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Culture

With a population of almost 35,000 people, Thonon-les-Bains, the capital of the Chablais region, is still the beating heart of Lake Geneva’s French banks in both a commercial and tourist sense.

 

A RICH HISTORICAL PLACE

You can see the influence of Amédée VIII Duke of Savoie and François de Sales in the town’s streets and monuments. The kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia isn’t far away. Legend and history come together in the heart of this town to enthral you. Brimming with history and culture and ideally located between the lake and mountain, Thonon-les-Bains will leave you spellbound! Dive into the town’s culture and take the experience home with you.

 

 

CULTURAL SITES

bandeau culture site web

Many cultural sites offer a wild range of works of all kinds : theatre or music shows, painting, photographic or sculpture exhibitions... You will definitively find what your are wainting for and discover this rich cultural environnement.

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HISTORICAL HERITAGE

patrimoine-historique paysage

Just take a stroll through the streets and you will discover the town’s heritage. Each place has a story to tell about how the town has grown and its historical highlights that have made it what it is today. Travel back in time and see the past burst into the present.

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TRADITIONNAL SPECIALITIES

patrimoine-gastronomique paysage

We know our stuff in Thonon! We love our food in the Chablais region and we can’t wait to introduce you to new flavours. The region is famous for its fish, wine and traditional specialities. Enjoy!

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Exhibitions

Banniere Annik Wetter

Many places Vous trouverez à Thonon-les Bains de nombreux lieux adaptés où vous pourrez découvrir des expositions très variées d'artistes de renommée internationale mais aussi local. Dans les musées de la ville vous découvrirez une partie de l'histoire du chablais.

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Did you know that Marcel Proust tied a strong friendship with the writer Henri Bordeaux just here in Thonon-les-Bains ? That St Exupéry slept in Bellerive Hotel ? And that during the WW2, Django Reinhardt finding refuge in Thonon, often played on the first floor of Le Flore?

Let's tell you Thonon...