A large forest crossed by pathways on the edge of Thonon. This paradise for walkers, joggers, sports fans (equipped areas), cyclists, horse riders, nature lovers and those who enjoy peace and quiet is open all year round.
This pass located entirely in France near the Vernaz pass allows connections between several valleys.
Pointe d'Arvouin is a summit overlooking the lake of the same name.
The Pointe d'Arvouin is reflected in the calm water of the lake, and from its summit, we manage to admire an exceptional panoramic view.
The Col de Bise, which rises to 1915m above sea level, is an ideal observation point for those who would like to admire the Jura and Lake Geneva at a glance. Its ascent is a little difficult, the relief being very marked in this part of the region.
Abandoned in the middle of a field the « Pierre à Martin » is intriguing. This rock with its different composition originated in the mountains of the Valais. The Rhone Glacier carried it here on its back...
La châtaigneraie fait partie du patrimoine culturel et végétal de la commune de Saint-Gingolph. Elle fait actuellement l'objet d'un travail de réhabilitation et de replantation important.
With a 1.2 km lake frontage and landscapes between giant sequoia and centuries-old chestnut trees, the 24-hectare site is an ideal place for family relaxation and walking.
amazing view of the lake and swiss alps
The Montagne de Pertuis is located at 1892m, it offers a nice viewpoint and allows access to the summit of Mont de Grange via the Bel Air ridge.
Located at 1970 m, it dominates the village of Châtel. In summer it is reached on foot or by ski lifts and in winter, always by the lifts, but skis on. Beautiful panorama breathtaking.
The Pointe de la Croix is situated at 1815m.
Legendary walk in Chablais reserved for experienced walkers.
Enjoy the high life in the Vallée d'Aulps...Tréchauffe pasture provides a fantastic panorama over Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps, but also the Jotty dam, the gorges and the river Dranse.
Pass nestled at 1891m above sea level, intermediate between Sevan car park and Lake Arvouin. We take advantage of a very beautiful point of view on the Mount Heated, the Col d'Ubine and the Pointe de Lachau, with a sublime view overlooking Lake Arvouin.
Le point de vue magnifique de Tréchauffé sur le panorama franco-suisse permet de découvrir l'histoire des eaux minérales d'evian. Vous pourrez également cheminer à la découverte de l'alpage.
Vue classée 2* au guide Michelin
The Pointe d'Ardens (1959m) located next to the Mont de Grange reserve. Access via the Lac des Plagnes and the Ardens chalets.
The Pic de la Corne is located at 2084m.
From the viewpoint of Pré Richard, you will be amazed by the mysterious reliefs of the moutains. The Mont César has the air of a castle with towers of ruined limestone...
A stunning view point of Lac de Vallon and Roc d'Enfer.
This viewpoint, nestled under the Cornettes de Bise, allows you to overlook the village of La Chapelle d'Abondance with a magnificent view of the Mont de Grange.
The Pointe de Lachau is located at 1962m, with a panoramic view of Mont Chauffé, the Cornettes de Bise, the Dent d'Oche and the Pointe du Brévent.
The summer farm situated in the hamlet of Bise is a gem. The majestic mountains with their hints of red and its disappearing lake, together bear witness to the 200 million years of Earths movements.
Depuis ce col, vous pourrez admirer un beau panorama à 360°. Le regard va de la vallée d'Abondance, terre de contrebande, au lac de Montriond en vallée d'Aulps.
This point of view allows you to overlook the village of La Chapelle d'Abondance and the Abondance valley with a magnificent view of the Cornettes de Bise and the Mont Chauffé.
Pass on the Franco-Swiss ridge of the Chablais massif. At 1856 meters above sea level, it communicates the stations of La-Chapelle-d'Abondance in France and Torgon in Switzerland.
Mont Chauffé is a 3 kilometre long ridge overlooking Abondance and Ubine, its highest point is 2093m. Its vertiginous ridge is accessible for experienced climbers.
