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  • 44e Belle Dimanche, la fête des alpages

    44e Belle Dimanche, la fête des alpages

    Sunday 21 August 2022.

    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.

  • Championnats du Monde Mountain Bike UCI XCO XCC XCR / DHI / E-MTB 2022

    Championnats du Monde Mountain Bike UCI XCO XCC XCR / DHI / E-MTB 2022

    From Wednesday 24 to Sunday 28 August 2022.

    The UCI Mountain Bike World Championships is back in Les Gets!

    Eighteen years after the 2004 UCI MTB World Championships, Les Gets, in co-organisation with the French Cycling Federation, will host the UCI MTB World Championships.

  • Foire de Crête

    Foire de Crête

    Thursday 1st of 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.

  • Journées Européennes du Patrimoine

    Journées Européennes du Patrimoine

    From Saturday 17 to Sunday 18 September 2022.

    The Tourist Office and The Museum of Mechanical Music welcomes you on the occasion of European Heritage Days around the theme "Sustainable Heritage"

  • Journées européennes du patrimoine

    Journées européennes du patrimoine

    From Saturday 17 to Sunday 18 September 2022.

    These days will be an opportunity to discover the little-known, unusual or usually inaccessible heritage of the Abondance valley. The Abbey of Abondance and the Maison du Fromage offer several activities throughout the weekend.

  • Visite du jardin botanique du Père Delavay

    Visite du jardin botanique du Père Delavay

    Saturday 17 September 2022 at 10 am.

    Guided visit to discover the plants listed by the Priest Delavay. As part of the European Heritage Days.

  • Exposition "Historique et évolution du patrimoine bâti : Église, Reposance, Chalet Martel, …"

    Exposition "Historique et évolution du patrimoine bâti : Église, Reposance, Chalet Martel, …"

    From Saturday 17 to Sunday 18 September 2022 between 2 pm and 7 pm.

    As part of the European Heritage Days, come and discover the history and the renovation projects of the built heritage of Les Gets through this exhibition.

  • Les secrets du Vieux Village

    Saturday 17 September 2022 at 2 pm.

    Les Gets, a lovely village full of history. Follow our guide to discover the old village. As part of the European Heritage Days.

  • Visite de la zone humide des Gets, site du Géoparc du Chablais UNESCO

    Visite de la zone humide des Gets, site du Géoparc du Chablais UNESCO

    Saturday 17 September 2022 at 4 pm.

    On these European Heritage Days, join our guide to the UNESCO Chablais Geopark and discover the wetlands of Les Gets.

  • Diffusion du film "Les Gets autrefois" de Daniel Contat

    Saturday 17 September 2022 at 8 pm.

    On the occasion of the European Heritage Days, come and watch this film outlining the history of Les Gets.

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