1 Summer 2014 PRACTICAL GUIDE EN CHÂTEL Get ready for your loverholiday
2 coming to Châtel Located in the heart of the Portes du Soleil between Lake Geneva and MontBlanc, Châtel is just 20 minutes from the Swiss motorways, 0 minutes from Aigle railway station, 1 ¼ hours from Geneva Cointrin international airport and 45 minutes from ThononlesBains railway station. Mont Tremblant (CA) Pontarlier CH LAUSANNE Strasbourg Seraing Bœrsch Berne Bâle MONTREUX contents A40 Lyon Paris GENÈVE THONON ANNEMASSE EVIAN A41 Grenoble Marseille Vias ANNECY CLUSES FR CHAMONIX MONTHEY AIGLE MARTIGNY 0 Activities in Châtel GPS coordinates >Latitude: > >Longitude: > BY ROAD From France: follow signs for Geneva, exit the autoroute at Annemasse, continue to Thonon then follow signs for Vallée d Abondance/Châtel. From Switzerland: follow signs for Monthey Grand Saint Bernard, exit the autoroute at Monthey (Portes du Soleil exit) then follow signs for Morgins. BY RAIL From France: Thonon railway station is the closest to the resort. There is a bus service for transfer to the resort. From Switzerland: there is a daily rail service between Geneva airport and Aigle. Transfers between the station and resort are by taxi. >www.voyagesscnf.com > BY AIR Geneva Cointrin international airport is only 1¼ hours from Châtel. Travel to Châtel is by train to Aigle or Thonon then by bus or taxi. Aoste IT CHÂTEL tourisme OPENING HOURS >MidDecember > to April: open daily from 8.0am to 7pm. > > May and June and September to MidDecember: Monday to Friday from 9am12pm and 2pm6pm. Saturday from 9am12pm and 2pm5pm. Closed on Sundays and public holidays. >July > and August: open daily from 9am to 7pm. CONTACT > > 14, route de Thonon BP 40 F Châtel HauteSavoie France >Tel. > (0) >Fax. > (0) > mobile 10 ACCOMM ODATION in Châtel 27 Useful addresses in Châtel 0 plan of Châtel CHÂTEL Summer 2015
3 Activities summer Ski lifts Ski lifts for pedestrians The ski lifts in Châtel open in summer provide an effortless way to reach the peaks and starting points of walks From the village centre, the SuperChâtel gondola lift takes you up to an altitude of 1,650 m. From there you can continue on the Morclan chairlift up to 1,970 m and a breathtaking panorama A viewing table there tells you the names of all of the peaks. The Morclan is also a paragliding takeoff area From PrélaJoux, 6 km from the village, the PierreLongue chairlift takes you directly to the village of PlaineDranse in the mountain pastures. From there you can continue your walk by taking the Rochassons chairlift, and you can even get to Avoriaz by using two other chairlifts With the Portes du Soleil Multi Pass, pedestrians can use all of the ski lifts operating in the summer in the Portes du Soleil. It is also possible to use the four lifts in Châtel (Super Châtel gondola lift or Morclan, Pierre Longue and Rochassons chairlift) when you buy just one return ticket. Châtel prices Individual Family* Duration Adult Child 5 to 15 years Adult Child 5 to 15 years 1 return trip descent * Family: purchase in one transaction of a minimum of passes of the same duration for members of the same family, including at least one child. Ski lifts for mountain bikers Mountain bikers should choose the Portes du Soleil pass. In addition to the 2 ski lifts in the area, they can make use of all of the mountain biking facilities (bike parks, permanent downhill runs, etc.). Your passport to the summer for just 2! "Portes du Soleil multi Pass" card With the Portes du Soleil Multi Pass you can enjoy unlimited activities for everyone in the Portes du Soleil area! For all holidaymakers staying with an accommodation provider taking part in the scheme, the Portes du Soleil Multi Pass offers unlimited access to a host of activities throughout the Portes du Soleil area. For just 2 a day you can cross the border on the 2 ski lifts (unlimited use for pedestrians), explore 850 km of footpaths the easy way, enjoy a refreshing break at the swimming pools and bathing lakes, step up to the net at the tennis courts and break the ice at the skating rinks! And for just 2 a day you can also enjoy admission to the many cultural attractions that only the Portes du Soleil can offer! For just 2 a day, the Portes du Soleil Multi Pass has reinvented the mountains! And for those who simply want to spend a day in the Portes du Soleil, the Portes du Soleil Multi Pass is also a day pass for 8! Châtel Individual prices Duration Adult Child 5 to 15 years 1 ascent with mountain bike ascents with mountain bike Set price ascents with mountain bike Set price Family price* 1 ascent with mountain bike Opening dates of the Châtel ski lifts: >Daily > from 26 June to 6 September. >Weekends > of 1/14 and 20/21 June (PrélaJoux). Portes du Soleil Individual prices Duration Adult Child Youth Senior 20 to 64 years 5 to 15 years 16 to 19 years 65 and over ½ day day days days Season On presentation of a Portes du Soleil season pass purchased for the winter season we will give you a 50 % discount on a summer 2015 Portes du Soleil pass!
