A thousand-year-old history

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The VillageA thousand-year-old history
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The Abondance valley offers a sumptuous natural mountain setting with a well-preserved cultural heritage.

In this wonderful alpine setting the villages in the valley organise a multitude of activities entertainment and everything is designed to make you feel good and have fun. Discover all the villages in the valley: Chevenoz, Vacheresse, Bonnevaux, Abondance, La Chapelle and Châtel.

In 2003 the Abondance valley was conferred an award as an area of art and history (Pays d'Art et d'Histoire) by the Minister of Culture, in recognition of its remarkable heritage and treasures.
On one of our guided visits or workshops or on one of your walks, learn more about the traditional houses, the small hamlets nestled on the hillsides, the religious and cultural heritage (Abondance’s abbey and the Maison du Val are two exceptional sites of the region), discover the mysterious beauty of the forests and the wide open landscapes.