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  • 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 19/12/2016 to 30/04/2017 between 2 PM and 5 PM except on January 1st and December 25th. Closed Saturday and Sunday. From 01/05 to 30/06/2017, daily. From 01/07 to 31/08/2017, daily. 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.

    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…

  • Championnats du monde d'Aviron de Mer

    Championnats du monde d'Aviron de Mer

    From Thursday 12 to Sunday 15 October 2017.

    The World Rowing Coastal Championships is an annual coastal boats race where more than 1000 athletes are expected.
    This year, the city of Thonon-Les-Bains is proud to welcome this amazing event !

  • Le Fabuleux Village

    Le Fabuleux Village

    From 15/12/2017 to 07/01/2018, daily between 3 PM and 7 PM.

    The Fabulous Village or the Legend of the Flottins, wonderes Evian during the Christmas period. Based on a fairy tale, a unique atmosphere invests the city center with a village built in driftwood, monumental sculptures and goblins.

  • Arrivée des flottins

    Arrivée des flottins

    Friday 15 December 2017 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 20 December 2017 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

    Sunday 24 December 2017 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 7 January 2018 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 - 14e édition

    La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc - 14e édition

    From 13/01 to 24/01/2018, 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.

  • La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc : Étape aux Gets

    La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc : Étape aux Gets

    Monday 15 January between 9 AM and 10 PM. Date to be confirmed.

    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».

  • I Love Mont Chéry

    I Love Mont Chéry

    Wednesday 14 February 2018 between 6 PM and 11 PM.

    On Valentine’s Day, treat your loved one to an original, romantic experience with an aperitif in the Mont Chéry bubble lift and the possibility to follow by a meal at the Belvédère restaurant!

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