4 Outdoor activities Walks discovery activities Morclan themed trail: a walk discovering the local fauna, flora and habitat, accessible using the SuperChâtel ski lifts (included in the Multi Pass). Water trail: running between the Lac de Vonnes in Châtel and the Lac de Morgins in Switzerland, this walk features ten information boards in the shape of a water drop. The topics covered include water, water tables and water in the mountains. On the smugglers trail: this familyfriendly walk straddling the border tells the story of smugglers in days of old and the customs officers who tried to stop them. Access and information: > > The Old Customs House Tel. (0) Bird trail: information boards at the Col de Bassachaux providing an introduction to the mountain birds found in Châtel. Dranse riverside trail: for walkers and cyclists! This trail which runs along the riverside from PrélaJoux to Abondance is nearly 16 km long and accessible to everyone: families, sporty types, children and pushchairs. The route is mostly flat and runs through areas of ecological interest, offering pretty riverside views and a chance to see the local heritage along the way In short, it gives you a glimpse of another side of the Abondance Valley. The Chablais Géopark In March 2012 the Chablais region joined the network of European and worldwide Géoparks recognised by UNESCO. From the southern shore of Lake Geneva to the peaks of the Portes du Soleil, and to the Col de Bassachaux for the remarkable site of Châtel, the Chablais countryside is the result of 250 million years of history which saw the formation of the Alps! The Chablais Géopark focuses on the themes of our glacial heritage and water. This remarkable area of countryside lies at the heart of the culture and lives of the people who live here and the region's many visitors. The traditional buildings, the way the mountains are put to use, life farming the Alpine pastures, the local tales and legends and the area's natural riches are all witnesses of these strong links between man and nature. Ask at Châtel Tourisme for the interactive map. More information at: >www.geoparkchablais.com > Mountain biking Domaine VTT des Portes du Soleil 2 ski lifts are open in the summer to give you a hand with the uphills. Marked trails of various difficulties take you to some extraordinary places and through 12 villages. Electric mountain biking in the Portes du Soleil routes near Châtel: >PrélaJoux > circuit >Super > Châtel to Morgins >Super > Châtel to the Col du Saix A map of the Portes du Soleil showing all the routes is available from Châtel Tourisme. Battery recharging points: >Le > Fantaski, Plaine Dranse >Chalet > Neuf near Super Châtel Mountain biking leader Every day, statequalified instructors offer biking trips on different themes, from beginners to advanced, around Châtel and the Portes du Soleil. Bike hire Enduro, prices (from): >½ > day >Day > >6 > days Prices vary depending on the type of bike. Downhill, prices (from): >½ > day >Day > Prices vary depending on the type of bike. Electric: 1 4 >½ > day >Day > Road bike: 2 4 >½ > day >Day >... 5 MTB trial park This manmade trial mountain biking area at PrélaJoux is made up of various features which blend in perfectly with the natural surroundings. With one rule for all and different routes for each level, this bike skills course is both fun and instructive, plus it s absolutely free and open to everyone. It is of course recommended that you wear a helmet. The Mountain Bike Park in PrélaJoux The Châtel Bike Park is a special area dedicated to mountain biking fanatics in the PrélaJoux sector, which is reached via the PierreLongue and/or Rochassons chairlifts. It features around 20 downhill mountain biking trails at all difficulty levels, plus several fun areas for new school riding disciplines. These include 6 North Shore zones, the Mountain Style Face (freeride/freestyle area), a Kids Shore and a Drop Zone (pump track, big air bag, etc.). Please note: a suitable mountain bike, helmet and protective gear are compulsory. new Timed hill climb 1 This facility on the Montée de Bassachaux hill climb enables you to measure your performance and view all the rankings on the Internet! The marker post recordings are triggered by an electronic chip or smartphone app to calculate your time. > > hire of chip: (+ security deposit)... /day More information at: >www.timtoo.fr > ChÂTEL Summer 2015
5 Mountain activities Mountain walks Qualified mountain leaders offer a whole programme of walks: 5 half day or full day and over 15 several days with overnight stops and dinner in mountain huts or chalets in the Alpine meadows. Trekking options available. Private hire of a guide is for 1 to 12 people. >From > >Private > hire, ½ day >Private > hire, full day > > 1½ days with a night in a hut > > 2 x ½ days with a night in a hut Picking and cooking with wild plants, nordic walking, introduction to map reading, marmot walk, etc. >From > Fantasticable 12 Incredible sensations, unequalled speed, dizzying heights, unique in the Alps! Comfortably positioned in a harness, you fly along at almost 60 mph at up to 240 m above the hamlet of PlaineDranse. From the air the countryside looks completely different! Don t deny yourself the chance for some spinetingling thrills, come and flirt with the clouds. >Length > of 1 st cable: 1,200 m >Length > of 2 nd cable: 1,25 m > > Maximum height above ground: 240 m > > Approximate max. speed: 80 to 100 km/h (50 to 60 mph) High altitude climbs With the Valais Alps and Mont Blanc massif close by, the high mountains are within reach for hikers. On offer are glacier hikes with crampons and climbing some beautiful peaks at altitudes of between,000 and 4,000 m. 5 Day trip: minimum 4 people, not including technical equipment and additional costs for meals and ski lifts. >Price > /person 9 Mountaineering, glacier hiking, rock climbing, via ferrata. >Price >... 