OUT AND ABOUT IN BEAUTIFUL VALLEE D’ ABONDANCE
A Luxury Alpine Retreat
Alpine Chalet 1819 is 4.5 km. from the centre of Abondance, which lies 27km south-east of Evian-les-Bains, famous for its waters & spa.. This detached chalet is peacefully situated at the edge of a forest against a mountain slope. A short walk through the fields in front of the house takes you to a river which has an abundance of fish – ideal for a lazy day fishing for fun or catching for dinner! There are extensive mountain walks all around the house, & on both sides of the valley.
The village is visited in the summer time by many tourists and there are plenty of activities for both young and old. You can discover various villages within a short distance, and every Sunday there is a local market, which often coincides with a number of community activities.
There is a local cheese dairy which you can visit, or the Abbey of Abondance, which belongs to the oldest order of abbesses in France.
A Luxury Alpine Retreat Summer
In Chatel itself there is much to do:- a 3 pool swimming pool for the warm days, a golf practice course, you can go water biking or horseback riding, there are tennis courts, and there is a 4 season sled track with a length of over 600 m. For the real golf lover there are several golf courses to be found around Evian which is approximately a 30-minute drive.
You can also visit one of the surrounding towns or cities such as Evian and Geneva, Yvoire a stunning medieval village, is less than an hour away. You can enjoy the culture, have lunch near the lake, or in Thonon there is a vineyard which you can visit. There is a marvellous marina where boats can be rented. Montreux, home of the world famous jazz festival, just over an hour’s drive away. From Evian also close by, you can go to the health spa resort or you can get on one of the several authentic steam boats which maintain scheduled services with all the major places on Lac Leman (Lake Geneva), in both France & Switzerland. In Thonon on Lac Leman lies a large outdoor swimming pool where you can easily spend an entire day.
We are also ideally situated for summer pursuits including the Fantasticable (not for the faint hearted!), white water rafting, an internationally renowned mountain biking area, Nordic Walking, the many beaches of Lac Leman where one can swim, paddle board etc.
A Luxury Alpine Retreat Winter
We are ideally situated for winter sports and recreational pursuits including skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing, Nordic Walking, ice circuit driving, husky rides et al. The skiing is exceptional with Chatel linking directly with Morzine, Avoriaz, and the rest of the immense Portes du Soleil area. With La Chappelle d’Abondance offering the nearest entry to the Portes du Soleil 15 minutes drive, and Abondance with it’s own ski area being 10 minutes distant, winter sports participation is simple.
If a day’s rest is needed, Montreux, with its famous Christmas Market, and superb shopping is just over an hour away. Evian, famous for the spa and waters, is close by, with Geneva and all it has to offer an hour’s drive.