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Insee code74256
AltitudeFrom 515 to 2749 meters
Surface65.87 km²
Population16358 inhabitants
Density248 inhabitants/km²


National labelsDomancy at 3.5 km (6 min)
Chief townAnnecy (at 75 km, 50 min)Cordon at 4.7 km (10 min)
DepartmentHaute-SavoieCombloux at 5.5 km (11 min)
RegionRhône-AlpesSearch another town


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Sallanches, the city of Mont-Blanc.

A little history ...

The name probably derives from the term Sallanches pre-Celtic "Salanca" river, stream. Indeed, it means at once both torrents and the city that is organized around their confluence.

During recent excavations, two characteristics of the graves 5th and 6th centuries were identified in the basement of the church.

Until the late 18th century, the small town grows as religious and economic center of the entire region.

Throughout this period, the fate of Sallanches is linked to that of the province of Faucigny, addiction since 1355 the Savoy family that founded in 1718, the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia. After the interlude of the French occupation during the Revolution and the First Empire (1792-1814), the Sardinian monarchy is restored until the final annexation of Savoy to France in 1860.

In the early 19th century, tourists who visit the glaciers of Chamonix down in hostels Sallanches.

In 1840, Sallanches knows a fire almost completely destroyed the city. Following this disaster, a new city is built up according to the grid plan of the engineer Justin.

1880, watches appeared, heralding the future development of cutting (manufacture metal parts in small, medium or large series).

In 1921, Sallanches expressed resort.

During the 70s, the town merged with that of St. Roch (1972) and Saint-Martin (1977).

With industrial, commercial and tourism development, the role of Sallanches as the capital of the region of Mont Blanc says and continues.


The fire of 1840 will carry with him the organization and the earlier buildings of the city. However, reborn a new city, one we know today.

Her college is under the protection of St. Jacques. Historic Monument, it is a witness of the religious art of the Sardinian restaurant.

On the heights of the church, the castle Rubins is an old manor house built in the 14th century. This building now houses The Center of the mountain nature. The museum is open to the public year round. For more information: +33

The town hall-style neo-classical in his living room has a richly decorated ceiling. This building also houses the Tourist Office.

The main square beautifully flowered allows an area of local life. A monumental fountain dedicated to peace in the middle seat.

Detailed information
TransportAerodrome of Sallanches - Mont-Blanc,   Train station of Sallanches-Combloux-Megève
Information pointsTourist Office of Sallanches
Performance hallsFJEP Centre Culturel
Natural sitesPass of Jaillet


  • Every Saturday Sallanches receives the market along the banks of the river, Sallanche. Richly stocked, is a privileged moment of exchange.
  • By mid-Lent, a parade of floats is formed, the carnival ...
  • During the summer, activities carried on the heritage are proposed. Form of treasure hunting or sightseeing tours, you will understand the local history ...
  • In late July, the traditional feast of Saint Jacques, with its open-air mass, games ...
  • In early August, the festival is the Kids First is there to delight young and old. Three days of games and free performances in the streets.
  • With autumn comes Cold Fair. Two days of tradition and know-how, crafts and cuisine combines with the essential guts.
  • During Advent, Sallanches illuminated through the Christmas market, the advent calendar. The windows sparkle, Father Christmas is not far ...


The Mont-Blanc offers a range of entertainment. Hiking, water sports, discovered air landscape ...

From a cultural standpoint, the circuit can discover Baroque churches, chapels and oratories.

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Relaxation at a colourful, musical spaWellbeing25 €Saint-Gervais-les-Bains (9 km)
Adventure trail in the Dodes ForestSports sensations21 €Le Grand-Bornand (15.8 km)
Visit to the Fairy-tale House EntertainmentFrom 4.50 € to 6 €Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe (16.6 km)
Skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing lessonsSports sensationsFrom 33 € to 58 €Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (18.5 km)

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Colourful houses Sallanches and Mont BlancColourful houses Sallanches and Mont Blanc
Eglise Saint-JacquesEglise Saint-Jacques
Lake Ilettes to SallanchesLake Ilettes to Sallanches
Lake Ilettes to SallanchesLake Ilettes to Sallanches
Chapel Doran - Pastures of SallanchesChapel Doran - Pastures of Sallanches



