The Haute-Savoie village on the Swiss border attracts many skiers in winter. The Tour stopped here in 1975 for a mountain stage won by Lucien Van Impe, while Bernard Thévenet retained the yellow jersey. Many years later, the final stage of the 2012 Critérium du Dauphiné saw Dani Moreno win in Châtel, while Bradley Wiggins successfully defended the overall crown. The following year, the Tour de l’Avenir brought the best young riders here for two stage starts, the promising Simon Yates winning in Morzine and Julian Alaphilippe taking victory on the Plateau des Glières.
- Stage town for the 2nd time
- Mountain resort in Haute-Savoie (74)
- Population: 1,200 (Châtellans and Châtellanes), 828,000 in Haute-Savoie