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Private jet charter Aix Les Bains

Aix-les-Bains), locally called Aix, is a commune in the Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.

Rising from the shores of the largest natural lake of glacial origin in France, the Lac du Bourget, this resort is one of the important French spa towns, and has the largest fresh water marina in France. It is the second largest Savoy town in terms of population, having 28,585 inhabitants at the last census and is part of its own urban area: The urban area of Aix-les-Bains.

A leading town of the Belle Époque, of international renown, Aix-les-Bains was a place of vacation for the princely families and wealthy people. If today it confirms its water town status more than ever, it only remains that the thermal baths are no longer the main activity of the Aix area. The town has partially compensated for the loss of its treated visitors by developing tourism; the town, between the lake and mountains, has many strength’s in this area. It hosts up to 200,000 general visitors, people wanting thermal treatment or tourists per year.

Aix-les-Bains shines on a national scale through a number of assets such as the national thermal baths, tourism and the national Musilac festival. Also, with several labels including Touristic Resort, Flowery City with Four Flowers and a Golden Flower (exceptional), City of Art and History, a 5@ (five-star or top-grade equivalent) Internet City, and Nautical Resort.  However, Aix is also an industrial town, with a few large companies such as Alstom, the headquarters of the Léon Grosse companies, ABB Cellier, Aixam, and a high-quality leather goods factory.

Aix-les-Bains is an integral part of the Savoy. A tourist resort, the culture is mixed between its food and its communal history. Its heritage is an anthology of influences from many historical invasions. It owes much to its status as a spa town which in the Belle Epoque allowed it to boom and offered it a rich and varied heritage capital. Therefore, it is classified as a City of Art and History.

With its rich past and its recent evolution, the commune of Aix-les-Bains has an important and varied heritage. The commune has fourteen monuments listed in the Inventory of Historic Monuments and 902 listed within the General Inventory of Cutural Heritage. In addition, it has three objects listed in the Inventory of Historic Monuments and four listed within the General Inventory of Cultural Heritage.

Heritage was also the subject of studies by the Directorate of Culture of the region of Rhône-Alpes in its series Les dossiers de l’inventaire (Études sur le patrimoine) [The inventory files (heritage studies). It has no less than 1163 buildings which have thus retained some attention.

The Casino Grand-Cercle is located in Aix-les-Bains, and constitutes a major architectural complex in Savoy, in the same way as the casino of Évian. The casino was opened in 1850 by the King Victor-Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy. The ceiling of his living room is covered with a beautiful mosaic of 3.5 million small cubes of glass mounted on a golden background. At the time, the building included a ballroom at its centre, flanked by two rooms, one for games, the other for reading and correspondence. Thirty years later, the casino had gained momentum and was expanded with two side pavilions. In 1899, the building acquired a 900-seat theatre, equipped with wooden machinery. Recently four works by the painter Di Credico were placed in the room of traditional games (boules, roulette, blackjack, etc.). The Casino Grand-Cercle was ranked at 24th in the classification of French casinos, on the basis of its gross product from the games for the fiscal year of 2004-2005.

The Château de la Roche du Roi [Chateau of the Rock of the King]

The Château of the Rock of the King is a 20th-century chateau. It is located on the heights of Aix-les-Bains, built on a hillside, the chateau dominates much of the town and overlooks the racecourse and golf course among others. It was built in 1900 by the architect of the town, Jules Pin Sr. as well as by the Léon Grosse company. This chateau is now a classified historical monument. Its architectural style is a mix of oriental palaces and chateaux of the Renaissance. The total area of the building is approximately 500 square metres (5,400 sq ft). It is built on a terrace supported by a vaulted semicircular basement. Outside of the chateau, in its periphery, is a dense forest of many hundreds of trees, brush, and plants common to the region. The chateau currently belongs to a foreign private owner. The town attempted to acquire the building after noting that it was abandoned for many years, and after several major damages had been reported and multiple interventions by fire fighters called to deal with fires.

Arranging a private jet charter to and from Chambery Aix-Les-Bains (LFLB / CMF) is straightforward.  Chambery Aix-Les-Bains airport lies approximately 8 kilometres from the city centre and takes around 15 minutes by car, subject to traffic.

A private jet charter from London to Chambery Aix-Les-Bains will take approximately 1hour 30 minutes in a 6 seat Cessna Citation CJ2 jet, and 1 hour 30 minutes in a 8 seat Cessna Citation XLS jet.

Arranging a private jet charter or helicopter transfer with Freedom Air to arrive in style to Aix-Les-Bains is simple.  The Freedom Air team can be reached on +44 (0) 1275 548001 to book your next trip.