Thonon-les-Bains Travel Guide

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Thonon-les-Bains Things to Do

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    by JosM Updated Apr 12, 2004

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    In Thonon one can easily spend hours at the harbour, looking at the ships coming in and out, the fishermen, the birds--- and have a drink at the sailors' mess.

    Harbour with sailing ships
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    by JosM Written Apr 12, 2004

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    The gardens of the castle are in French style (only partly visitable), next to the vineyards of the Chateau.

    Garden view
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    • Castles and Palaces
    • Architecture

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  • Thonon-les-Bains Hotels

    17 Hotels in Thonon-les-Bains

Thonon-les-Bains Hotels

  • Logis De France L'Arc En Ciel

    18, Place De Crête, Thonon-Les-Bains, 74200, fr

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Savoie Et Leman

    40 Boulevard Carnot, Thonon-les-Bains, 74203, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • A L'Ombre Des Marronniers

    17 Place De Crete, Thonon-les-Bains, 74200, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Le Comte Rouge

    10 boulevard du Canal, Thonon-les-Bains, 74200, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • IBIS THONON LES BAINS

    2, Ter Avenue d'Evian, , THONON-LES-BAINS 74200

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Hotel Cote Sud Leman

    6 Rue du Pamphiot, Thonon-les-Bains, 74200, France

    Good for: Business

  • Etap Hotel Thonon les Bains

    Avenue de la Grangette, La Grangette, Thonon-les-Bains, 74200, France

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Solo

  • Formule 1 Thonon Les Bains Est

    Pont de Drance, Thonon-les-Bains, 74200, France

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

  • Residence Les Thermes

    20 Bis, Bld De La Corniche, Thonon-les-Bains, 74200, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Thonon-les-Bains Shopping

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    by misschris Written Oct 11, 2006

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    The picturesque Monday and Thursday morning market in Thonon is where I do nearly all my shopping. The vendors can be difficult to get to know and may even be a little cold and unfriendly, but it's worth the pain of snubbery for the experience and the delights of the products. Knowing a few words in French always helps.

    On market day if the weather is nice my son and I picnic near the fountains overlooking the lake.

    What to buy: I like the local cheeses, Tomme, Abondance and of course the fresh goat cheeses. You can also buy olives, fish, meats, eggs, wine, and of course fruits and veggies. Vendors sell whole roasted chickens which are quite good and smell wonderful.

    What to pay: The market is actually cheaper than the supermarkets in this area.

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    • Food and Dining

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Thonon-les-Bains What to Pack

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    by misschris Updated Oct 11, 2006

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The people in Thonon don't dress to impress. It's definitely more casual & sporty than other French cities. Shorts and flip flops will make you stand out as a tourist. In the summer most women wear skirts or lighter weight pants and/or cropped capri style pants.

    Raingear is a must and bring an umbrella too.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: The pharamacies are well stocked and very helpful. They're closed on Sundays and at lunch time though so that can be a pain. A lot of American visitors ask me for ibuprofen and I haven't found an equivelent here so maybe bring that. Also vitamins are expensive and highly underdosed so travelling with that is smart. Also maybe Alka Seltzer ! I've never found it here.

    Photo Equipment: All the local grocery stores have on the spot digital processing now.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: The lakeside beach here is nice but the water is too cold for swimming outside of the months of mid June, July and August. Bring jelly shoes or flip flops if you're thinking of wading in because the rocks in the water will hurt your feet. There is a ton of sport activity here and around the city so it all depends on what your interest is!

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    • Backpacking
    • Family Travel

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