Chalet des Avattes

  • Place
    • Sainte-Croix


Chalet des Avattes, at an altitude of 1450 m, is open all year round. It overlooks Sainte-Croix and lies halfway up the slope towards the Chasseron summit.

Restaurant les Avattes is located on one of the most beautiful terraces in the region. From the balcony, the view over the plain is wide open to the horizon, facing Mont Blanc, the Alps and even the entrance to the Valais.

Originally located on the Avattes chairlift, which ceased to exist in 1991, this building has been a restaurant since its foundation. In winter, it sits in the middle of the ski slopes of the Les Rasses ski area.

On the menu: Mountain dishes such as fondues (wine, cider and beer) and croûtes, as well as a variety of salads and roast beef. All products are locally sourced from Sainte-Croix.

Specialities: Le délice des Avattes, baked camembert with honey, rosemary and walnuts.

Cook's tip: "La fondue au cidre" (cider fondue), a childhood dish of the owners. This recipe is lighter and easier to digest.

Opening hours
Opening hours
  • From 29 Mar 2024 to 31 Oct 2024
  • Monday - Tuesday
    • 09:00 - 22:30
  • Friday - Sunday
    • 09:00 - 22:30
  • From 1 Jan 2025 to 13 Mar 2025
  • Monday - Sunday
    • 09:30 - 16:30
Good to know
Good to know
    • Spaces available: 60 people inside and 35 outside.
    • Opening hours:
    • Open all year round, except November, and from mid-March to mid-April.
    • From April to October, closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays, open from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. with continuous service.
    • In winter, open 7 days a week, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and evenings by prior arrangement with continuous service.
    • Visitors are invited to check opening times before coming to Restaurant les Avattes.
    • Access:
    • The parking lot can accommodate up to 20 cars.
    • By car: From Sainte-Croix, drive up to Les Rasses and follow the route du Chasseron, which becomes the route des Avattes.
    • By public transport: Take Bus 615 from Sainte-Croix to Les Rasses, then walk about 50 minutes.
    • In winter: The road is closed. Ski access via ski lifts, snowshoe trails or ski touring.
    • GPS coordinates: 46.83638781476646, 6.524734528288621
    • Topographic map: National map 1:25,000, no. 1182 Sainte-Croix
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