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Natural heritage

  • Forêt de Ripaille

    Forêt de Ripaille


    Ripaille Forest is just minutes away from Thonon town centre and is ideal for a lovely walk. This private wooded area is home to several different species of animal and you can stroll along a signposted trail to become one with nature.

  • Geopark Chablais UNESCO

    Geopark Chablais UNESCO


    The Chablais region has a globally unique geological heritage. In recognition of this, it is a UNESCO Global Geopark.

  • La légende du Moulin de la Serpe

    La légende du Moulin de la Serpe


    A very pleasant circuit on the shores of Lake Geneva that combines an enjoyable stroll with a chance to discover more about the area’s culture. This trip is done through thematic of 11 stops distributed along the route. You can extend your strolls through some visits to cultural sites

  • Les Gorges du Pont du Diable

    Les Gorges du Pont du Diable


    The River Dranse and the passage of time dug deep gorges in the valley's large limestone ridge. The Gorges are equipped for easy public access and offer an incredible forest setting and a humbling image of the power of erosion.

  • Les jardins de l'eau du Pré Curieux

    Les jardins de l'eau du Pré Curieux


    This lakeside garden is located at the western entrance to Evian. A wetland research and information centre, it presents - via an exhibition and a discovery trail through the park - the various watery ecosystems: ponds, mountain streams, marshes...

  • Réserve Naturelle du Delta de la Dranse

    Réserve Naturelle du Delta de la Dranse


    The Dranse Delta nature reserve is one of the last natural areas on the shores of lake Geneva ans is home to many animals and plant species.

  • Domaine de Rovorée - La Châtaignière


    With a 1.2 km lake frontage and landscapes between giant sequoia and centuries-old chestnut trees, the 24-hectare site is an ideal place for family relaxation and walking.

  • Plage d'Excenevex


    You can find in Excenevex the only natural white sand beach on the Leman lakeside, located in a stunning alpine scenery. On the shore, the lake is not deep and you can touch the bottom on a 200m from the beach. It’s a good pace to come with children.