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  • 43e Belle Dimanche, la fête des alpages

    43e Belle Dimanche, la fête des alpages

    Sunday 18 August 2019.

    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.

  • Cyclo Thomas Voeckler by Matra

    Cyclo Thomas Voeckler by Matra

    From Saturday 24 to Sunday 25 August 2019.

    After a successful inaugural event in Avoriaz 1800, the Cyclo Thomas Voeckler is spreading its wings to take in the fabulous Portes du Soleil ski & bike territory.

  • Cyclo Thomas Voeckler by Matra

    Cyclo Thomas Voeckler by Matra

    From Saturday 24 to Sunday 25 August 2019 between 7 am and 6 pm.

    THE CYCLO THOMAS VOECKLER BY MATRA TAKES PLACE ON 24 & 25 AUGUST 2019

  • Trail des Gets

    Trail des Gets

    Sunday 25 August 2019 between 7 am and 6 pm.

    First edition of the Trail des Gets
    3 race formats on the program : a 9 km trail, an 18 km trail and a 35 km trail.

  • Foire de Crête

    Foire de Crête

    Thursday 5 September between 7 am and 11 pm.

    Come and enjoy the Crête Fair in Thonon: its atmosphere, its great food specialities, bargains and funfair... A chance to meet and have fun together, for old and young alike! The Crête Fair has been held since 1477, and always takes place on the 1st Thursday of September.

  • Exposition temporaire "Plantes magiques"

    From 16/12/2018 to 14/06/2019, daily between 2 pm and 6.30 pm except on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. From 15/06 to 15/09/2019, daily between 10 am and 7 pm. From 16/09 to 31/10/2019, daily between 2 pm and 6.30 pm.

    Viewed variously as cure-alls, Machievellian and the stuff of witches, the plants that feature in this exhibition are not the medicinal varieties used by the monks to make people better; instead, this is an exploration of a very different kind, inspired by Elodie Balandras’s illustrated book of spells.

  • 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 24/12/2018 to 30/04/2019 between 2 PM and 5.30 PM except on January 1st and December 25th. Closed Saturday and Sunday. From 01/05 to 30/06/2019, daily. From 01/07 to 31/08/2019, daily. From 01/09 to 30/09/2019, daily. From 01/10 to 31/10/2019, 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…

  • La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc - 16e édition

    La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc - 16e édition

    From 11/01 to 22/01/2020, daily.

    One of the world most difficult dog sledding races. It will cross ski resorts and villages from the north of Haute-Savoie to the South of Savoie departments.
    18 mushers are taking part to the competition

  • La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc

    La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc

    Tuesday 14 January 2020 between 9 am and 10 pm.

    La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc - 16th édition
    For this new edition, Les Gets will host one stage of this unique race uniting the best mushers in the world on Tuesday 14th of January 2020!

  • Neiges Etoilées - Festival International de Gastronomie

    Neiges Etoilées - Festival International de Gastronomie

    From Tuesday 4 to Saturday 8 February 2020.

    8th edition of "Neiges Etoilées", a major gastronomic event centred around a culinary challenge. The theme of this edition will be: the lake fishes.

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