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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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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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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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Saint Bon Chapel
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Saint Bon Chapel

First mentioned in 1299, it was wrecked by the Bernese in 1589 before being rebuilt in 1615 in the exact location of Saint François de Sales’ first miracle which was to resurrect a dead unbaptised child.
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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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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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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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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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Church Saint Hippolyte

Church Saint Hippolyte

Thonon’s oldest church dates back to the 12th century and has been redone and restored several times. The only original feature is its crypt. The church is now one of the best examples of the Baroque style in the Haute-Savoie area!
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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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Wash house of Rives

Wash house of Rives

This wash house is an old oval-shaped public pool with water straight from the spring.
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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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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.
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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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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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Monastery of Visitation - Ste. Marie

Monastery of Visitation - Ste. Marie

This monastery was built in the 30s by Maurice Novarinat and houses nuns from the Order of the Visitation.
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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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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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Fishing port of Rives

Fishing port of Rives

The fishing port is an important asset for foodie tourists. A dozen professional fishermen sit in pretty huts and cast their nets and fish traps over Lake Geneva all year round and in all weather conditions.
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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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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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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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Gallo-Roman potter's oven
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Gallo-Roman potter's oven

This potter's oven was discovered by Jean-Claude Perillat and his amateurs archaeologists team during the worksite of urban renovation which took place at the end of 1960's and during 1970's.
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