Things to see and do - Thonon-les-Bains
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Thonon-les-Bains Travel guide
Thonon-les-Bains : Michelin's recommendations
Thonon is the historic capital of Chablais. It has grown on a terrace overlooking Lake Leman, facing Switzerland. It is a health resort and a thermal spa during the summer (its waters are excellent for kidney trouble). Thonon has a pleasant port, which could be a starting point for a series of excursions towards nearby riverside towns of the neighbouring country, and a little known beach! Add to this, the wines of Chablais, and fish from the lake. It is good to stay in Thonon!
Tourist attractions Thonon-les-Bains : Things to see and do
Boulevard de la Corniche
From the Corniche Boulevard up to the landscaped gardens by Paul-Jacquier there is a series of aligned belvederes. There is a clear view clear on the Swiss side of Lake Leman, from Nyon up to Lausanne.
A funicular takes you from the town to Thonon port, where a handful of working fishermen still berth and sell their catch at 9.30am. The Rives quarter is a pleasant spot with its lakeside café terraces and piers, and fishermen's cottages with their f..
It was to this forbidding fortress with four towers that Amadeus VIII (antipope and Duke of Savoy) retired to live as a hermit, as recounted in its neo-Gothic interior. Visitors will also see the monastic kitchen, woodlands,the Glade of the Righteous..
10 Boulevard Du Canal F - 74200 Thonon-les-Bains
Prix Prices from : 39 €
Le Comte Rouge is located in the heart of the spa town of Thonon-les-Bains near the banks of Lake Geneva. Free Wi-Fi is available in the whole hotel. The thermal baths are a 5-minute walk away. Comte Rouge's rooms are equipped with a TV and a teleph..
40 Boulevard Carnot F - 74200 Thonon-les-Bains
Located 500 metres from Lake Geneva and 850 metres from Thonon-les-Bains Train Station, this hotel training school offers a restaurant and bar. Rooms offer a view of the mountains or Lake Geneva. The soundproofed guest rooms have a modern decor and ..
11 Boulevard du Général Dessaix F - 74200 Thonon-les-Bains
Prix Prices from : 62 €
Located in the centre of Thonon-les-Bains, this hotel is just 400 metres from the train station and a 5-minute walk from the thermal baths. It features a bar and restaurant, and Lake Geneva is a 15-minute walk away. A fridge and TV are provided in t..
40 boulevard Carnot F - 74200 Thonon-les-Bains
Arctic char from the Léman, roast saddle of lamb - sample tasty, traditional dishes in an unusual setting. This elegant restaurant is none other than that of the Thonon Hotelier School, celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2012.
3bis rue des Italiens F - 74200 Thonon-les-Bains
An understated, contemporary decor of brown and beige depicts this restaurant on a busy street of the spa resort. Carefully prepared with market-fresh produce, the menu often features freshwater fish from the lake.
43 avenue du Général Leclerc F - 74200 Thonon-les-Bains
A few metres from Thonon's port, this modern restaurant offers a lovely view of Lake Geneva. Chef Raphaël Vionnet gives the best of himself at each service. For example, 'tout-tomate' with verbena and fillet of Arctic char with chanterelles. Coherent..
68 Grande-Rue F - 74200 Thonon-les-Bains
The chef, a passionate worker, cooks up good contemporary cuisine, and makes it a point of honour to choose his ingredients very carefully. Le Prieuré has remained true to itself. It is plush, cosy and a real haven for food lovers.