Things to do near to Châtel

Châtel sits in an eviable location in the Northern French alps, close to Geneva and Lac Leman and on the Swiss border, there is easy access to some truly fabulous places. Here are some suggestions for your summer stay.


Day Trips from Châtel 20-40 minutes drive

Abondance

Lake geneva next to luxury ski chalet
  • The original village of the Abondance valley, full of charm and character
  • Explore the 12th century Abbaye D'Abondance with peaceful cloister and murals from the 15th century
  • Fabulous walking trails amongst the original farmhouses
  • Visit the Maison du Fromage and taste the fabulous Abondance cheese

Champéry

ski morzine
  • A chocolate box village in Switzerland, nestled under the Dents du Midi
  • Walk the Galleries de Defago clifftop trail
  • Take the gondola 1000m up for magnificent mountain views
  • Get up into the trees at the Acrobranch

Val d'Illiez Thermal Baths

Lake geneva next to luxury ski chalet
  • An alpine thermal baths and spa surrounded by mountain peaks
  • Inside heated pool, saunas and hammam (steam room)
  • A natural thermal river, 200m long with 30 degree water straight from the source
  • Outdoor heated pool and hot tub

Morzine, Avoriaz & Les Gets

ski morzine
  • The neighbouring villages to Châtel
  • Use your multi pass for the chairlifts and swimming pool
  • Play a round of golf at 1500m at the 18-hole course in Les Gets
  • Explore the "love it or hate it" architecture of Avoriaz

Vallée d'Aulps

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  • Adjacent to the Abondance valley with much to explore
  • Explore the stunning Gorges du Pont du Diable
  • Walk or cycle around Lac Montriond
  • Take the scenic driving route via Tréchauffé for panaramic views of Lac Leman and Mont Blanc

Lac Leman / Lake Geneva

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  • Explore the spa towns of Evian or Thonon-les-Bains
  • Swim in the crystal clear waters from one of the lake beaches
  • Get active and take part in one of the many watersports available

Day Trips from Châtel within an hours drive

Lavey Les Bains

Lake geneva next to luxury ski chalet
  • Explore the spa town of Evian or the medieval town of Yvoire
  • Swim in the crystal clear waters from one of the lake beaches
  • Get active and take part in one of the many watersports available
  • Take the ferry to Lausanne and experience Switzerland's second largest city

Montreux & Vevey

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  • Discover the spectacular Château de Chillon on Lac Leman
  • Wander along the promenade of the Montreux Riviera, home of the famous Jazz Festival
  • Take the cog train to Rocher de Naye for stunning lake and mountain views
  • Explore the boutique stores and market at Vevey or visit the Charlie Chaplin museum

Yvoire & Excenevex

Montreux christmas markets chalet cannelle
  • Discover Yvoire, a pretty medieval village on a rocky outcrop on the edge of Lac Leman
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch of fresh fish from the lake
  • Wander through the beautiful Garden of Five Senses
  • Excenevex - a snady beach on the shores of the lake, suitable for all ages

Lausanne

gruyere, switzerland
  • Drive direct or take a ferry and experience Switzerland's second largest city
  • 'Lausanne is the home of the International Olympic Committee headquarters, explore the Olympic Museum and lakeshore Olympic Park
  • Wander the streets of this beautiful city, view the cathedral and the world class art galleries

Further Afield

Gruyère

gruyere, switzerland
  • See the making of the famous Gruyère cheese
  • Explore the medieval hilltop village and castle
  • Visit the Callier chocolate factory with its famous tasting room
  • Drive time: Gruyère is 1hr 15 from Chalet Cannelle

Chamonix Mont Blanc

Turin, piedmonte Italy
  • Mont Blanc! What more is there to say :)
  • Take the cable car to Aiguille du Midi for spectacular views of Mont Blanc
  • Beautiful walking taking in the mountain range and glaciers - walk on snow in the summer
  • Drive time: Chamonix is 1hr 30 from Chalet Cannelle

Annecy

annecy haute savoie
  • Stunning lakeside town
  • Wander the old town and take lunch on the river banks
  • Hire banks and cycle the lake
  • Drive time: Annecy is 1hr 30 from Chalet Cannelle

Aosta

Chatel Forme D'O swimming pool
  • The closest Italian town to Chalet Cannelle
  • Drive over the San Bernand pass - famous for featuring in the original Italian Job movie
  • Visit the roman ampitheatre and other roman ruins in Aosta
  • Drive time: Aosta is 2hrs from Chalet Cannelle

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