50/day Safety is guaranteed by a harness capable of carrying between 5 and 120 kg. Accessible on foot or by chairlift from PrélaJoux. >Per > flight... 6 >Tandem > flights > > 20% discount with the Multi Pass. Adventure trail 4 Different levels: children aged 5, and 4 routes for children over 1m 5 (4 ft 5) and adults. Prices: >2 > to 5 years... 8 >5 > years to 1m 5 (4 ft 5) >From > 1m 5 (4 ft 5) Paragliding 5 11 Haveago flight with a nationally qualified instructor. >From > To enjoy a better panorama take off from the Morclan, from 100 per flight. Stunt flying option for thrillseekers With all flights you can buy an optional CD of photos and video sequences from 20, for sharing your amazing experience with others. Climbing sites > > Plaine Dranse climbing site: 4 boulders (Chapelle, Animaux, Fleurs and Arbres). 2 routes from 5 to 10 m. European standards. > > 250 m abseil down the Cascade de l Essert waterfall. An amazing canyoning site. One line of descent on the left bank with 9 x 0 m abseils. Climbing route guide books are available from Châtel Tourisme. 9 Supervised by fully qualified instructors. Equipment provided. Beginners' and advanced climbs for individuals and groups. 2hour introductory session, major routes for beginners and advanced climbers, 1 or 2 people. 10 From 7 years, min. group size 6, transport not included. Via Ferrata Saix de Miolène (La Chapelle d Abondance) The route negotiates a very steep and exposed rock face. It takes an attractive rocky route made up of a succession of ledges, corners and overhangs. It comprises three separate sections: le cabri, le chamois and le bouquetin, which can be completed separately or all together. There are several physically demanding stretches of varying lengths in the 2 nd and rd sections that should be tackled only by experienced or very closely supervised via ferrata climbers. service providers 1 Charles Sports Ski Set...F Tel. (0) Vertical Horizons...K5 Tel. (0) Switch 5...G Tel. (0) Twinner Marc Mézière Tel. (0) H (0) L6 Adventure trail Tel. (0) richard Sports Bis...G Tel. (0) École VTT Châtel K5 Nationally qualified instructors Julien, Jacques and Sylvain have joined forces to offer you the very best in mountain biking. Tel. (0) intersport...g Tel. (0) Aline Ploton...K5 Mountain leader. Tel. (0) JeanYves Fredriksen Tel. (0) AE Montagne Arc...K2 Groups only. Tel. (0) (0) esi Pro Flying...G Tel. (0) (0) Ski lift company...e Tel. (0) Châtel Tourisme...G Tel. (0) La Béchigne Sports Ski Set..F4 Tel. (0) École Ski Academy H Tel. (0) Via ferrata supervision Per person (equipment provided) >From > Hire of via ferrata equipment Helmet, harness and lanyard. >Per > person from Summer skiing 15 Marked pistes on the Swiss glacier. Supervised introduction (full day) >Prices >...on request 04 05
6 White water sports Fishing Whether for sport or relaxation, the lakes and rivers of Châtel and the nearby surrounding area offer everything you need to enjoy your fishing to the full. Lac de Vonnes (private lake) Familyfriendly lake, all angling techniques: open from May to 18 October and from 2 to 27 October Hours: daily in May, June, July and August from 6am to 8pm. September and October from 7am to 8pm. Fishing permits for sale at the lake (warden s chalet) regulations posted at the lake. Fishing with barbless hooks. Lots of events during the season: matches, evening fishing, free fishing and motherandchild competition. General information Prices: about the lake: >One > day, adult Lake of 2 ha, altitude 1,250 m, >one > day, depth: 10 m. Very easy to get to. child (1016 years) Disabled facilities: pontoon + WC. > > one day, child (under 10)... 5 Beginners instruction: casting, >new > fly fishing. Fish stock: rainbow ½ day adult trout, fario trout, speckled trout, > > Weekly and season permits minnows (20 to 80 cm). available. In the Abondance Valley (on the banks of the Dranse) River fishing: the Dranse d Abondance is home to one of the finest populations of native trout in the département. Open from March to early October Departmental or national fishing licence COMPULSORY. Category 1 fishing regulations apply. Stocked with fario trout. Type of fishing: all techniques, see AAPPMACG regulations. Information: Riverfishing permit >AAPPMACG > on sale in Châtel: Tel. (0) >TobaccoNewspapersSouvenirs > Girardoz Châtel Tel. (0) White water sports Kayak Kayaking is the most fun you can have on a river. From 14 years. >Prices > from... 9 Canyoning Abseiling and descending waterfalls up to 00 metres on a trip lasting for around 4 hours. From 14 years. >Prices > from Rafting Beginners trips and longer descents. From 8 years. >Prices > from... 9 Hydrospeed or white water swimming A white water descent that gives you the constant thrill of power and speed. From 14 years. >Prices > from... 9 Canoeing Explore the river in a twoman canoe. A pleasant descent for a wonderful shared experience. From 14 years. >Prices > from... 9 Bookings: > > Twinner Marc Mésière...H Tel. (0) > > richard Sports Bis...G Tel. (0) Gentle and recreational activities Lac de la Mouille (private lake) Recreational fishing lake: advance bookings only, fishing permit required. Open from 6 June to 18 October Hours: daily from 8am to 8pm. General information about the lake: Technique: fly fishing only nokill fishing. Limited number of anglers per day. Outstanding site, 2 ha, altitude 1,650 m, depth 6 m. 