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Chatel is a charming village-resort in the Chablais, located on the French-Swiss border.
The style of its chalets - whose design is led by a respect for tradition and comfort - is inspired by the traditional farmsteads still found in the Abondance valley, which has been recognised as a "Pays d'Art et d'Histoire" venue.

In winter, an endless powder reserve
In Chatel, enjoy winter and experience our fairytale world with family or friends, thanks to our "Famille Plus Montagne" guarantee.
Make your first turns in fresh snow and enjoy unique and thrilling moments in a dream setting.
For true lovers of skiing and wide-open spaces, there are 130km of marked slopes to discover in the heart of the Portes du Soleil. Let yourself decide how far to explore our infinitely white spaces, where adventure is wherever your eyes and skis can take you.

In summer, a world-renowned Bike Park
Chatel's Bike Park is dedicated to MTB fans and located on the Pre-la-Joux/Plaine Dranse sector. There are around 20 perfectly shaped tracks, adapted to all levels, that will keep the most demanding riders happy, as well as beginners.
You can also try electric MTB... Come the summer, everything's possible! Chatel is a giant adventure playground. Diverse, massively entertaining, unexpected and surprising, the mountains exist in all shapes and sizes.
In short, they're ideal for sports, leisure activities and entertainment for all, along with concerts and cultural tours to satisfy children and adults. Festivities continue all summer: move, shake and swing in Chatel!
With festivals and concerts to set the tempo, your holidays are sure to be fun and happy!
The summer events diary is packed with shows, competitions and all kinds of events.
So take time to enjoy it all!

The MTB area :
 3 green slopes
 4 blue slopes
 5 red slopes
 9 black slopes
 45 Km of skiing
 4 mountain lifts
Summer activities :
Fantasticable zip-wire
devalkart-all terrain kart-summer toboggan
indoor pool centre
massages - wellbeing
skating rink
electric MTB
Old customs post visitor's centre
farm tours
road train

Accommodation in Châtel :

4 non-classified Hotel
21 Classified Hotel including :
1 9 11
103 Furnished (classés. 20000 lits au total.)
5 Tourist homes
classés. 20000 lits au total.
Chambres d'hôtes, centres de vacances, maisons familiales, auberges de jeunesses, hébergements Gîtes de France
1 Camsites
1 Camping car parking
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Châtel video

La Fête du Vélo

For this 1st edition, the Fête du vélo will take place in 2 stages: the Montée de Bassachaux and the Grand Prix de...
Sailing course

The Ecole de Voile Itinérante 74 propose you a whole week to discover sailing
Châtel Reboul Jam by Scott

Team Scott and the ski lift company organize the Châtel Reboul Jam in Pré-la-Joux.
The St Laurent village festival

During one day in Summer time local people and their guests are meeting to celebrate the village festival “La Saint...
Festival - Châtel is going back to childhood

Châtel proposes an exceptional week for children! Every day of the week, in the heart of the village of Châtel,...

A giant water slide more than 180m long is installed for the first time in the heart of the village.
Party at Lake Vonnes

A whole day to enjoy with family or friends at lake Vonnes!
Belle Dimanche market

Châtel proposes you a special market on the church square, before the high pastures festival the Belle Dimanche.
41e Belle Dimanche, la fête des alpages

This festival is taking place in Plaine Dranse where shepherds and their animals are gathering with craftmen, musicians,...
1st Historic ascent of Châtel

This event is a demonstration, on closed road, for vintage cars and cars of exception.
Oxfam WinterTrail

The NGO Oxfam France and the intermunicipality of vallée d'Abondance will organize a solidarity snowshoes trail : the...