Chablais UNESCO Global Geopark

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  • Panaroma depuis le belvédère de Tréchauffé (La Forclaz)
  • Lac des Ecoles (Les Gets)
  • Géosite du château de Ripaille
  • Marais de Chilly
  • Lac des Plagnes
Panaroma depuis le belvédère de Tréchauffé (La Forclaz)Lac des Ecoles (Les Gets)Géosite du château de RipailleMarais de ChillyLac des Plagnes
The Chablais region has a globally unique geological heritage. In recognition of this, it is a UNESCO Global Geopark.
The remarkable environment of the Chablais impregnates the life and culture of its people. The strong links between man and the Earth can be seen through its mountain traditions, buildings, natural resources and legends …
This unique landscape tells a story which spans 245 million years. Before the mountains there was the Alpine Ocean. The future rocks of the Chablais were laid down as sediments in this ocean. When the Alps were formed, the rocks were moved, uplifted, fractured and folded. Glaciers then sculpted these stunning landscapes.

The Chablais was awarded Geopark status in 2012 and is the 90th Global Geopark, the 50th European Geopark, and the 4th French Geopark.
From 01/01 to 31/12.
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Latitude : 46.370596
Longitude : 6.479589
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Chablais UNESCO Global Geopark
2 rue des Allobroges
Square Voltaire
BP 33
74200
Thonon-les-Bains