Welcome to La Chapelle d'Abondance !

The tourism office is open from 
monday to saturday
from 9 am to 12 am
and from 2 pm to 6:30 pm
sunday and bankdays
from 9 am to 12 am
and from 3 pm to 6:30 pm

Contact us by phone at 
+33 (0)4 50 73 51 41

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Rambling/Walking Trails


Ramblers and walkers can enjoy 175km of marked pathways and 575 of trails in the Portes du Soleil. You can acces the reserve of the Mont de range (2433m) from the center of the Village and observe chamois, moufflons (Moutain sheep with long curly horns) and marmots (oversized furry moutain rats), and many birds including eagles, hawks, and other birds of prey... The Val d'Abondance is a stopping point of the GR5 - the great long distance pathway crossing of the Alps. To find accomodation you should check the "Accomdation Avalilability". The Tourist Office organizes full and half-day excursions throughout the week led by an experience guide.
 Discover the randos proposed. (for opening dates, chedules and examples...)

Maps of the Portes du Soleil walking pathways on sale at the Tourist Office : 6.50€

List of gites and refuges along the GR5

The Chalet of Perthuis footpath : "Follow the footprints of chamois"

A trail for all the family in the Mont de Grange hunting reserve to the Chalets of Perthuis. Departing from the car park at Plan des Feux on the road of Crêt-Béni. 3h duration , altitude gained 380m. Introduction to local alpine fauna through a series of activity and display panels along the path.

Chevenne "outdoors Health and Execises circuit"

- From the town center to Plan des Raffos then follow the sides of the Nant (stream) de Chevenne: 45 minutes.
- From Plan des Raffos, foloows signs for Chalet du Blanchet, returning to the alpine pastures and Chalets de Chevenne : 45 minutes.
- From Chevenne car park at 1250m, you will discover th site, with exercises stations, information panels showing local flora and fauna, seating and benches to rest a while. Fom here you can see the three highest summits in the Valley : Mont de Grange: 2433m, Mount Chauffé 2093m and the Cornettes de Bise 2432m; With in the distance peaks of Dents du Midi in the Swiss Valais. Duration 1 hour.
Here you will find a choice of three circular mountain rambles - with easy car parking at the start point.

The Deer Park

Specially for the young ones, follow the Route de Chevenne, just 5 minutes from the town center (They rather like apples, vegetable peelings and salad...)

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