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Friends Wedding

We were in town for a friends wedding and fancied a visit to the marina and the Funicular was ideal... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2017
AGL1948
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Good to see a bit of history in action. It's free and you can go up and back down but we decided to... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2017
Emily E
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

We enjoyed this funiculaire. It is a quick and pleasant ride to the lake and back. Nice views to take pictures.

Thank ColleenE250
Reviewed June 19, 2018

So easy to get from town center to Marina nominal fee to pay beautiful views over the lake the funicular allows you to spend more time walking along the fabulous promenade

Thank Elizabethlatzoumaz
Reviewed April 30, 2018

A fun (and cheap) ride either down to the lake or up to the center of town! Great for kids, elderly (the alternative is a pretty steep hill), and those who want to take some photos of the lake during the ride (about 45 seconds-...More

1  Thank Meaghan B
Reviewed November 16, 2017

Very nice experience you can either walk down throw the beautiful path and go back up to the top by the small train or the opposite. it only costs 1euro and takes only about 10 minutes ride.

Thank Traveldreames
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Mostly it’s transportation from the upper Thonon to the shore. It’s nicely painted, has glass window for the view, a cute ride.

Thank Lilly_grise
Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

We were in town for a friends wedding and fancied a visit to the marina and the Funicular was ideal for access to the shore

Thank AGL1948
Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

Good to see a bit of history in action. It's free and you can go up and back down but we decided to walk down. A fun half hour was had by all.

Thank Emily E
Reviewed August 9, 2017

The funiculaire (cable car) of Thonon is a must. It transports locals and tourists alike from the city to the lake shore and back. Nowadays, the cable car is modern and can accommodate quite a few passengers, the ride only takes a few minutes on...More

Thank Bisoubelle
Reviewed July 9, 2017

If you're in Thonon it's well worth a trip, it's €1 each one way - I'd recommend getting it up the hill and walking back down. There is a park area at the top but not much else

2  Thank ED-reviewer
Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

At less than 250 metres long it is not the longest funicular railway in the world but service is regular and saves a long hike into town from the CGN boat terminal. It's terminus is 2 minutes walk from centre of the town. It is...More

1  Thank 586ianf
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