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 80 cm). Beginners and advanced instruction, guide available. Prices: >Day > permit: adult... 0 Child... 1 > > Permit + gondola lift access: adult Child > > regulations posted at the lake. Information: >Alain > Klesse Tel. (0) >Châtel > Town Hall Tel. (0) Initiation Pêche Découverte The Initiation Pêche Découverte Association runs introductory angling sessions every Tuesday at the Lac de Vonnes from 9.0 to 11.0am (float fishing, bottom fishing, spoonbait) and at the Lac de la Mouille from 2.0 to 4.0pm (fly fishing). Plus advanced instruction by arrangement. Prices: Bookings: >2hr > session: >Châtel > Tourisme...G adult Tel. (0) Child... 7 >Advanced > Groups and advanced sessions by arrangement: > > Alain: Tel. (0) summer bobsled, Dévalkart and Rollerbe summer bobsled run Set among the spruce trees at PrélaJoux, the fun starts as soon as you begin the ascent in the builtin lift. Then it s thrills guaranteed as you whizz down the 650metrelong run with 7 bends, at an average speed of 7 m/s. Children under 1,25 m (4 ft 1) must be accompanied by an adult. 20% off on presentation of a Multi Pass. Prices: >1 > run > > runs (+ 1 free run) Dévalkart On the Rubis piste in PrélaJoux there are 20 unpowered karts for anyone who would like to try out a new sport and leisure activity. You come down the piste at whatever speed you like and go back up again by hooking the dévalkart to the ski tow pole. Activity open to children aged 10 and over. Prices: >1 > run > > runs (+ 1 free run) Rollerbe In summer, the rollerbe area is in PrélaJoux. Enjoy the fun of "allterrain" rides on a special "trottinette" scooter. Activity open to children aged 10 and over. Prices: >1 > run > > runs (+ 1 free run) Information: > > Ski lift company...e Tel. (0) ChÂTEL Summer 2015
7 Ball sports, games of skill & sliding sports Football Keep your hand in at football by making use of the practical "technifoot" facilities situated between Châtel and La Chapelle d Abondance, next to the La Chapelle d Abondance tennis courts. Fee charged. >Saix > sportif Tel. (0) Châtel Tennis courts 8 courts including 1 volleyball court, admission included in the Multi Pass. Free of charge in MayJune and from 1 August to end October. Fee charged and Multi Pass admission from 28 June to 0 August. Opening times 9am 11.0am/2pm.0pm/5pm8pm. Tournaments on Wednesdays or Sundays in July and August. Racket hire and balls for sale at the courts prices, per person: >1 > hr >5 > hrs >10 > hrs >Season, > adult >Season > child (under 16)... 1 >Tournament, > adult >Tournament, > child >Racket > hire... >Security > deposit >Pack > of 4 balls (for sale) Information & bookings: >Châtel > Tennis courts...f5 Tel. (0) >Châtel > Town Hall...F Tel. (0) Pétanque (boules) 6 terrains open daily. There is also a free pétanque area in Le Petit Châtel. Information & bookings: > > Parc de loisirs de Loy...J4 Tel. (0) Minigolf 18hole minigolf course, open daily. > > Admission included in the Multi Pass, or 4 per game. Information & bookings: > > Parc de loisirs de Loy...J4 Tel. (0) hole compact course Open every day; ideal for beginners and experienced players. >Prices > per day... 8 Information & bookings: > > Parc de loisirs de Loy...J4 Tel. (0) Archery and blowpipe shooting In PrélaJoux next to the bob luge; 40minute beginners' sessions and 80minute advanced sessions supervised by qualified instructors. From age 7. Booking recommended, by phone or on site. Multi Pass partner activity. Prices: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays >Beginners > (40 minutes) >Advanced > (80 minutes) >Groups >...contact us > > on presentation of a Multi Pass for the 2pm and 2.50pm sessions information: > > Julie: Tel. (0) Flavien: Tel. (0) Mountain Laser Mobile laser game, for groups only, 12 or more. From age 7. >AE > Montagne Arc...K2 Tel. (0) (0) Artificial skating rink & curling sheet Near Lac de Vonnes. Admission is included in the Portes du Soleil Multi Pass. Group bookings by arrangement. From 28 June to 0 August: Monday to Friday 10am12pm and pm7pm. Sundays pm7pm. Late opening by arrangement on Tuesdays 8pm10pm. Closed on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sunday mornings. Prices: > > Free admission with the Multi Pass >Adult > >Child > >Curling > ½ hr information: >Skating > rink...k2 Tel. (0) (0) 'Forme d O' water park pools: one recreation/sports pool at 29 C, one outdoor pool at 0 C, one wellbeing pool at 2 C. Outdoor beach and lawn areas, water play equipment. Espace Océane: treatments in individual and twin cubicles: relaxing treatments, scrubs, slimming treatments, facials. Steam baths and saunas, cardio workout room, relaxation room, herbal tea parlour. Activities all year round: aquabuilding, aquagym, aquabiking, swimming lessons, special events. information: > > Tel. (0) WELLBEING, RELAXATION & Health Flèche d Or La fée du bienêtre...j2 Balneotherapy centre. Lie back, close your eyes, and let yourself be carried away. Prices: >Admission > >One > week pass > > Tel. (0) Massage treatments Thoule Hubschwerlin...J4 Wellbeing massages in a physiotherapy practice, duration varies from 0 min. to 1 hr. Californian and Ayurveda massages, relaxing massages of the back and/or lower limbs, sports massages and circulationboosting massages for the lower limbs. Also a baby massage workshop. > >Tel. (0) Institut de beauté Pétales...H Cleansing, moisturising and antiageing facials in our beauty salon, plus relaxing body treatments