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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Chens-sur-Léman
Insee code74070
AltitudeFrom 372 to 430 meters
Surface10.85 km²
Population2022 inhabitants
Density186 inhabitants/km²


Chief townAnnecy (at 66 km, 55 min)Messery at 3.6 km (6 min)
DepartmentHaute-SavoieDouvaine at 4.3 km (6 min)
RegionRhône-AlpesSearch another town


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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).


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.


  • 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.
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MonumentsCastle of Beauregard,   Port de Tougues


  • 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 ...


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)

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Center Village - City HallCenter Village - City Hall
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Village Center - public fountainVillage Center - public fountain
Village Center - empty atticVillage Center - empty attic
Church in the snowChurch in the snow
Peasant MuseumPeasant Museum
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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
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Chens at the water's edge to Tougues: sails and treesChens at the water's edge to Tougues: sails and trees
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Blason de Chens-sur-Léman: Mermaid with golden hairBlason de Chens-sur-Léman: Mermaid with golden hair



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French cuisine restaurantLe 111   NEW
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-Léman38 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Refuge des Gourmets  
Discover a haven of gastronomy at the Refuge des Gourmets, in the municipality of Machilly in Haute-Savoie ! Located just 10km from Annemasse, between nature and mountains, the restaurant...
Located 9.6 km from Chens-sur-Léman58 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Rectiligne  
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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House with 5 bedroomsLogis de la Marmotte     NEW
Located in the Green Valley, Le Logis de la Marmotte offers a panoramic setting between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc. The house is located 30 minutes from Geneva and Thonon. Living /...
Located 13.2 km from Chens-sur-Léman55 € the double room 
Farm with 6 bedroomsLa Fontaine d'Argence    
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    
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 

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Chalet for 4 personsLes vergers d'Anthy
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  
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
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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145 places over 1,3 haCamping La Renouillère     SPECIAL OFFER
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 17 € per day 
147 places over 3,2 haCamping du chatelet    
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 
534 places over 12 haCamping de Saint Disdille    
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 24 € per day 

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Hôtel de La Poste - Hotel in Chens-sur-LémanHôtel de La Poste  
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     
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 comfortable suites and free access...
Located 5.9 km from Chens-sur-LémanRoom from 114 €
Villa Cécile - Hotel in Chens-sur-LémanVilla Cécile     
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 120 €

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Best Western Alpen Roc
The Best Western Alpen Roc is located in La Clusaz, just 150 meters from the ski lifts. It offers free access to a heated swimming-pool, sauna and a steam...
M de Megève
Located in the heart of the village, hotel M de Megève welcomes guests in a cosy atmosphere just 100 metres from the Chamois...
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