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
bd de la Corniche F - 74200 Thonon-les-Bains
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.
Port de Rives F - 74200 Thonon-les-Bains
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..
Château de Ripaille F - 74200 Thonon-les-Bains
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..
2 ter Avenue d'Evian F - 74200 Thonon-les-Bains
Close to Lake Geneva, the ibis Thonon Evian hotel is situated in Thonon city center, a 10-minute drive from the hot springs and 8 km from Evian. Water and mountain sports are accessible in the area and the Ripaille Castle is 2 km from the hotel. The..
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 ..
18, place de Crête. F - 74200 THONON LES BAINS
"Situated close to the town centre and Lake Geneva, the ""Arc en Ciel"" welcomes guests to a friendly, family atmosphere. A recently-built, contemporary style hotel, with 40 spacious rooms (most with balcony, all with bathroo..
17 pl. de la Crête F - 74200 Thonon-les-Bains
40 bd 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.
43 av. du Gén. 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.
3 bis r. 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.