Between the lake and the mountains, many activities

On the lemanic coast or in the mountains, numerous way to enjoy your stay. Beautiful harbours, excursions in mountain pastures, and of course in winter, snowsports.

Arboretum de Ripaille

Routes with explanation panels in the Ripaille forest, on the lemanic coast. Memorial des Justes in Ripaille Forest.

Réserve naturelle de la Dranse

Delta of the Dranse, with many birds and flowers species. Free tours. With guide in the summer period.

Adventure tours

To fly from trees to trees. Adventure forest in Sciez(l0 km). Adventure on top of trees or on the water in Saint-Gingolph (Switzerland)

Raptors flights and Arche de Blonay

Great shows including raptors, bears, and wolves (l0 km).

Wellness courses

In the Chataigneraie park, near the lake. In the forest upon the town,lieu-dit l’ermitage.


There are many excursion possibilities near Thonon or in the Chablais Préalpes. Maps of walking tours and riding tours on sale at the tourist office.

Guided excursions centered on the topics of fauna, flora and traditions organized by the tourist office in the summer period.

In the surroundings


Thermal city, worldwide known for its mineral water, at 9 km from Thonon. Despite its only 9000 inhabitants, Evian prestige come from the time where its thermal baths were attended by princes and famous artists. Casino Golf.


Medieval village located at the lake side, at 15 kù from Thonon, and classified as being one of the most beautiful village in france. Enjoy the visit of the five senses garden, a wonderfull landscape based on the topics of the five senses. Open from spring to automn.

Le Chablais

In spring, summer and automn, many excursion paths in the Bas-Chablais (Plateau de Gavot, Pays de la côte, vallée verte…) or by following the Morzine and Abondance valleys.

With the winter season comes the snowsports time, in particular in the “Portes du Soleil” area (Avoriaz, Morzine, les Gets and Châtel) with its 65O km of tracks. Only 45 minutes from Thonon.

closest cities : Genève 30 km Lausanne 80 km Chamonix 96 km.

Allinges castles

7 km from Thonon. From the hill where the castles ruins stand, the lake sightseeing is formidable. De la colline où se trouvent les ruines des châteaux, le panorama sur le lac est remarquable. Vault with frescos from XIth century. Possible walking tour from Thonon to Allinges castles

Les Gorges du Pont du Diable

in the Jotty at 15 km from Thonon, on the road of Morzine. Spectacular erosion phenomenes

Wondefull rendez-vous with our past on the ruins of the Saint-Jean d’Aulps Abbey, half an hour from Thonon.

The goats village

uppon morzine,l hour from Thonon. This old little village real name is actually “les lindarets”. In the summer period, goats walk freely in the main street, accompanying tourists.

Museum of mechanical music

in the nice ski station of les Gets, 35 km from Thonon. More than an hour visit animated by 400 music instruments.

La Maison du val d’Abondance

27 km from Thonon. In this living museum, a good opportunity to discover this valley full of traditions and wellknown for its famous Abondance cheese.

The frescos of the Abondance abbey

Date from de XVth century. Visit of the cloister and of the religious art museum.