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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Savoie

Avressieux - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Savoie

The municipality of Avressieux is located in the department of Savoie in the region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Its inhabitants are the Apriciennes and Apriciens, gentile who would derive from the name of a Gallo-Roman estate Apriciacum ("who likes the sun").

The local dialect, which is practically no longer spoken today, has long kept the name "Avarcholans".

The town is essentially oriented towards agriculture with young and dynamic farmers, as well as a dairy cooperative which produces Raclette de Savoie (PGI). A sales store with many local products welcomes you.

Also located near Grenoble, the nut is rooted in local habits.

The traditional habitat is characterized by its adobe constructions and its offsided roofs in tortoiseshell.

Geographical information

Latitude45.5719260 (N 45° 34’ 19”)
Longitude5.6940770 (E 5° 41’ 39”)
AltitudeFrom 234m to 477m
Surface area8.07 km²
Population533 inhabitants
Density66 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureChambéry (20 mi, 27 min)
Insee code73025
IntercommunalityCC Val Guiers

Nearest cities & towns

Belmont-Tramonet1.9 mi (5 min)
Verel-de-Montbel2.5 mi (10 min)
Rochefort2.7 mi (6 min)
Domessin3.4 mi (8 min)
Sainte-Marie-d'Alvey4 mi (11 min)
Le Pont-de-Beauvoisin4.3 mi (9 min)
Saint-Genix-les-Villages4.5 mi (9 min)
Ayn4.7 mi (15 min)
Le Pont-de-Beauvoisin5.2 mi (12 min)
Dullin5.7 mi (18 min)
Aoste5.8 mi (11 min)
La Bridoire5.8 mi (14 min)
Gerbaix6.4 mi (16 min)
Saint-Béron6.6 mi (17 min)

Things to see and do

Last stronghold of the Avant-Pays Savoyard, Castle Montfleury houses collections of exceptional richness. Very altered over the centuries, it retains a Saracen tower dating from the thirteenth century. One of the former owners of the castle (Marie Claude Giraud) rests with his wife and a few of their descendants, in the mausoleum that lies at the heart of the cemetery.

Places of interest


Events and festivities

The feast of the village, "vogue" is held on the second Sunday of August. Historically, it was celebrating the patron saint of the parish church dedicated to St. Lawrence.


Castle Montfleury
Castle Montfleury
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Village of Avressieux
Village of Avressieux
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Castle Montfleury
Castle Montfleury
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Rural environment, calm and authentic, milk production is in majority in Avressieux
Rural environment, calm and authentic, milk production is in majority in Avressieux
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The church dedicated to St Laurent
The church dedicated to St Laurent
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Sunday 25 june
Min. 17°C - Max. 34°C
Monday 26 june
Min. 19°C - Max. 37°C
Tuesday 27 june
Min. 21°C - Max. 38°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Swimming and water sports at Lake Aiguebelette.

Visit Haunt Louis Mandrin in Saint-Genix-sur-Guiers ; the Gallo-Roman Museum of Aoste ; Radio- Galletti Museum in Saint-Maurice-de-Rotherens.

Many hiking trails including the Pilgrim, the GR9, the ViaRhôna...

The amusement park Walibi Rhône-Alpes.

Park Chartreuse Regional Nature.

The towns of Chambery, Aix-les-Bains and Annecy.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Tour of Virieu Castle
Culture and education6 € to 8 € Val-de-Virieu (11.9 mi)
Discover wine through wine tourism in all its forms
Local flavours38 € to 120 € Porte-de-Savoie (15.7 mi)
Guided hike with donkeys
Nature and the great outdoors25 € to 45 € Flachères (19.5 mi)
Two-seater paraglider flight over Belledonne and the Chartreuse
Sports sensations75 € to 150 € Plateau-des-Petites-Roches (21 mi)
Canyoning in Vercors or Chartreuse
Sports sensations45 € to 55 € Grenoble (26 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Walking path : the lone of the Rhône
HikeEasy1h50Saint-Genix-les-Villages (3.6 mi)
Walking track : An air of Cuba
HikeIntermediate1h35Saint-Jean-d'Avelanne (4.6 mi)
Mountain bike loop Local legends
HikeEasy4h35Pressins (4.6 mi)
Trail: The Saint Martin
HikeIntermediate2h55Saint-Martin-de-Vaulserre (5.4 mi)
Donkey rides
Horse rideEasy1h00Belley (13.9 mi)


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