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Verchaix

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Savoie

Verchaix - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Savoie
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Small town overlooking a portion of the valley Giffre on a sunny slope, located between Taninges and Samoens. This is an authentic Savoyard village, hamlets typical compound of cottages and farmhouses you discover the charm of yesteryear. The welcome is warm.

The town was founded in Samoëns May 13, 1865. Near Giffre, was the hamlet of hoods (= village in Savoy), with a sense of hood, hence the name Lhotte for people: those who made baskets or who used to work.

Geographical information

MunicipalityVerchaix
Postcode74440
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Latitude46.0963030 (N 46° 5’ 47”)
Longitude6.6756399 (E 6° 40’ 32”)
AltitudeFrom 654m to 2092m
Surface area15.89 km²
Population686 inhabitants
Density43 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAnnecy (77 km, 1h03)
Insee code74294
IntercommunalityCC des Montagnes du Griffe
DepartmentHaute-Savoie
RegionAlps

Nearest cities & towns

Morillon2.6 km (6 min)
La Rivière-Enverse5.9 km (10 min)
Samoëns7.2 km (14 min)
Taninges9.1 km (13 min)
Châtillon-sur-Cluses10.7 km (14 min)
Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval12.6 km (19 min)
Saint-Sigismond14.5 km (20 min)
Mieussy15.5 km (19 min)
Thyez15.7 km (23 min)
Cluses16.8 km (22 min)
Arâches-la-Frasse16.9 km (22 min)
Marignier17.8 km (23 min)
Marnaz19.6 km (29 min)
Vougy20 km (27 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Photos

Capital of Verchaix
Capital of Verchaix
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Landscape on Verchaix
Landscape on Verchaix
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The Chapel Jacquicourt summer
The Chapel Jacquicourt summer
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Stained Glass Chapel Jacquicourt
Stained Glass Chapel Jacquicourt
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Loex tray from the chapel Jacquicourt
Loex tray from the chapel Jacquicourt
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The Chapel Jacquicourt winter
The Chapel Jacquicourt winter
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The Church of Saint-Guérin
The Church of Saint-Guérin
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Snowmobiling Joux Plane
Snowmobiling Joux Plane
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Walking dog sledding
Walking dog sledding
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Snowshoeing on the heights of Verchaix
Snowshoeing on the heights of Verchaix
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Ambiance rise Hiking
Ambiance rise Hiking
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MTB Lac de Joux Plane
MTB Lac de Joux Plane
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Red House
Red House
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Paragliding
Paragliding
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Rafting on the Giffre
Rafting on the Giffre
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View of Mont Blanc from Joux Plane
View of Mont Blanc from Joux Plane
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Sports and Recreation:

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canyoning all year with a guide
Sports sensations45 € Morillon (1.1 km)
Maiden paraglider flight by Mont Blanc
Sports sensations110 € Les Gets (6.6 km)
Mountain biking for beginners or improvers
Sports sensations15 € to 35 € Bogève (22 km)
Guided hike in the North Alps
Sports sensations20 € to 180 € Domancy (22 km)
Skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing lessons
Sports sensations33 € to 59 € Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (24 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Montagne de Loëx and Chapelle de Jacquicourt
HikeAthletic5h55Taninges (1.1 km)
The Bourgeoise
HikeIntermediate2h30Samoëns (4.2 km)
The Chevran educational trail
HikeEasy2h15Arâches-la-Frasse (5.6 km)
Circuit du lac de Flérier et des villages
HikeEasy1h45Taninges (6.7 km)
Circuit des villages traditionnels
HikeIntermediate4h45Taninges (6.7 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels