The Chablais has a wide range of possibilities for enjoying the benefits of water, from aquatic centres, to beaches, and lakes, even in the mountains!

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    Aquatic Centres

    The Forme d’O aquatic centre (Multi Pass activity) in Châtel has two fun water areas, and a wellness area:

    • An aquatic area with a heated interior and exterior pool.
    • An ocean area (wellness and fitness) with 1 heated interior space with bubble-benches and massaging waterfalls, 3 saunas, 2 hammams, 2 jet showers, a relaxing room and a fitness room.
    • An ocean area for face and body beauty treatments in individual or double rooms and 1 relaxing room.

    Around the exterior of the aquatic centre there are terraces with lawns and numerous activities: volleyball, badminton, Mölkki, slip’n’slide and slackline.

    The Forme d’O aquatic centre is open daily from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm (nocturnal until 9:30 am Wednesday), 1st July to 31st August.

    Take advantage of reduced prices and get the Multi Pass!

    Prices for the aquatic centre:

    • Adult (+16 yrs.): €9
    • Child (3 to 16 yrs.): €6

    Access to the aquatic area is free for 3 hours for Portes du Soleil Multi Pass holders.

    Prices for the Ocean Area:

    • Adult (17 yrs. old and over): €18

    Portes du Soleil Multi Pass holders have 50% reduction to the entrance fee to the Ocean Area.

    Information and contacts:

    188 Chemin de l’Étringa – 74390 Châtel
    Tel.: 04 50 72 04 31

    There are swimming pools open all summer on Léman lakeside: La Cité de l’Eau in Amphion-Publier, and the Évian Municipal swimming pool.

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    Lake Léman Beaches

    A genuine landlocked sea, lakeside the water reaches 26°C in the height of summer, here are a selection of beaches that are near Abondance:

    • Publier municipal beach (29km – 34 mins)
    • Évian-les-Bains Nautical Centre (30km – 36 mins)
    • Redon Beach in Margencel (35km – 38 mins)
    • Champ de L’eau, Chantrel beach, municipal beach and Séchex beach in Anthy-sur-Léman (35km – 38 mins)
    • St-Disdille, Pinède beach and Thonon-les-Bains Nautical Centre (29 km – 33 mins).
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    Mountain Lakes

    Lake Montriond (28km): in the Aulps valley 35 minutes from Abondance, this lake is situated in a magnificent setting between dramatic cliffs and conifer forests.

    An area has been carefully landscaped so that you can enjoy the water in complete safety.  Reservation required for groups: 04 50 75 96 93
    From 01/07 to 31/08: access is free and monitored by a lifeguard every day (except Saturdays) from 11 am-6 pm.
    La Beunaz Lake (19km – 21 mins): La Beunaz Lake in Saint-Paul-en-Chablais is a leisure area developed around a natural temperate mountain lake.
    The leisure area is open every day in July and August from 10 am-7 pm. Swimming entrance fee: €3.80 over 6-years-old.