with alternating relaxing and kneading movements and the "rolling massage" technique which firms the skin. > > Tel. (0) Hôtel Macchi Spa Authentique Voyages...H A fantastic idea for a successful holiday! Come and enjoy our Indianstyle spa at any time of day. A concept that is totally new to the mountains, with Ayurvedic treatments tailored and personalised to each client, with professionals brought specially from India. Sessions of 0 to 120 minutes. >Spa > prices...from 52 to 99 > > Swimming pool supplement (on top of treatment) >Packages >...from 264 > > Tel. (0) Centre Ô des Cimes Mountain Spa...F4 Open to everyone. Because holidays are a time to spoil yourself, try our scrubs, wraps, facials, relaxing and sports treatments and more with Décléor's aromatherapy expertise. > > Tel. (0) Spa Océane Water park...f4 Espace Océane: pool heated to 2 C with jets, spa, waterfall, saunas, 2 steam baths. Cardio workout room. Treatments in individual and twin cubicles: relaxing treatments, scrubs, slimming treatments, facials. > > Tel. (0)
8 For families Châtel Famille Plus Montagne resort "FAMILLE PLUS" is the first and only national tourism distinction awarded to French holiday towns and villages for the hospitality and services they provide for families with children. It is recognised by the French ministry of tourism. Children's playground Around the Lac de Vonnes lac de vonnes One kilometre from the village centre, the trail around the lake is equipped for walking, cycling and pushchairs, etc. Like a giant fountain, the water jet in the middle of the Lac de Vonnes reaches a height of 40 metres. And at an altitude of 1,00 metres it is the highest fountain in France! Come with all the family to check out the new features and play facilities near the Lac de Vonnes and the skating rink. The different sections are suitable for different age groups from 2 to 14 years. Free admission. nursery Les Mouflets J4 Nursery in the village centre, above the nursery school in La Maison Châtellane. Open to children aged from 4 months to 4 years included, from Monday to Friday, 8.0am to 6.0pm. Lunch available (prepared daily at the nursery). Indoor and outdoor games. Early learning and rest time. Child care by the hour, halfday and full day. Booking strongly advised. > > Morning, 9am to 11.0am, (snack included) > > Morning, 9am to 1pm (lunch and snack included). 0 > > Afternoon, 1pm to 5pm (snack included) > > Full day, 11am to 5pm (lunch and snack included). 4 > > Full day, 9am to 5pm (lunch + snacks included) > > 5 mornings (5 snacks) > > 5 x ½ days, mornings (5 lunches + 5 snacks) >5 > afternoons (5 snacks) > > 5 x ½ days, afternoons (5 lunches + 5 snacks) > > 5 full days, (5 lunches and 10 snacks) >Additional > hour Baby care service: contact the nursery. information and booking: > > Les Mouflets day nursery Tel. (0) The RIVARI fun trail This trail is all about learning while having fun The Rivari Trail, named after Châtel's little mascot, is a fun walk that teaches children about the mountain wildlife through six puzzles in little handson workshops along the way. Produce tasting on the farm Along the 600 m trail there are stopping points with wooden information boards. The trail is suitable for children aged years and over. It's a great way of spending some fun time with the family. The trail is free. Every week you can meet local farmers where they live or work, at their chalet or out in the meadows. They will be delighted to welcome you to taste their home made produce, and will tell you stories about their daily lives too! You can taste the famous Abondance cheese (A.O.C.), the delicious local charcuterie meats and bread and butter spread thickly with bilberry jam, all washed down with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee. Prices: > > Chalet d alpage de Chaux Fleurie >Afternoon > tea for adults Tel. (0) > > Afternoon tea for children >Ferme > d alpage aged de Barbossine...B1 > > Afternoon tea for children Tel. (0) under (0) (JulyAugust) information: >Châtel > Tourisme...G >Ferme > Auberge d Alpage Tel. (0) Chez Denis...L Tel. (0) (midjune to midseptember) The little sightseeing train The little train takes you on a comprehensive tour of the village of Châtel, around the streets and past the magnificent mountain chalets with their unspoilt traditional architecture Sit back and relax as you explore every part of the village and enjoy the magnificent panorama of Châtel. The little sightseeing train is included in the Portes du Soleil Multi Pass. Prices: >Adult > >Child > (under 12) >Child > (under 5) information: >Châtel > Bus...F Tel. (0) ChÂTEL Summer 2015
9 Going out Pays d art et d histoire This is a quality label that promotes the heritage and architecture of the Abondance Valley to visitors and residents by providing a diverse tourism offering with explanatory facilities and events all year round run by qualified heritage guides. Mountain Smuggling Interpretation Centre The old customs house The old customs house has been converted into a cultural tourist attraction, showing visitors a different side to this border region. Children and adults will find this a fascinating trip back in time, learning about the game of cat and mouse that went on between the smugglers and the customs officers (known as gabelous ) in the mountains of the Portes du Soleil before the advent of winter sports. Packed with anecdotes, local witness accounts and customs archives, the Old Customs House provides a picturesque, entertaining and richly documented and illustrated account of our local history. And there are lots of surprises in store! Opening times: > > 14 to 0 June and 1 to 20 September: daily except Saturday, 2pm to 6pm. > > 1 July to 1 August: daily except Tuesday and Saturday, 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 6pm. Guided tour at.0pm. > > Tuesdays from 2pm to 8pm. Guided tour at 6pm. > >.14 July: open from 2pm to 6pm. Temporary exhibitions: Contraband alcohol : this new exhibition introduces you to the shady world of an illegal distiller s den Come and learn how a still works! Prices: > > Admission without tour: Adult... 