Chens-sur-Léman

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TownChens-sur-Léman
Insee code74070
Postcode74140
Latitude46.3254490
Longitude6.2674590
AltitudeFrom 372 to 430 meters
Surface10.85 km²
Population2022 inhabitants
Density186 inhabitants/km²

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Chief townAnnecy (at 66 km, 55 min)Douvaine at 3.3 km
DepartmentHaute-SavoieMessery at 3.5 km
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TOWN PRESENTATION

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.


SIGHTSEEING

  • The public beaches of Beauregard and Tougues
  • The Park of Chateau de Beauregard
  • Park Tougues
  • The museum peasant "Barns of Servette"
  • Hiking Trails (oratories, bridges, boundary monuments are all assets are to discover when you walk)
  • The marshes of Marianne
  • Many activities are offered in the town throughout the year with a rise in summer due to water sports.
Detailed information
MonumentsCastle of Beauregard,   Port de Tougues

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • The Chens of Vogue, the last weekend of July, celebrates the patron saint of the village (St. Anne), with carnival, ball, without forgetting the famous cycling race.
  • The Christmas market Chens-sur-Léman the first Saturday of December, has for several years the rendezvous not to be missed, with many craftsmen, the participation of associations and the joie de vivre Chensinois ...

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Unusual walk or snowshoe hikeNature and the outdoorsFrom 17 € to 25 €Saxel (13.2 km)
Whitewater rafting on the DranseSports sensationsFrom 38 € to 65 €Thonon-les-Bains (17.7 km)
Adventure trail in AccroparcNature and the outdoorsFrom 8 € to 20 €Bellevaux (22 km)

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PHOTOS

Village Center - grindingVillage Center - grinding
 
Center Village - City HallCenter Village - City Hall
Village Center - Town Hall flowered postVillage Center - Town Hall flowered post
 
Village Center - public fountainVillage Center - public fountain
Village Center - empty atticVillage Center - empty attic
 
Church in the snowChurch in the snow
Peasant MuseumPeasant Museum
 
Chens at the water's edge to Tougues: FountainChens at the water's edge to Tougues: Fountain
Chens at the water's edge to Tougues: the undergrowthChens at the water's edge to Tougues: the undergrowth
 
Chens at the water's edge to Tougues: the landingChens at the water's edge to Tougues: the landing
Chens at the water's edge to Tougues: sunsetChens at the water's edge to Tougues: sunset
 
Chens on the edge of the water Tougues: the ship La SavoieChens on the edge of the water Tougues: the ship La Savoie
Chens at the water's edge to Tougues: sunsetChens at the water's edge to Tougues: sunset
 
Chens at the water's edge to Tougues: sails and treesChens at the water's edge to Tougues: sails and trees
village Entrancevillage Entrance
 
LandscapeLandscape
Path and WalkPath and Walk
 
Walk and pathWalk and path
Blason de Chens-sur-Léman: Mermaid with golden hairBlason de Chens-sur-Léman: Mermaid with golden hair
  

