Agenda of Châtel (19 photos)

Not on your holiday agenda ! 

Châtel organizes every year, a variety of events ranging from the traditional festival to the music scene and sports events !

You will find all the agenda of Châtel on the website of chatel.com

Do not miss this winter 2022/2023 ! 

 
  • CHRISTMAS MARKET ! - Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 December 2022
Rendezvous on the church square for a Christmas market featuring the towns twinned with Châtel: Boersch, Vias, Seraing and Mont-Tremblant as well as local producers.
 
  • FATHER XMAS ARRIVES IN CHÂTEL ! - Saturday 24 December 2022
Father Xmas arrives in Châtel !!!
Father Xmas knows very well the route to Châtel, coming from so far away from Rovaniemi, his village in Lapland, travelling by a horse-drawn carriage.
In his carriage and accompanied by the ski instructors of the ESF of Châtel and their torches, he will make a small tour in the village to distribute sweets to all the children!
(circuit: in preparation).

Merry Christmas in Châtel!
 
  • CHÂTEL CLASSIC - Wednesday 28 to Friday 30 December 2022
Classical music festival in Châtel, under Elena Rozanova's artistic direction. World-renowned artists will meet you in Châtel for concerts and encounters.
For this 6th edition, we will have the pleasure to welcome: the pianists Elena Rozanova, François-René Duchâble and Anastasia Dewynter, as well as the clarinetist Pierre Génisson, the violinist Stéphanie Boutonnier de Malefette and the mezzo soprano Delphine Haidan.

For three days you can attend concerts, meet the artists and even play the piano in the middle of the tracks!
 
  • NEW YAER'S EVE FIREWORKS - Saturday 31th December 2022
Come to celebrate with us these event!
We invite you to join us on the church square to celebrate the New Year together!
Program:
- Live music with DJ
- Torchlight arrival by ESF instructors
- Hot chocolate and mulled wine offered to all, with the mascots of Châtel and the ESF ski teachers.
- Fireworks.

Happy New Year!
 
  • NEIGES ÉTOILÉES - Gastronomic Festival ! - Thursday 02 and Friday 03 February 2023
The international gastronomy festival "Les Neiges Étoilées" will bring together professionals and amateurs. The theme of this 9th edition will be: seasonal vegetables, roots and mushrooms
Programming in progress.
 
  • THE FARMER'S PARTY  -  Tuesday 07 February 2023
The Farmer's Din, the traditional rendez vous with the famers!
Parents and children are invited to come on the church square for the Farmer's Din, the traditional rendez vous with the famers, and then in the room for a competition for the best Abondance cheese judged by the public, mini-farm, typical music...
Program:
Float procession starting at Linga at 7 pm for an arrival on the church square about 7.30pm then direction of Vonnes and return to Linga.

From 7.30 to 9pm in the Châtelaine room: cheese making demonstration, cheese tasting and sale, small farm, wooden games, tombola, musical entertainment and Abondance cheese competition with an adult and a child jury.
 
  • CHATEL CARNIVAL - Tuesday 28 February 2023
Come celebrate carnival in Châtel!
Programming in progress.
 
  • BLESSING OF SKIERS - Thuersday 02 March 2023
Rendez-vous in the early evening at the chapel of Plaine Dranse for the blessing of the skiers followed by a torchlight descent. Traditional music and mulled wine and hot chocolate offered to all.
Program (to be confirmed):
18:30: opening of Pierre Longue chairlift
19:15: begining of the procession
19:30-20:00: mass
20:00: mulled wine and hot chocolate offered to all
20:30: return rather in torch light descent accompanied by the ski patrol and ski teachers or by chairlift.

For those who wish to take the torchlight descent, torches can be purchased at the bottom of the chairlift for 5 €.

The Châtel Bus après-ski shuttle runs to Pré la Joux on request from 6pm to 9pm.
Then, the evening shuttle of the village is in function until 23h30.
 
Experience pure riding and great music in the Portes du Soleil during our week-long festi-val on the slopes!
Don’t miss the Rock The Pistes Festival in March! 
Come along for a pure sensation explosion! Put on your ski boots and join us up on the slopes in the PORTES DU SOLEIL for concerts in amazing and unforgettable venues...at altitude!

There are concerts for all skiers and snowboarders every day, performed on pop-up stages all over the ski area, followed by apres-ski gigs in resort to keep the fun going longer! More than 35 shows are scheduled all week in this LIVE extravaganza!

You can be part of this festival (that’s unique in Europe) with your “Pass Ski Concert” ticket – it’s a magic snow’n’music combo!
The “Pass Ski Concert” ticket is available from all ski lift ticket offices in all 12 village-resorts in the Portes du Soleil.
Festival facts:5 major artists who perform on the slopes at 1.30pm (shows start at 12.30pm with a DJ set) + 30 apres-ski gigs in the heart of your resort with up-and-coming acts from the international music scene!

 

Do not miss this summer 2023 !

 

The MTB Pass'Portes du Soleil is a mountain-bike ride ranging from 1000 to 2250m in altitude, in both France and Switzerland, where you can discover the fabulous Portes du Soleil MTB terrain and its grandiose scenery.
The 80 km circuit use 15th lifts. Different variations will be organized for mountain bikers wishing to cycle up hill. The trek takes one day, and participants can choose whether to ride it on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
 
  • FRENCH NATIONAL DAY - Friday14th July 2023 
A big fire works on music is organized on lake Vonnes and after a big public dance is taking place on the church square.
 
  • CHÂTEL IS GOING BACK TO THE CHILDHOOD (FESTIVAL) -  From Sunday 16 July to Thursday 19 July 2023
Châtel offers 4 exceptional days for children!
In the heart of the village of Châtel, entertainment will be offered on the theme of the funfair with a show every evening!
 
Cyclosportive race between France and Switzerland offers participants a slew of innovative experiences!
 
  • THE St LAURENT VILLAGE FESTIVAL - Sunday 06 August 2023
During one day in Summer time local people and their guests are meeting to celebrate the village festival “La Saint Laurent” (name of the patron saint of the parish).
The high point of the day is certainly the floats procession made by various associations and societies of Châtel.
It’s the opportunity for local people to show up traditional activities and old trades thanks to wonderful floats especially build for that day with big care and lots of details.
Folk and music bands will ensure the entertainment of the procession which always brings together a large audience in the centre of the village and on the church square….
 
  •  45th BELLE DIMANCHE - Sunday 20 August 2023
The Belle Dimanche is one of the oldest traditionnal Savoyard festival.
It honours the shepherds and their animals, but also traditional craftsmanship, to the delight of all.
Taking place at Plaine Dranse the festival strats with the arrival of the shepherds and their herds. Then a mass is celebrated in the open air with, as is traditional, the blessing of the shepherds and cattles.

Throughout the day you will be able to wander among the many stands where craftsmen of all kinds will be exhibiting their creations: paintings and woodcarvings, bell founders, natural and artisanal products, decorative objects, pottery, jewellery....

The various associations of Châtel will also propose you games and animations as well as refreshment stands with food and drinks..

The musical atmosphere is provided by several music groups that perform at different points of the festival throughout the day: folk groups, alphorns, brass bands....

Access to the festival is by foot, chairlift or free shuttle bus. Cars are absolutely forbidden. Throughout the day, free shuttles will run from the village to Pré-la-Joux, then from Pré-la-Joux to Plaine-Dranse. The Pierre-Longue chairlift will operate from 8am to 5.30pm.
 

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