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Sallanches

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Savoie

Sallanches - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Savoie
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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.

Geographical information

MunicipalitySallanches
Postcode74700
Tourism labels
Latitude45.9366610 (N 45° 56’ 12”)
Longitude6.6305569 (E 6° 37’ 50”)
AltitudeFrom 515m to 2749m
Surface area65.87 km²
Population16358 inhabitants
Density248 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAnnecy (75 km, 50 min)
Insee code74256
IntercommunalityCC Pays du Mont-Blanc
DepartmentHaute-Savoie
RegionRhône-Alpes

Nearest cities & towns

Domancy3.5 km (6 min)
Cordon4.7 km (10 min)
Combloux5.5 km (11 min)
Passy5.6 km (10 min)
Demi-Quartier8.7 km (16 min)
Magland9.7 km (13 min)
Saint-Nicolas-de-Véroce11.8 km (17 min)
Saint-Gervais-les-Bains11.8 km (17 min)
Megève12.7 km (19 min)
Servoz15.6 km (18 min)
Cluses15.6 km (16 min)
Praz-sur-Arly17.3 km (25 min)
Scionzier18.1 km (20 min)
Arâches-la-Frasse20 km (28 min)

Things to see and do

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.

Places of interest

Information points
Natural sites
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

Photos

Colourful houses Sallanches and Mont Blanc
Colourful houses Sallanches and Mont Blanc
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Eglise Saint-Jacques
Eglise Saint-Jacques
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Lake Ilettes to Sallanches
Lake Ilettes to Sallanches
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Lake Ilettes to Sallanches
Lake Ilettes to Sallanches
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Chapel Doran - Pastures of Sallanches
Chapel Doran - Pastures of Sallanches
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Weather

Thursday 5 march
Min. -6°C - Max. 1°C
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Friday 6 march
Min. -8°C - Max. 4°C
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Saturday 7 march
Min. -7°C - Max. 4°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

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

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Relaxation at a colourful, musical spa
Well-being25 € Saint-Gervais-les-Bains (9 km)
Adventure trail in the Dodes Forest
Sports sensations21 € Le Grand-Bornand (15.8 km)
Visit to the Fairy-tale House
Entertainment450 € to 6 € Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe (16.6 km)
Skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing lessons
Sports sensations33 € to 58 € Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (18.5 km)
Paraglider flight over Lake Annecy
Sports sensations90 € Lathuile (36 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Snowshoes itinerary : les Granges
Snowshoe hikeIntermediate3h25Combloux (3.5 km)
Snowshoes itinerary : le Vernay
Snowshoe hikeEasy2h10Combloux (4.9 km)
Snowshoes itinerary : l'Alpage de Beauregard
Snowshoe hikeIntermediate5h15Combloux (5.4 km)
Snowshoes itinerary : l'Alpage de la Ravine
Snowshoe hikeIntermediate3h40Combloux (5.4 km)
Snowshoes itinerary : l'Alpage de Prapacot
Snowshoe hikeEasy2h45Combloux (6.2 km)

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