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Burgee of ENA - Image by Ivan Sache, 21 May 2006
Aix-les-Bains (c. 25,000 inhabitants) is a thermal spa located
on Lake Bourget (4,500 ha).
Remains of the Roman thermae have been preserved. The city was then named Aquae Gratianae (aqua, as water, gave its name to several spas such as Aix-en-Provence, Ax-les-Thermes and Aix-la Chapelle [Aachen]). In the XIXth century, the thermal baths became one of the most famous in Europe and were visited by the poet Lamartine, who wrote there his well-known poem Le Lac (the Lake), Queen Victoria, King George III of Greece etc. The modern thermal baths were inaugurated in 1864, enlarged in 1934 and fully renovated in 1972.
Entente Nautique Aix-les-Bains (website) was constituted by the merging of two earlier rowing clubs in 1953. The club's burgee is horizontally divided green-red with the French national flag in canton.
Ivan Sache, 21 May 2006
Burgee of CNVA - Image by Ivan Sache, 13 May 2001
The burgee of Club Nautique Voile Aix-les-Bains (website) is blue with the French Tricolore in canton and a red lozenge charged with a yellow star in the middle.
Ivan Sache, 13 May 2001