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Heritage

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Castle of Ripaille: Home of the Dukes of Savoy
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Castle of Ripaille: Home of the Dukes of Savoy

Historic, cultural and winemaking centre in Haute-Savoie, the Castle de Ripaille is also one of the biggest and most remarkable natural sites on the banks of Lake Geneva.
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Wash house of Concise
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Wash house of Concise

This wash house has an oval pool with twelve individual stones which means you could kneel down and wash clothes with someone in front of you. The rinsing pool has a trough and the pool measures 8m x 3m.
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Tully Chapel
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Tully Chapel

This historic chapel in the hamlet of Tully is near the wash house and has interesting frescoes. It is also part of the circuit des chapelles et lavoirs (chapel and wash house trail).
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Thermal Baths of Thonon-les-Bains
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Thermal Baths of Thonon-les-Bains

Nestled in a verdant park, close to the pedestrian streets, the spa offers a range of treatments, relaxation treatments and fitness.
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Fountain of Town Hall
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Fountain of Town Hall

It is one of several fountains, springs and wash houses trickling in Thonon town centre and takes pride of place in the Place de l'Hôtel de Ville.
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Rives Chapel
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Rives Chapel

The family of Sonnaz counts had the small private neo-Gothic chapel built at the end of the 19th century in the name of Saint Peter and Saint Paul.
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Couvent of Visitation
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Couvent of Visitation

This 17th century monastery with ribbed vaults is an example of late Gothic architecture. According to legend, the monastery’s layout was designed by Saint Jeanne de Chantal.
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The Champignon de la Versoie
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The Champignon de la Versoie

Situated on the edge of the Spa Park, along Avenue du Général de Gaulle and nicknamed the «mushroom» because of its shape, this fountain was built in 1937 by Louis Moynat.
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Concise Chapel
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Concise Chapel

Discover the fountain-wash of Concise, Place de la Fontaine, blooming in the spring and enriched by an interesting chapel with a fresco classified historical heritage!
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Kilomètre Zéro de la Route des Grandes Alpes
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Kilomètre Zéro de la Route des Grandes Alpes

Thonon is «Kilomètre Zero» starting point of the Route des Grandes Alpes between Thonon and Menton. By bicycle, motorcycle or car, set out to discover this 700 km long route and pass the most legendary Alpine cols. Get your control card so that you can get your diploma at the end, an unforgettable reward for your Alpine adventure!
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Sonnaz Castle

Sonnaz Castle

Château de Sonnaz was built in 1666 on the ruins of Thonon’s medieval château. It belonged to the Gerbaix de Sonnaz, one of Savoie’s oldest families. It now houses the Musée du Chablais and Thonon-les-Bains Tourist Office.
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Visitation Chapel - Contemporary art area
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Visitation Chapel - Contemporary art area

Since the 90s this former Monastery of the Visitation chapel has been dedicated to modern art and welcomes well-known artists all year round.
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Hôtel Dieu

Hôtel Dieu

This Tuscan order building first housed a convent in the 17th century, then a hospital in the 19th century and now houses the courts.
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Montjoux Castle

Montjoux Castle

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.
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National Memorial to the Righteous

National Memorial to the Righteous

The memorial in Ripaille Forest pays homage to the men and women who hid, helped and saved the Jews during World War II. The monument was inaugurated in 1997.
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The tongue's Towel

The tongue's Towel

The Rives area appeared in the 14th century during which time the Tour des Langues, towering over the fishing village, was also built. Butchers came to pay the lord their taxes in beef tongue.
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Rives Castle

Rives Castle

Overlooking the fishing port, the Castle of Rives dates from the Middle Ages and is listed as an historic building. It was the home of the Counts and Dukes of Savoy and became an industrial site after the Revolution.
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Basilica Saint François de Sales

Basilica Saint François de Sales

This religious structure was completed at the beginning of the 20th century. Maurice Denis painted his last murals here and the basilica is all the more interesting for them. The Baroque St-Hippolyte church adjoins the structure.
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Rives-Thonon Cable Car
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Rives-Thonon Cable Car

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.
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Train station Thonon-les-Bains
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Train station Thonon-les-Bains

Thonon-les-Bains’ railway station is a symbol of the town’s past and present. It is essential to the town’s economy and tourism as one of the main ways to reach the capital of the Chablais area.
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Town Hall

Town Hall

The first "town house" was accidentally burnt down in 1815 by the Sardinian soldiers living in it. Fifteen years later the new town hall was built by the Sardinian Mazzone.
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Corzent Chapel
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Corzent Chapel

The Holy House prebendal priest Reverend Henry Meynet (income awarded to certain ecclesiastical professions) had it built between 1626 and 1644 in the name of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.
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Notre Dame du Leman Church

Notre Dame du Leman Church

The church was built by Maurice Novarina in 1935 on Vongy’s Place de l’Eglise. It has a huge mosaic of Notre Dame du Léman and a traditional boat with two sails.
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Bellegarde Castle
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Bellegarde Castle

A rare witness to the fortifications of the Thonon town walls, the Castle of Bellegarde, built on the edge of the ramparts, guarded the Lombards Gate and access to the town of Thonon. A local curiosity: bawdy friezes in sculpted wood.