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Cookery classes


Patrice VANDER, Chef at the Hôtel Royal in Evian, reveals his expertise during cooking classes that are both fascinating and appetising. The hotel’s fully renovated kitchen is the place to learn the chefs’ techniques for making both savoury and sweet dishes with head pastry chef Stéphane Arrête, who coaches “trainee pastry chefs” in how to make delicious desserts.



The aim of these proper 4 hands cookery classes is to produce a full menu comprising starter, main course and dessert, with guidance from Chef Patrice Vander and head pastry chef Stéphane Arrête. Classes focus on enjoying the experience and respecting the produce.

Duration: 4 hours (including tasting time), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Price: 150 € per person, per lesson




Alongside a leading chef, children from the age of 8 can learn how to make a sweet or savoury recipe during fun and original workshops. An introduction to cooking and its pleasures using cooking techniques adapted to young chefs.

Duration: 1 hr 30 mins, 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

Price: 39 € per child, per lesson


Family Activities

The Evian Resort proposes a multitude of family activities to be enjoyed with or without guidance from the Sport & Culture team.


Families can stroll through the calm, tranquil 47-acre grounds at the Evian Resort. Guests also have access to the sports facilities in the grounds: 4 tennis courts (1 covered) with lessons available, a multi-purpose sports ground (basketball, volleyball…), a petanque ground and mini football pitch (loan of equipment from the Activities Department).


The Sport & Culture department also proposes ideal activities for the whole family to enjoy such as a visit to the Cailler chocolate factory to discover how chocolate is made followed by chocolate tasting, or an excursion to one of the local adventure parks.


Local produce can be sampled on a family picnic in the mountains or a boat ride soaking up the splendour of Lake Geneva and the surrounding area.


There are plenty of opportunities for family moments to cherish.


With its wide range of high-end men’s and women’s clothing and luxury accessories, the Hôtel Royal’s boutique is a perfect place for shopping. The Boutique is opened every day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., non-stop. You will find creations by Roseanna, Courrèges, Hache, Atelier Mercadal, Victoire, Forte Forte, Just in Case, Victoire, Balmain, Sonia Rykiel, Peak Performance, Lacoste, Eres, Villebrequin, and others.

The “Hôtel Royal” collection is also available so you can treat yourself or others.


The Evian Resort, facing Lake Geneva, is just 35 minutes by boat from Lausanne and 1 hour from Geneva.


Geneva and Lausanne can be reached by boat for a day’s shopping on the other side of the lake. The town centre streets of these two cities are lined with endless Swiss, French and global luxury brands  and are teeming with things to do and places to visit.


Prestigious watch enthusiasts will be in their element in Geneva where renowned jewellers present their sparkling creations. A host of shops showcase all the new collections, from ready-to-wear through to haute couture. Finally, the town’s museums and famous fountain in Geneva harbour which reaches a height of over 140 metres are must-visits.


Lausanne’s city centre also boasts a multitude of luxury brands. Flon, the Olympic capital’s new trendy quarter, combines the place for a night out or a visit to a contemporary art gallery with hip boutiques.


A contemporary art exhibition or a visit to a famous monument such as Ouchy castle or the cathedral can be slotted in between two purchases.