Brides-les-Bains

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Brides-les-Bains
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Brides-les-Bains
Coordinates: 45°27′12″N6°34′03″E / 45.4533°N 6.5675°E / 45.4533; 6.5675 Coordinates: 45°27′12″N6°34′03″E / 45.4533°N 6.5675°E / 45.4533; 6.5675
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Savoie
Arrondissement Albertville
Canton Moûtiers
Government
  Mayor (20142020) Guillaume Briland
Area
1
2.63 km2 (1.02 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01) [1]
506
  Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
73057 /73570
Elevation556–1,040 m (1,824–3,412 ft)
(avg. 580 m or 1,900 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Brides-les-Bains is a commune in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.

It was an Olympic Village for the 1992 Winter Olympics, based in Albertville, France.

There is easy accessibility via Eurostar direct from London and there is a cable-car link direct to the ski slopes at Méribel, a major resort eight miles (13 km) away.

Brides-les-Bains' main attraction to tourists is its convenience for Méribel. The village has a few attractions, including several health spas and a casino, and sites of historic or cultural interest, including the springs from which the town takes its name, a medieval church and a statue made out of piping titled "La Manche de Chapeau" (French: "The Sleeve of a Hat").

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References

  1. "Populations légales 2017". INSEE . Retrieved 6 January 2020.