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Cultural heritage

  • Abbaye d'Abondance

    Abbaye d'Abondance

    ABONDANCE

    This abbey dominates the village since the 12th century. Come discover an architectural, artistic and religious heritage of great renown.

  • Buvette Cachat

    Buvette Cachat

    ÉVIAN-LES-BAINS

    An interactive and fun space dedicated to evian mineral water is accessible on the ground floor from the rue Nationale.

  • Chapelle de la Visitation

    Chapelle de la Visitation

    THONON-LES-BAINS

    Since the 90s this former Monastery of the Visitation chapel has been dedicated to modern art and welcomes well-known artists all year round.

  • Château de Ripaille

    Château de Ripaille

    THONON-LES-BAINS

    Historic, cultural and winemaking centre in Haute-Savoie, the Castle de Ripaille is also one of the biggest and most remarkable natural sites on the banks of Lake Geneva.

  • Châteaux des Allinges

    Châteaux des Allinges

    ALLINGES

    Historical residence of St. Francis de Sales, the castles of Allinges are one of the emblematic sites of Chablais. The site offers an exceptional panorama on Lake
    Geneva, the Jura and the Prealps.

  • Ecomusée de la Pêche et du Lac

    Ecomusée de la Pêche et du Lac

    THONON-LES-BAINS

    The fishing and lake open-air museum opened in 1987 and has found its place in the heart of the fishing village in Port de Rives. It is sheltered by three traditional huts and beats to the tune of the professional fishermen who are never far away.

  • Jardin des Cinq Sens

    Jardin des Cinq Sens

    YVOIRE

    In the heart of the medieval city, take an amazing sensory walk to discover the world of plants.
    Much more than a garden to be seen, inspired by the labyrinths, it invites you to awaken your senses: surprising fragrances, varied textures, ancient vegetables...

  • La Vieille Douane, centre d'interprétation de la contrebande en montagne

    La Vieille Douane, centre d'interprétation de la contrebande en montagne

    CHÂTEL

    Open the door of Châtel's Old Customs House to discover a different side to this cross-border region.

  • Maison de la Belle Vallée

    Maison de la Belle Vallée

    BELLEVAUX

    Fascinating insight into the history of Bellevaux, from times past to the present day, with a collection of documents, period costumes and old objects.

  • Maison du Fromage Abondance

    Maison du Fromage Abondance

    ABONDANCE

    This place allows to understand all the special features of this product under Protected Designation of Origin. A fun, scientific and
    sensory.

  • Maison Gribaldi

    Maison Gribaldi

    ÉVIAN-LES-BAINS

    The Gribaldi home holds the city's historical archives and a temporary exhibition hall and is one of the last vestiges of old town.

  • Mémorial National des Justes - "La Clairière des Justes"

    Mémorial National des Justes - "La Clairière des Justes"

    THONON-LES-BAINS

    The memorial in Ripaille Forest pays homage to the men and women who hid, helped and saved the Jews during World War II. The monument was inaugurated in 1997.

  • Musée de la Faune

    Musée de la Faune

    BELLEVAUX

    In this museum, you will see more than 140 animals from our maintains in a recreated natural environment.

  • Musée de la Musique Mécanique

    Musée de la Musique Mécanique

    LES GETS

    The museum boasts Europe's most beautiful collection of mechanical musical instruments (around 750 items). Come and visit the new rooms: "guinguette", cinema, etc. The guided tours include various activities. (The instruments are in working order).

  • Musée de Préhistoire et Géologie J. Hallemans

    Musée de Préhistoire et Géologie J. Hallemans

    SCIEZ

    This museum records the origins of man through his evolution to modern man, with a collection of 700 tools and weapons including simple stones adapted for use by early man through to examples from the Bronze Age…

  • Musée Départemental des Sapeurs-Pompiers de Haute-Savoie

    Musée Départemental des Sapeurs-Pompiers de Haute-Savoie

    SCIEZ

    Discover the history of the equipment of the Fire Brigade and that of the rescuers of the whole Haute-Savoie, from the 1930s to the present day: hand pumps, vehicles, clothing, videos…

  • Musée des Traditions et des Barques du Léman

    Musée des Traditions et des Barques du Léman

    SAINT-GINGOLPH

    The museum exhibits objects and documents about the "barques" or old sailing vessels that plied Lake Geneva and transported goods under their wide triangular sails. Displays about the community's way of life at this time.

  • Musée du Chablais

    Musée du Chablais

    THONON-LES-BAINS

    Opened in 1863, the museum is in the vaulted cellars of the Château de Sonnaz, a 17th century residence perched above the Port de Rives and Lake Geneva, which hosted many Savoy princes

  • Palais Lumière

    Palais Lumière

    ÉVIAN-LES-BAINS

    A programme of thematic exhibitions is presented every year : paintings, sculptures, photographs, etc. In just a few years, the Palais Lumière has become one of the main cultural and artistic centres of the lake Geneva basin.

  • Source Cachat

    Source Cachat

    ÉVIAN-LES-BAINS

    The Cachat spring – formerly known as the Saint Catherine Fountain, is the most famous
    of the many natural sources in Evian. Built in 1903, at the same time as the pump room
    opposite, the spring runs all year at a constant temperature of 11.6C.

  • Usine d'embouteillage des eaux d'Evian

    Usine d'embouteillage des eaux d'Evian

    ÉVIAN-LES-BAINS

    After three years of work, the evian mineral water bottling plant is opening its doors again to visitors. A unique experience to discover the birth of a bottle, its packaging and shipping