Dominated by the foothills of the French Alps, Amphion-Publier boasts the longest coastline on the French side of the lake. The district is made up of the Amphion Plain, on which its economic activity is concentrated (tourist, commercial and industrial areas). An abrupt, wooded slope separates the plain from a plateau, which offers a sumptuous view of the lake and Switzerland, and on which the main town of Publier is located, as well as numerous hamlets.
It was once a thermal resort, especially fashionable during the Second Empire and frequented during its time by the Sardinian court and the Princes of Savoy, who came for its alkaline, ferruginous and sulphurous waters. However, it was eventually overshadowed by the international success of its neighbour, Evian, and the thermal baths have since disappeared. Today, Amphion is a lakeside resort.
Anna de Noailles votive garden (accessible via the RD1005 secondary road between Evian and Amphion).
Chapel, with an altarpiece by Poirson.
Cité de l'Eau Gallery (exhibitions every 2 months).
Three springs: alkaline, sulphurous and ferruginous at Maxima Park.
Visit to the Evian Mineral Waters® bottling factory (information available at the tourist office).
Views of the lake from Publier and the hamlets.
8 km of footpaths and 12 hectares of nature reserves.
Free beach with lifeguards, playground.
Facilities: Cité de l'Eau sports complex (aquatic centre with a covered pool, dry rooms, climbing wall, multi-sports ground, etc.).
Open: Mondays, from 8 AM to 12 noon and from 1:30 to 6:30 PM.
From Tuesday to Friday, from 8 AM to 12 noon and from 1:30 to 5 PM.
From January to May and from mid-September to December: from Monday to Friday, from 9 AM to 12 noon and from 1:30 to 5:30 PM.
In June and during the first half of September: from Monday to Friday, from 9 AM to 12 noon and from 1:30 to 6 PM; Saturdays, from 10 AM to 12 noon and from 1:30 to 4:30 PM.
In July and August: from Monday to Friday, from 9 AM to 12 noon and from 1:30 to 7 PM; Saturdays, from 10 AM to 12 noon and from 1:30 to 4:30 PM.