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Sunday 1 February
Min. -5°C - Max. -2°C
Monday 2 February
Min. -12°C - Max. -5°C
Tuesday 3 February
Min. -15°C - Max. -7°C


French cuisine restaurantLes Roches Fleuries : le '1786'  
COTTAGE CHIC - Located in the village of Cordon, with its panoramic view of the Mont Blanc, '1786' and its gourmet restaurant team invite you to discover a 'chic' atmosphere, the charm...
Located 2.7 km from Sallanches35 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Ferme de mon Père
AUTHENTIC - An authentic place smelling mountain while adorning its most chic attire, La Ferme de mon Père located in the beautiful resort of Megeve is a unique restaurant. Simplicity...
Located 8.3 km from Sallanches63 € per person 
Asian restaurantLe TIGrr Indochine  
CONCEPT - Le TIGrr Indochine offers a concept of conviviality both festive family, a tower and cuddly feline addresses turn. Winter in the heart of Megève and summer in the Café Hotel...
Located 9 km from Sallanches43 € per person 

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Chalet with 4 bedroomsLou stalet au pays du mont blanc    
Megeve nearby cozy alpine chalet, 4 cottages are cozy and comfortable assuring you privacy. Enjoy superb breakfasts, sweet, salty. Panorama Mont Blanc to Aravis. A haven of peace in...
Located 2.9 km from SallanchesFrom 98 € to 110 € the double room 
Farm with 2 bedroomsLa ferme du mont blanc    
At the foot of Mont Blanc Solange and her family welcome you in a renovated farmhouse in the village of Combloux. Both rooms are available: The room 'Vallot' with a bed and a bench...
Located 5.1 km from Sallanches60 € the double room 
Chalet with 3 bedroomsLe megevan    
La Giettaz
Facing Mont Blanc, Megeve and La Clusaz between at 1550 m altitude, near the Col des Aravis, traditional cottage architecture preserved in the Val d'Arly Located in Alpine, exceptional...
Located 13.4 km from Sallanches58 € the double room 

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Ground floor for 3 personsStudio rez de jardin face au mt blanc   NEW
Studio comfortable. Orientation sse ; Easy access altitude 1100 m Parking.
Located 4.2 km from SallanchesFrom 270 € to 400 € per week 
Apartment for 9 personsSur les pistes de ski Appart 3* 4 et 5P   SPECIAL OFFER
In the middle of the ski slopes, altitude 1300 meters, 300 meters above the ski school and ski lift above the 'children' and téleskis 'adults' in a mountain chalet, two 2-room apartments...
Located 4.3 km from SallanchesFrom 350 € to 700 € per week 
Apartment for 3 personsPetit appartement face au mont blanc 01  
At the heart of a village of Mont Blanc, at 1020 m altitude in the Plateau d'Assy, 5 km from the station Plaine Joux, winter skiing and summer mountain with all its activities, including...
Located 5.4 km from SallanchesFrom 210 € to 280 € per week 

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22 places over 0,5 haAire de campig-car mont blanc   
Les Houches
Area or step staionnement facing the Mont Blanc countryside near the expressway a800 m from shops unique in the valley of Chamonix.
Located 15.2 km from Sallanches 

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ibis Sallanches - Hotel in Sallanchesibis Sallanches     
Located in Sallanches, the Ibis Sallanches provides modern guest rooms, just 6 km from Combloux Ski Resort. You can relax on the furnished terrace, with a drink from the bar, and dine...
Located in SallanchesRoom from 77 €
Auberge de l'Orangerie - Hotel in SallanchesAuberge de l'Orangerie     
Auberge de l'Orangerie is located in the Mont Blanc area of the French Alps and features comfortable accommodation, balcony views of Mont Blanc and a gourmet restaurant. The lovely...
Located in SallanchesRoom from 80 €
Citotel Les Prés du Rosay - Hotel in SallanchesCitotel Les Prés du Rosay     
Hotel *** Prés du Rosay is situated in the heart of the Haute Savoie region of France, in Sallanches, and offers spectacular mountain views, including Mont Blanc and Aravis. All rooms...
Located in SallanchesRoom from 90 €

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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....
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