Experiences in Châtel

Discover the Alps with us

The Chalet-Hôtel Les Gentianettes, The Originals Relais is at the heart of Haute-Savoie, just a few kilometres from Lake Geneva where La Chapelle-d’Abondance welcomes you for an unforgettable stay. Fun activities include: snow days on the formidable slopes of Les Portes du Soleil, the gentle wonder of hikes in the Châtel mountains and an introduction to the Abondance Valley’s culinary know-how. You won’t be disappointed!


The altitude ranges from 1,000 to 2,432 metres in La Chapelle d’Abondance, offering individual mountain experiences at the heart of Les Portes du Soleil.


Let yourself be driven by the mushers or learn how to drive a carriage. Sit in the sled and let yourself be transported or drive your own harness anchored by a qualified musher. Let yourself be transported by this crazy experience!


The Chalet-Hôtel Les Gentianettes, The Originals Relais sits next to Châtel in a setting that has forever enchanted fans of snow sports and beautiful landscapes. Family-oriented and authentic, the resort offers priority access to Les Portes du Soleil’s 650 km of slopes, one of the world’s biggest ski areas. A white paradise awaits with downhill skiing, Nordic skiing, sledging, dog sleigh rides and snowshoe walks!

In summer, the village is beautifully fresh and the ski area remains lively with the Multipass offers. Mountain bikers, walkers and swimmers will love the diverse setting where lake meets mountains and nature meets recreation. 


A wellness area allows you to switch off in a world of comfort. A heated indoor pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and hot and cold showers invite you to relax in this warm four-star hotel. A perfect and charming way to recharge your batteries.


At the Chalet-Hôtel Les Gentianettes, The Originals Relais, we recommend that you roam the paths around Lake Arvouin in the natural reserve. Winding around the mountains between Switzerland and France, they are one of the most beautiful hikes in France. The vistas are unforgettable, taking in the Chablais massif, Mont Blanc and Lake Geneva. The beauty of the verdant mountain pastures is worth the effort with these pedestrian paths suitable for all walkers.


Visit La Chapelle d’Abondance in summer or winter and recharge your batteries during lovely mountain walks starting right at our Chalet-Hôtel Les Gentianettes, The Originals Relais. Whether you’re a beginner walker or experienced hiker, you’ll find the route that suits you best in the northern Alps. Keep your eyes open – the landscapes are breathtakingly beautiful!


Includes PASS’PORTES registration for Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June (two days), leaving from Châtel or Morgins.


Includes the rental of a semi-rigid electric mountain bike for all occupants for the day of your choice during your stay. Leave from the hotel and roam the many marked trails suitable for all levels. Trail map provided.


Partner host, exclusively at Les Gentianettes. Enjoy unlimited access to all summer ski lifts at Les Portes du Soleil (France/Switzerland) + 60 activities and Fantasticable/treetop adventure discounts. Perfect for families

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