Villa du Châtelet
Phone : 04 50 83 63 53
Built around 1900 for Charles Taillefer, legal counsel to the French Embassy in
London, then integrated to the Châtelet thermal baths, this large villa with a turret
looks like a small castle.
It is accessed via a monumental portico-promenade which surmounts vast cellars and basements using the natural slope of the land. The facade is punctuated by balconies, columns with ornate capitals and wide bays overlooking Lake Geneva. A testimony to the art of living of the Belle Epoque, the Villa du Châtelet was recently renovated by its owners with respect for the distribution of the rooms and the original interior decoration (colored stained-glass windows, Hungarian-point parquet flooring) and then made available to the town of Evian. Today it is promoted by the association "Les Amis de la Villa du Châtelet - Cercle culturel lémanique" which presents two permanent exhibitions and offers a space for conviviality and cultural encounters.
Reception of people with disabilities
- Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
- Reserved space 330 cm wide < 100 m from the site
- Minimum aisle width of 90 cm
- WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
- Site, building totally accessible
- Possibility of drop-off in front of the site
- Incline >5% but reasonable
- Presence of pictograms and / or simplified visuals
Services & Equipment
- Exhibition space
All year round, every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 2.30 pm and 6.30 pm.
Full price: 8 €
Teenager: 4 €
Child: 2 €
Disabled: 4 €.
Permanent exhibitions of the Villa du Châtelet
The Villa du Châtelet is a unique place, located in Évian-les-Bains, on the shores of Lake Geneva. Testimony of the art of living of the Belle Epoque, it once belonged to the Châtelet thermal complex and has recently been restored.
Exhibition "Anna de Noailles' Lake Geneva"
Photo-poetic exhibition by Nicolas Bonin
Festival Evian La Belle Epoque
Since its creation in 2014, the festival "Evian La Belle Epoque", offers a serie of walks to discover the richness of our heritage, comelte with an original and various program.
Litterary concert "Deux frères d'âme : Schubert et Rûmi"
Music by Franz Schubert and poems by Mohammad Djalâl al-dîn Rûmî With Layla Ramzan (piano) and Leili Anvar (litterature doctorate, specialist in Persian literature).
Concert "The Lyrical Winds"
The most beautiful opera arias by W.A. Mozart revisited by six wind instruments. With Daphné Franquin and Flavien Roger (bassoons); Pierre Véricel and Cyril Vittecoq, (horns); Théo Couillez and Marguerite Neves (clarinets).