Barque La Savoie


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The Savoie, whose home port is Evian, is the replica of a 35-m barque with lateen sails. It was built in 1896 near Geneva for a family of boatmen from Meillerie, the Pérays.

These wide-sided and low-draft boats were used until the Second World War to transport various materials, in particular stones from the Meillerie quarries. Art and literature have celebrated their characteristic silhouette, inseparable from the Lake Geneva landscapes. The Savoie was built in Thonon between 1997 and 2000 using old templates and some tools from the past. This project was born from the passion of volunteers united within the association Mémoire du Léman. The Savoie sails every summer on the lake. It's the largest lateen sail barque currently navigating.

Accessible tourism

Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance, Reception desk between 70-80 cm high, Possibility of drop-off in front of the site, Reception staff trained in the French Sign Language, Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities

Mobility impairment

People with reduced mobility can be dropped off in the spaces along the quayside in front of the ticket kiosk, 20 metres from the pier. Crew members facilitate and assist, if necessary, the boarding via the gangway for people with reduced mobility. Wheelchair users are installed in secure places on the deck of the boat by the crew members. Emergency equipment is adapted for people with disabilities. Staff is qualified to welcome and ensure the safety of passengers on board, and can show people the inside of the boat if they wish (going down and up by stairs).

Hearing impairment

2 crew members out of 50 are trained in sign language.


From 02/05 to 26/09, daily.


Adult: 13 to 18 €
Child: 8 to 10 €.

Free entry for children < 6 years.


Place du Port de Commerce
74500 Évian-les-Bains

Languages spoken:

  • French,

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