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  • 1 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 Nyons 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 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 and leisure 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 G.-H. Adam La Grande Etrave, situated at the..

  • 4 Château Square

    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..

  • 5 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.

  • 6 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..

  • 7 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.

  • 8 St-Hippolyte's Church

    Religious buildings

    Grande-Rue F - 74200 Thonon-les-Bains

    In this Romanesque crypt, the grotesque style vaults in the nave are decorated with stucco relief and cartouche or medallion paintings. They are must.

  • 9 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..

  • 10 Arts Centre

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

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

    Headquarters of Thonon and Evian's cultural life. This place offers pleasantly eclectic programs: exhibitions, theatre, opera, variety shows, etc.

  • 11 The Rives Port

    Museums and art

    Port de Rives F - 74200 Thonon-les-Bains

    Thonon port, situated in the Rives area, is an enjoyable spot with its lakeside coffee shop terraces, its piers and fishermen cottage fronts covered with creepers. On nice sunny days the beach, on the road to Ripaille, fills with people. Accessible f..

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