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Funiculaire de Thonon-les-Bains


The cable car Rives-Thonon (in Thonon-les-Bains), the second cable car built in France, was founded on April 2, 1888. Conceived by the engineer Auguste Alesmonières, it is the only cable car in the world where the two cars pass each other in a turn. The total length is 230 meters, 86.8 meters of turning. Before, eleven tons of water were used to run the cable car, and it was not until 1990 that the cable car started running automatically.

From 01/05 to 30/06, daily between 8 am and 9 pm.

From 01/07 to 31/08, daily between 8 am and 11 pm.

From 01/09 to 30/09, daily between 8 am and 9 pm.

From 01/10 to 30/04, daily.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.

Adult: 1.10 to 2 €
Group adults: 0.80 to 1.40 €.

Suitable for:

  • Groupe (EN)

Adapted tourism:

Spoken languages:

  • English
  • French


  • Pets welcome
  • Unguided individual tours
Funiculaire de Thonon-les-Bains

Place in pictures

Port de Rives - Belvédère

Phone: 04 50 26 35 35