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Places within easy access of Le Christina

Family Culture Adventure Scenery

 

Vallon de They
Location: Morgins, Switzerland. Driving time: 10 minutes. Attraction: planets walk suitable for all ages.
Swiss Vapeur Parc
Location: Les Bouverets, Switzerland. Driving time: 45 minutes. Attraction: excellent model railways with rides on steam and electric traction model trains.
Excenevex Plage
Location: Excenevex, near Yvoire, Lac Léman. Driving time 55 minutes. Attractions: sandy beach, shallow water, family beach and catering facilities.
Les Marécottes
Location: near Salvan, Switzerland. Driving time: 60 minutes. Attractions: alpine zoological collection and breeding centre, additional facilities of restaurant and swimming pool.
Les Aigles de Léman
Location: Sciez, dir. Yvoire. Driving time: 50 minutes. Attractions: collection of birds of prey with static and flying displays. Recent addition of wolves, bears, sea lions and mediaeval knight displays.
Yvoire Vivarium
Location: Yvoire. Driving time: 60 minutes. Attractions: well displayed collection of reptiles and other cold-blooded animals.
Pont du Diable
Location: dir. Morzine. Driving time: 40 minutes. Attractions: underground galeries, caves and waterfalls; visitor centre and café.
Swimming Pool - Châtel
Location: Châtel. Driving time: 2 minutes. Attractions: separate pools for adults and young children; snack bar.
Swimming Pool - Trois Torrents
Location: Trois Torrents, Switzerland. Driving time: 20 minutes. Attractions: thermal establishment with one main pool and artificial river; restaurant and snack bar.
Swimming Pool - Saillon
Location: Saillon, dir. Sion, Switzerland. Driving time: 50 minutes. Attractions: thermal establishment, three outdoor pools, one indoor pool, water slide; restaurant, buvette and snack bar.
Swimming Pool - Thonon
Location: Thonon. Driving time: 40 minutes. Attractions: Four pools plus lake swimming, water luge and lake slide; restaurant and snack bar.
Luge and Devalkarts
Location: Pré la Joux, Châtel. Driving time: 10 minutes. Attractions: Well-maintained luge with steel track, alongside devalkart track, both with drag lifts, safety helmets for all on devalkarts and for children on luge; café and restaurant nearby.
Rhône Cycleway
Location: Massongex, near Monthey, Switzerland (best local access). Driving time: 25 minutes. Attractions: Well-surfaced river-side track from St Gingolf to Sion. Varied scenery, cafés and restaurants along the route.
Belle Dimanche
Location: Plaine Dranse, Châtel, 3rd Sunday in August. Driving time: 10 minutes. Attractions: local crafts, food stalls, demonstrations of country skills, musical entertainment, helicopter rides (weather permitting).
Fête de St Laurent
Location: Châtel centre, first or second Sunday in August. Driving time: 5 minutes. Attractions: float procession, bands and evening entertainments.
Fondation Giannada
Location: Martigny, Switzerland. Driving time: 40 minutes. Attractions: fine art collection with regular special displays and cultural events; sculpture garden; vintage car collection; roman excavation; snack bars.
Roman Excavations
Location: Martigny, Switzerland. Driving time: 40 minutes. Attractions: amphitheatre, baths, temple all readily accessible and fairly well-preserved.
White water rafting
Location: Dranse valley, dir. Thonon. Driving time: 35 minutes. Attractions: white water activities on rafts, canoes, body boards; several companies operating.
Fantasticable
Location: Pré la Joux, Châtel. Driving time: 10 minutes. Attractions: two high level ~1 km arial runways, chairlifts from Pré la Joux for access, photographic souvenirs available.
Point Sud
Location: Champoussin, Switzerland. Driving time: 30 minutes. Attractions: tree top adventure walkway; restaurant nearby.
Via Ferrata
Location: La Chapelle d'Abondance (nearest). Driving time: 10 minutes. Attractions: high level cable-protected climb, equipment hire and guides in the village.
Mountain biking
Location: Châtel. Driving time: none. Attractions: tracks for all abilities - novice to extreme, mechanical uplift and free buses for cyclists and their bikes, equipment hire in the village.
Mediaeval Village
Location: Yvoire. Driving time: 60 minutes. Attractions: well-kept walled mediaeval village, with garden, church and port; numerous restaurants and cafés.
Arboretum
Location: near Château de Ripaille, Thonon. Driving time: 40 minutes. Attractions: several signposted walks, labelled specimens, memorial gardens, entry free of charge. Closed Mondays.