Évian-les-Bains is a charming and historic spa town located on the shores of Lake Geneva in southeastern France. It became popular thanks to its mineral springs in the mid to late 19th century with the creation of the company Cachat mineral waters SA that sold Évian water. The company was named after the Cachat spring, the most well known of the many natural sources in Évian-les-Bains. At the end of the 19th century, when it became a popular destination for European royalty and the wealthy, there were over 20 hotels in Évian-les-Bains. Today, Évian-les-Bains has a population of around 10,000 people. The Palais Lumière and the Buvette d'Évian are both linked to the town's history as a wellness destination and represent two different eras. The Palais Lumière is a symbol of the town's prosperity and elegance during the Belle Époque era, while the Buvette d'Evian reflects the more functional architectural style of the mid-20th century.