In the Abondance Valley’s sumptuous setting, at the entrance to the Portes du Soleil ski area and a hop-skip-and-a-jump from Lake Geneva, there is a village that combines warm hospitality, the joy of outdoor activities and preserved heritage for visitors to enjoy. Located in the Northern Alps at an altitude of 1000 meters, Abondance is 35 minutes from Evian and Lake Geneva, 15 minutes from the Swiss border and 1 hour 30 minutes from Geneva. The proximity to Lake Geneva, Switzerland and the Mont-Blanc makes it a central point for discovering the region’s tourist attractions.
Abondance is a village full of character shaped by centuries of history and by an unusual geography formed around 6 hamlets. The village is inhabited all year round by approximately 1400 Abondanciers. Winter and summer, Abondance and its inhabitants have a whole range of activities and gastronomic pleasures in store for you!
With a history of important pastoral activity, Abondance proudly continues a cattle breeding tradition and of course produces Abondance cheese. This AOP labelled cheese can be enjoyed just as much on a platter as well as in their traditional dishes, such as the local specialty, Berthoud, which can be discovered when you open the door of the many restaurants in the village. The Maison du Fromage Abondance and farm visits will introduce you to its fabrication.
Abondance is a village in the Pays d’Art et d’Histoire of the Abondance Valley and the Pays d’Evian most notably the Abbey. A perfect opportunity to discover the richness of a typical mountain heritage. Thanks to guided tours or unique activities for young and old, the landscapes, religious life, agropastoralism, crafts, and more, reveal all their secrets.
The Abondance ski area is nestled in the heart of an unspoilt natural paradise, just at the entrance to the Portes du Soleil ski domain. The Essert ski area is the perfect place to learn to ski and have fun. It is particularly well-adapted to beginners and families: from green runs to black, everyone will be happy!
At the Ludoffaz snow front, located a stone’s throw from the village, the magic carpet gives you easy access to trying out winter sports for the first time and having fun sledging.
The more experienced can go further afield onto the French-Swiss Portes du Soleil ski domain from Abondance by using the shuttle buses provided.
The key word in the village is learning, come to Abondance and discover traditional mountain life. Abondance stands out by its panoply of outdoor activities available: snowshoeing, ice driving, ski touring, ice skating, ski joëring and dog sledding.