Les Châteaux d'Abondance, France, Portes du Soleil

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Situated in Europe’s largest ski areaLes Portes du Soleil and near to the high-end Lac Leman (better known as Lake Geneva), is Les Châteaux d’Abondance.This apartment complex is one of the best (holiday) home locations in the French Alps. It is in beautiful, peaceful surroundings on a sunny plateau at the edge of the centre of Abondance, with a gorgeous wide view over the village, the valley and the local ski slopes.

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Les Châteaux d’Abondance consists of 20 luxury apartments divided into three residences and, besides these, another 5 penthouse apartments that are even more luxurious. The apartments vary in size from approx. 70 m2up to an impressive 185 m2.

Les Châteaux d’Abondance offers luxurious and extensive Savoyard-style wellness facilities, including a swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, fitness equipment and multiple lounge areas.

The apartments are characterised by large windows, numerous skylights and beautiful patios and/or balconies with a warm Savoyard appearance on the outside and a modern, luxurious designer look on the inside, in accordance with the ROMEX concept.

All apartments feature a luxurious designer kitchen, and - often multiple - luxurious bathrooms, heated wooden and/or stone floors, comfortable furniture, comfortable beds, which are already made on arrival, free Wi-Fi and Dutch TV, Bluetooth soundbar, Smart TV in the living room and bedrooms.

In the parking garage you will find, apart from a large number of parking spaces, ski depots that include heating elements for the boots. Of course, all apartment buildings are equipped with a lift. Outside, the residences are surrounded by beautiful gardens and patios.

General Lifts, All (public and private) are non-smoking, Washer and dryer, Reception, Fitness, Smoke free
Services Cot and high chair (to book in advance )
Internet Wifi (free)
Parking Garage
Ski Ski equipment storage
Outside Garden, Terrace, Balcony
Activities in the area Ski, Cross-country skiing, Golf, Tennis, Outdoor Sport, Parasailing, Spa, Walk
Wellness (required to use swimwear)

Les Châteaux d’Abondance is situated in the unique, authentically French alpine village of Abondance, in the Abondance valley, which literally translates as the ‘Valley of Abundance’.

And there truly is an abundance of everything: sun as well as snow, the rugged mountain area of the Haute Savoie, the indulgent Savoyard cuisine, Lake Geneva (Lac Leman) and neighbouring Switzerland with its cosmopolitan cities such as Geneva, Lausanne and Montreux.

Abondance is part of the ski area Les Portes du Soleil. The skiing opportunities of Les Portes du Soleil are boundless and snow is guaranteed in Europe’s largest ski area. The skiing season starts in December and the sun and snow can sometimes be enjoyed until well into May. Beginners and families with small children will be well served by the local ski slopes of Abondance. It takes hardly any time, however, to get to the over 650 km of ski slopes of Les Portes du Soleil.

These ski slopes are extensive and wide, ideal for novice skiers and families with small children, as well as steep and narrow for the true experts. Waiting times at the lifts are virtually non-existent, thanks to the extensive lift capacities and the vastness of the ski areas. In the area you will find many well-known locales such as Avoriaz and Morzine, and the Swiss Morgins and Les Crosets. Alpine skiing, snowboarding, langlaufen (cross-country skiing), tobogganing; you can do it all in this gorgeous skiing area with its many trees and forest trails.

From the apartments and the chalet, you can enjoy a wide view of the beautiful mountains. The area is suffused with a convivial atmosphere and the very friendly local population is highly service minded. Tourists are waited on hand and foot; you will want for nothing!

Accessibility
Abondance is highly accessible by car as well as by plane or train. It is approx. 975 km from Amsterdam and 800 km from Brussels, making it significantly nearer than many Austrian and/or Swiss skiing resorts. The French Alps are highly accessible at any rate. Thanks to the modern French motorways, you will be able to reach the Rhône-Alpes region in 10 hours on average. The French motorways to the Alps are generally free of snow, and otherwise they are kept clear effectively. The last kilometres are quite steep, but here the roads are also well-kept: during heavy snowfall, they are quickly cleared of snow, and salted.

Abondance is only 70 km away from the international Geneva airport, which has excellent daily air links (easyJet, Air France-KLM, Swiss Int., etc.) with Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Brussels, among other cities.

Ski area PORTES DU SOLEIL
With its 650 km, PORTES DU SOLEIL is the largest ski area in Europe. In it you will find many well-known locales such as Avoriaz, Châtel, Morzine, and the Swiss Morgins and Les Crosets. Alpine skiing, snowboarding, langlaufen (cross-country skiing), Telemark skiing, tobogganing; you can do it all in this gorgeous, extensive skiing area with its wide slopes, many trees and forest trails.
LAC LEMAN: a wonderful summer holiday near Lake Geneva

Les Chateaux d’Abondance is less than 35 kilometres away from Lac Leman, better and famously known as Lake Geneva. Apart from wonderful winter sports, you can also enjoy a great summer holiday here; enjoyis the key word here:

Golf
The surrounding area offers numerous opportunities to play on golf courses of international acclaim: EVIAN-Masters, Villars, SION, Les Gets, etc.

Mountain biking
During the summer, at least 14 ski lifts stay open to bring sporty mountain bikers to the tops of the mountains. Special routes allow one to quickly descend from a high altitude. A brand-new circuit has recently been constructed alongside the river Dranse between La Chapelle and Châtel for mountain bikers who want to take it a bit slower and want to enjoy the beautiful region with its gorgeous nature.

Horseback riding
Abondance and its surroundings offer many opportunities for horseback riding. You can enjoy wonderful horse-riding treks over mountain paths to Switzerland.

Mountain hikes
Unlimited options to discover the mountains are available, with many mountain huts with lodging accommodations. The hikes are marked by flora and fauna, with the High Alps of the Haute Savoie in the background.

Water sports
How about a lovely boat trip across vast Lake Geneva and a sumptuous lunch or dinner afterwards in cosmopolitan, vibrant Lausanne? It is all within reach.
The river Dranse, which runs through the Abondance valley, offers various options for whitewater sports (individual as well as under supervision): canoeing, rafting, etc.

Paragliding or flying free as a bird yourself
Flying across the Abondance valley with an instructor or by yourself, free as a bird, in a comfortable harness across the river Dranse (over 60 km/h at a height of 240 m attached to a type of funicular).

Shopping
Extensive shopping opportunities in famous places like Geneva, Evian les Bains, Thonon, Lausanne and Montreux. All these places are at most an hour’s drive from Les Chateaux d’Abondance.

Live webcams and piste map
http://live.skiplan.com/moduleweb/pds.php?module=webcams