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Rives-Thonon Cable Car


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Port de Rives - Belvédère
74200Thonon-les-Bains

Thonon’s 19th Century hillside railway, Constructed in 1888, ‘Le Funiculaire’ was moved by a counter-weighting system using 11 tons of water. Today, it still links the port to the town centre, but since 1990, it has been powered by electricity.


The cable car Rives-Thonon (in Thonon-les-Bains), the second cable car built in France, was founded on April 2, 1888. Conceived by the engineer Auguste Alesmonières, it is the only cable car in the world where the two cars pass each other in a turn. The total length is 230 meters, 86.8 meters of turning. Before, eleven tons of water were used to run the cable car, and it was not until 1990 that the cable car started running automatically.


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Opening

From 10/01 to 05/01, daily between 8 AM and 6.30 PM.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.

From 05/02 to 06/30, daily between 8 AM and 9 PM.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.

From 07/01 to 08/31, daily between 8 AM and 11 PM.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.

From 09/01 to 09/30, daily between 8 AM and 9 PM.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.

Environment
  • Lakeside or by stretch of water
  • In centre of town
  • Thermal resort
  • Close to a public transportation
Prices

From 2015/10/01 to 2016/05/01
Adult: 1 to 1.80 €.

From 05/02 to 2016/06/30
Adult: 1 to 1.80 €.

From 07/01 to 2016/08/31
Adult: 1 to 1.80 €.

From 09/01 to 2016/09/30
Adult: 1 to 1.80 €.

Payment method
  • Cash Cash

Equipment & comfort

Adapted Tourism
  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
Service
  • Pets welcome
  • Unguided individual tours

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Historical guided tour

Discover the history of Thonon along a circuit punctuated with stops at the main historical sites. The funicular will allow you to reach Port de Rives, where topics concerning Lake Geneva will be considered (formation of the lake, fishing, transport, fauna, flora).
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