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Archamps

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Savoie

The village of Archamps, member in Greater Geneva, is located in the department of Haute-Savoie. Set at the foot of Mount Salève, the town takes up to ten kilometers from Geneva, and three kilometers from the Swiss border.

Winner of two flowers in the competition of cities and flowered villages of France, offers Archamps dream landscapes based on mountains and large expanses of greenery. But one can also admire an important architectural heritage in particular reveals typical Savoyard elements.

Quiet and cozy, the town can enjoy the outdoor life, and to conquer the surrounding mountains or the most beautiful Swiss villages on the border with France.

Geographical information

MunicipalityArchamps
Postcode74160
Tourism label
Latitude46.1351970 (N 46° 8’ 7”)
Longitude6.1309560 (E 6° 7’ 51”)
AltitudeFrom 482m to 1350m
Surface area10.69 km²
Population2618 inhabitants
Density244 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAnnecy (21 mi, 38 min)
Insee code74016
IntercommunalityCC du Genevois
DepartmentHaute-Savoie
TerritoryAlps
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alps

Nearest cities & towns

Collonges-sous-Salève1750 yd (4 min)
Neydens2 mi (5 min)
Bossey2.4 mi (7 min)
Saint-Julien-en-Genevois3.2 mi (9 min)
Beaumont3.4 mi (12 min)
Présilly4.7 mi (11 min)
Feigères5.5 mi (12 min)
Étrembières5.7 mi (11 min)
Gaillard6 mi (13 min)
Andilly6.1 mi (13 min)
Viry6.2 mi (13 min)
Saint-Blaise6.6 mi (13 min)
Cernex8 mi (17 min)
Le Sappey8.5 mi (24 min)
Vers8.7 mi (18 min)

Things to see and do

At the heart of the village of Archamps, walkers discover the Château de Montfort. A state of ruin, this old medieval building was notably the seat of a lordship. The nearby St. Maurice Church, built in the fifteenth century, was altered in the course of the nineteenth century in a neoclassical style.

Several excursions are available in the town and its surroundings, in order to assess the true value of the local fauna and flora.

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

In April, the village offers an egg hunt for children.

Weather

Wednesday 21 june
Min. 13°C - Max. 23°C
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Thursday 22 june
Min. 14°C - Max. 22°C
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Friday 23 june
Min. 13°C - Max. 27°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Geneva City Tour and Trip to Annecy – Cruise on Lake Geneva Optional
Culture and education99 € (5.1 mi)
Unusual walk or snowshoe hike
Nature and the great outdoors17 € to 25 € Saxel (15.4 mi)
Ride around Lake Annecy in a Citroen 2CV with an aperitif - 2 hours
Entertainment165 € Annecy (15.6 mi)
Tour of Lake Annecy in a 2CV - 3 hours 15 minutes
Entertainment245 € Annecy (15.6 mi)
Sightseeing in a Citroën 2CV
Entertainment150 € to 280 € Annecy (15.9 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Mijouet circuit through the woods of Juffly
HikeEasy1h30Fillinges (10.3 mi)
Circuit The low mountains of the Pays de Gex
HikeIntermediate4h45Péron (10.5 mi)
Hiking Reculet and Crêt de la Neige
HikeIntermediate4h45Thoiry (11.4 mi)
Hiking The mountain pastures of Haute-Chaîne
HikeIntermediate4h20Farges (12.3 mi)
The losses of the Valserine
HikeEasy2h10Valserhône (14.6 mi)

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