Explore the Chablais region
you must not miss
There are loads of cultural and sports activities to enjoy in Chablais, for people of all ages and preferences. From the south banks of Lake Geneva to the Portes du Soleil summits, you’ll discover a remarkable region that’s both full of life and steeped in human history.
The Chablais region enjoys international recognition through UNESCO for its outstanding natural, cultural and human heritage. Its unique location between lake and mountains makes it truly a land of experiences…
Admire Mont Blanc and Lake Geneva at sunset. Gaze up at one of the most beautiful dwellings of the Counts of Savoie. Stroll along the banks of a mountain lake. Immerse yourself in the history of the slate workers or the story behind Aulps Abbey… You’ll be amazed by our 21 iconic geosites that invite you to admire the landscape from a different angle.
To make sure you miss nothing during your stay in Chablais, we’ve put together a list of 10 must-do activities.
Château de Ripaille
Visit the Château de Ripaille on the banks of Lake Geneva to admire an original association of medieval and 1900-style architecture.
Plunge into the 13th-century and the era of the Counts of Savoie to find out more about the reign of the great Amadeus VIII, the first Duke of Savoie, and the story of the Carthusians, who owned the estate from the 17th century to the French Revolution.
A visit to Ripaille will appeal to adults and children alike.
Village of Yvoire
Why not go wandering through the narrow streets of the medieval village and enjoy a delicious artisan ice cream while you’re there?
Listed among the Most Beautiful Villages of France, Yvoire is an early 14th-century medieval town. It stands on the French side of Lake Geneva, between the City of Geneva and Evian. The village of Yvoire has been nicknamed the gem of the lake.
This is the perfect place for the whole family to spend a pleasant moment together.
Gorges du Pont du Diable
They don’t come more legendary than the Pont du Diable (Devil’s Bridge)! Concealed somewhere between Thonon-les-Bains and Morzine off the D902 road, this mysterious site reveals nothing unless you dare to descend into the spectacular gorges. Devil’s Bridge Gorge is an iconic site within the Chablais Geopark.
The River Dranse de Morzine flows through a deep limestone gorge above which towers an impressive arch, the Pont du Diable. Discover the legend behind this Devil’s Bridge and look out for the stone-licking chamois that can be seen performing their balancing act on the rocks.
Take a leap back into the 11th century and discover the abbey of Aulps (pronounced simply “oh”), a Cistercian abbey tucked between the Chablais mountains.
The former monastic farm just next to the abbey now houses a museum that tells the story of the monks and the Cistercian Order, as well as retracing the history of the monastic community and its links with Savoie, and of the production of medicinal herbs up until the present day.
Fancy joining the birds? Take a ride on the Fantasticable for a unique adventure!! Adrenalin seekers will love whizzing down this dual-cable giant zipwire in Châtel.
Safely installed in a comfortable harness, you’ll reach nearly 100km/h on your flight above the hamlet of Plaine-Dranse at a maximum height of 240 metres.
Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval
Take the family horseriding in the most mountainous corrie in the Alps. A two-hour ride in the heart of the cirque of Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval.
The Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval (Horseshoe Corrie) takes its name from the semi-circular arrangement of the impressively high cliffs (up to 2,000 metres) from which emerge multiple waterfalls in numbers that vary from season to season.
A magical experience to enjoy with the whole family.
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Discover the Multi Pass
Embark on a magnificent discovery of the spectacular domain of Portes du Soleil!
Take your children for unlimited rides on the chairlifts to enjoy fabulous mountain hikes amid the most beautiful peaks and our sublime lakes and waterfalls.
The Multi Pass gives you unlimited access to the pedestrian lifts and more than 60 free activities.
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