Domaine de Ripaille

Interesting
It was to this forbidding fortress with four towers that Amadeus VIII (antipope and Duke of Savoy) retired to live as a hermit, as recounted in its neo-Gothic interior. Visitors will also see the monastic kitchen, woodlands,the Glade of the Righteous (memorial to those who risked everything to save Jews from the Holocaust) and an arboretum. The château also houses the Ripaille Foundation, dedicated to research into ecology, geography and the development of natural resources.

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Address : 

74200 Thonon-les-Bains

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Shores of the lake, Thonon-les-Bains
A funicular takes you from the town to
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Thonon-les-Bains Arts Centre
Thonon-les-Bains Arts Centre
The centre of Thonon and Evian's
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Thonon-les-Bains Belvederes
Thonon-les-Bains Belvederes
From the Corniche Boulevard up to the
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Gardens of the Sonnaz and Paul-Jacquier Mansion
Gardens of the Sonnaz and Paul-Jacquier Mansion
The Saint-Bon Chapel and the Arts Centre
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Castle Square, Thonon-les-Bains
Castle Square, Thonon-les-Bains
There is no castle in this square since
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Chablais Museum
Chablais Museum
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Shores of the lake, Thonon-les-Bains Shores of the lake, Thonon-les-Bains
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A funicular takes you from the town to
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Thonon-les-Bains Arts Centre
Thonon-les-Bains Arts Centre
The centre of Thonon and Evian's
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Castle Square, Thonon-les-Bains
Castle Square, Thonon-les-Bains
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Thonon-les-Bains Arts Centre
Thonon-les-Bains Arts Centre
The centre of Thonon and Evian's
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Chablais Museum
Chablais Museum
Situated in the Sonnaz Castle (17C),
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St-Hippolyte's Church of Thonon-les-Bains
St-Hippolyte's Church of Thonon-les-Bains
Illustrated by the preachings of St
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