Lake Geneva is an authentic inland sea and the largest lake in Western Europe. It started out as a glacier mainly fed by the Rhone River. The lake is majestic in size and is a unique destination as the Sea in the Mountain!
A large forest crossed by pathways on the edge of Thonon. This paradise for walkers, joggers, sports fans (equipped areas), cyclists, horse riders, nature lovers and those who enjoy peace and quiet is open all year round.
Ripaille Forest is just minutes away from Thonon town centre and is ideal for a lovely walk. This private wooded area is home to several different species of animal and you can stroll along a signposted trail to become one with nature.
This large and romantic park on the banks of Lake Geneva was opened in June 2010 for visitors to enjoy a bit of peace and quiet.
It has paths (including paths for disabled visitors), lawns and views of the lake, Jura Mountains and Switzerland.
The benefits of Thonon water Clear still water, with a low mineral content, Thonon water is rich in calcium bicarbonate and magnesium, which are particularly diuretic. The Versoie Spring was declared of Public Interest and its use was authorised in June 1864 and was declared of interest to Public Health by the Academy of Medicine in 1890.
The magnificient viewpoint at Tréchauffé affords a panorama that stretches from Switzerland to France. Here you can penetrate the story of Evian mineral water, and by taking a stroll you can also discover a traditional high summer farm known as an "alpage".
Created by a landslide in 1943, lake Vallon keeps secrets steeped in history. The lake, standing in the shadow of Roc d'Enfer between mountains and forests, delights walkers and anglers ( a haven for trout).
This stunning lake - known also as the emerald green lake - sits quietly at the foot of immense cliffs and is a favourite with children and adults thanks to the idyllic vision it offers and the feeling of calm it evokes.
The River Dranse and the passage of time dug deep gorges in the valley's large limestone ridge. The Gorges are equipped for easy public access and offer an incredible forest setting and a humbling image of the power of erosion.