revard, there are some fabulous walks and the view from the restaurant at Les Quatres Vallees is superb, in the summer or winter (very cute little ski area there too – perfect for beginners!).
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