• Thonon-les-Bains is located on the south shore of Lake Geneva in the Haute-Savoie region of France. It is only 30 miles from the Geneva airport and 350 miles from Paris.
     
  • Population: 32,000 
     
  • The city is built on two levels. The lower part has a port and lakeside promenade, bustling with activity in spring and summer. The bluff above is the town center with pedestrian zones, lively shops, and a large weekly outdoor market. 
     
  • The city is located only about a half hour from numerous ski areas in the French Alps. 
     
  • Thonon-les-Bains is noted for its flowers and has earned a “four flower” rating among cities in France. 
     
  • The Ripaille Castle, just outside of Thonon-les-Bains, was a former residence of the Dukes of Savoy. 
     
  • Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) is 45 miles long, 8.7 miles wide at its widest point and 1,020 feet deep at its deepest point.