The Chatel area

Chatel is the most Swiss of the French mountain resorts, with beautiful mountain chalets and farms typical of the Abondance valley.

It is as lively as you want it to be - in the village are all the amenities one could wish for, including banks, restaurants, Intermarche supermarket, swimming pools, tennis courts, mountain bike and walking trails, winter ski lifts, summer chair lifts, nightclubs, bars, doctors and dentists, cinemas, bowling, free shuttle buses and all kinds of gift and sports shops.

However the apartment is located in Petit Chatel, 1.5kms outside the centre and a quick free bus ride into the centre. Petit Chatel is the sunniest part of Chatel - much of the resort becomes shaded in the winter afternoons, but the sun carries on all day in Petit Chatel which is a bonus. It is also quieter and very easy to park in Petit Chatel.

The Rhone / French Alps / Haute-Savoie region

The French Alps is a glorious area with something for everyone in all four seasons.

In winter, the weather is often stable with bright blue skies, crisp snow, and some of the best skiing conditions in the world. In addition, the local foods (Tartiflette, Fondue etc) are warming and delicious in the dozens of restaurants up high and in the resorts.

The Portes du Soleil has over 650kms of pistes interlinked making it the largest ski region in Europe - no two days need be the same with such a choice of places to go to.

In spring, summer and autumn, the character of this Alpine area changes - the animals come out of the barns, the area becomes quieter, and yet there is still a multitude of activities such as white water rafting, mountain walking and biking, swimming and tennis, summer luge and Fantasticable, horse riding, golf and mini golf, canyoning and fishing.

Lake Geneva is less than 30 minutes away, with trips across the lake to Lausanne, Vevey and Montreux, while the Valais is just across the border from Chatel at Morgins, with access to other world renowned winter and summer resorts such as Verbier, Crans-Montana, Zermatt and Saas Fee.

Activities near Chatel


  • Ski resort location
  • Tennis in town
  • Watersports
  • Horse Riding
  • Golf within 30 mins drive
  • Fishing

    Great for:

  • Walking holidays
  • Rural / countryside retreats
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Cycling holidays

Andrew Beale
Telephone:+44 (0)208 2163904



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