Brides-les-Bains

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Brides-les-Bains
The Moûtiers-Salins-Brides-les-Bains railway station
The Moûtiers-Salins-Brides-les-Bains railway station
Coat of arms of Brides-les-Bains
Coat of arms
Location of Brides-les-Bains
Brides-les-Bains is located in France
Brides-les-Bains
Brides-les-Bains
Brides-les-Bains is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Brides-les-Bains
Brides-les-Bains
Coordinates: 45°27′12″N 6°34′03″E / 45.4533°N 6.5675°E / 45.4533; 6.5675Coordinates: 45°27′12″N 6°34′03″E / 45.4533°N 6.5675°E / 45.4533; 6.5675
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentSavoie
ArrondissementAlbertville
CantonMoûtiers
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Guillaume Briland
Area
1
2.63 km2 (1.02 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
524
 • Density200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
73057 /73570
Elevation556–1,040 m (1,824–3,412 ft)
(avg. 580 m or 1,900 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Brides-les-Bains is a commune in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.

It was an Olympic Village for the 1992 Winter Olympics, based in Albertville, France.

There is easy accessibility via Eurostar direct from London and there is a cable-car link direct to the ski slopes at Méribel, a major resort eight miles (13 km) away.

Brides-les-Bains' main attraction to tourists is its convenience for Méribel. The village has a few attractions, including several health spas and a casino, and sites of historic or cultural interest, including the springs from which the town takes its name, a medieval church and a statue made out of piping titled "La Manche de Chapeau" (French: "The Sleeve of a Hat").

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  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.