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Rives-Thonon Cable Car

Historic site and monument in Thonon-les-Bains

  • Thonon’s 19th Century hillside railway, Constructed in 1888, ‘Le Funiculaire’ was moved by a counter-weighting system using 11 tons of water. Today, it still links the port to the town centre, but since 1990, it has been powered by electricity.

  • 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.
  • Environment

    • In the town centre
    • Close to a public transportation
  • Spoken languages

    • English
  • Documentation

Services
  • Accessibility

    • Mobility impaired
      • L’accès au funiculaire est adapté aux personnes à mobilité réduite.
  • Services

    • Animals accepted
      • Animaux accéptés
    • Self-guided visits
Rates

Payment methods

  • Credit card
  • Cash
Openings
  • From January 1, 2021
    until April 30, 2021
  • From May 1, 2021
    until June 30, 2021
  • From July 1, 2021
    until August 31, 2021
  • From September 1, 2021
    until September 30, 2021
  • From October 1, 2021
    until April 30, 2022
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  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • Lundi au samedi : 8h-12h15 / 13h15-18h30 Dimanche : 10h30-12h15 / 13h15-18h00
  • Monday
    8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Thursday
    8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Friday
    8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Saturday
    8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Sunday
    8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Monday
    8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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    8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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    8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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    8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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    8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • 8h00 à 23h00 tous les jours
  • Monday
    8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Thursday
    8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Friday
    8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Saturday
    8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Sunday
    8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • Lundi au samedi : 8h-12h15 / 13h15-18h30 Dimanche : 10h30-12h15 / 13h15-18h00