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  • Le Fabuleux Village

    From 09/12/2022 to 02/01/2023, 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.

  • Arrivée des flottins

    Arrivée des flottins

    Friday 9 December 2022 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

    Wednesday 14 December 2022 at 6 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

    Saturday 24 December 2022 at 5 pm.

    Santa Klaus leaves Evian for a great travel in thanking all this small Flottins so warm.

  • Départ des flottins

    Monday 2 January 2023 at 5.30 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...

  • Journées du patrimoine de Pays et des Moulins

    Journées du patrimoine de Pays et des Moulins

    From Saturday 24 to Sunday 25 June 2023.

    The Abbey of Abondance and the Maison du Fromage Abondance have put together a "to be and to be again" programme for this weekend full of discoveries!

  • Rencontres Musicales d'Evian

    Rencontres Musicales d'Evian

    From 28/06 to 09/07/2023, daily.

    2023 dates are announced and the ticket office will open on November 25, 2022.

  • Châtel Chablais Léman Race

    Châtel Chablais Léman Race

    From Saturday 8 to Sunday 9 July 2023.

    Cyclosportive race between France and Switzerland offers participants a slew of innovative experiences!

  • Place du Tertre: Concours des peintres

    Place du Tertre: Concours des peintres

    From Saturday 15 to Sunday 16 July.

    For its 15th edition, the painters' competition will take place on 16 and 17 July in Abondance. This year, the theme of the competition is "View of the Dranse". You will be able to discover local products along the way.

  • 45e Belle Dimanche, la fête des alpages

    45e Belle Dimanche, la fête des alpages

    Sunday 20 August 2023.

    The Belle Dimanche is one of the oldest traditionnal Savoyard festival.
    It honours the shepherds and their animals, but also traditional craftsmanship, to the delight of all.

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
  • Source Evian
  • Musée de la préhistoire
  • Musée des Pompiers
  • Vieille douane
  • Galerie Etrave
  • Gorges du pont du diable