Sallanches

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TownSallanches
Insee code74256
Postcode74700
Latitude45.9366610
Longitude6.6305569
AltitudeFrom 515 to 2749 meters
Surface65.87 km²
Population16358 inhabitants
Density248 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelsCordon at 2.7 km
Chief townAnnecy (at 75 km, 50 min)Domancy at 3.1 km
DepartmentHaute-SavoiePassy at 4.5 km
RegionRhône-AlpesSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

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.


SIGHTSEEING

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 4.50.58.32.13.

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

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • 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 ...

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

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)
Horse ride in Les AravisNature and the outdoors25 €La Clusaz (14.9 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)
Speedriding in La ClusazSports sensationsFrom 70 € to 105 €La Clusaz (16.9 km)

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PHOTOS

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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WEATHER

Tuesday 30 September
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Min. 12°C - Max. 19°C
Wednesday 1 October
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Min. 10°C - Max. 16°C
Thursday 2 October
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Min. 8°C - Max. 13°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLes Roches Fleuries : le '1786'  
10
Cordon
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
Megève
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 
French cuisine restaurantLa Croix de Savoie  
9.6
Arâches-la-Frasse
First bioclimatic restaurant Rhône-Alpes in France and third completely redone, Coix The Savoy welcomes you to one hour's drive from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Annecy and Lake Geneva (Geneva,...
Located 9 km from Sallanches39 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Chalet with 4 bedroomsLou stalet au pays du mont blanc    
9.6
Cordon
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    
8.3
Combloux
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 Sallanches58 € the double room 
Chalet with 3 bedroomsLe megevan    
9.2
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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VACATION RENTALS

 
Apartment for 9 personsAu calme meublé 3° face Mt Blanc 4 et 5P
Cordon
In a mountain chalet, two 2-room apartments that can accommodate 9 persons (4 5) and can be rented separately. Separate toilet, walk in shower, fully equipped kitchen, dining area,...
Located 4.3 km from SallanchesFrom 350 € to 1500 € per week 
Apartment for 3 personsPetit appartement face au mont blanc 01  
9.2
Passy
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 
Apartment for 3 personsPetit appartement face au mont blanc 02  
8.8
Passy
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 220 € to 290 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
22 places over 0,5 haAire de campig-car mont blanc   
10
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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HOTELS

Le Cerf Amoureux 'Charme et Prestige' - Hotel in SallanchesLe Cerf Amoureux 'Charme et Prestige'     
9.2
Sallanches
Enjoying views of the Mont Blanc and the Aravis, guests at Le Cerf Amoureux Chalet have free access to its spa and summer swimming pool. The hotel is just 9 km away from Megève and...
Located in Sallanches
ibis Sallanches - Hotel in Sallanchesibis Sallanches     
7.5
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 60 €
Citotel Les Prés du Rosay - Hotel in SallanchesCitotel Les Prés du Rosay     
8.2
Sallanches
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 85 €

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Hôtel Mont-Blanc Chamonix
Located in the heart of Chamonix and set within a garden, Hotel Mont-Blanc offers upscale and stylish accommodation. It features views of the mountains...
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