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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wash house of Corzent
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Wash house of Corzent

A semi-circular pool attached perpendicularly to a rinsing pool where you kneel to rinse. Twelve individual stones from the Allinges site. Wash house size: 6.75m x 6m.
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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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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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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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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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