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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Savoie

Marlens is located in the extreme southwest of the Aravis mountains, a few kilometers northeast of Faverges. The river passes the chair in plain Marlens.

It finds mention in the act of Donation of Lothair II, his wife Thieteberge in a villa 867 Burgundian villa Marlindam, causing the current name of Marlens.

At the historical level, it is important to note that in 1821 the population spontaneously and freely participate in the construction of the Ugine-Faverges road, about 7 km. In 1901 a station is built (including railroad linking Annecy to Ugine). Now lost this railway has been transformed into a bike path.

Geographical information

Latitude45.7662720 (N 45° 45’ 59”)
Longitude6.3493010 (E 6° 20’ 57”)
AltitudeFrom 437m to 2063m
Surface area18.70 km²
Population1277 inhabitants
Density68 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAnnecy (29 km, 36 min)
Insee code74167
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Faverges

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Ferréol4 km (9 min)
Faverges-Seythenex5.4 km (11 min)
Ugine7.6 km (11 min)
Giez9.5 km (13 min)
Le Bouchet-Mont-Charvin10.4 km (15 min)
Serraval11.3 km (18 min)
Marthod12.2 km (16 min)
Doussard12.4 km (14 min)
Chevaline12.5 km (17 min)
Lathuile14.2 km (16 min)
Césarches14.4 km (17 min)
Albertville15.2 km (15 min)
Thénésol15.3 km (19 min)
Queige17.5 km (26 min)

Things to see and do

In Marlens, learn paragliding. A take-off awaits you at the Col de l'Épine.

At Heritage, discover the town of Marlens and old houses, the neo-Gothic church (1867-1868) or the pastures of the Aulps Marlens and Arpeyron (sold to the town by the Duke of Savoy in 1453).

The limestone Cons-Sainte-Colombe allowed the installation of a lime oven battery used in the construction of many buildings, including the prefecture of the Haute-Savoie or the village church. The tour continues with the discovery of the traditional habitat and ends with a visit to a farm that produces Tomme and Reblochon. Transfers between the lime kilns, the church and the farm are made by car. advance at the Tourist Office.


Saturday 21 october
Min. 9°C - Max. 21°C
Sunday 22 october
Min. 6°C - Max. 12°C
Monday 23 october
Min. 6°C - Max. 13°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

For paragliders, the Col de la Forclaz is a must.

Lake Annecy is sure to see. You can go swimming, pedal boating, fishing ...

In winter, stations and Sambuy Montmin (station wagons) welcome you.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Just for kids: your first paragliding flight in summer!
Sports sensations95 € Talloires-Montmin (9.3 km)
Paragliding over Lake Annecy in summer
Sports sensations105 € Talloires-Montmin (9.3 km)
Maiden two-seater paraglider flight over Lake Annecy
Sports sensations80 € to 130 € Talloires-Montmin (9.4 km)
Maiden paraglider flight over Lake Annecy
Sports sensations95 € to 130 € Doussard (10.4 km)
The Fairy Tale House
Entertainment5 € to 7 € Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe (14 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Tour du Sulens circuit
HikeEasy4h10Serraval (5.1 km)
Hiking : Col de Véry
HikeAthletic5h50Megève (20 km)
Pedestrian itinerary : Jaillet - Villard/Villaret
HikeEasy1h30Megève (22 km)
Hiking : Chalet de la vieille
HikeEasy2h45Megève (23 km)
Hiking : Rochebrune - Cote 2000
HikeEasy5h50Megève (23 km)


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