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Excenevex - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Savoie

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.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude46.3544080 (N 46° 21’ 16”)
Longitude6.3529500 (E 6° 21’ 11”)
Surface area6.64 km²
Population1117 inhabitants
Density168 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAnnecy (70 km, 1h01)
Insee code74121
IntercommunalityCC du Bas-Chablais

Nearest cities & towns

Yvoire2.9 km (6 min)
Sciez4.2 km (8 min)
Messery5.1 km (9 min)
Massongy5.9 km (9 min)
Nernier6 km (10 min)
Chens-sur-Léman8.6 km (15 min)
Douvaine8.6 km (13 min)
Anthy-sur-Léman8.6 km (15 min)
Ballaison10.3 km (16 min)
Loisin10.8 km (16 min)
Margencel10.9 km (16 min)
Perrignier11 km (16 min)
Lully11.6 km (18 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities


Excenevex Range
Excenevex Range
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View from the beach Excenevex
View from the beach Excenevex
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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 (12 km)
Mountain biking for beginners or improvers
Sports sensations15 € to 35 € Bogève (18.5 km)
Guided, themed photo trip
Arts and Crafts40 € to 70 € Les Rousses (26 km)
Maiden paraglider flight by Mont Blanc
Sports sensations110 € Les Gets (33 km)
Canyoning around Saint-Claude
Sports sensations40 € Saint-Claude (37 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Le Signal des Voirons
HikeAthletic6h40Machilly (11.5 km)
Le Pralère
HikeEasy3h35Lucinges (16.9 km)
Mijouet circuit through the woods of Juffly
HikeEasy1h30Fillinges (22 km)
Tréchauffé summit
HikeAthletic2h15La Forclaz (22 km)
Le Pas de l'Echelle
HikeAthletic2h45Étrembières (25 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals