Chalets in Abondance
Chalets in Abondance
Situated at an altitude of 1000 metres, on a plateau backing onto Mont Jorat (1830m), Abondance lies in a valley dominated by Mont de Grange (2432 m) and the Pic de la Corne (2084m).
In winter, when snow caps the summits, and the meadows are blanketed by snow, the slopes become very inviting and this immaculate countryside stretches out as far as the eye can see. Warm and snug inside your chalet, in the heart of the village or in one of its hamlets, you’ll have the holiday you have always dreamt of.
L’Essert is the name of the town’s ski area and it has 7 lifts and 13 runs of which there are two nursery slopes, 6 blue runs, 3 red and 2 black
Abondance is also the name of a breed of cow. They are white with markings that are a beautiful ginger shade of brown and the brown splotches around their eyes make them look as if they’re wearing big brown sunglasses. In winter, they stay in the stables, munching on hay and thinking of better days to come when the snow melts and they can move up to summer pastures in the high mountains.
The wonderful quality of these dairy cows has contributed to the farmers becoming famous cheese makers: Abondance’s cheese was awarded the AOC label (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) in 1990. In the Abondance valley, 40 farms make this delicious cheese. And what a delight it is to buy it directly from the farm!
- Chalet La Chamilly
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Abondance lies 27 km. south-east of Evian-les-Bains. Chalet La Chamilly lies 2.5 km. from the centre of Abondance. This detached chalet is peacefully situated at the edge of the forest against a mountain slope. In front of the house runs a brook in where eventually can be fished. The natural environment is surrounded by all peace and the nature has free play. In the area of the house you can extensively (mountain) walk.The area around Abondance is an excellent area for several mountain sports such as mountain biking. climbing. rafting. abseiling. canoeing. visit caves etc. In the summer courses have been set up on the winter ski runs for the mountain bikers. The village is visited in the summer time by many tourists and there are plenty of activities for the young and the old. You can discover various village at short distance and every Sunday there is a local market and in that time the community organizes always a lot of different activities. You can visit the cheese dairy or the abbey of Abondance. which belongs to the oldest abbesses of France. In Chatel is a 3 pool swimming pool for the warm days. a golf practice course. you can go water biking or horseback riding. there are tennis courts and there is a 4 season sled track with a length of over 600 metres. For the real golf lover there are 9 golf courses to be found. in a radius of approx. 1 hour drive. among others in Avoriaz and Evian.You can also visit one of the surrounding cities. such as Evian. Geneva and Thonon. You can revive the culture there. have lunch near the water of go to the health resort of Evian. In Thonon we also find a wine farmer whom you can visit. There is a marvellous marina where boats can be rented. From Thonon you can get on the several authentic steam boats which maintain scheduled services with all the important places at the Geneva Lake. as well as on the French as on the Swiss side. In Thonon. at the Geneva Lake. lies a large outdoor swimming pool in where you can easily spend an entire day. The recently built chalet is of a good standard on the inside and modern furnished and has a sauna. Large balcony facing the west and the south with lounge chairs.
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