Cailler’s chocolate factory lays at the heart of the Gruyère of Switzerland. It is surrounded by meadows where cows give the milk that make this chocolate so special. A beautiful tour of an hour and a half will walk you through the history of the chocolate and the factory and you will discover all the techniques and products used for their production. Like for instance the very famous cocoa beans.

The farm of the Walnut was created in 1997 as an extension of GAEC Le Noyer, a traditional farmhouse breeding and milk production. Its purpose is to enable young people passionate about their work and their country to remain working with the ground. With 7 employees today, it thrives while refining the AOC cheeses of our land and preparing traditional meats of Chablais. You will find their products especially on

This is one of the best addresses in the region, in the heart of the village of La Chapelle d’Abondance, the hotel-restaurant Les Cornettes is simply unavoidable. For over five generations, the family Trincaz offers its successful recipe made of a traditional hotel, great mountain cuisine and new trends. A meal at Les Cornette, it is not improvised but is prepared with envy. Book the date and time, be careful

The beach of Excenevex is the only sandy beach of the Leman Lake. Paradise for children, they can enjoy the hot water (25°C) and can walk into water up 200m from the shore and still touch the bottom! In addition, free animations are available all afternoon for the 6-12 years old children. A wide range of water sports are also available in spring and summer: paddleboats, fishing, boat trips, windsurfing,

Yvoire is a small Medieval village of more than 700ans (the oldest buildings are from the XIIth century) on the shores of Leman Lake renowned for its beauty and age. It is rewarded every year in the competition of flowery cities and villages. It was an ancient key place of passage that allowed to monitor the crossing between the small and the great lake, and therefore also an important military

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Aiguille du midi

This is one of the most famous destinations in France for over 50 years. The Aiguille du Midi dominates Chamonix from its altitude of 3842m. Visitors from around the world come to climb via cable car the 2700m of elevation. Above, there are stunning views of Mont Blanc and the Alps from the 4 panoramic terraces.   This is a major crossing points for climbers and guides preparing for the

It was in 1893 that the Devil’s Bridge gorge have been arranged to allow the public access. In the midst of a unique forest landscape, the Morzine’s Dranse, river of our region, rushes into a crack and plunges deeply into the rock dominated by a massive marble arch: the Devil’s Bridge. The walls create a fantastic atmosphere, dug by the vortices of the torrent and covered with strange holes and

From Chamonix, the famous little red rack and pinion train of Montenvers will take you in only twenty minutes, climbing the 1000m of elevation, to one of the most famous sites of the Mont Blanc: The Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice). This is the 3rd largest glacier in the Alps and the first French glacier, consisting of 3 smaller ones, it stretches over 7km and is more than 200m

Lake Geneva General Navigation Company (commonly abbreviated to CGN) is one of the wonders of the Leman lake. Founded in 1873, it offers many crossings of the lake every day (summer and winter) as well as splendid cruises around the lake. It has 19 ships, including 8 Historic ones that use paddle wheels (see photo below), as well as more modern like the navibus that will allow you to cross