4 Child (8 to 15 years)... > > Guided tour (minimum 4 people): Adult... 6 Child (8 to 15 years)... >Family > admission information: >La > Vieille Douane Tel. (0) (0) Châtel s other heritage treasures Enjoy an amazing and welcoming visit to the Crépy Sawmill (under restoration) and the beautifully restored Chapelle de TrélesPierres, plus the many other chapels, oratories and shrines you will come across on your walks. These buildings are featured in the illustrated book "Châtel, sur les pas des Pionniers" by Dr Dresco. Leisure activities Bowling centre...f2 Le Chaudron bowling alley and bar: 4 computerised AMF bowling lanes, pool table, table football, etc. Sports on giant screen and snacks: paninis, pizzas, etc. Groups by prior arrangement only. Information: >Tel. > (0) (0) "Le Sloopy s" discotheque...f2 In the village centre, located in the SuperChâtel gondola lift building. Open every weekend during the summer season and out of season, general pop music. From midnight to 5.0am. Various themed evenings. Group bookings available (with supervision). Information: >Tel. > (0) (0) Cinema...G Châtel has 2 cinema screens featuring digital technology. A different film shown daily, including premières, exclusive screenings and classics. Multi Pass partner: 20% reduction on presentation of your Multi Pass. Information: > > Cinema Morclan Panoramic screen 00 seats, digital sound, SRD and DTS EX SOUND. Tel. (0) Fax. (0) > > Cinéma le Chamois Small, cosy cinema, Dolby stereo sound. Tel. (0) and throughout the summer Every week more than sixty sporting and leisure activities are on offer. Here are some ideas for a week of activities: Sunday Big sports event and traditional village fête. Monday evening: welcome drink, presentation of the village and activities. Tuesday Morning: guided tour around the village on the little train. Afternoon: farm produce tasting; introduction to fishing techniques. Châtel Games: giant wooden games, toddlers play area Wednesday Morning: market, panel painting workshops. Afternoon: farm produce tasting, children's show, etc. Thursday Morning: tour around the village on the little train. Afternoon: farm produce tasting. Late afternoon: pop or folk concert. evening: classical music concert in the church. Friday Morning: wood carving workshop. Afternoon: farm produce tasting
10 Accommodation in Châtel Choose your accommodation carefully! If you want to make the most of your summer holiday in Châtel, it's wise to select the best spot. Making your holiday a success starts with choosing the right place to stay. Whether you book a hotel or apartment, a chalet or holiday residence, you're sure to receive the warmest of welcomes. Compare the different options on offer from our accommodation providers and seek out the one that best matches your desires and requirements. Pictogram key. a Holiday vouchers Open all year round u i Restaurant o Bar Live music z Allinclusive or courses e Disabled Pets welcome y r s Lift TV d q Telephone Internet access g Safe in rooms h Kitchenette in rooms f Laundrette p l Seminar room Games room j k Babysitting Baby kit (high chair & cot) m Swimming pool b v Spa x Sauna Steam bath c w Jacuzzi t Gym Car park or garage n Gondola lift, Private shuttle service Exploring nature J Maîtrerestaurateur : national distinction recognising the top professionals in the traditional restaurant trade. real estate developers LB CRÉATION IMMOBILIÈRE New builds MGM constructeur New builds 157, route du Linga Tel. (0) G 11 7, route de Vonnes Tel. (0) Fax. (0) G 8 ChÂTEL Summer 2015
11 estate agents agence cruz agence altitude Châtel s estate agents guarantee you a professional service: Holiday Rentals > > a quick comeback on rental availability > > a wide choice, from small studios to large chalets, in all categories > > an accurate description of the accommodation on offer > > clear rental conditions, fixed by contract > > a reception service on arrival and assistance during your stay > > services to ensure you have a hasslefree holiday: hire of bed linen, cleaning > > great deals available, with cancellation insurance and allinclusive packages: accommodation + ski pass + (optional) ski equipment hire. Rentals and sales Tel. (0) Fax. (0) Châtel immo G 1 Rentals and sales Tel. (0) G 2 Fax. (0) fr immobilier Sales The estate agents of Chatel have years of experience, and also specialise in real estate transactions. They offer: > > an extensive selection of new and older properties >a > very wide range of prices > > chalets, traditional Savoyard farmhouses, land, apartments and studios >in > Châtel and the surrounding area Sales Tel. (0) Mob. (0) Immobilière du Val H 10 Sales Tel. (0) Majestic Immobilier G Rental, sale and management Rentals and sales Tel. (0) Fax. (0) F Tel. (0) G 6 Prestige Location Roca Immobilier Citya Immobilier Val d Abondance Rentals Tel. (0) G 4 Rentals and sales Tel. (0) E2 9 Rental, sale and management Tel. (0) H 5 Ask your accommodation provider for your Multi Pass
