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Aix-les-Bains is a spa town of eastern France, near the Lac du Bourget, and 9 m. by rail N. of Chambéry.


Aix-les-Bains is located in the Savoie département, in the Rhone-Alpes région. It is a sous-préfecture of the département.


Aix derives from Latin Aquae (cf Aix-la-Chapelle (Aachen) or Aix-en-Provence), and Aix was a bath during the Roman Empire, even before it was renamed Aquae Gratianae to commemorate the Emperor Gratian, who was assassinated not far away, at Lyon, in 383. Numerous Roman remains survive.


Altitude 846 ft.


The hot sulfur springs, have a temperature of from 109° to 113°F, are still much frequented, attracting annually many thousands of visitors. They are used for drinking as well as for hydrotherapy.

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