32 Facts About Aix-les-Bains


Aix-les-Bains, locally simply Aix, is a commune in the southeastern French department of Savoie.

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Aix-les-Bains station has been a multimodal transport hub since 2007.

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Life of Aix-les-Bains is located largely on its heights where its downtown, the economic heart, and its thermal baths are located.

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In collaboration with the municipalities of Mery and Drumettaz-Clarafond, through concerted urban development, the town of Aix-les-Bains contributes to the emergence of an activity called the Savoie Hexapole area and enables the development of a commercial area serving all of the southern sector of the Aix area.

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Aix-les-Bains'storians agree that Aix was born from its sources of water to Ancient Rome, on the remains of a Celtic habitat.

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Aix-les-Bains is again mentioned in sources from the 9th century, in 867, and in 1011 through charters.

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Aix-les-Bains was a seigneurial family member of the town, and was raised to the episcopal dignity.

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Aix-les-Bains was the Bishop of Albi, and an especially special advisor to the King of France Louis XII.

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Since the departmental elections in 2015, Aix-les-Bains is divided into two cantons, both involving other communes.

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Town hall of Aix-les-Bains has implemented three secondary offices for the town.

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Politically, Aix-les-Bains is a town of the right, the electors have voted mostly right for municipal elections since 1979.

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Aix-les-Bains was followed by the Various Left candidate Fabrice Maucci, head of the Aix avenir:durable, solidaire, exemplaire [Aix future: sustainable, solidarity, exemplary] list, who collected 28.

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Town of Aix-les-Bains has several judicial courts: which will be soon merged with that of Chambery following the reform of the judicial map initiated on 27 June 2007, an industrial tribunal and a House of Justice and the Law Council.

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Aix-les-Bains has a public aquarium for the conservation of local species such as trout, Arctic char and carp.

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Aix-les-Bains makes several educational facilities available to residents of the town including seven nursery schools and nine public elementary schools; with a kindergarten and two primary schools under private contract.

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Aix-les-Bains has only one public lycee general, technological and professional which is the Lycee Marlioz, which offers many post-secondary education qualifications .

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The Thermes Chevalley of Aix-les-Bains, found in this area, specialises in rheumatology and phlebology.

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Aix-les-Bains is the first spa town in France to be part of 84 towns and intercommunal structures of the French network of the World Health Organization's group of healthy cities.

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Aix-les-Bains is a very active city in the field of sport.

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Aix-les-Bains is one of the cities having been included more often, 18 times, in the Criterium du Dauphine.

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Essentially a spa town until the mid-20th century, Aix-les-Bains has gradually transformed its local economy and is no longer dependent on the thermal baths which are less frequently used than before.

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Aix-les-Bains had reached a number of 198 new businesses for the year 2004.

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Four main businesses present in the town of Aix-les-Bains are Leon Grosse with a turnover of 627 million Euros, Aixam with a turnover of 74 million Euros, Aixam production, which is an entity independent of Aixam, with a turnover of 47 million Euros and ABB Process Automation with 50 million Euros of turnover .

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Aix-les-Bains shops have, in this general situation, struggled to survive and attract potential customers.

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However, the Aix-les-Bains municipality became aware of this state of affairs.

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Since 2007, the direction of the National Baths of Aix-les-Bains conducted a deliberate policy to revitalize attendance and privatise the facility.

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Aix-les-Bains was the first city in Savoy to embark, in 2006, in integrated biological control, a mode of ecological production of plants.

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Town of Aix-les-Bains is dotted with numerous historic buildings as well as buildings of character.

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Cuisine of Aix-les-Bains is typical of Savoy, based on products of the local soil and mountain meadows, essentially the Bauges.

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Several vineyards around the Aix-les-Bains commune produce wines used in many specialities, such as Savoy fondue, by the use of white wine.

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Aix-les-Bains was one of the earliest French cities to have had a cinema.

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Aix-les-Bains radiates on a national scale through the baths, its life, its manifestations and all of its labels:.

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