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Montjoux Park


Chemin de Montjoux
74200Thonon-les-Bains

Château de Montjoux woods on the banks of Lake Geneva.


The first census of the estate dates back to the 19th century when it belonged to the Mont de Jupiter family (where the name Montjoux comes from) and was agricultural land. There was a farmhouse where the manor house, Château de Montjoux, now stands (habitable area: over 2,000m²).
The estate focused on orchards and vineyards.
There are all sorts of exotic trees (cedar, thuja, douglas fir, pine, laurel etc.) which adapted to or disappeared from the environment as well as some native species (oak, lime, beech, yew etc.).
There is a landscaped garden with several cone-shaped bushes and views of Lake Geneva that was designed in the 20th century.
The original undergrowth in the north east area is also ornamental and landscaped with mostly yew and laurel trees.
The entire park is listed as a protected natural area by the Plan Local d’Urbanisme which means that pre-existing and existing wooded areas have been listed to ensure their protection.


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Opening

From 01/05 to 30/09, daily between 10 AM and 7 PM.

From 01/10 to 30/04, daily between 10 AM and 4.30 PM.

Environment
  • Close to thermal establishment
  • Lakeside or by stretch of water
  • Thermal resort
  • Town location
  • Close to a public transportation
  • Close to pleasure port
Prices

Free access.


Equipment & comfort

Service
  • Pets welcome
  • Unguided group tours
  • Unguided individual tours

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Jules-François-Louis Levé bought the land and demolished the farmhouse in 1926 before building his château in 1930. He added a pigeon loft to the property in 1943.