Thonon-les-Bains

Thonon-les-Bains (French pronunciation: [tɔ.nɔ̃.lɛ.bɛ̃]; Arpitan: Tonon) is a town (commune) in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in eastern France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department. Thonon is part of a transborder agglomeration known as Grand Genève. The town is situated on the shores of Lake Geneva (French: Lac Léman, or simply Le Léman).

Thonon-les-Bains
Town hall

Coat of arms
Location of Thonon-les-Bains
Thonon-les-Bains
Thonon-les-Bains
Coordinates: 46°21′46″N 6°28′30″E
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentHaute-Savoie
ArrondissementThonon-les-Bains
CantonThonon-les-Bains
Government
  Mayor (2014-2020) Jean Denais (UMP)
Area
1
16.21 km2 (6.26 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
36,296
  Density2,200/km2 (5,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
74281 /74200
Elevation371–569 m (1,217–1,867 ft)
(avg. 425 m or 1,394 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

History

Thonon-les-Bains was the historic capital of Chablais, a province of the old Duchy of Savoy. The Chablais Savoyard is the portion of Chablais in France. Chablais Valaisan and Chablais Vaudois are those portions of Chablais in the adjacent Switzerland cantons Valais and Vaud.(cite: Chablais Wikipedia) The town was the capital of the Dukedom of Chablais.

Transport

Transport is assured by BUT (Bus urbains thononais). The lines are:

  • Line A: Destination Grangette / Destination Multiplex
  • Line B: Destination Z.I VONGY / Destination Place des arts
  • Line C: Destination Collège Théodore Monod / Place des arts
  • Line D: Destination Collège theodore Monod or Espace Leman / Place des arts
  • Line L: Destination Amphion Village / Place des arts
  • Line P: Destination Marin / Place des arts
  • Line M: Destination La Chavanne / Place des arts
  • Line N: Destination Parking des chateaux / Place des arts

Map of the network: http://www.leman-but.fr/ftp/FR_plan/Plan%202012%202013.pdf

Line H and J are used in Evian-Les-Bains, and not Thonon-Les-Bains.

Main sights

Twin towns (sister cities)

Thonon-les-Bains is twinned with:

See also

References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
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