12 The Central booking office Simplify your holiday and start enjoying it the moment you arrive > > More than 700 accommodation options: apartments, chalets and hotels > > A wide choice of allinclusive packages and à la carte services >Groups > service SPeCIAL OFFerS EARLY BOOKING Book early and pay less! 10 % off selected apartments and chalets for bookings made before 0 April Tel. (0) Fax. (0) SAS Châtel Tour, simplified joint stock company with a capital of 56,780. ThononlesBains Corp. & Trade Reg. No Guarantee: Crédit Mutuel Savoie MontBlanc Certificate of registration IMO Insurance: Gritchen Affinity, F BOURGES Cedex À LA CARTE SERVICES Book your mountain biking passes, relaxation and wellbeing packages, water park passes and resort transfers at the same time as your accommodation and qualify for special rates. 15% A reduction of up to on the public prices. Check it out at: >www.chatelreservation.com > APARTMENT RENTAL PRICES Guide prices for rental of furnished apartments, summer 2015 applicable for all service providers. Please note: the prices below are for information purposes only. Rental rates vary according to surface area, fixtures and fittings, the quality of the furniture and which way the apartment faces. Price per week before after from to from to from to Studio for /4 184 / / / 462 2room apt. for / / / 576 room apt. for 6/7 04 / / / or 5room apt. for 7/10 Freestanding chalets for 12/ / / / / / / Weekends and short breaks Check out our getaway packages in apartments and hotels at ChÂTEL Summer 2015
13 Top pick holidays The Central booking office multi pass 7 nights' accommodation + 6 days Multi Pass Portes du Soleil Unlimited access to a mountain of activities: Swimming pools, lake bathing, summer ski lifts, cultural attractions, tennis, ice skating, little sightseeing trains, interresort bus services, 850 km of footpaths. Plus many other advantages! Relaxation 7 nights accommodation + oneweek liberté Forme d O pass Unlimited access to: the water park (indoor and outdoor pool). the wellbeing centre (balneotherapy pool, saunas, steam baths). the cardio centre (fully equipped 100 m² workout room). Staying in an apartment From 75 * Staying in a hotel From 59 * Staying in an apartment From 12 * Staying in a hotel From 99 * 12 1 MOUNTAIN BIKING 7 nights' accommodation + 6day mountain biking pass for the Portes du Soleil With just one lift pass you can access all the mountain biking facilities in the entire area: explore the 12 resorts in the Portes du Soleil. enjoy the 650 km of trails and 22 ski lifts. for all disciplines: cross country, enduro and downhill. With every purchase of a Portes du Soleil pass you get a FREE Portes du Soleil Multi Pass card (of the same duration as your pass) when you book with a participating accommodation provider. Health and fitness 7 nights accommodation + oneweek Forme d O all inclusive pass Unlimited access to: all activities: aquabiking, aquabalance, aquapalmes, aquabuilding, aquagym, aquaforme, etc. the water park (indoor and outdoor pool). the wellbeing centre (balneotherapy pool, saunas, steam baths). the cardio centre (fully equipped 100 m² workout room). Staying in an apartment From 147 * Staying in a hotel From 45 * Staying in an apartment From 12 * Staying in a hotel From 409 * * Prices applicable before 4 July 2015 and from 22 August Apartment prices: per adult, based on 4 sharing a privately let studio. Hotel: price is per adult halfboard, double occupancy. Prices for other packages (juniors/children/seniors) and other dates on request.
14 hotels with restaurant Amazing places to stay and relax, Châtel's hotels offer a traditional mountain welcome in a wonderful variety of ways. See general terms and conditions on the hotel websites. MACCHI arc en ciel auberge de la dranse MACCHI E. family H 1 Mr & Mrs GONON B. B2 2 MR rubin L6 11 Tel. (0) Fax. (0) Tel. (0) Fax. (0) Tel. (0) rooms 22 rooms 14 rooms from 96 to 192 from 128 to 275 from 60 to from 54 to 64 from 60 to uiyrsdqplk gmbvcxwt, belalp uiyrsdqkmb vnt FLEUR DE NEIGE kandahar 10 auiysdqgkl bxwt MR & MRS TRINCAZ J. H 4 TRINCAZ P. & S. Family I 5 MR & MRS TRINCAZ A. F5 6 Tel. (0) Fax. (0) Tel. (0) Tel. (0) Fax. (0) rooms 28 rooms 8 rooms from 57 to 72 from 70 to 90 from 80 to 140 from 90 to 180 from 58 to 65 from 58 to uiyrsdqtkv xc 14 auizeyrsdq gkmxcvt MaîtreRestaurateur uiysdqkvxt ChÂTEL Summer 2015 Pictogram key on page 10.
15 hotels with restaurant perdrix blanche schuss tremplin MR VUARAND G. Tel. (0) Fax. (0) M9 7 GRILLET MUNIER LEFRANCOIS Family Tel. (0) Fax. (0) M6 2 CLEMENTLACROIX Family Tel. (0) Fax. (0) I 8 10 rooms 16 rooms 26 rooms from 60 to from 70 to uizksdqplg nt Open in winter only uizeyrsdqk gtn from 58 to from 80 to uizyrsdqpl kvcwt bienvenu castellan chalet d alizée MR & MRS GRILLET AUBERT P. Tel. (0) Fax. (0) B2 1 GRILLETPAYSAN Family Tel. (0) Fax. (0) E 14 MRS ludi P. F 15 Tel. (0) Fax. (0) rooms 8 rooms 2 rooms from 5 to 68 from 70 to uizsdqfkt Ask your accommodation provider for your Multi Pass from 55 to from 70 to uieyrsdqpl kt Open in winter only uioysdqplk t MaîtreRestaurateur For details of hotel availability go to
16 hotels with restaurant edelweiss Panoramic renard MRS TOCHET M. E 17 MR & MRS Magnin h 20 MR & MRS Brown J5 21 Tel. (0) Fax. (0) rooms Tel. (0) rooms Tel. (0) rooms set menu or à la carte + 15 roitelet from 65 to auisdqkt Open in winter only Abreuvoir uiozeyrsdq hfplkjt from 60 to from 69 to auiysdqgkc t lion d or MARCHAND P. Family D 22 MS vuarand g. k2 24 F 19 Tel. (0) Fax. (0) rooms Tel. (0) rooms Tel./ Fax. (0) rooms from 56 to 66 from 57 to from to or uizysdqlkt MaîtreRestaurateur + 10 uilct uieskv ChÂTEL Summer 2015 Pictogram key on page 10.
