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Natural heritage

Mountains, forests, lakes and rivers

Nestled between 840 and 2432 meters above sea level, the natural setting of the town of Abondance is very rich. From the village, you will discover the wonders of Chablais, classified as a UNESCO Geopark.

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The Lake Plagnes

At an altitude of 1190 m, Lake Plagnes is a natural site classified as a Unesco Geopark. This pretty lake has a total area of ​​6 hectares, it is dominated by the Mont de Grange summit (2432m), a Natura 2000 reserve.

In winter, the Nordic area of ​​Lake Plagnes offers a multitude of activities: departure and accompanied excursions on snowshoe hikes and ski touring, introduction to dog sledding, and when the conditions allow it: ice skating on the frozen lake.

For nordic skiing enthusiasts, a 3km loop allows free practice of skating and classic.

Access :

Accessible by car from the center of the village of Abondance (5 km) by taking the road to Charmy l’Adroit. Parking near the lake. Picnic tables and restaurant on site open during school holidays.
It is best to inquire at the tourist office before reaching the lake.

paysage géoparc chablais montagnes enneigées

The Chablais Geopark

The area is rich in a strong geological history with the presence of numerous glaciers which have been transformed over thousands of years and which have shaped the landscape and life.

This heritage has allowed Chablais to be recognized as a UNESCO Geopark.


From the shores of Lake Geneva to the summit of Mont de Grange, at an altitude of 2432 metres, the Pays d’Evian Abondance valley has unique landscapes ready to be explored. At the heart of this magical territory lives a discreet fauna, preserved by parks and natural places.