From Lake Geneva’s shores to the high mountain valleys, set off to discover Chablais’ beautiful natural spaces and sumptuous panoramas. Chablais’ real delight, the Pays d’Évian d’Abondance, is located in Haute-Savoie, from the borders of Switzerland to the Geneva Lake’s shores, up to the Abondance Valley and via the exceptional and little area, Gavot.
From Lake Geneva’s south shores to the prealpine valleys, the Chablais Massif stretches from Haute-Savoie to Switzerland and offers a multitude of breathtaking panoramas!
Rich in a surprising geological history, the peaks of the Chablais are like the natural cathedrals of the pays d’Evian-vallée d’Abondance region. Find out more about these giants that shape the earth and our imagination!
Perched at an altitude of 2222 metres, the Dent d’Oche is one of the emblematic peaks of the Chablais region. Its history is closely linked to the village of Bernex, which sees this peak towering above it in all its magnificence.More information about La Dent d’Oche
Culminating at an altitude of 2432 m, the Mont de Grange (Natura 2000) is the highest summit in the pays d’Evian-vallée d’Abondance territory and the second highest in the Chablais. It sublimates the valley of Abondance in company of the Cornettes de Bise.More information about Mont de Grange summit
Like a balcony seat overlooking Lake Geneva, you can reach the Pic de Mémises in a matter of minutes thanks to the Mémises cable car. At the top, in winter as in summer, the ridge path lets you admire the most incredible view across the Swiss Alps, the Jura Massif and Lake Geneva.
The Cornettes de Bise massif is located between the Abondance valley and the Tanay valley, in Switzerland. Located in the town of La Chapelle d’Abondance, it peaks at 2432 m above sea level and is part of the Natura 2000 network.More information about Cornettes de Bise summit
The Roc de Tavaneuse overlooks the eponymous lake and is part of the magnificent landscape of the Abondance valley. It can be seen from the heart of the village of Abondance, which it makes glow on sunny days.More information about Roc de Tavaneuse
Make the most of your adventures in the Abondance Valley mountains to enjoy the lakes and waterways. These vestiges from ancient glaciers flow with the mysteries of time and enhance the splendour of these already majestic landscapes.
Lac des Plagnes, a UNESCO Geopark, is a popular destination for hikers, anglers and nature lovers.
A starting point for many walks, it reveals all the mountain’s natural riches.
A little river whose source emerges a few kilometres from the village and flows into the Dranse at the entrance to the valley and then into Lake Geneva.
The Darbon lake is a small mountain lake, with a surface area of two hectares, located at an altitude of 1,813 metres, to the south-east of the Dent d’Oche and Château d’Oche peaks. It is accessible on foot and is open to fishing.More information about Darbon Lake
At an altitude of 1663 m, in La Chapelle d’Abondance, this charming little glacial lake is located in the Cornettes de Bise Natura 2000 reserve. Agriculture is very present in its mountain pastures. It is easily accessible on foot and fishing is permitted.More information about The Arvouin lake
The Hucel, a hamlet below Thollon-les-Mémises, has a beautiful panoramic view across Lake Geneva. It is a strategic point for the Spring migration of birds of prey and many others, Le Hucel is a perfect observation site for this migration activity. Migrating birds follow the Rhône Valley to reach their breeding sites, mainly located in Central and Eastern Europe.
Near Lake Geneva and Publier, you can take a gentle and quiet stroll through luscious green family parks.
Enjoy a peaceful park by the water and its magnificent view of Lake Geneva and the Swiss mountains.More information about Tilleuls Park
Discover a charming and historical spot just outside of Amphion on the way to Évian. Have a picnic under a hundred-year-old tree and enjoy the Maxima spring. This water fountain provides sulphurous and alkaline water. It’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy good times with your friends or family.
In 2003, this park was registered on the Rhône-Alpes region’s cultural heritage list.
A stone’s throw from the Dranse Nature Reserve is a diverse mosaic of environments: wetlands, prairies, pathways, and a viewing platform to discover these spaces, some of which replicate the Dranse Delta natural habitats.
The park is maintained in a way that allows the natural recolonisation of the vegetation and wildlife.
Here is the list of all the natural environments to visit in the Pays d’Évian Vallée d’Abondance region.