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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Excenevex
Insee code74121
Surface6.64 km²
Population1050 inhabitants
Density158 inhabitants/km²
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Chief townAnnecy (at 70 km, 61 min)Yvoire at 2.9 km (6 min)
DepartmentHaute-SavoieSciez at 4.2 km (8 min)
RegionRhône-AlpesSearch another town


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Excenevex is located in the heart of the Bay of Coudrée on the south shore of Lake Geneva, 395 m above sea level. Boasting an exceptional view of the Dent d'Oche, the Alps and the Swiss side, a natural sandy beach, it enjoys a strong tourist attraction around which historically focuses an important part of the economy local.

The village community of Excenevex developed on the site of an ancient Roman villa. The first mention of Excenevex as parish appears in 1250. Her story intersects with that of Yvoire until 1852, when a decree of the Episcopal Bishop of Annecy erects "the parish church Excenevex under distinct and separate from the rectory rectory of Yvoire." In 1904, the republican and anticlerical opposition wins in Excenevex. It was under his tenure that the Saint Symphorien is demolished. In 1920, Excenevex is given infrastructure that will serve as a basis for future development at the same time it is moving towards the high-end tourism with the construction of its luxury hotels: Hotel Bellevue, Hotel de la Plage Hotel du Lac Hotel Crest, Hotel Beau Rivage ... all built during the decade 1925-1935. The hotel from the beach and the hotel Bellevue testify to this past.

The first swimmers arrive with the Popular Front (1936), but it is the 50s and the early post-war boom that saw an increase in attendance of the range Excenevex. This jewel of the unique sandy shores of Lake Geneva, which extends over 4 hectares, gently sloping, will become the mandatory appointment and popular youth and families in Geneva from Evian. It is only hear fond memories evoking the golden period to measure the role played by the beach in Excenevex Chablaisian tourist history!

Paddle boats, swimming, perch fillets and chips and salad, sunburn, taverns, chilled rosé, beach games ... have experienced sustained success, heralding the latest and more "modern" provisions: beach volleyball, beach rugby, mussels and fries, lifeguard, access for people with reduced mobility, parking ...

Today the lake fishing and agriculture do not live a few families. Summer tourism and the nearby Geneva employment area have changed the lives of the village, whose population has doubled in the last fifty years.


  • Heritage side, the wealth of the town focuses on its bell tower, which houses a carillon of 24 bells can reel off 100 melodies.
  • Excenevex also hosts the Dauvet society, the only "golden battery" of France whose leaves cover the monuments around the world, like the flame of the Statue of Liberty in New York.
  • Swimming supervised in July and August.
  • Pedal boat, rowing surf...
  • Mini-golf.
  • Peach.
  • Tennis.
  • Horse Riding.
  • Volleyball courts on sand or in the water.
  • Trampolines.
  • Rent a bike, electric bikes.
  • Interpretive Trail, marked trail along the lake: the wealth of the Lake Geneva shoreline.
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Information pointsTourist Office of Excenevex


  • Every Wednesday from 3 July to 28 August, regional market in the village, from 17h to 21h.
  • Every Tuesday from July 9 to August 20, Mardisablés on the beach from 21h, free concerts of contemporary music.
  • The 3rd July weekend celebration of Sand on the beach, a multitude of activities on the theme of the sand with professional sculptors.
  • Last July weekend ( Friday and Saturday), beach party on the beach, with DJ.
  • The last Sunday of August, bric a brac, garage sale in the village.


  • In Saw, 3 km :
  • Eagles Geneva : raptor shows, wolves, lions, horse shows, wonder for the whole family !
  • The Departmental Museum of firefighters Haute-Savoie, more than 70 vehicles of all ages...
  • The Museum of Prehistory, through a remarkable collection of objects, the museum traces the evolution of the first human tools at the end of the Bronze Age.
  • The adventure forest, a new and original way to discover the forest with a multitude of activities to sensations.
  • On Yvoire, 4 km :
  • The medieval village Yvoire part for more than 20 years of the most beautiful villages in France.
  • Labyrinth - Garden of the five senses : an initiatory timeless walk for children and adults, the garden of the castle restored according to the art and symbolism of the Middle Ages.
  • The domain Rovorée - the Châtaignière : a public space, magical promenade of Lake Geneva, medieval ruins, ancient castle moat, lake shore, exotic trees...
  • In Allinges, 13 km :
  • The castle and its breathtaking views of Lake Geneva and the valley.
  • In Thonon-les-Bains, 13 km :
  • The castle of Feast.
  • The museum of fishing and lake.
  • The Delta Nature Reserve of the Dranse...
  • At Evian, 23 km :
  • Visit the bottling plant Evian mineral water by appointment only at +33 4 50 26 93 23 (closed Saturday and Sunday).
  • Water Gardens of " Pre Curious " : discover the ecosystems of different types of wetlands in the world.
  • At Thollon-les-Mémises, 37 km :
  • Nicknamed " Geneva balcony" for its breathtaking views of the lake, the Jura and the Swiss Alps, Thollon-les-Mémises is a friendly resort on the Evian heights.
  • Hiking...
  • In Les Gets, 49 km :
  • The trail logs ; goblins, elves and gnomes carved with a chainsaw animate a fun ride.
  • Mountain biking paradise for everyone, hiking...
  • At Montriond - Aulps Valley, 46 km :
  • Lake : 3rd Department in size, after Lake Geneva and Lake Annecy.
  • In the direction of Avoriaz, 6 km after the lake: Lindarets ( the goat village). In summer a herd of forty goats living freely in the village.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Whitewater rafting on the DranseSports sensationsFrom 38 € to 65 €Thonon-les-Bains (10.5 km)
Unusual walk or snowshoe hikeNature and the outdoorsFrom 17 € to 25 €Saxel (12 km)

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French cuisine restaurantAuberge d'Anthy  
Haute-Savoie, near Evian and Mont Blanc, Auberge d'Anthy treats its guests since 1927. This longevity speaks volumes about the quality of the place! This hotel and restaurant alive...
Located 5.7 km from Excenevex34 € per person 
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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 6.3 km from Excenevex38 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLes Tournesols  
Place to relax ... - Close to Lake Geneva, just take a breath to Sunflowers. This restaurant has a cozy and bright setting that promotes a relaxed atmosphere. ... And tasting - the...
Located 6.9 km from Excenevex28 € 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 12 km from Excenevex55 € 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 12.9 km from Excenevex70 € 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 13.3 km from ExcenevexFrom 70 € to 130 € 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 4.8 km from ExcenevexFrom 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 10.2 km from ExcenevexFrom 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 12 km from Excenevex500 € per week 

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Located 3.7 km from ExcenevexFrom 12 € to 17 € per day 
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Le Vieux Logis - Hotel in ExcenevexLe Vieux Logis    
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Villa Cécile - Hotel in ExcenevexVilla Cécile     
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Hotel Restaurant Le Jules Verne - Hotel in ExcenevexHotel Restaurant Le Jules Verne     
Hotel Restaurant Le Jules Verne is located in the heart of the medieval town of Yvoire, opposite the marina. It has a bar and includes free Wi-Fi internet access. The guest rooms are...
Located 2.8 km from Excenevex

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