1 224 inhabitants (source INSEE - 1st January 2018)
Area: 32.19 km2
Altitude: 1,200 meters

The village of Châtel is located at the end of the Abondance valley, at the Swiss border . The Châtel old custom is nowadays an interpretation center about smuggling a.

Chalets, alpine pastures, summits and men: this the decor, almost unchanged but alive that you can admire. This mountain area is source of well-being and escape. It's a place respectful of the environment as well as of its inheritance.

Activities & sightseeing

The first steps in the fresh snow and the first skiing sensations in a dream setting... Lovers of skiing and wide open spaces will enjoy the winter thanks to the Portes du Soleil ski area and its 650km of slopes.

Between serenity and activities, the resort village of Châtel offers a summer within reach of all. Châtel becomes the ideal playground for mountain bike trips or to discover the mountain on foot. The resort offers many leisure facilities: tennis, mini-golf, swimming pool, summer-toboggan ... All year long, many sports and traditional festivals punctuate the weeks.


Town hall
109 Route du centre, 74390 Châtel
Tel. ++33 (0)4 50 73 45 67
/ Website 

Tourist office
14 Route de Thonon, 74390 Châtel
Tel. +33 (0)4 50 73 22 44
/ Website

Until 21st December : open every day from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm.
From the 22nd of December: open every day from 8.30amp to 7pm.

Everyday from 9am to 7pm (from July 1st to August 27th)

Monday to Friday: 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 6pm
Saturday: 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm
(Closed on Sunday and public holidays)