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At the bottom of the Haut Jura Regional Nature Park, Divonne-les-Bains is a town of approximately 10,000 inhabitants, said to be one of the most relaxing destinations in the Pays de Gex. With its luxury establishments (Casino, Golf, prestigious hotels), its lake, its racecourse, its hiking trails, its natural spring, its thermal baths and the range of family activities that the town offers, Divonne is an unmissable destination in the Ain. Directly connected to Swiss territory, tourists and locals are just 10 minutes away from the Geneva international airport, near the coast of Lake Geneva and the cities of Geneva, Lausanne, Montreux, etc. This French town in Ain in the Pays de Gex, is culturally rich due to its exceptional location. Indeed, Divonne-les-Bains is located on the border of French-speaking Switzerland, between the mountains and Lake Geneva. Ideally located, Divonne-les-Bains is synonymous with peaceful life, leisure, nature, activities and culture.

The thermal spa of Divonne-les-Bains, between spring waters and mountains

First of all, it should be emphasized that Divonne-les-Bains is a spa town.

Crossed by the river La Divonne which then flows into the Versoix, the town has its own lake where rowing is practiced and managed by the town's nautical club, and where fishing enthusiasts can enjoy a particularly peaceful area. Its equipped beach and its nearby nautical centre ensure relaxing moments with friends and family all year round. For those who wish to practice sporting activities on a larger body of water, the nearby Geneva Lake will ensure endless fun!

Divonne-les-Bains is best known around the world for the therapeutic benefits of its “divine waters”, drawn from over 124 meters into the ground. The resort and the virtues of thermal spa water have been famous for over 150 years, and the idyllic setting of this lovely town must have something to do with it. The Thermes de Divonne, created in 1848 by Doctor Paul Vidart, today welcome fans of well-being in the greatest comfort with the best equipment and services: treatment rooms, swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, hammam, solarium, aquagym, fitness, yoga and relaxation classes.

The breathtaking views of Mont-Blanc and the Haut Jura Natural Park will never leave you bored. Go hiking, biking or snowshoeing in this peaceful natural setting. The Jura ski resorts are only a short drive away, just enough to whet your appetite and allow you to taste delicious French or Swiss fondues.

Divonne-les-Bains, a lovely and international destination

A living environment that makes the city desirable, Divonne-les-Bains' real estate market refelcts it and flourishes. Villas with a lake view (small or large) are extremely demanded and become rare properties. City-centre apartments are aequally popular, in consequence to the joyfull family atmosphere. The town is extremely well maintained and flowered. It is commonly said that Divonne-les-Bains' economic bubble is well protected by the Castle of Divonne since the eleventh century.

Many ancient celebrities have helped to create a prestigious reputation of the city, such as Guy de Maupassant, the Emperor Napoleaon Bonaparte or the Queen of Spain. Divonne-les-Bains has not lost anything of its splendor: the vast contemporary hotels are still as majestic, the players of Black Jack or roulette do not need to fly to Las Vegas, golfers challenge themselves on the beautiful golfcourse of Divonne, the riders go up in beautiful equestrian centers and the international jockeys love the racecourse.

Divonnes-les-Bains is a dynamic city, with more than 90 different nationalities among its inhabitants. The proximity of Geneva (15 km away), attracts a large number of residents who cross the invisible border every day to work in Switzerland. It's no secret that salaries in Switzerland are 2 to 3 times higher than in France. Border residents therefore enjoy many benefits and the municipality offers a unique quality of life for the Divonnais. Nicknamed the "green lung of Geneva", this city with over 10,000 inhabitants is located only 15 minutes from the Geneva international airport. An undeniable luxury.