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  • Fête bières et fromages en Abondance

    Fête bières et fromages en Abondance

    From Saturday 7 to Sunday 8 August 2021 between 9 am and 6 pm. Canceled or closed.

    Beer and cheese festival:
    A weekend to discover the cheeses of Savoie, Jura, Auvergne, Corsica and Italy and about thirty different beers, concerts and entertainment for children.

  • Festival Chansons Françaises en Abondance - 8ème édition

    Festival Chansons Françaises en Abondance - 8ème édition

    Thursday 29 July 2021 between 7.30 pm and 10.30 pm. Wednesday 4 August 2021 between 7.30 pm and 10.30 pm. Wednesday 11 August 2021 between 7.30 pm and 10.30 pm.

    Every Wednesday from July 21st to August 11th 2021,
    rendez-vous for the 8th Festival Chansons FRANCAISES in Abondance!
    4 dinner-concerts with the great names of French Song!

  • Journées des Arts

    Journées des Arts

    From Saturday 14 to Sunday 15 August 2021. Canceled or closed.

    Craftsmen and artisans will offer you to discover their work and creation. Demonstrations will be made throughout the two days. Animations, games and catering on site.

  • Foire de Crête

    Foire de Crête

    Thursday 2 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.

  • Coupe de France de paddle

    From Saturday 4 to Sunday 5 September 2021.

    The Base Nautique organizes the Léman Paddle Race.

  • 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 21/12/2020 to 30/04/2021 between 2 pm and 5 pm except on January 1st and December 25th. Closed Saturday and Sunday. From 01/05 to 30/06/2021 Opening hours daily between 9.30 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm. From 01/07 to 31/08/2021 Opening hours daily between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm. From 01/09 to 30/09/2021 Opening hours daily between 9.30 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm. From 01/10 to 29/10/2021, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 2 pm and 5 pm. Canceled or closed because of Covid-19.

    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 concours bovins - Salon International Race & Fromage Abondance

    596ème concours bovins - Salon International Race & Fromage Abondance

    From Saturday 2 to Sunday 3 October 2021. Canceled or closed because of Covid-19.

    On that day, big cattle competition and cheese competition of Abondance. This year, discover the International Show Race & Fromage Abondance on October 4

  • Le Fabuleux Village

    Le Fabuleux Village

    From 10/12/2021 to 08/01/2022, daily between 3 pm and 7 pm.

    The Fabulous Village or the Legend of the Flottins, delights Evian during the Christmas period. Based on a fairy tale, a unique atmosphere is created in the town centre with a village built in driftwood, monumental sculptures and goblins.

  • Salon Pass'Portes du Soleil MTB

    Salon Pass'Portes du Soleil MTB

    From Friday 24 to Sunday 26 June 2022.

    This year's bike show will be held in Les Gets with more than 200 international brand a free bike tests.

  • Festival Rock'n Poche - 29ème édition

    Festival Rock'n Poche - 29ème édition

    From Friday 29 to Saturday 30 July 2022.

    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