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Avressieux - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Savoie

The Avressieux town is located in the Savoie region in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Its inhabitants are Apriciennes and Apriciens, gentilé which derive from the name of a Gallo-Roman domain Apriciacum ("who delights in the sun").

The local dialect, which is practically mentioned today, has long kept the name "Avarcholans".

The town is mainly oriented towards agriculture with young and dynamic operators, as well as a dairy cooperative that manufactures the squeegee Savoie but emmental of Savoy.

also located near Grenoble, the nut is rooted in local customs.

Traditional housing is characterized by its adobe buildings and roofing tile skewed tortoiseshell.

Geographical information

Latitude45.5719260 (N 45° 34’ 19”)
Longitude5.6940770 (E 5° 41’ 39”)
AltitudeFrom 234m to 477m
Surface area8.07 km²
Population507 inhabitants
Density62 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureChambéry (32 km, 27 min)
Insee code73025
IntercommunalityCC Val Guiers

Nearest cities & towns

Belmont-Tramonet3 km (5 min)
Verel-de-Montbel4.1 km (10 min)
Rochefort4.4 km (6 min)
Domessin5.4 km (8 min)
Sainte-Marie-d'Alvey6.5 km (11 min)
Le Pont-de-Beauvoisin6.9 km (9 min)
Saint-Genix-sur-Guiers7.2 km (9 min)
Ayn7.5 km (15 min)
Le Pont-de-Beauvoisin8.4 km (12 min)
Dullin9.1 km (18 min)
La Bridoire9.4 km (14 min)
Aoste9.4 km (11 min)
Gerbaix10.3 km (16 min)
Saint-Béron10.6 km (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.


Montfleury Castle
Montfleury Castle
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Castle Montfleury
Castle Montfleury
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Avressieux 's Village
Avressieux 's Village
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Rural environment, quiet and authentic, milk production has a majority in Avressieux
Rural environment, quiet and authentic, milk production has a majority in Avressieux
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The church dedicated to St Lawrence
The church dedicated to St Lawrence
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Friday 22 september
Min. 8°C - Max. 24°C
Saturday 23 september
Min. 8°C - Max. 24°C
Sunday 24 september
Min. 9°C - Max. 24°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 and tasting at a craft beer brewery
Local flavoursFreeSaint-Geoire-en-Valdaine (13.2 km)
Tour of Virieu Castle
Culture and education8 € Virieu (19.2 km)
Discover wine through wine tourism in all its forms
Local flavours38 € to 120 € Les Marches (25 km)
Visit to the Museum of the Grande Chartreuse
Culture and education8 € Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse (27 km)
Guided hike with donkeys
Nature and the great outdoors25 € to 45 € Flachères (31 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Donkey rides
Horse rideEasy1h00Belley (22 km)
Hiking trail : "Pointe de la Galoppaz"
HikeEasy4h15Aillon-le-Jeune (30 km)
Hiking trail : "Le Nant d'Aillon"
HikeEasy35 minAillon-le-Jeune (32 km)
Hiking trail : "Morbié to Mont Pelat"
HikeEasy3h50Aillon-le-Jeune (33 km)
The Séran and the Cerveyrieu waterfall
HikeEasy2h30Artemare (34 km)


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