Menu icon Menu

News

There are no news.

Diary

  • 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 23/12/2019 to 30/04/2020 between 2 pm and 5.30 pm except on January 1st and December 25th. Closed Saturday and Sunday. From 30/05 to 30/06/2020, daily between 2 pm and 6 pm. From 01/07 to 31/08/2020 Opening hours daily between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm. From 01/09 to 30/09/2020 Opening hours daily between 9.30 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm. From 01/10 to 30/10/2020, 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…

  • 596ème Foire d'Automne - Salon International Race & Fromage Abondance

    596ème Foire d'Automne - Salon International Race & Fromage Abondance

    Sunday 4 October 2020.

    596th edition of the autumn fair! On that day, big cattle competition and cheese competition of Abondance, animations and exhibitors. This year, discover the International Show Race & Fromage Abondance on October 3 and 4!

  • Festival Rock'n Poche - 29ème édition

    Festival Rock'n Poche - 29ème édition

    From Friday 30 to Saturday 31 July 2021.

    Pop music festival at the foot of the Alpine pastures in the Vallée Verte. The biggest Haute-Savoie festival in the world!

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