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Access

Located on the south bank of Lake Léman, next to the French Alpes, Thonon-les-Bains is only 10 mn drive to Evian and 45 mn drive to Geneva (1 hour to Geneva airport) and Montreux in Switzerland. You can also reach Lausanne after a 30 mn boat journey across the lake.
The ski resorts nearby will allow you to enjoy winter sports.

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By car

GPS Coordinates: Longitude: 6.47840381 - Latitude: 46.37349021

  • From Geneva : 35 km by road D 1005
  • From Paris : 80 km by motorway A 6 and then take A 40, exit Annemasse then 30 km by road D 1005
  • From Lyon : 205 km by motorway A 43 and then take A 41, exit Annemasse then 30 km by road D 1005
  • From Annecy : 75 km by motorway A 41 and then take N 205 and D 1005
  • From Suisse : 35 km from the Swiss motorways to the west, exit 14 Annemasse, or Villeneuve to the East

By train

SNCF, Thonon railway station
Daily TGV Paris Gare de Lyon - Thonon via Bellegarde
Information and reservations: 36 35; From abroad: 08 92 35 35 35

By plane

Geneva Cointrin International Airport (40 km)
Flight information : 00 41 900 571 500; Information Home France: 00 41 227 982 000

Annecy Airport (80 km)
Flight information : 00 33 (0)4 50 27 30 06

By boat

Compagnie General de Navigation
Daily liaisons on Lake Geneva, between Thonon and Lausanne (27 min), many cruises and tours from mid-June to mid-September
Information and reservations : 00 41 848 811 848

Area mobility

Autocars Véolia – Frossard
Regular bus services to St Gingolph - Evian - Thonon - Geneva...
Information and reservations: 04 50 81 74 74

Autocars SAT
Regular bus services to Pays de Savoie regions - Geneva - Annecy - Aosta...
Information and reservations: 00 33 (0)4 50 71 85 55

Taxis Thononais
Taxi station is located at Place des Arts Thonon, all transportation distances
Information and reservations: 00 33 (0)4 50 71 07 00
After 19 pm and Sunday: 00 33 (0) 6 32 07 33 77

Bus urbains Thononais
Regular bus services and on-demand transport in Thonon and around
Information : 00 33 (0)4 50 26 35 35

Funicular, cable railway
Between the belvedere and the Port de Rives
Shuttles between the Belvedere and the Port of Rives. Departures every 2 to 4 minutes
April 15 to June 30 - All day from 8 am to 21 pm
1 July to 31 August - Daily from 8 am to 23 pm
September 1 to September 30 - Every day from 8 am to 21 pm
October 1 to April 14 - Sunday, holidays: 14 am - 18 pm
Monday to Saturday : 8 am - 12 pm 30/13 h 30 - 18 h 30
Information: 00 33 (0)4 50 71 24 54

Tourist activities

Thonon-les-Bains: Between lake and mountains

Markets

Monday morning in downtown Thonon: Local Farmers' Market
Thursday morning in downtown Thonon : great market local products





Nautic activities



Port of Thonon les Bains

Thermal treatments

Thonon les Bains, thermal spa station located on the south shore of Lake Geneva, known for its mineral water and its quality of life, your well being and healing

Nautic activities

Thonon-les-Bains, "France Station Nautique" is a nautical destination references with many facilities for sports and leisure activities : rafting, hydro speed, canyoning, kayaking, rafting, sailing, windsurfing, pongee, swimming, water skiing, canoeing and rowing boat hire, fishing, beaches, municipal beaches.

The Port

From the typical fishing port to the marina, where lounging on the terraces of cafés, restaurants, the promenade of the quays of Ripaille led to the municipal beach arranged in a 3 hectare park, lakeside.

Mountains in summer

A region to discover, the mountain and wide open spaces offered to you : hiking, biking, paragliding, gliding, microlights, parachuting, climbing, adventure.

Mountains in winter

Nearby, find snowy landscapes and many activities: hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, sledding ... of family ski resort to the largest ski area Portes du Soleil. :

      Alpine ski resorts
Cross country skiing resort
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Culture and Heritage

      Natural area
  • Réserve naturelles du delta de la Dranse
  • Forêt des Bois de Ville
  • Quai de Ripaille
  • Source de la Versoie – Eau Minérale de Thonon
  • Parc de Montjoux
  • Parc de Corzent
Culturals sites
  • Multimedia library
  • Maison des arts
  • Galerie de l’Étrave
  • Chapelle de la Visitation
  • Le château de Ripaille
  • Fishing and lake museum
  • Chablais Museum

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Culture

Hotel-Café du Palais is a hotel restaurant in Thonon-les-Bains, located on the Leman south side near the Alpes.