Thonon-les-Bains

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Thonon-les-Bains
Town hall
Town hall
Thonon-les-Bains is located in France
Thonon-les-Bains
Thonon-les-Bains
Coordinates: 46°21′46″N 6°28′30″E / 46.3627°N 6.475°E / 46.3627; 6.475Coordinates: 46°21′46″N 6°28′30″E / 46.3627°N 6.475°E / 46.3627; 6.475
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Thonon-les-Bains
Canton Thonon Est and Thonon Ouest
Government
 • Mayor Jean Denais
Area
 • Land1 16.21 km2 (6.26 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 32,438
 • Population2 density 2,000/km2 (5,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (GMT +1)
INSEE/Postal code 74281 / 74200
Elevation 371–569 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Thonon-les-Bains (French pronunciation: ​[tɔ.nɔ̃.lɛ.bɛ̃]) is a town (commune) in the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in eastern France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department.

History[edit]

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 Valaison 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[edit]

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[edit]

Twin towns (sister cities)[edit]

Thonon-les-Bains is twinned with:

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