Buying and living in Chatel
Buying an Apartment and Living in Châtel
Buying an apartment in Châtel allows you the luxury of a large ski area spanning a number of ski resorts, including Morzine, Avoriaz and several Swiss resorts. It also allows you to experience the life of an authentic Alpine village of Haute Savoie, which was inhabited as early as the end of the 5th century by shepherds growing flax, hemp, and spinning wool in a valley covered with a thick forest that would be partially cleared. In 1946, the village saw the construction of its first ski lift, namely the Teleski de Vonnes. Since then, Châtel has flourished significantly in the vicinity of neighboring Switzerland. And despite its growth, the village has always managed to preserve its soul. The 1,200 permanent residents of the ski town support no less than 28 thriving associations.
La Crémaillère: appartment complex in the ski resort’s heart
The apartment complex La Crémaillère is nested in the heart of the ski town, close to its amenities and next to the gondola lift. Enough to virtually spend the entire winter on skis, while dwelling comfortably within walking distance of all the resort’s activities. Featuring high-end amenities, this type of apartment will help you succeed in establishing a part of your life here. Living in Châtel not only allows you to indulge in the joy and thrills of winter sports, it also amounts to discovering and experiencing the bustling and animated quarters of the resort.
Life in Châtel
The aquatics centre of Châtel, Forme d’O, has both indoor and outdoor aquatic areas, as well as a spa centre featuring waterfalls, bubble seats, 2 traditional Turkish baths, 3 saunas, a fitness room, and a relaxation room.
Châtel offers a wealth of activities, including 2 fitness centres, 6 relaxation & wellness establishments, tea or lunch at the farm, cheese factory tours, and a small train that allows you to visit all of the resort’s hamlets.
In winter, the synthetic ice rink of Vonnes, which borders the lake of the same name, offers a great time of relaxation and enjoyment to the young and older ones alike. Activities around the lake are also available throughout the summer. The spot is particularly favoured by fishing enthusiasts who come here to catch rainbow trouts, brown trouts, fountain salmons, and minnows.
The old customs office serves as an interpretation centre of the past illegal trade occurring through the mountains, recounting the days when coffee, salt, cheese and tobacco would be smuggled across the border. It is also an ideal starting point for various activities, exhibitions and hikes.
Need information? Radio Châtel RTL2 broadcasts local news, weather forecasts, classified ads, practical information, and recreational events all day long.
There are naturally plenty of dining options in Châtel. The village has many restaurants, pizzerias and crêperies. For your outings, you can enjoy bowling in winter and summer, go to the movies at one of two available theatres, and set foot in the resort’s night-club, open 7/7 in winter and weekends in summer.