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Abondance Valley

Nestled at the bottom of the valley of the same name, only thirty km from Lake Geneva, the village of Abondance, overlooked by Mont Jorat, the Mont de Grange and the Pic de la Corne owes its fame to the breed of cow and especially to the cheese which also bears its name.
Historically, the settlement of this valley began with the construction of an abbey by monks from nearby Switzerland.
Abondance really deserves a detour for the beauty of the landscape, the authenticity of the traditional housingt grouped in hamlets and the mountain site.

The valley has received two awards in very different fields:

In 1990: the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée for Abondance Cheese. This delicious cheese with a soft and melting dough is tasted as table cheese, and is used to cook a local specialty: berthouds. Buy them directly from the farmer during your excursion.

In 2003: the label "Pays d'Art et d'Histoire" ( Land of Art and History) awarded by the Ministry of Culture

Take the time to follow the whole valley and appreciate the picturesque villages of Chevenoz, Vacheresse, Bonnevaux, Abondance, La Chapelle and Châtel.

The Mont de Grange and the Cornettes de Bise, which dominate the valley at more than 2400m, constitute a natural area of exceptional ecological richness where many rare animal and plant species are preserved.
This ecological quality allowed these two sites to enter the European network of Natura 2000 sites.

Learn more :

The Abondance Cheese: 🌐www.fromageabondance.fr

The Abondance Abbey : 🌐www.abbaye-abondance
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