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TownSallanchesCordon at 2.7 km
Insee code74256Domancy at 3.1 km
Postcode74700Passy at 4.5 km
Latitude45.9366610Combloux at 4.5 km
Longitude6.6305569Demi-Quartier at 6.4 km
AltitudeFrom 515 to 2749 metersSaint-Gervais-les-Bains at 8 km
Surface65.87 km²Saint-Nicolas-de-Véroce at 8 km
Population16358 inhabitantsMegève at 8.9 km
Density248 inhabitants/km²Flaine at 9 km
National labelsMagland at 9.3 km
Chief townAnnecy (at 75 km, 50 min)Les Carroz-d'Arâches at 9.9 km
DepartmentHaute-SavoieServoz at 10.6 km
RegionRhône-AlpesSearch another town


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Sallanches the city in the Mont Blanc.

A little history ...

The name probably derives Sallanches the term pre-Celtic "Salanca, river, stream. In effect, it means at once the two streams and the city was organized around their confluence.

During recent excavations, two graves features the 5th and 6th centuries have been identified in the basement of the church.

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

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

In the early 19th century, tourists who visit the glaciers descend to Chamonix hostels Sallanches.

In 1840, Sallanches knows a fire destroyed almost the entire city. Following this catastrophe, it builds a new town as the grid plan of the engineer Justin.

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

In 1921, Sallanches resort is declared.

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

With industrial development, trade and tourism, the role of Sallanches as the capital of the Mont Blanc asserts itself and endures.


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
Healing spa in a colorful and musicalWellbeing25 €Saint-Gervais-les-Bains (9 km)
Horse ride in Les AravisNature and the outdoors25 €La Clusaz (14.9 km)
Adventure of the forest DodesSports 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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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   NEW
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  
NEW CLAW FOR MEGÈVE - Located in the heart of Megève, Le Tigrr is a restaurant in the evening, the family and festive times. The emblem of the place, a real concept was exploited to...
Located 9 km from Sallanches49 € 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 90 € to 120 € 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 Sallanches58 € 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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Chalet for 5 personsChalet de Champ-Devant
Located in the heart of an authentic village with ancient farms, on the heights of Sallanches and facing the Mont Blanc, this cottage is ideal for those looking for a quiet holiday,...
Located in SallanchesFrom 500 € to 900 € per week 
Chalet for 4 personsChalet de charme face au Mont-Blanc ***
Small luxury chalet 46 m², very good quality and can accommodate 4 people. All wood inside brushed, polished and decorated in the tradition of a mountain chalet. Facing the Mont-Blanc...
Located 4 km from SallanchesFrom 550 € to 980 € per week 
Apartment for 9 personsAu calme, face Mont Blanc 9P dans chalet
In a mountain chalet, two 2-bedroom apartments that can accommodate 9 persons (4 5) and can be matched. Separate WC, walk in shower, fully equipped kitchen, TV, dining area, terrace...
Located 4.3 km from SallanchesFrom 400 € to 600 € 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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Le Cerf Amoureux 'Charme et Prestige' - Hotel in SallanchesLe Cerf Amoureux 'Charme et Prestige'     
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     
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 50 €
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 80 €

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Best Western Alpen Roc
The Best Western Alpen Roc is located in La Clusaz, just 150 meters from the ski lifts. It offers free access to a heated swimming-pool, sauna and a steam...
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