The Pointe d'Hirmentaz is at an altitude of 1610m has panoramic views of Lac Léman and Mont Blanc. Use the viewpoint indicator at the top to identify the surrounding mountains.
The chalets of Autigny are accessible from the hamlet of Mont and Ubine. From this viewpoint you can admire the Ubine Valley, the Cornettes de Bise and Abondance.
The Roc de Tavaneuse located at 2156m is accessible from the lake of Tavaneuse on the Abondance side, the chalets of Lens on the Vallée d'Aulps side and from the passage of Savolaire. Beautiful view on the Mont Blanc mountain at the top.
A fantastic view over the lake Geneva since this crest which leaves the Col du Feu (Lullin), which passes by the Chapel of Hermone ( Vailly) to join the Mountain of the Sisters ( Reyvroz).
Lenla is a mountain in the Chablais Alps on the Franco-Swiss border. Towards the Swiss side, it displays an imposing wall of several hundred meters, but it is easily accessible from the French side by a marked hiking trail.
From the Voirons crest (altitude 1 480m), you can enjoy a panoramic view across Lake Geneva, the Vallée Verte, the Giffre mountains, the Aravis and Mont-Blanc.
The Pointe des Follys (1674m) is accessible to hikers in summer and in winter to skiers and snowshoers, it offers a view of the Vallée d'Abondance, Lake Geneva and the Dents du Midi.
Table d'orientation avec vue panoramique sur le Lac Léman et le Salève.
The Col d'Ubine (1694m), viewpoint, is accessible from the chalets d'Ubine (via Vacheresse) or the chalets de Mens (via La Chapelle).
This pass nestled at 1831m above sea level, under the Cornettes de Bise, is the intermediary of several hiking trails.
On the heights of Le Biot Village: a fine mountain meadow with an impregnable view on Leman Lake, Mont Blanc, the Aulps and Abondance Valleys. Rearing of Abondance cows by the "Gaec l'Or Blanc" cooperative.
Cet Espace Naturel Sensible départemental de 282 ha est caractéristique des forêts de montagne escarpées. En plus de la production de bois, il remplit plusieurs fonctions : écologique, paysagère, accueil du public, protection contre les risques naturels.
Ripaille Forest is just minutes away from Thonon town centre and is ideal for a lovely walk. This private wooded area is home to several different species of animal and you can stroll along a signposted trail to become one with nature.
The Pointe d'Autigny is accessible to hikers in the summer from the Autigny chalets, it offers a view of Lake Geneva, Mont Blanc and the Cornettes de Bise. It culminates at 1808 m. At its top, you will discover the 3 Crosses and an orientation table.
This pass located entirely in France, nestled at 1832m above sea level, near the Vernaz pass and overlooking the alp and the Arvouin lake.
Pass on the Franco-Swiss ridge of the Chablais massif. At 1730 meters above sea level, it communicates the stations of La-Chapelle-d'Abondance in France and Torgon in Switzerland.
The Aiguille de Braitaz which dominates the valley and the homonymous chalets is a "wild" mountain, not crossed by paths.
Très-le-Mont is the departure point for the hike to Mont Forchat and provides fantastic views of Lake Geneva. The cows that graze here in summer help maintain this beautiful pasture.
At 12 km from Châtel, this pass is the end of the Abondance Valley's road. The view is beautiful: One side, the village of Châtel, and the other side: Montriond's Lake.
This pass nestled at 2159m above sea level, under the Mont de Grange, overlooks the Combe de Chemine and the Folliet chalets.
The Pointe de Bénévent, in the very heart of the northern Chablais area, very limestone, is a summit less known than its neighbors, the Cornettes de Bise, the Mont Chauffé or the Château d'Oche.
This pass between the valley of Neuteu above Novel and the circus of Lake Darbon is located on the GR5 coming from Thonon, at the crossroads of several routes.
At 1816 meters above sea level, Pas de la Bosse overlooks the Chalets de Bise. Located on the GR5 route, it connects the Vallon de Bise and the Vallée d'Abondance.
