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The Abondance valley offers activity-packed programmes in the mountains. Use Abondance as a base to stay and look a bit further afield to a larger area: the Portes du Soleil and beyond - you’ll be amazed at the surprises in store in the nearby valleys and towns!

The Chablais region in France, and the Valais region in Switzerland, two frontier territories that offer an incredible spread of countryside, set between lake Geneva and the mountains, with cultural trips to take your breath away, and fun places  where you can have a laugh with all the family.

Ready, steady, swim! Having fun in wave pools and on water slides, swimming a few lengths, or just floating around in the water…
 

- Forme d'O in châtel swimming pool and weellness area. With the Multipass, the entrance is free. http://chatel-formedo.com/
- The Cité de l’eau (Amphion les Bains – 30 Km)  www.ot-publier.com
- Aquaparc (Le Bouveret – 50 Km)  
- Lake Beunaz (St Paul en Chablais – 20 Km) www.lacdelabeunaz.com
- The thermal baths at Val d’Illiez (Val d’Illiez -25 Km) www.thermes-parc.com
- The thermal baths at Lavey (45 Km) www.lavey-les-bains.ch

Walking on the banks of lake Geneva: discover the lake side towns of Yvoire, Evian, and Thonon, with their charming little ports…

- Yvoire (40 Km) www.yvoiretourism.com
- La presqu’île du Léman (40 Km) www.presquile-leman.com
- Evian les Bains (25 Km) www.eviantourism.com
- Thonon les Bains (25 Km) www.thononlesbains.com
- Amphion Publier (30 Km) www.ot-publier.com

There are many places to discover nearby!
Castles, museums, gardens: go where your heart desires…  

- St. Maurice Abbey (39 Km) www.st-maurice.ch
- The Abbey of St. Jean d’Aulps (20 Km) www.valleedaulps.com
- Chateau de la Ripaille (Thonon – 25 Km) www.thononlesbains.com
- Chillon Chateau (55 Km) www.chillon.ch
- Avully’s Chateau (40 Km)
- The gorges of the devil’s bridge – Le Pont du Diable (La Vernaz – 20 Km) www.lepontdudiable.com
- The gardens of l’Eau du Pré Curieux (Evian – 25 Km) www.eviantourism.com
- The five senses garden (Yvoire – 40 Km) www.jardin5sens.net
- The eagles of Lake Geneva, animal park (Sciez – 35 Km) www.lesaiglesduleman.fr - Les Rochers de Naye – marmots' paradise (Montreux – 55 Km) www.MOB.ch
- The Olympic Museum of Lausanne (85 Km) www.olympic.org
- The Swiss train park (Le Bouveret – 50 Km) www.swissvapeur.ch
- The Pierre Gianadda Foundation (Martigny – 60 Km) www.gianadda.ch
- The museum of mechanical music (Les Gets – 30 Km) http://lemuseedesgets.free.fr/
- The fairy cavern (St Maurice – 45 Km) www.grotte.ch/fee
- Bex’s salt mines (35 Km) www.mines.ch
- Evian mineral water plant (Amphion - 30 Km) www.evian.fr

 

 

And the most famous of the Haute Savoie… 

- Chamonix Mont Blanc (95 Km) www.chamonix.com
- Annecy and the lake (120 Km) www.lac-annecy.com