17 hotels without restaurant TRIOLETS Au Bois de Lune armaillis GRILLETAUBERT C. Family Tel. (0) Fax. (0) D2 26 MS TRINCAZ M. Tel. (0) Fax. (0) F5 MRS SIMOND F. Tel. (0) Fax. (0) F rooms 11 rooms 10 rooms from 59 to 76 from 60 to 98 on request from 55 to uiysdqlkmv ct 10 ysdqhkgt isdqt bergerie Choucas alpaka Sarl La Bergerie I 12 MRS ROSSET MUTILLOD E. H 16 MR & MRS CRUZ R. f 9 Tel. (0) Fax. (0) Tel. (0) Fax. (0) Tel. (0) (0) rooms 12 rooms 12 rooms on request from 48 to available from 2 to 40 on request 8.50 uiysdqlkvw t sdqt 9 yqvt 8 Ask your accommodation provider for your Multi Pass For details of hotel availability go to
18 HOLIDAY residences The independence of having your own place with the added bonus of all the amenities and services of a hotel. Les Chalets d Angèle Le Grand ERMITAGE la flèche d or Holiday residence Holiday residence Holiday residence CGH Residence Les Chalets d Angèle Booking (0) Residence (0) Ef4 1 NEMEA Residence Le Grand ERMITAGE Tel. (0) Fax. (0) j2 5 MR & MRS RUBIN R. Tel. (0) Fax. (0) j2 2 Per apartment per week 2room apt. for 2/4 from 521 to 980 room apt. + cabin room for 4/6 from 571 to 1050 room apt. for 4/6 from 647 to room apt. + cabin room for 6/8 from 744 to room apt. for 6/8 from 798 to room apt. for 8/10 from 848 to yresdqfhkw xcvbmt Le Grand Lodge Per apartment per week 2 rooms (4 pers.) from 5 to 690 rooms (6 pers.) from 85 to rooms (8 pers.) from 460 to 895 azeysqfkmv xct Chalet Résidence Joséphine from 55 to 60 Double room from 66 to 105 Triple room from 84 to 144 Quadruple room from 100 to Studio sleeping 2 to 4/week from 220 to 450 room apt. sleeping 6/week from 80 to 720 uiozyrsqfk mbvcxt Linen provided Holiday residence NEMEA Residence Le Grand Lodge Tel. (0) Fax. (0) j Per apartment per week 2 rooms (4 pers.) from 250 to rooms (6 pers.) from 295 to 670 rooms (6 pers.) from 10 to rooms (8 pers.) from 90 to 810 aysqfkmvct ChÂTEL Summer 2015 Residence with hotel services MR & MRS VESIN JP. Tel. (0) Fax. (0) j4 4 For 2 to 8 guests/week Apartments from 450 uisfplkvwt Activities included: swimming (heated pool), pétanque, minigolf, halfcourt and 6hole golf. "Portes du Soleil multi Pass" card, Your passport to the summer for just 2! Ask your accommodation provider! For all holidaymakers staying with an accommodation provider taking part in the scheme, the Portes du Soleil Multi Pass offers unlimited access to a host of activities throughout the Portes du Soleil area. Pictogram key on page 10.
19 Holiday gîtes, chambres d hôtes and other accommodation Le P tit Cornillon HHH Artes Les Combelles Chalet des Arbres Chalet Cateriane Holiday and stopover gîte.ae sqf lkv tn Other accommodation.uk rsq vlo fnt Chambres d hôtes aeq lkv ct, Chambres d hôtes az, ysq fjl kct MR & MRS CRÉPY MARGLAIS F. Tel./Fax. (0) M6 2 Association ARTES Tel. (0) Fax. (0) L6 MR & MRS THRUPP h4 5 Tel./Fax. (0) MR & MRS FLIGHT Tel. (0) (0) j5 8 Gîte sleeping 20. Bed and breakfast. Selfcatering option available for short and long stays. Closed in the summer, selfcatering rental available. Accommodation for families, individuals and groups. Bed and breakfast or or accommodation only. or bed and breakfast. l'etringa Chalet Les Frangins Chalet Lac de Vonnes Chalet La Sonnaille Chambres d hôtes yqj t Chambres d hôtes asq lkv c,t Chambres d hôtes azs qlc,t Chambres d hôtes ysd qfj kvc t Marie & périne Tel./Fax. (0) I 4 MR & MRS Anderson Tel. (0) I 11 MR & MRS PARKER Tel. (0) J2 6 MR Stevenson Cook K2 Tel. (0) (0) or bed and breakfast. Accommodation for families and groups. Bed and breakfast or or accommodation only. or bed and breakfast. Accommodation for families and groups. Bed and breakfast or or accommodation only. les trois canards 1861 Châtel Hostel La Reine des Prés Chambres d hôtes sdq fjk c,t Other accommodation.ie sqp lt Other accommodation sdq MR & MRS dinsdale Tel. (0) C 9 MR BAUD K8 1 Tel. (0) MR & MRS Maxit C. E 10 Tel. (0) Accommodation for families, individuals and groups.. Accommodation for individuals, families and groups. Bed and breakfast. Bed and breakfast. Ask your accommodation provider for your Multi Pass For details of hotel availability go to
20 hotels for groups, holiday centres LA CASCADE le clos savoyard With its tradition as a rural haven, its outstanding setting and whole range of fun, sporting and educational activities, Châtel is a particularly good destination for groups. The Holiday Centres in Châtel are available for short and long stays and offer various accommodation options (full board, half board, etc.) >school > groups >other > groups >individuals > and families All accommodation is approved by the French Ministry of Education and Department of Social Cohesion. e new standards of accessibility for wheelchair users are in force Annie & Lionel Crépy Tel. / Fax. (0) beds classrooms sdqlptre K5 1 Les Coccinelles MR FAVRE W. Tel. / Fax. (0) beds classrooms sdqlpt La Colline aux Oiseaux C 2 MR VUARAND E. Tel. (0) beds 2 classrooms sdqlp f MR HAUTEVILLE T. e 4 Tel. (0) Fax. (0) beds 2 classrooms sdqlpt Les Cyclamens Le Nid Alpin MR GRILLET P. Tel. (0) b2 5 MR VUARAND A. Tel. (0) Fax. (0) i beds 5 classrooms sdqlpt 101 beds classrooms sdqlpt ChÂTEL Summer 2015 Pictogram key on page 10.