Place à un panorama à 360°. Votre regard ira de la vallée d'Abondance, terre
de contrebande, à la vallée d'Aulps et son lac de Montriond.
From this viewpoint you can admire the Plateau de Gavot, the Chablais Préalps and the confluence of the Dranse rivers.
Located at the Franco-Swiss border, at 1815 meters above sea level, the Col de Vernaz (pronounced "Verne") connects the Vallon de Chevenne (perpendicular to the Abondance Valley) and the Au de Taney, above from the lake of the same name.
Derrière leur allure d'étang, une origine atypique et ancienne se dévoile ; datant du retrait de la dernière grande glaciation. Vous y observerez plantes carnivores, crapauds sonneurs à ventre jaune ou hérons cendrés.
The Cornettes de Bise massif is located between the Abondance valley and the Tanay valley, in Switzerland. Located in the town of La Chapelle d'Abondance, it peaks at 2432m above sea level and is part of the Natura 2000 network.
Culminating at 2432m altitude, the Mont de Grange dominates the Abondance valley. The massif is part of the European network Natura 2000 (1,261 hectares) since 2003 and is a game reserve.
The Pointe de la Chavache is situated at 2080m
This pass, also known as the Reculaz pass, is part of the series of passages north of Châtel between Chablais Switzerland and France. This separates the Pointe du Mouët and the Tête du Tronchet. Several paths get there.
Pass on the Franco-Swiss ridge of the Chablais massif. At 1733 meters above sea level, it communicates the stations of La-Chapelle-d'Abondance in France and Torgon in Switzerland.
This viewpoint overlooks the village of La Chapelle d'Abondance and the Abondance valley with a magnificent view of the Mont de Grange.
The Pointe des Mattes peaks at 2010m. From the top, you will have a panoramic view of the mountains on the right bank of the Dranse and the Swiss Alps.
Father Delavay was a botanist missionary in China, born in Les Gets. 150 years ago, he sent more than 200,000 plants to the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, many use his name.
The Pointe des Pavis, is a minor summit, little visited, overlooking Lake Darbon, whose sharp peak offers yet a magnificent panorama on all its slopes.
Enjoy magnificent viewpoints over the Lake Leman, the Jura Mountains, the Mémises, the Bernex valley and its peaks (the Dent d'Oche, the Mont César, the Pic de Boré, the Pointe de Pelluaz, Chesnay, the Mont Baron) and the Plateau de Gavot.
A fine mountain meadow with an impregnable view of Mont Blanc, the Aravis range, the Dents du Midi and the peaks of the Vallée d'Aulps. Rearing of Abondance cows by the "Gaec du Mont-Clay" cooperative.
C'est l'une des montagnes les plus gracieuses du plateau de Praz de Lys Sommand. Elle offre une belle pyramide majoritairement herbeuse, parsemée de quelques rochers sur le flanc Sud, idéal pour les marmottes.
At the foot of the Roc d'Enfer mountains, this hollow coomb is a huge Alpine pasture, surrounded by stunning, steep cliffs. The Graydon chapel and surrounding chalets offer a genuine and peaceful glimpse of a mountain way of life.
amazing view of the lake and swiss alps
The village of Les Lindarets is a must for all families looking to immerse themselves in a genuine bygone world with its ancient chalets, Alpine meadows and celebrated goats!
Pointe de Recon is one of the summits of the long border ridge to the north of the upper Abondance valley, SE of La Truche, followed east of Mouet ridge above the homonymous chalets.
Point de vue à 360° sur le Lac Léman et Thollon Les Mémises. Aire de décollage de parapente et fait partie du sentier thématique.
From the chapel or the orientation table, enjoy a 360-degree view of the Jura, Lake Geneva, Chablais and Mont Blanc. The plateau on which you stand is the origin of the evian mineral waters.
The Chablais, a region that stretches from the shores of Lake Léman to the summits of the Portes du Soleil is one of these remarkable areas.
This recognition bears witness to the exceptional character of our landscapes and geological sites.
