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Via ferrata / climbing
The high mountain guides of the Bureau des guides de la Vallée d'Abondance proposes you initation and guide you in via ferrata and climbing. The guide adapts to your level and experience.
Free visit of the Abbey of Abondance
You will visit the cloister and its 15th century mural paintings, before visiting the exhibition "From history to art: sacred heritage in the Abondance valley" in the old monastery. Access to the abbey church is independent (outside of services).
Sitting about 20 cm from the ground, a bit like like a snow kart, this new vehicle is an invitation to slide, slide, slide.
Guided snowshoe hikes
The ESF instructors offer you a programme of snowshoe hikes this winter.
Group workshop : Abbaye Funny animals - art workshop
Let's look for the animals hidden in the abbey's decorations. Paintings, sculptures... they are everywhere. Accompanied by a mediator, the class wanders through the different parts of the abbey. Each pupil will then draw their own animal. Cut up, it will be found in a mishmash, thus reconstituting the imaginary bestiary of the class.
Handiski / Tandem ski
Handiski, fun for everyone The Ecole du Ski Françaisis actively involved in teaching disabled skiers, a group that requires special knowledge. Our instructors follow advanced training so that they can teach all types of physical or mental disability.
DVA initiation lesson
This is a "must do" Après ski activity! The Snake-Gliss is a unique concept using articulated sleds. The Snake slides down the ski slopes like a snake on the snow!
Group workshop : The little fresco artists - practical art workshop
The Abbey of Abondance is famous for its cloister decorated with magnificent 15th century wall paintings.
Pony and horse rides
The Ranch Equestre de Bernex welcomes you to share its passion for horses with horse or pony rides. All levels, with lunging for the little ones. Open all year round, by reservation.
We provide an Alpine ice driving experience in Abondance, Haute Savoie. On our ice circuit, you can discover the excitement of ice driving in your own car or in Porsche Cayman.
Accompanied by an instructor, come and taste the joys of sliding on an inflatable sled! From 8 years old. Tuesday evenings from 5.30 to 6.30 pm during school holidays or on request.
Discover the delights of another slide away or improve your skills. Take your board and come on with our riders team!
Guided tour for children: Abondance Cheese House
Accompanied by a mediator, the children discover Abondance cheese, the emblematic cheese of the region, by tackling different themes: geography of the valley, cow breeds, stages of production, Savoy cheeses with a quality sign...
Group workshop : The apprentice copyists - art workshop
Pigments, parchments, gold leaf, calligraphy... all names that evoke the Middle Ages and the work of the copyist monks in the abbeys. Taking as a starting point the observation of a 15th century handwritten songbook, the pupils set off to discover this art and then try their hand at writing their first name for primary school pupils or copying a sentence from a medieval text for secondary school pupils. Learning calligraphy allows them to find a new relationship with writing through technical gestures and an adapted vocabulary.
MuseoGames" activity bag
Explore the Abbey while having fun with the activities provided in the MuseoGames bag: observation, spotting, singing... a whole program to share with your family or friends!
Group workshop : Around the stained glass window - practical art workshop
The stained glass windows of the Abbey of Abondance are recent, but they remind us of a whole history during which the techniques have evolved little. After a presentation of this art form in the church, the children create their own stained glass window in the workshop...
Initiation ski touring
The ESF instructors offer half-day or full-day ski touring lessons.
Skiing lesson led by the instructors of the Ecole du Ski Francais from Sunday to Friday: group ski lesson, private lessons for children or adults. Private lesson on Saturday.
Gourmet escape snowhoeiing
The ESF instructors offer you gourmet snowshoe hikes in the moonlight or at sunrise throughout the winter season!
Initiation - improvement nordic skiing and skating
Group lessons, private lessons for initiation or improvement in classic cross-country skiing, skating and biathlon in the Nordic areas of the Abondance Valley.
Duo libre Abbey / Maison du Fromage Abondance
Discover the Maison du Fromage Abondance and the Abbey at your own pace and according to your desires!
Driving a sled dog team
Learn to drive a dog sled. From 12 years old.
Group workshop : The painter's palette
Based on the observation of clothes, wall paintings and stained glass windows of the Abbey, the children dive into the medieval universe. They discover the arts of the Middle Ages through small workshops with a playful approach to colors.
The mountain guides of the Abondance Valley Guide Bureau will initiate and accompany you on ski touring excursions in the Abondance Valley, in the mountains of Haute-Savoie and Switzerland.
Gourmet ski touring escape
The ESF instructors offer you gourmet ski touring in the moonlight or at sunrise throughout the winter season!
Groups: stone and wood in all their states - exploration of the territory and its materials
Get some height on this field trip. By observing the landscape of a mountain valley, retrace the history of the rocks and forests. Through map reading, discover how the village was established and how the protection of the population was organised.
The Baby Park is a sledding concept for children aged 3 to 7, designed by Expérience Montagne.
Free visit of the Maison du Fromage Abondance
Looking, listening, touching, smelling, tasting? The visitor immerses himself in the history of Abondance cheese and its terroir. The visit ends around the tasting table!
Piou Poiou club - Group ski lesson 3-5 years old
A ski club for children aged from 3 to 6 years old to begin skiing in the fun way.
Children's groups: explore the Abbey with your mobile phone
Augustin, a young and mischievous novice, offers you a quiz that will take you to every corner of the Abbey. Divided into small groups, follow our playful route.
Lesson Snow airboard
With The "Après Ski" Academy, discover the amazing Airboard !