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WEATHER

Thursday 23 October
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Min. 2°C - Max. 9°C
Friday 24 October
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Min. -1°C - Max. 10°C
Saturday 25 October
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Min. 2°C - Max. 11°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLe 111   NEW
Douvaine
FRENCH TRADITION - In the French-Swiss border, halfway between Geneva and Thonon -les- Bains, visit Douvaine at Le 111 restaurant. The chef and his team offers creative cuisine, made...
Located 3.6 km from Chens-sur-Léman47 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Refuge des Gourmets  
9.2
Machilly
Discover a haven of gastronomy Refuge des Gourmets, in the commune of the Haute-Savoie Machilly! Located just 10km from Annemasse, between nature and the mountains, the restaurant welcomes...
Located 9.6 km from Chens-sur-Léman58 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Rectiligne  
9.3
Divonne-les-Bains
Quiet and surrounded by greenery with a breathtaking view on the lake of Divonne-les-Bains, the Jura and the Alps, Le Rectiligne has an extraordinary setting. Here, contemporary decor,...
Located 9.6 km from Chens-sur-Léman47 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Farm with 6 bedroomsLa Fontaine d'Argence    
9.2
Habère-Poche
In the heart of AlpesduLéman to HabèrePoche, near Geneva, lies the guest house La Fontaine d'Argence. This beautiful farmhouse has been completely restored with a spirit at once contemporary...
Located 16.5 km from Chens-sur-LémanFrom 70 € to 130 € the double room 
Chalet with 5 bedroomsAu Pré de la Basse    
9.7
Orcier
Happiness is in the meadow. In a green setting, surrounded by nature with panoramic views of the mountains, Lake Geneva and the Swiss banks, we have built our cottage near the neck...
Located 18.2 km from Chens-sur-Léman70 € the double room 
Chalet with 3 bedroomsLa Persévérance    
9
Onnion
Nestled in a green mountains crowned by Savoy, the beautiful wood cottage built in the tradition of the country opens its doors for you to share his warm and friendly. You can also...
Located 24 km from Chens-sur-Léman63 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Chalet for 4 personsLes vergers d'Anthy
Anthy-sur-Léman
Traditional Savoyard mazot equipped for 3-4 people. 20 m²: bedroom 10 m ² plus mezzanine, kitchen, toilet, shower, storage. Bed: sofa bed 140cm, width 2 beds 80cm in mezzanine. In the...
Located 11.9 km from Chens-sur-LémanFrom 200 € to 290 € per week 
Chalet for 3 personsLe Mazot - gîte  
8.4
Cervens
You hesitate between Lake and Mountain ? Then have both and relax in a typical chalet between Lake Geneva and the French Alps. Former ' granary ', which was used to store supplies in...
Located 14 km from Chens-sur-LémanFrom 300 € to 420 € per week 
Apartment for 6 personsLe renard bleu
Draillant
To fully discover our region, the Blue Fox (former boarding house) offers three furnished (Striped Fox, the Fox Wood, Fox Musical) for rent for short or long stays, with full autonomy....
Located 16.5 km from Chens-sur-Léman500 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
145 places over 1,3 haCamping La Renouillère  
Sciez
Camping **, quiet and wooded located 200 m from Lake Geneva Lake and mountains Sciez. Open from mid-April to mid-October. Eco-responsible commitment. Label 'Famille Plus'. Free wifi....
Located 10.1 km from Chens-sur-LémanFrom 12 € to 16 € per day 
147 places over 3,2 haCamping du chatelet    
8.9
Sciez
Three stars campsite situated in Haute-Savoie (France), on the shores of Lake Geneva, 300 meters from the beach and the marina of Sciez-sur-Léman, in a quiet and green place. Pitches...
Located 10.1 km from Chens-sur-LémanFrom 13.50 € to 19.50 € per day 
400 places over 12 haCamping de Saint Disdille    
9
Thonon-les-Bains
Camping Saint Disdille, Camping Quality, welcomes you from April to September, at Thonon-les-Bains on Lake Geneva in a green and wooded site. Come and enjoy the mountains, swimming...
Located 20 km from Chens-sur-LémanFrom 15 € to 23 € per day 

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HOTELS

Hôtel de La Poste - Hotel in Chens-sur-LémanHôtel de La Poste  
Douvaine
Hôtel de La Poste is located in Douvaine, 5 km from Lake Geneva and 9 km from Yvoire. Free WiFi access is available for guests. Each room offers a flat-screen TV, a desk and a private...
Located 3.4 km from Chens-sur-LémanRoom from 55 €
Excellior Suites Grand Geneve - Hotel in Chens-sur-LémanExcellior Suites Grand Geneve     
6.8
Veigy-Foncenex
Excellior Suites Grand Geneve is set in the countryside, 9 km from Geneva city centre and a 30-minute drive from the International Airport. It offers luxurious suites and free access...
Located 5.9 km from Chens-sur-LémanRoom from 114 €
Villa Cécile - Hotel in Chens-sur-LémanVilla Cécile     
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Yvoire
Villa Cecile is located in Yvoire, on the shores of Lake Geneva. It offers a hammam, hot tub and sauna, as well as a swimming pool and free WiFi. Guest-rooms are all equipped with a...
Located 6.4 km from Chens-sur-LémanRoom from 114 €

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Hôtel L'Heliopic Sweet and Spa
In Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Hôtel L'Heliopic Sweet and Spa features a 500-m2 Spa with Turkish steam bath, ice cave, indoor swimming pool, tepidarium and sauna....
Haute-Savoie
Boutique Hotel Le Morgane
Blending the elegance of a 4-star hotel and the sporty atmosphere of Chamonix, Le Morgane offers breathtaking views of Mont...
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