A Village Overlooking Lake Léman

Thollon-Les-Mémises is in Haute-Savoie, in the French Haut-Chablais. The municipality is at the edge of the Gavot Plateau at the foot of the Mémises mountain. The village spreads between an altitude of 940m to 1975m.
The village is 10km from Évian and 50km from Geneva. Switzerland and Itlay are next door.
There are around 800 inhabitants and everything you need for a pleasant holiday.

Thollon-les-Mémises ski domain provides 50km of varied ski runs and an absolutely magnificent panorama across Lake Léman and the Swiss Alps.

It is also a mythical spot for paragliding.

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    Lake Léman's Terrace

    The actual name, Thollon-les-Mémises, is official since 1995. It combines the commune’s old name, Thollon, with Mémises, which refers to the mountain that overlooks the commune.

    The very first mention of the village dates back to the 11th century with Duas Partes Tholonaei, then two centuries later Tolhono and Tholons in 1246. The toponym appears to derive from the local word “taula, taule, tola, toula, toule” to describe a terrace, or a flat area, or from the Latin tullum to describe a small hill. The presence of the suffix -on could come from the old French word tolon, which corresponds to a mound like a hill.

    Since the formation of the lake originating from a glacier (the largest Alpine lake in Central and Western Europe), the Thollon region was an exceptional place of observation that marveled everyone who came through here. Maybe you will have the chance to enjoy the show when a sea of clouds forms above Lake Léman.

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Thollon's Calendar

Throughout the winter we put on numerous events and attractions, notably: visits to discover local professions, local history and heritage; fishing, cheese makers, distillery, soap producers; excursions into the mountains; events; and much, much more to discover in the calendar.

See the events calendar

To Discover

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    The Chablais Geopark

    A geopark includes a particular number of remarkable sites (23 sites for the Chablais region) due to their scientific interest, rarity, aesthetic attraction or their educative value.

    Discover the Chablais Geopark
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    The Mémises Mountain

    A real balcony overlooking Lake Léman, you can reach the Mémises mountain in just a few minutes thanks to the Mémises cable car. At the top take the ridge walk, in summer as well as in winter, to admire the magnificent view of the Swiss Alps, the Jura and Lake Léman.

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    THE CHEESE DAIRY

    The VESIN Cheese Dairy in Thollon-les-Mémises has been around for more than one-hundred years.
    No stones will be left unturned in showing you all the secrets of Vesin’s cheese production! You are greeted by the cheesemaker, who will explain the process from the milk to the cheese in detail, whilst making it.
    The visit rounds off with tasting the Thollon, the farmhouse speciality. Every week in the season, the Thollon Tourist Office proposes the visit to the Vesin Cheese Farm. Find the visits in the events calendar.

    More info on the cheese dairy
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    Le Hucel

    Le Hucel, a hamlet below Thollon-les-Mémises, also offers a beautiful panoramic view of Lake Léman. It iis a strategic passage spot in the spring for birds of prey and other migrating birds, Le Hucel is a privileged observation site for active migration. The migrating birds that come up the Rhône valley to return to their reproduction sites situated in Central and Eastern Europe are next to Lake Léman.

The Pays d'Evian Vallée d'Abondance's Natural and Cultural Sites

Here are a few ideas for places to visit in Thollon-Les-Mémises and nearby:

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