...in France, a Western European country where geography, history, heritage, culture and art of living have been intimately linked for millennia to constitute one of the most harmonious and attractive territories in the world.
...in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, the second largest French region in the south-east of the territory and comprising 12 departments. Its capital is Lyon.
...in Haute-Savoie, northern part of the Duchy of Savoie with Annecy for prefecture, nicely nicknamed "The Pearl of the Alps or The Venice of the Alps".
...in Chablais, northern Prealps and historic province of north-eastern Haute-Savoie. It is a territory of predilection, beauty and memory, bordering with the Swiss cantons of Geneva, Vaud and Valais. At the start of the Route des Grandes Alpes, Thonon-les-Bains is the sub-prefecture.
...in Haut-Chablais, the mountainous part of Chablais as opposed to Bas-Chablais with its green plains bordering the south shores of Lake Geneva.
...in Val d'Abondance, one of the three pleasant alpine valleys of Haut-Chablais located at the gates of Switzerland. It is often compared to the bucolic valleys of the Austrian Tyrol.
...in Châtel, winter and summer sports resort, authentic postcard alpine village perched at 1200 m altitude at the top of the Vallée d'Abondance and on the Franco-Swiss border.
...in the heart of the Portes-du-Soleil, an association of high-altitude resorts with 8 French and 4 Swiss, straddling the Savoyard and Valais Haut-Chablais, which constitutes one of the largest and most beautiful spaces without borders in connected winter and summer sports of the world.
...nestled between three major mythical sites represented by :
- Mont-Blanc (4809 m), top of the Alps and highest peak in Western Europe, in the process of being classified as a UNESCO world heritage as an "exceptional site unique in the world",
- Dents-du-Midi (3252 m), geological marvel, majestic sentinel of the Portes-du-Soleil. They are celebrated by as many painters, poets, philosophers as writers throughout the world,
- Lake Geneva (or Lake Léman), the largest alpine lake in Western Europe, a true inland sea with its international rivieras, its small fishing ports, its sailboats and its classified Belle-Époque liner-salons.
...at the crossroads, Europe, France, Switzerland and Italy.
...in the center of a region with incomparable sites (Chamonix, Annecy, Thonon-les-Bains, Evian-les-Bains, Yvoire, Geneva, Lausanne, Montreux, La Gruyère, Martigny, Val d'Aoste, etc.) and in important historical, architectural and cultural heritage.