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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Savoie

Châtel - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Savoie

Common border with Switzerland Valais, located 40 km from Lake Geneva in the middle of the ski Franco-Swiss Portes du Soleil.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude46.2673950 (N 46° 16’ 3”)
Longitude6.8411520 (E 6° 50’ 28”)
Surface area32.19 km²
Population1211 inhabitants
Density37 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAnnecy (112 km, 1h43)
Insee code74063
IntercommunalityCC de la Vallée d'Abondance

Nearest cities & towns

La Chapelle-d'Abondance5.5 km (6 min)
Abondance11.2 km (12 min)
Bonnevaux16.8 km (20 min)
Vacheresse18.9 km (22 min)
Chevenoz22 km (25 min)
Le Biot26 km (35 min)
Vinzier27 km (33 min)
La Forclaz27 km (35 min)
Bernex28 km (32 min)
Saint-Jean-d'Aulps30 km (39 min)
Seytroux31 km (43 min)
Saint-Paul-en-Chablais33 km (38 min)
La Vernaz33 km (38 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Pastures Day : 3rd Sunday of August.


Lake Vonnes (© Jean Espirat)
Lake Vonnes (© Jean Espirat)
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Lake Vonnes (© Jean Espirat)
Lake Vonnes (© Jean Espirat)
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Maiden paraglider flight by Mont Blanc
Sports sensations110 € Les Gets (18.3 km)
Canyoning all year with a guide
Sports sensations45 € Morillon (24 km)
Mountain biking for beginners or improvers
Sports sensations15 € to 35 € Bogève (32 km)
Unusual walk or snowshoe hike
Nature and the great outdoors17 € to 25 € Saxel (34 km)
Skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing lessons
Sports sensations33 € to 59 € Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (38 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Défago arcade
HikeEasy2h25Montriond (10.5 km)
Circuit de l'Encrenaz
Cycling itineraryEasy2h20Montriond (13.7 km)
Joux-Plane Climb
Cycling itineraryEasy3h55Morzine (14.1 km)
Tréchauffé summit
HikeAthletic2h15La Forclaz (17.1 km)
Roc d'Enfer explorer trail
HikeAthletic5h35Saint-Jean-d'Aulps (17.4 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals