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  • Trail des crêtes du Chablais

    Trail des crêtes du Chablais

    The TCC was born from the spirit of passionate local runners wanting to share their pleasure of running on the ridges in between the peaks, enjoying the view of the lake and mountains.
    3 comptetitions : 15, 49 and 84 km.

  • Bol d'or Mirabaud

    Bol d'or Mirabaud

    From Friday 12 to Sunday 14 June 2020 between 9 am and 7 pm.

    Organised for the first time in 1939, the Bol d’Or is now the world’s biggest freshwater regatta. A popular celebration of sailing, the Bol d’Or is now also one of the great classics in the international regatta calendar.

  • Léman Thonon Triathlon

    Léman Thonon Triathlon

    Sunday 14 June 2020.

    Between the lake and the mountain, the LTT takes on a holiday mood: in the water, then on the shores of Lake Geneva, the most experienced athletes as well as beginners and children enjoy each year an event with swimming, cycling and running.

  • Journées du patrimoine de Pays et des Moulins

    Journées du patrimoine de Pays et des Moulins

    From Saturday 20 to Sunday 21 June 2020. Dates to be confirmed.

    Many visits and activities will be organized throughout France. In the vallée d'Abondance, all the activities organized on this occasion will be free of charge.

  • Trail des Crêtes du Chablais

    Trail des Crêtes du Chablais

    Sunday 21 June 2020. Date to be confirmed.

    A trail to discover the Chablais mountain with itineraries of differentes difficulties: 15 km, 49 km or 84 km in relay. The finish is in Vacheresse.

  • Pass'Portes du Soleil MTB

    Pass'Portes du Soleil MTB

    From Friday 26 to Sunday 28 June 2020 between 7 am and 6 pm.

    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...!

  • Rencontres Musicales d'Evian

    Rencontres Musicales d'Evian

    From 04/07 to 11/07/2020, daily.

    The "Rencontres Musicales" return in Evian and find the magical setting of La Grange au Lac. This chamber music festival brings together 17 concerts over 8 days and also offers masterclasses, an exhibition and a festival off....

  • Visite commentée de la Maison du Fromage Abondance

    Visite commentée de la Maison du Fromage Abondance

    From 07/07 to 26/08/2020 Opening hours on Tuesday between 6 pm and 7 pm. On Wednesday between 1.30 pm and 2.30 pm.

    Discover the interpretation centre with a guide. Only in French.

  • Montjoux Festival - SHAKA PONK

    Montjoux Festival - SHAKA PONK

    Thursday 9 July 2020.

    Between French songs and world music, the Monjoux Festival makes the summer heart beat a little faster for the 15,000 festival goers. 2 stages, 16 concerts. Three open air festival evenings in the château grounds, surrounded by century-old trees, with Lake Geneva in the background. For the last night : Louane and Part-time friends.

  • Châtel Chablais Léman Race

    Châtel Chablais Léman Race

    From Thursday 9 to Sunday 12 July 2020.

    2nd session of this cycling race between France and Switzerland.

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