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La Chapelle-d'Abondance is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. Located in the northern French Alps, the village lies at the heart of a farming valley in Haute-Savoie. Nestling below the peaks of the "Cornettes de Bise" and the "Mont de Grange" which rise to almost 8.000 feet, the Abondance Valley is a verdant mountain pasture amongst the Alpine Peaks of the Chablais Massif. The waters of the River Dranse run through the valley, enriching the fertile pasture land before flowing out into Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) near Evian. There are opportunities for rafting lower down the Dranse, where the sluice gates are opened each day to let a torrent of water down the river, In the winter, La Chapelle d'Abondance is a winter sports playground. On the edge of the massive Portes du Soleil with access via the Panthiaz telecabine. La Chapelle d'Abondance has accommodation ranging from Gites to Chambre d'Hotes. Several independently run, fully catered ski chalets offering accommodation and meals. La Chapelle d'Abondance has its own ski areas and ESF ski school for all levels: Cret Beni ski area - height of top lift 1536m:In the shadow of the Mont de Grange (2432m) is the Cret Beni ski area. The pistes are north facing so ensure good snow conditions for skiing and boarding. There are mountain restaurants offering local cuisine. Braitaz ski area - height of top lift 1792m:A cable car gives access to the south facing ski area. It is possible to ski to Torgon in Switzerland or ski towards the Super Chatel domain and the vast Portes du Soleil ski area. Nordic Skiing is also a popular pastime in the area. The valley has 35 km of Nordic Skiing linking Chatel, La Chapelle and Abondance. Equipment can be hired from the ski hire shops in the village. There are also horse-drawn sleigh rides, sledging and husky dog sleds. In summer, the network of more than 450 miles of marked paths provides walkers the opportunity to explore easy riverside paths, or find tranquility and solitude high in the mountains above, where local ski lifts allow easy access to paths which cross the border between France and Switzerland. Other activities include river fishing and riding the Portes du Soleil mountain bike trails. Wildlife abounds in the valley from deer, wild boar and stags roaming the hills, to marmots sleeping on sun warmed mountain banks. There is a deer sanctuary tucked behind the old mill above the town center.


Unplug yourself and have a laid-back vacation at La Chapelle-d'abondance, France. This city offers countless opportunities to click pictures for your travel journal. The nearest major city to La Chapelle-d'abondance is Annecy. Attractions in Annecy include Lake Annecy, Gorges Du Fier, La Vieille Ville. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for La Chapelle-d'abondance*

  • Pollution Statistics in La Chapelle-d'abondance

    Know the pollution level of La Chapelle-d'abondance before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 9.38 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 15.38 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 30.77 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 30.77 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 4.17 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 3.57 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 9.09 (Very Low)
  • La Chapelle-d'abondance: Crime and Safety

    How safe is La Chapelle-d'abondance for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in La Chapelle-d'abondance.

    • Burglary and Theft 34.62 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 31.37 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 20.1 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 16.18 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 27.94 (Low)
    • Attacks 26.96 (Low)
    • Drug offense 51.47 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 85.29 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 57.84 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 33.65 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.63 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.02 (Low)
  • Living in La Chapelle-d'abondance - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of La Chapelle-d'abondance is 188.82 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 68.39 (High)
    • Climate Index 73.3 (High)
    • Pollution Index 14.31 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 35.42 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 122.47 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 68.96 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.55 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 129.16 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in La Chapelle-d'abondance

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in La Chapelle-d'abondance

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.35 USD
    • International Movie per seat 19.87 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 48.08 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 101.98 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 119.21 USD

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