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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.

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

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Agenda

  • Journées du Patrimoine de Pays et des Moulins - Abbaye d'Abondance

    Journées du Patrimoine de Pays et des Moulins - Abbaye d'Abondance

    Saturday 22 June 2024 Opening hours on Saturday between 9.30 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

    Come unlock the mysteries of the Abbey with our Escape Game
    "AT THE MERCY OF THE WORKS". Try to be the fastest team to win the competition for the best investigators, organised during the Journées du Patrimoine de Pays et des Moulins.

  • Journées du Patrimoine de Pays et des Moulins - Maison du Fromage Abondance

    Journées du Patrimoine de Pays et des Moulins - Maison du Fromage Abondance

    Saturday 22 June 2024 Opening hours on Saturday between 10.30 am and 11 am and between 4 pm and 4.30 pm.

    Enjoy all the subtleties of Abondance cheese during the Journées du Patrimoine de Pays et des Moulins. Sweet and savoury combinations, jams, spices and cheese: all your senses will be awakened!

  • Relais de la flamme Olympique

    Relais de la flamme Olympique

    Sunday 23 June 2024 at 6 pm.

    Come and celebrate the passing of the Olympic Flame in Excenevex!
    On the program: sports competition, shows, DJs, giant sand sculptures... until the flame passes through at 6 p.m.!
    Please note: swimming is not permitted on the beach on this day.

  • Passage de la flamme olympique

    Passage de la flamme olympique

    Sunday 23 June 2024 between 8.45 am and 10 am.

    Crossing the Olympic flame on a 4 km journey between the Buvette Cachat and Dollfus Park, punctuated with animations in the colors of Olympism, in connection with the conservatory, Harmony, schools, sports clubs and firefighters.

  • Rencontres Musicales d'Evian

    Rencontres Musicales d'Evian

    From 26/06 to 06/07/2024, daily.

    The Rencontres Musicales d'Evian will take place from June 26 to July 6, 2024.

  • Pass'Portes du Soleil MTB

    Pass'Portes du Soleil MTB

    From Friday 28 to Sunday 30 June 2024.

    The Pass'Portes is a major MTB event taking place in the Portes du Soleil resorts spanning France and Switzerland. An event of international stature packed with plenty of impressive and memorable moments and shared sporting memories with plenty of laughs...!

  • La Pass'Portes pédestre

    La Pass'Portes pédestre

    From Friday 28 to Sunday 30 June 2024.

    The Portes du Soleil offer non-mountain bikers a hike to discover the Franco-Swiss territory of the Portes du Soleil. A moment of escape to the summits that promises unforgettable memories.

  • Salon Pass'Portes du Soleil MTB

    Salon Pass'Portes du Soleil MTB

    From Friday 28 to Sunday 30 June 2024 between 9 am and 7 pm.

    This year, Châtel hosts the Mountain Bike exhibition with over 200 internationally renowned brands.
    Mountain bike tests are offered from the Salon VTT in Châtel on specially marked trails.

  • Pass'Portes Gravel

    Pass'Portes Gravel

    From Friday 28 to Saturday 29 June 2024.

    Come and try out gravel biking in the Portes du Soleil!

  • Night Ride by Sigma

    Night Ride by Sigma

    Friday 28 June 2024 between 9 pm and 12 am.

    For the 20th anniversary of the Pass'Portes, the Night Ride is back with Sigma! A not-to-be-missed night ride on a mountain bike!