About Thonon


Water city, spa and climatic town, fishing port and marina, centre of commerce and trade, administrative place, economic pole with active industries, Thonon-les-Bains was founded in - 4500 years BC and ranks second in Haute-Savoie with 35,000 inhabitants and the capital of the French side of Lake Geneva.


A few kilometres from Geneva, only steps away from Lausanne and Montreux, at the foot of famous ski resorts and breathtaking landscapes, Thonon moves with the times. It offers all the visitors the pleasure to be together in a magic place.


Lake Geneva is a pure pearl. It enthrals. It's the largest lake in Western Europe and is not that quiet. Calm sea or stormy in turns, it shows an unpredictable and tough nature.

In the summertime, Thonon-les-Bains has nothing to be ashamed of in comparison to seaside resorts of the Côte d'Azur or elsewhere. The city is part of the exclusive club of the "France station nautique" (France nautical station) network with 4 stars: the highest level. It does deserve it with beaches on 8 km, a marina with 800 moorings, a nautical centre and plenty of water activities. Water sports lovers and tourists will love the lake resort of Thonon-les-Bains.


Discover the water sports you can enjoy in Thonon-Les-Bains


Yacht harbour - Thonon
Yacht harbourYacht harbour


Fishermen port - Thonon
Fishermen portFishermen port


Municipal beach - Thonon
Municipal beachMunicipal beach



Port facilities in Thonon-les-Bains are among the best ones in the Léman area. The port of Rives is undoubtedly the most charming with its fishing village, typical streets and houses and fishing net drying in the sun.  In the early morning, here, sometimes in heavy weather, commercial fishermen take to the water in their small boats. In the meantime, ferries of the Compagnie Générale de Navigation (CGN) take passengers to Switzerland.




Thonon-les-Bains loves partying; authentic events you share with friends: sailing festival, Montjoux festival, Fondus du Macadam festival, foire de Crête, carnival, Christmas celebrations...


Montjoux festival
Montjoux festivalMontjoux festival
Crête fair
Crête fairCrête fair
Christmas festivity -Thonon
Christmas festivityChristmas festivity
Sailing festival - Thonon
Sailing festivalSailing festival
Fondus du Macadam
"Fondus du Macadam""Fondus du Macadam"
Music festival - Thonon
Music festivalMusic festival


Water, fountains, castles, churches and chapels, hamlets, verdant areas and vineyards are as many secret attractions of a city taking care of its heritage.


Discover private Thonon-les-Bains



All demographic and economic indicators show the energy of Thonon-les-Bains. Regenerative waters of Thonon-les-Bains are exported worldwide within millions of bottles. Thermal baths offer hydrotherapeutic and health cures. Trade is flourishing.  Firms use cutting-edge technologies. Its hotel and catering school serves as a reference.



Chablais Aviron Thonon

Base Nautique des Clerges,
74200 Thonon-les-Bains, France

Phone : 04 50 70 23 52
Email : info@avironthonon.com

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