Arbre remarquable pluriséculaire près de l'église. La tradition veut que ce tilleul ait été planté du temps de Sully, soit d'Henri IV. La légende dit que le souverain y aurait attaché son fameux cheval blanc.
Site naturel classé situé au pied des falaises du Mont Chauffé. Chapelle édifiée en 1792 au centre du hameau. Départ de randonnée, restaurant l'été.
Ce bloc erratique laissé par le glacier du Rhône porte 44 cupules de diamètres variables de 1 à 8 cm et de 5 mm à 4 cm de profondeurs sur sa table inclinée vers le lac.
This uncrowded mountain overlooks the picturesque valley of Lake Arvouin to the south. It is possible to cross it in both directions, the most interesting being rather the west-east direction.
This mountain pasture was once home to over 300 cows on the way from Mont Billat and the Pointe d'Ireuse.
When you reach the chalets on this mountain pasture, you will find yourself at the foot of the vertical cliffs of Mont Billat, Rocher du Jotty and the chalets of Mévonnes.
The Mount Billat peaks in 1894 m and offers an exceptional view
360° views from Lake Geneva to Mont Blanc...
L'alpage de Bise est un espace hors du temps. Vous y découvrirez l'activité pastorale, l'histoire de son lac disparu ou celle des eaux qui s'y infiltrent et ressortent 4 km plus loin.
At the foot of Mont Ouzon, the Alpine meadow of the same name is easily reached on foot from the Col du Corbier. It has wonderful views of Mont Blanc, the Dents du Midi, Lake Geneva and the Dent d'Oche from the Col de Plan Champ.
The mountain pasture of La Raille and its chalets offers a beautiful view of the Vallée d'Abondance and the Cornettes de Bise. In summer, you will meet the Abondance cows. Accessible on foot by the forest road from the Mont car park in 1h25.
Mont Brion is located at (1901m), it offers 2 climbing routes and a very challenging traverse for experienced hikers.
Cet éperon rocheux vous offre un panorama sur le Léman et le Mont Blanc.
In Coudrée Domain, the boxwood is composed of centuries-old trees. This forest is one of the main in Europe, ranked among the Remarkable Trees of France. It is over 300 years old.
Classée Monument Historique, la Pierre du Diable est aussi appelée Pierre à Passet (un des surnoms que l'on donnait au Diable).
Il s'agit d'un gros bloc erratique, déposé jadis par les glaciers.
A summit that does not look like much from below but offers a superb panorama of the summits of Chablais, the Vaud Alps, the Valais Alps and Mont Blanc.
Franco-Swiss pass nestled at 1856m above sea level, between Pointe d'Arvouin and Lenla (Linleu). This pass overlooks the valley and chalets of Savalène on Swiss territory as well as the mountain pasture and Lake Arvouin on French territory.
The magnificient viewpoint at Tréchauffé affords a panorama that stretches from Switzerland to France. Here you can penetrate the story of Evian mineral water, and by taking a stroll you can also discover a traditional high summer farm known as an "alpage".
This pass located not far from Lake Darbon, this little jewel of Chablais, is the meeting point of four routes.
The River Dranse and the passage of time dug deep gorges in the valley's large limestone ridge. The Gorges are equipped for easy public access and offer an incredible forest setting and a humbling image of the power of erosion.
La Montagne des Soeurs provides incredible panoramic views of the Vallée d'Abondance landscapes and looks out over Thonon-Les-Bains and Lake Geneva.
De tout le Chablais, cette petite châtaigneraie est certainement l'ensemble arboré le plus chargé d'histoire/légendes.
Characteristic of the Nifflon pasture and typical of the karstic environment. Alpine shepherds came to this natural gulf to collect snow in summer to water their flocks.
Montagne atypique qui dresse plusieurs éperons rocheux vers le ciel.
When the first snow comes, the Goat Village quickly dons its winter attire to show us its other side. The animals are taken down the mountain to their winter stables, while Lindarets chalets wait for the snow to cover their roofs in a thick white blanket.
De ce belvédère, vous pouvez admirer un panorama magnifique allant du Léman aux contreforts du Chablais.
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