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  • 42e Belle Dimanche, la fête des alpages

    42e Belle Dimanche, la fête des alpages

    Sunday 19 August 2018.

    This festival is taking place in Plaine Dranse where shepherds and their animals are gathering with craftmen, musicians, folk bands for the pleasure of our visitors.

  • Evian Championship

    Evian Championship

    From Thursday 13 to Sunday 16 September 2018.

    In 2013, the Evian Masters women's golf tournament became the Evian Championship, 5th round of the World Major Golf. The 120 best players in the world compete on a very selective and totally renovated course.

  • Exposition De l'histoire à l'art : Patrimoines sacrés en Vallée d'Abondance

    Exposition De l'histoire à l'art : Patrimoines sacrés en Vallée d'Abondance

    From 01/09 to 30/09/2017, daily. From 01/10 to 31/10/2017, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 2 PM and 5 PM. From 26/12/2017 to 30/04/2018 between 2 PM and 5 PM except on January 1st. Closed Saturday and Sunday. From 01/05 to 30/06/2018, daily. From 01/07 to 31/08/2018, daily. From 01/09 to 30/09/2018, daily. From 01/10 to 31/10/2018, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 2 PM and 5 PM.

    With its impressive collection of art, this exhibition reveals the distinctive religious character of the area, the Abbey’s history, the monks’ daily life and the local residents’ religious customs. Visitors can also visit part of the old monastery…

  • Le Fabuleux Village

    Le Fabuleux Village

    From 14/12/2018 to 06/01/2019, daily between 3 PM and 7 PM.

    The Fabulous Village or the Legend of the Flottins, delights Evian during the Christmas period. Based on a fairy tale, a unique atmosphere is created in the town centre with a village built in driftwood, monumental sculptures and goblins.

  • Arrivée des flottins

    Arrivée des flottins

    Friday 14 December 2018 at 6.30 PM.

    After mooring their boats, the little people of the mountains will land in Evian to invest "Le Fabuleux Village". Splashes of light and pyrotechnic effects.

  • Arrivée du Père Noël

    Arrivée du Père Noël

    Wednesday 19 December 2018 at 6.30 PM.

    How he will join us this year? The secret is well kept! One thing is certain: he will visit his friends the Flottins. With a spectacular arrival and tour of gifts obliges.

  • Départ du Père Noël

    Départ du Père Noël

    Monday 24 December 2018 at 6 PM.

    Santa Klaus leaves Evian for a great travel in thanking all this small Flottins so warm.

  • Départ des flottins

    Départ des flottins

    Sunday 6 January 2019 at 6 PM.

    After three magical weeks , the Fabulous Village ends. The flottins return by the frozen rivers to their beloved mountains. Beware because they will leave as they came, with the lake as a witness...

  • La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc : Étape aux Gets

    La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc : Étape aux Gets

    Tuesday 15 January between 9 AM and 10 PM.

    For the sixth time, on Monday 15th of January, the Portes du Soleil resorts will host an unusual event uniting the best mushers in the world : «La Grande Odyssée».

  • Wintertrail Oxfam

    Wintertrail Oxfam

    From Saturday 2 to Sunday 3 February 2019.

    The NGO Oxfam France and the intermunicipality of vallée d'Abondance will organize a solidarity snowshoes trail : the Oxfam Wintertrail.

Welcome to the Chablais region

The Chablais region is the first chain in Pre-Alps mountains between Lake Geneva and the Mont-Blanc mountain range. Its mountains are home to forests, alpine pastures and winter sports resorts.

The lower Chablais country or “Pays du Léman” forms an amphitheater that gradually rises behind the 50 kilometers of lakeside on the French side of Lake Geneva; Evian and Thonon mineral waters take their source at the heart of these ancient glacial deposits.

Lake Geneva is so big that it influences the climate of the whole of this region; it has been the center of major historical struggles between Geneva and the Savoy House, whose court resided at Ripaille at the start of the XVth Century, before choosing to reform and gradually improving relations with the Bernois.

The Chablais province, part of the Savoy region, which itself only became part of France in 1860, is on the outskirts of the region and remains highly influenced by the proximity of Geneva and the Swiss cantons.

The “Chablais Heritage” Association aims to help visitors discover the wealth and diversity of the Lake Geneva region’s cultural, historical and natural heritage.

Places in pictures

  • Jardin d'eau
  • Palais lumière
  • Foret de Rippaille
  • Funiculaire
  • Usine d'Evian
  • Source Evian
  • Musée de la préhistoire
  • Musée des Pompiers
  • Vieille douane
  • Galerie Etrave
  • Gorges du pont du diable