: Geneva is only one & quarter hours from Chatel
: From France - Thonon From Switzerland - Aigle
: France - Annemasse Switzerland - Monthey
: Lake Geneva -- Thonon + excellent Plage .
: Le Grizzli & Bar Nazli ex - Tunnel Bar
: Super Chatel & free navette to Linga ,Pre la Joux
: Evian -- well known course
: Le Grizzli . Le Poya , Hotel Belalp
Located in Chatel village on the Route de Vonnes. Approximately 1.5 hours drive from Geneva airport. 9 hours from Calais by car
Haute Savoie cuisine is excellent with many local dishes on offer. Chatel is located in the heart of the Portes de Soleil between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc. There are 650kms of pistes & 200 ski lifts in the famous Portes de Soleil area which has 12 ski resorts in France & Switzerland , the pistes are serviced extremely well & also there are many snow canons .
Chatel is a ' FAMILLE PLUS MONTAGNE RESORT ' & there is a Welcome booklet for families available at the Tourist Office . Available is the LES MOUFLETS DAY NURSERY open daily for 3 months to 6 years - which is very good.
CLUB PIOU PIOU( Les Marmottons ) ski school is available for children aged 3 to 6 years from beginners to preparation level for ' Ourson level ' -- my grandson started there & is now a very good skier. While you are skiing it is peace of mind .
The MILKA PURPLE PISTEis such fun , skiing the piste which features a fun presentation .of the Alpine Fauna & series of Information boards -- I won't tell you more !!
In the SmoothPark , rails , kickers, slide boxes, hips& more awaitboth beginner & experienced freestylers!
FUN ZONE is about 250 m long there is a timing device & electronic speed display -- located in the Super-Chatel / Chalet Neuf sector -- it is a fun & educational area to raise awareness of the importance of controlling speed .
FLOODLIT SKIING at the LInga stadium on Thursday evenings
Chatel is also very popular in the Summer for walking & mountain biking -- large world events are held here.
During both winter & summer seasons the Chatel Tourist Office provides a programme of activities for both adults & children , concerts and they will give you advice on various walks.
In the apartment are guide books , maps & information about the area . Also there are board games .
LA VIELLE DOUANE is a new museum - it is the old customs house which has been converted into a cultural tourist attraction , offering visitors a different view of this border region - very interesting.
There are various Spa's in the village -- the information is in the Chatel brochure which is full of information to help you to enjoy your stay in Chatel.
Just over the Swiss border there are 2 thermal pools -- VAL d'ILLIEZ & LAVET LE BAINS they are great fun -- open summer & winter -- wonderful been in the pool looking towards to snow covered mountains -- what a treat !
Down the valley in ABONDANCE there is the famous ABBEY with very old outside wall paintings & the MAISON D' ABONDANCE which is a museum/ information centre of the region & it tells you about the famous Abondance cheese -- the Abondance cows have brown spectacles on !!
In MORGIN, just over the Swiss border there is a very interesting walk along the PLANETARY WAY , on the way call in at the farm cafe and look at the carved tables inside -- it is all the signatures from the region of Monthey .
Walks , bird watching & abundance of wild flowers & if you are lucky you may see a Marmotte or hear one -- they soound like a buzzard.
In the summer there is an offer of a MULTI PASS1 €uro per day per person , it is really good value & helps you to discover the mountains & activities
Le Jessi is very well situated in the lovely Savoyard village of Chatel where the restraunts provide excellent food including Savoyard specialities -- enjoy .