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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.

    It all begins on the day when the flottins, mischievous elvescome down from their mountains after sailing on Lake Geneva. Once they arrive in Evian this funny little people take over the "Fabulous Village" for three weeks.

  • 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.

  • Ripaille enchanté - visite guidée Noël 1900

    Ripaille enchanté - visite guidée Noël 1900

    From Tuesday 20 to Friday 23 December 2022 between 3 pm and 4.30 pm. From Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 December 2022 between 3 pm and 4.30 pm.

    Discover the Château de Ripaille during a "belle époque" guided tour with a tasting of Ripaille wine (or soft drinks) around the Christmas legends.

  • 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...

  • Festival Rock the Pistes

    Festival Rock the Pistes

    From Sunday 12 to Saturday 18 March 2023. Subject to favorable weather.

    The Rock the Pistes festival is a unique festival. Every day, live concerts on the ski slopes, in the middle of the mountain. International artists.

  • Pass'Portes du Soleil MTB

    Pass'Portes du Soleil MTB

    From Friday 23 to Sunday 25 June 2023.

    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...!

  • 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!

  • Pass'Portes Kids

    Pass'Portes Kids

    From Saturday 24 to Sunday 25 June 2023 at 8.30 am.

    Pass'Portes Kids for the young riders supervised by French cycling instructors!

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