La Roche-sur-Foron


Station open every day except Friday: 05:30 - 22:00 

Friday: 05:30 - 23:15 

TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes ticket machine 

Sales area: every day 08:15 - 12:00 / 13:30 - 17:00 

Waiting area 
Paying toilets 
Photo booth 
Cycle parking
Car park


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Disabled persons

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Mental Disability
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Interchange hub

La Roche-sur-Foron Station is served by several lines:

Léman Express: Line L2 Annecy - Geneva - Coppet

– Léman Express: Line 3 St-Gervais-les-Bains-le Fayet - Geneva - Coppet

TER: Annecy - La-Roche-sur-Foron - St-Gervais-les-Bains-Le Fayet & St-Gervais-les-Bains-Le Fayet - La Roche-sur-Foron - Bellegarde 

Proxim'iTi intercommunal network: Lines B,D,E,L




A five-minute walk from La Roche-sur-Foron train station. A very nice way to discover our historic city in complete freedom! At the exit of the station, go down on your right for 300 m. You will then see the first sign for the Collège Sainte-Marie Chapel. There are about 15 panels to see and read, including some within the unicorn game designed for children (and also adults).


Free access for all. All year round - 24/7 French/English.


© Emmanuel Marin

Les Défis de la Licorne game

The unicorn is the emblematic animal of La Roche-sur-Foron. Follow the route marked out along the streets as you please, in the order and at the time that fits your schedule. Rise to the challenges given to you by the unicorn: Riddles to solve on each historical panel, clues on your card, and additional details to find. It's fun, whether you are alone or with friends or family!


Extras: Surprise gift. All year round. All ages.


Opening times and fees: Documents to be collected from the Tourist Office or the chalet at the Tour des Comtes de Genève, during opening hours - 3 € per booklet for a game of your choice.



© OT La Roche-sur-Foron


The fortress of the Counts of Geneva stands on a block of rock (or roche in French) and dominates the banks of the Foron River, which probably explains the origin of the town's name. The summit is reached after passing through the teachers’ and Capuchins’ caves and visiting the archers' room. The belvedere offers a splendid panorama of Lake Geneva, the Swiss Jura Mountains, the nearby mountains, and of course the medieval city. Climb to the top of the tower built in the 13th century and perched on its enormous block of rock... Admire a grandiose panorama of mountains and valleys that will no longer hold any secrets for you thanks to two panoramic orientation tables.


Opening times and fees: July and August every day from 10.00 to 12.00 and 14.00 to 18.45 - September weekends from 14.00 to 18.00 - Adults 2 € - Children (6 to 16 years old) 1 €


This place is 5 minutes walk from the station.




© OT La Roche sur Foron

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Did you know ?

Situated on a rocky promontory, the town of La Roche was a strategic defensive point and the Counts of Geneva made it their capital from the 11th century onwards, for two centuries. The present circular keep was built in the mid-13th century on a huge boulder.

At the end of the 16th century, the castle was no longer inhabited and was used as a prison. It gradually fell apart. In the following centuries, the keep was saved thanks to the work of Capuchin monks. It has been classified as a Historical Monument since 1944.


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