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We can just imagine them sitting in front the fireplace, drawing their inspiration from the dancing flames. Make a date to meet Abondance's talented men for them to share their knowledge and skills with you.
The local inhabitants have been able to maintain and pass on their traditions, making them well known in the valley. From the shingle-cutters to the bakers and the dove carvers, we invite you to share our passion throughout your stay and during our special events, for example our Christmas market.

Catherine Herbo : a passionate artist

Catherine paints the mountains and her heritage. The Abondance valley provides much of her inspiration.
A renowned French painter now living in Abondance, Catherine invites you to pay a visit to her studio in the centre of Abondance.

To see all Catherine's paintings, go to :


Passion knows no limits with Jérôme Phalippou  
When Jérôme Phalippou draws, it’s with a view to remind us of the history of the Abondance valley and of the tradition of his profession as a customs officer.
His illustrations combine historical facts with a touch of a mischievous humour on the various posters for the events of the Chablis region and particularly for Abondance… they’ve become collector’s items.  The posters and books illustrated by Jérôme are on sale at Abondance’s Tourist Office and in the local bookshop.
To find his illustrations:  www.minisapiens.com , http://www.editions-astronome.com 

The Abondance doves: a traditional and local art of wood carving with Marcel Favre Rochex

He "chose the finest wood" – he said – at the beginning of autumn and before the first snowfalls. And in his hands as he carves, the spruce takes shape and comes to life. The Abondance dove is a tradition in the valley and brings happiness and prosperity to each household.
Marcel Favre Rochex will be happy to welcome you to his workshop to share his love and passion for wood carving. For more information, enquire at the Abondance Tourist Office.