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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Savoie

Epagny-Metz-Tessy is born a new town in Haute-Savoie of the merger of Metz-Tessy Epagny and municipalities. This is the new common first authorized by the prefect in September 2015 and formally established on 1 January 2016.

Located in the northern French Alps, Epagny-Metz-Tessy enjoys a privileged location. The new town of about 7160 inhabitants is located in the department of Haute-Savoie.

Between lakes and mountains, this pretty town is 5 kilometers northwest of Annecy and forty kilometers from Switzerland and Geneva. This old dried marshy valley is surrounded northwest by the mountain of Mandallaz and south by the Nant de Gillon (tributary of the Proud).

This former swamp area drained is now the location of the busiest shopping districts in the Grand Epagny.

Geographical information

Latitude45.9381300 (N 45° 56’ 17”)
Longitude6.0909650 (E 6° 5’ 27”)
AltitudeFrom 423m to 775m
Surface area12.06 km²
Population7160 inhabitants
Density594 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAnnecy (7.3 km, 12 min)
Insee code74112
IntercommunalityCA d'Annecy

Nearest cities & towns

Pringy3.9 km (8 min)
Poisy4.1 km (10 min)
Meythet4.2 km (7 min)
Sillingy5.2 km (10 min)
Argonay5.5 km (9 min)
La Balme-de-Sillingy5.9 km (10 min)
Cran-Gevrier6.5 km (12 min)
Annecy-le-Vieux6.5 km (11 min)
Annecy7.2 km (13 min)
Saint-Martin-Bellevue8.5 km (15 min)
Lovagny9.1 km (13 min)
Nonglard9.3 km (15 min)
Seynod9.7 km (11 min)
Charvonnex10.1 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

The merger of the cities of Epagny and Metz-Tessy offers a wide range of activities for lovers of culture, sports, nature and tranquility.

At the heart of the county town of Metz-Tessy, Tessy chapel door inherit the rich heritage of the city. Built in the nineteenth century at the request of the Franciscan religious of the Sacred Heart of Villeurbanne, the chapel is now a place of worship for the parish of Epagny. Acquired and rehabilitated by the city in 1977, the old Gothic Revival institution is redesigned to keep the chapel to worship the host library "Crypt books" in its lower part and municipal services in the outbuildings.

The Annecy airport located in Metz-Tessy is the ideal starting point for exploring the region. Plane or microlight piloted by a professional, fly over Lake Annecy, Lake Bourget, the plain of Geneva, the Aravis and the Mont-Blanc. A panorama breathtaking!

For the pleasure of the smallest, the Enchanted Forest, on the outskirts of Epagny in Sillingy is a playground dedicated to children from 0 to 12 years: ball pool, giant slides, rope bridge, climbing, trampoline, motor games, mini laser game...

Places of interest


Events and festivities

Find the right local products in Epagny market every Saturday from 8am to 12pm on the Place Emile Sadoux.

In March, do not miss to participate in the Rally of Easter. This original route takes you through the entire town of Épagny Metz-Tessy with family or friends, walking or cycling.

Also in March, sportsmen Nature lovers can take part in two atypical challenges: running the Agglocityrun or Nordic walking with poles Nordic Agglo, two courses of 12.2 km through 7 towns including Metz-Tessy.

In May, all the locals gather on the occasion of the Village Festival: entertainment, stalls and fair await you.

In May and September, the city of Epagny-Metz-Tessy organizes its traditional garage sale.

On June 21, the Music Day is celebrated in the streets and establishments of the city.

Also in June, the town celebrates the feast of Saint John with premium entertainment and fireworks.

In July, the streets of the town hosting the Grand Prix of the Grenette, a cycling race.

In October, the feast of the apple is the opportunity to discover the rich gastronomic heritage from local orchards: many traditional varieties of apples are in the spotlight, pastries and fresh juices await.

In December, the city is mobilizing to raise funds for the Telethon and organizes the end of the Christmas holidays to the delight of young and old.


Saturday 21 october
Min. 9°C - Max. 20°C
Sunday 22 october
Min. 6°C - Max. 11°C
Monday 23 october
Min. 6°C - Max. 13°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

The beautiful natural setting of Epagny-Metz-Tessy possible to participate in multiple sports activities in summer and winter: on the water (swimming, sailing, water skiing, diving...) on roads and paths (mountain biking, cycling), but also mountain (hiking, mountain biking, canyoning, skiing...) and air (paragliding, microlights, christening the aircraft air).

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Ride around Lake Annecy in a Citroen 2cv with an aperitif - 2 hours
Entertainment165 € Annecy (3.8 km)
Tour of Lake Annecy in a 2cv - 3 hours 15 minutes
Entertainment245 € Annecy (3.8 km)
Sightseeing in a Citroën 2CV
Entertainment150 € to 240 € Annecy (4.4 km)
Bike hire in Annecy - 2 hours
Sports sensations9 € Annecy (4.9 km)
Bike hire in Annecy - 4 hours
Sports sensations12 € Annecy (4.9 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
From the castle to Vovray
HikeAthletic2h50Chaumont (14.9 km)
The Vuache nature trail
HikeEasy2h40Jonzier-Épagny (17.5 km)
Landscapes and harvests
HikeEasy2h50Chênex (20 km)
Pougny - Chancy
HikeEasy4h20Valleiry (21 km)
Castles and legends
HikeEasy1h50Vulbens (22 km)


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