Natural sites

In the Abondance valley you will find a multitude of natural sites all more beautiful the ones than the others.


One kilometre from the village centre, the trail around the lake is equipped for walking, cycling and pushchairs, etc. There is also a playground for children,
Waterfall located at 5 minutes from Châtel at the end of a forest path, it gives us all its freshness in summer.
The Chablais, a region that stretches from the shores of Lake Léman to the summits of the Portes du Soleil is one of these remarkable areas. This recognition bears witness to the exceptional character of our landscapes and geological sites.
Hillside reservoir inaugurated in 2010 with a view of Mont de Grange .
The Chablais region has a globally unique geological heritage. In recognition of this, it is a UNESCO Global Geopark.
5 km from the summit of the Col de Bassachaux, Plaine Dranse will be the starting point for many activities.
Located at 1970 m, it dominates the village of Châtel. In summer it is reached on foot or by ski lifts and in winter, always by the lifts, but skis on. Beautiful panorama breathtaking.
General information about the lake: Outstanding site, 2ha, altitude 1,650m, depth 6m.Access on foot, approx. 1 hour’s easy walking. Access via the Super-Châtel gondola lift in July and August only. Fish stock: fario trout, speckled trout,blue trout and minnows (5 to 80cm).
Culminating at 2432m altitude, the Mont de Grange dominates the Abondance valley. The massif is part of the European network Natura 2000 (1,261 hectares) since 2003 and is a game reserve.
At 12 km from Châtel, this pass is the end of the Abondance Valley's road. The view is beautiful: One side, the village of Châtel, and the other side: Montriond's Lake.