In the Abondance valley in the Haute-Savoie, 30 kilometres to the south of Lake Geneva and on the threshold of the Portes du Soleil, Abondance is a mountain village-resort where local traditions are still very much in evidence, offering an ideal place to unwind.
There's no shortage of activities and the area's natural beauty invites visitors to explore every part of the village, not least Abondance Abbey and Plagnes lake, but also its traditional farms and themed walks...
In winter, a ski area for the whole family
Abondance village and its Essert ski area offer a wide choice of activities: downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoe walks, ice driving with "Expert Pilot", ski joering and an introduction to husky sled touring, natural outdoor skating-rink.
Come and discover ski slopes for all levels of enthusiast and spaces dedicated to children's needs.
To explore further afield on skis, Abondance is linked by regular ski shuttles to other Portes du Soleil resorts.
In summer, Abondance is just waiting for you to experience the mountains:
With a large choice of walks and biking routes for the whole family, get ready to enjoy plenty of splendid mountain panoramas.
There are sporting activities for all tastes: via ferrata, climbing, white-water sports, forest adventures, mountain animal and plant discovery excursions with a qualified guide, fishing in the lakes and rivers, paragliding...
All year, a mountain village with its own traditions and culture Abondance is a recognised "Pays d'art et d'Histoire" village, thanks to its rich cultural heritage.
Visitors can explore Abondance abbey and its cloister, along with the Maison du Val, an exhibition centre that focuses on Abondance cheese production and farming in the valley.
From Saturday 24 to Sunday 25 November 2018.
Olaf, le bonhomme de neige de la Reine des Neiges sera présent lors du Marché de Noël les 24 et 25 novembre à Abondance!...
Monday 24 December 2018 between 5 PM and 6.30 PM.
A torch light descent with the Ecole du Ski Français at 5 pm on the Ludoffaz slope. Then, under the "wood halle" of the...
Thursday 27 December 2018 between 8.30 PM and 10 PM.
A concert to celebrate the end of the Year with the choral Jardins des Sons of Neuvecelle and the Harmonie Municipale of...
Monday 31 December 2018 at 6 PM.
Fireworks and torch light descent to celebrate the New Year in a warm and festive atmosphere!
Thursday 14 February 2019.
A l'occasion de la Saint Valentin, plusieurs animations seront proposées sur le domaine skiable de l'Essert!
Tuesday 5 March 2019.
C'est Mardi gras! Tous les enfants sont invités à se déguiser pour Carnaval! Ambiance festive garantie!
Sunday 21 April 2019 between 10 AM and noon.
A eggs unt in the village of Abonbance from 2 to 12 years old. Free.