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Cultural heritage

  • Abbaye d'Abondance

    Abbaye d'Abondance

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    Founded in the 12th century by canons and occupied by Cistercian monks from the 17th century, the Abbey of Abondance was abolished in 1761. It reveals the power of a gothic mountain architecture and conceals fabulous artistic treasures.

  • Buvette Cachat

    Buvette Cachat


    On the ground floor, on Rue Nationale, a sales information area allows to understand the great history of natural mineral water evian. On the avenue des Sources side, the renovation of the building allowed the opening of the covered enclosure in the summer of 2023.

  • Chapelle de la Visitation

    Chapelle de la Visitation


    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

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    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


    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.

  • Domaine de Découverte de la Vallée d'Aulps

    Domaine de Découverte de la Vallée d'Aulps


    A renovated former monastic farm housing an interpretation centre with 650m² of exhibition space: displays on the monks’ daily life; links between the Abbaye d’Aulps and the Savoie; the unexpected story of its final destruction; and medicinal plants

  • Ecomusée de la Pêche et du Lac

    Ecomusée de la Pêche et du Lac

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    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

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    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

    La Vieille Douane

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    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

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    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

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    A valley, a cow, a cheese... a house to discover. Discover all the characteristics of this Protected Designation of Origin cheese on a fun, scientific and sensory tour.

  • Maison Gribaldi

    Maison Gribaldi


    Place of conservation of the historical archives of the City and temporary exhibition space, the Maison Gribaldi is one of the last vestiges of old Evian.

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

    Mémorial National des Justes - "La Clairière des Justes"


    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

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    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

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    Come to discover the incredible mechanical instruments collection of the museum. More than 900 pieces are exposed : carillons, clocks, music boxes, orchestrions, mechanical pianos, stringed instruments, barrel organs, automates, phonographes...

  • Musée de Préhistoire et Géologie Jean Hallemans

    Musée de Préhistoire et Géologie Jean Hallemans

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    Discover the history of the Earth, of life, of the Alps and of prehistoric man in Haute-Savoie through exhibitions for the whole family. Numerous activities and workshops for all are offered throughout the year.

  • Musée Départemental des Sapeurs-Pompiers de Haute-Savoie

    Musée Départemental des Sapeurs-Pompiers de Haute-Savoie


    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 du Chablais

    Musée du Chablais

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    The Chablais Museum at the Château de Sonnaz, a historic residence, enjoys an exceptional panorama of Lake Geneva and the Jura. It hosts a permanent exhibition on the history of the Chablais region as well as a temporary exhibition that is renewed every year.

  • Palais Lumière

    Palais Lumière


    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


    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.

  • Théâtre Maurice Novarina

    Théâtre Maurice Novarina


    The Novarina Theatre was built in 1961 in the heart of the town of Thonon, with an exceptional view of Lake Geneva, by the architect Maurice Novarina. Managed by the association Maison des Arts du Léman, it welcomes each season nearly 30 000 spectators.