Le Bourget-du-Lac is a commune in the Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region of southeastern France. It lies near the Lac du Bourget and the town center is 8 miles from Chambery. Le Bourget-du-lac is a popular fishing destination and sailing port. Many restaurants and hotels are situated around the lake. Much of the area surrounding Le Bourget-du-lac is mountainous, and is home to the largest number of ski hills in France.
Most of the area’s economy is based on tourism, it also profits from its natural resources with particular strength in ore processing and hydroelectric power. The areas leading exports are steel, aluminum, and electronic components. Le Bourget-du-lac has several universities and higher learning facilities including The Interdisciplinary Scientific Centre for Mountain Studies, The Faculty of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, as well as the Engineering School and the University for the Institutes of Technology. Surrounding the university, businesses have many opportunities to find office space.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Lac du Bourget (Lake Bourget) is also known locally as Lac Gris (Grey Lake), it is a lake at the southernmost end of the Jura Mountains. It is the largest and the deepest lake located entirely within France. On the periphery of the town of Le Bourget-du-Lac, this unspoiled lake offers numerous water sports activities. Dining choices in the town include Auberge Lamartine, known for its French cuisine and its outdoor terrace that offers views across the lake. Another option is Le Bateau Ivre; it too offers views across the lake and features a modern twist on the traditional French menu.
The Chambery Airport serves Le Bourget-du-lac for the winter ski season. The Chambery-Challes-les-Eaux station provides rail connections, including a nonstop TGV service to Paris. The high-speed rail service also continues east along the Maurienne Valley and through the Frejus Rail Tunnel to Turin, Italy. STAC, the local bus system, operates a reliable service in the local area.