A walk in Thonon-les-Bains

A nice walk along the Lake Geneva in Thonon-les-Bains

Thonon-les-Bains is located along Lake Geneva (Lac LĂ©man in French). The promenade allows you to visit the city from the docks along Lake Geneva. The tour is very nice and very easy, there is only one climb but if you wish you can take a funicular.

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Difficulty: difficulty
Duration: 2 h.

The quayside along Lake Geneva

The quayside along Lake Geneva
The walk along the Lake Geneva is one kilometre long.

The municipal beach of Thonon-les-Bains

The municipal beach of Thonon-les-Bains
It is not possible to swim directly in Lake Geneva in the town center of Thonon-les-bains, you have to pay to access the municipal beach or go further.

Ripaille Wharf

Ripaille Wharf
The wharf connects the municipal beach to the marina.

Thonon-les-Bains Marina

Thonon-les-Bains Marina

The port's restaurants

The port's restaurants
There are many restaurants near the port that all offer the same dishes. As is often the case, people come to this kind of place more for the atmosphere than for the quality of the dishes. The prices are quite high compared to the quality.

The funicular

The funicular
The funicular (fee) takes you back to the city centre of Thonon-les-Bains. For the more sporty ones it is possible to take the road just near the funicular.

At the top of the city

At the top of the city
After taking the funicular you have a magnificent view of Lake Geneva

Switzerland

Switzerland
On the other side of Lake Geneva you can see Switzerland and the cities of Lausanne and Nyon.

View of Lake Geneva

View of Lake Geneva

The main shopping street

The main shopping street
You can continue the walk on the main shopping street of Thonon-les-Bains.

St. Hippolyte Church

St. Hippolyte Church
Very beautiful baroque style church with a superb painted vault, it is adjacent to another church: the Basilica of Saint-François-de-Sales in a much more classical style.

A place in Thonon-les-Bains

A place in Thonon-les-Bains
In summer the tourist activity is important, there are many bars and restaurants in the city center.
Start of the walk (Google Maps)

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