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Chens-sur-Léman

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Savoie

Chens-sur-Léman - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Savoie
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Common surface of 1,087 hectares located in the plain low-chablais the lake, with a coastline of 5 km at an altitude of 372 m to 430 m, the town of about 1650 inhabitants (in 2007) is near the Swiss town of Hermance.

By its location on the shores of Lake Geneva and its protected environment (serving non-urban banks, meadows and wooded valleys, large area of forest?), The town presents undeniable tourist attractions.

Chens-sur-Léman is still a village with large areas of forest and agricultural land. Its natural heritage it is now 2 sites classified as "Natura 2000".

A link allows the lake to transport passengers between Nyon (Switzerland joint) and Chens-sur-Léman.

The economic sectors are:

L? Agriculture: the town has several farms whose business occupies 35% of the municipality.

Fishing: fishing professionals who practice their activity on Lake Geneva (the largest lake in Western Europe, 582 km ² including 239 km ² in France).

Shops and businesses: the town with restaurants, partly related to tourism, shopping as "near" are concentrated in the chief town. There are also companies (construction, green space, carpentry, painting, bottling of wines).

History:

Formerly very populous, there were five on her shore lacustrine (lake dwellings) and the interior, many Neolithic sites, Gallo-Roman and Burgundian.

In the Middle Ages, the parish and the town was known as "Cusy" (or cursier) until about 1860. She reported to the Count of Geneva and occupied an important strategic position between the houses of Savoy and Faucigny. Three fiefs divided the territory Cusy: Grésier, which reported Faucigny and its castle, now vanished, defended the right bank of Hermance and lake access, Servette, which belonged to the Count of Savoy, and finally The largest, Beauregard, who reported to the Count of Geneva.

The heart of the town was then in place known today Cusy, which remains an oratory in the parish church burned during the revolution.

Then the town will be called Cusy-Chens then Chens-Cusy and Chen in 1866 to 1872. In 1953 a ministerial decree authorizes the designation Chens-sur-Léman.

Geographical information

MunicipalityChens-sur-Léman
Postcode74140
Latitude46.3254490 (N 46° 19’ 32”)
Longitude6.2674590 (E 6° 16’ 3”)
AltitudeFrom 372m to 430m
Surface area10.85 km²
Population2104 inhabitants
Density193 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAnnecy (66 km, 55 min)
Insee code74070
IntercommunalityCC du Bas-Chablais
DepartmentHaute-Savoie
RegionRhône-Alpes

Nearest cities & towns

Messery3.6 km (6 min)
Douvaine4.3 km (6 min)
Nernier5.8 km (11 min)
Loisin6.3 km (11 min)
Massongy6.9 km (12 min)
Yvoire7.1 km (11 min)
Excenevex8.6 km (15 min)
Ballaison8.7 km (14 min)
Veigy-Foncenex9.8 km (15 min)
Sciez10.5 km (14 min)
Machilly11.1 km (17 min)
Saint-Cergues12.7 km (18 min)
Bons-en-Chablais13.8 km (20 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Monuments

Events and festivities

Photos

Village Center - grinding
Village Center - grinding
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Center Village - City Hall
Center Village - City Hall
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Village Center - Town Hall flowered post
Village Center - Town Hall flowered post
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Village Center - public fountain
Village Center - public fountain
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Village Center - empty attic
Village Center - empty attic
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Church in the snow
Church in the snow
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Peasant Museum
Peasant Museum
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Chens at the water's edge to Tougues: Fountain
Chens at the water's edge to Tougues: Fountain
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Chens at the water's edge to Tougues: the undergrowth
Chens at the water's edge to Tougues: the undergrowth
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Chens at the water's edge to Tougues: the landing
Chens at the water's edge to Tougues: the landing
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Chens at the water's edge to Tougues: sunset
Chens at the water's edge to Tougues: sunset
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Chens on the edge of the water Tougues: the ship La Savoie
Chens on the edge of the water Tougues: the ship La Savoie
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Chens at the water's edge to Tougues: sunset
Chens at the water's edge to Tougues: sunset
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Chens at the water's edge to Tougues: sails and trees
Chens at the water's edge to Tougues: sails and trees
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village Entrance
village Entrance
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Landscape
Landscape
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Path and Walk
Path and Walk
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Walk and path
Walk and path
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Blason de Chens-sur-Léman: Mermaid with golden hair
Blason de Chens-sur-Léman: Mermaid with golden hair
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Weather

Tuesday 28 july
Min. 17°C - Max. 24°C
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Wednesday 29 july
Min. 11°C - Max. 18°C
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Thursday 30 july
Min. 8°C - Max. 20°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Unusual walk or snowshoe hike
Nature and the great outdoors17 € to 25 € Saxel (13.2 km)
Whitewater rafting on the Dranse
Sports sensations39 € to 75 € Thonon-les-Bains (17.7 km)
Guided, themed photo trip
Crafts40 € to 70 € Les Rousses (24 km)
Bespoke sightseeing shuttle bus tour
Crafts25 € to 600 € Évian-les-Bains (25 km)
Sightseeing in a Citroën 2CV
Entertainment140 € to 240 € Annecy (48 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Tréchauffé climb
Cycling itineraryAthletic1h00La Vernaz (26 km)
Tréchauffé summit
HikeEasy2h00La Forclaz (28 km)
Tour de Haute Pointe
HikeIntermediate3h15Mieussy (28 km)
Tour de Haute Pointe
HikeIntermediate4h50Mieussy (28 km)
Circuit de la Pointe Perret au Haut Fleuy
HikeEasy4h15Mieussy (28 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

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Hotels