Divonne-Les-Bains, a natural heritage…

Divonne-les-Bains lies at the heart of the Jura mountains. A thermal town in the Pays de Gex region, it borders Switzerland and is part of the Greater Geneva area.

Its history is closely linked to that of the Gallo-Romans, who settled here in 45 BC. J. C., appreciating the quality of the crystal-clear waters gushing from its mountainous soils and rocks.

In the 19th century, with the installation of Paul Vidard’s hydrotherapy establishments, Divonne took advantage of this richness to become an essential spa destination. According to legend, Divona means “divine water” in Gaulish… From this resource it inherits its name: Divonne-les-Bains.

Guy de Maupassant, Gabriel Fauré and Gustave Schlumberger are just some of the historical figures to have stayed in this divine city.

Gradually, Divonne’s attractiveness grew, as golf courses, a casino, a racecourse and an artificial lake were built. The latter, the jewel in Divonne’s crown, offers a wide range of water sports and peaceful, enchanting walks.

Nature lovers can explore the many hiking trails starting from the town. As they stroll along, they’ll discover exceptional panoramic views of the Jura and the Alps.

As a Swiss border town, Divonne-les-Bains is also an ideal base for exploring Geneva and taking advantage of its urban dimension.

Last but not least, winter sports enthusiasts will appreciate Divonne-les-Bains’ connectivity to the various family ski resorts and slopes reserved for the most experienced among them.

BOB chose Divonne-les-Bains for the harmony it exudes, its authentic character, its art of living and, last but not least, the friendliness of its people.