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  • 1 Thonon-les-Bains Belvederes Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    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.

  • 2 Domaine de Ripaille Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 3 Shores of the lake, Thonon-les-Bains Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 4 Gardens of the Sonnaz and Paul-Jacquier Mansion

    Nature and gardens

    allée du Léman F - 74200 Thonon-les-Bains

    The Saint-Bon Chapel and the Arts Centre, a work by the architect Novarina, inaugurated in 1966, are situated in the Paul-Jacquier landscaped gardens, next to a 13C fortified tower. The work by Henri-Georges Adam La Grande Etrave, situated at the fro..

  • 5 Castle Square, Thonon-les-Bains

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. du Château F - 74200 Thonon-les-Bains

    There is no castle in this square since 1589. However, there is a statue of General Dessaix, founder during the Revolution of the Club of Allobroges, to gather supporters for the unification of Savoy with France. From the terraces, beautiful views of..

  • 6 The Visitation Monastery

    Religious buildings

    Marclaz F - 74200 Thonon-les-Bains

    A 17C monastery (with orgive ribbed archs, late vestige of Gothic architecture). According to tradition, the drawings were made by Saint Jeanne of Chantal.

  • 7 Thonon-les-Bains General Hospital

    Religious buildings

    Rue de l'Hôtel-Dieu F - 74200 Thonon-les-Bains

    The general hospital is located in a former convent of the Minimes. It is organised around a classic cloister and its floors offer an elegant decorated Baroque ensemble. Do not forget the Foyer Don-Bosco, a small modern chapel decorated inside with c..

  • 8 Chablais Museum

    Museums and art

    2 r. Michaud F - 74200 Thonon-les-Bains

    Situated in the Sonnaz Castle (17C), this museum brings together a series of testimonies of local history, remains of the lacustrian period and Gallo-Roman objets found in excavations of ancient Thonon.

  • 9 St-Hippolyte's Church of Thonon-les-Bains

    Religious buildings

    Grande-Rue F - 74200 Thonon-les-Bains

    Illustrated by the preachings of St François de Sales and the return of the Chablaisiens to Catholicism, the very composite building was decorated in the 17C taste inside.

  • 10 Basilica of St-François-de-Sales

    Religious buildings

    Rue Chante-Coq F - 74200 Thonon-les-Bains

    This Neogothic basilica, which communicates with St-Hippolyte's Church, has two important frescos called Chemin de Croix. These are the last two works of art by Maurice Denis, completed in 1943. Modern stained-glass windows of different colours illum..

  • 11 Thonon-les-Bains Arts Centre

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    4bis Avenue d'Évian F - 74200 Thonon-les-Bains

    The centre of Thonon and Evian's cultural life, the Maison des Arts, by architect Maurice Novarina, offers a nicely eclectic programmes: exhibitions, theatre, opera, variety shows. In front is La Grande Étrave, a sculpture by Henri-Georges Adam.

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