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Épersy (France)
local community Entrelacs
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Savoie
Arrondissement Chambery
Coordinates 45 ° 44 ′  N , 5 ° 58 ′  E Coordinates: 45 ° 44 ′  N , 5 ° 58 ′  E
Post Code 73410
Former INSEE code 73108
Incorporation January 1, 2016
status Commune déléguée

Épersy is a commune Déléguée with 334 inhabitants (at January 1, 2017) in the town of Entrelacs in the department of Savoie in the region of Auvergne Rhône-Alpes . It belonged to the Arrondissement of Chambéry and the canton of Aix-les-Bains-1 . The local residents of Épersy are called Epersien (ne) s in French .

With effect from January 1, 2016, the former municipalities of Albens , Cessens , Épersy , Mognard , Saint-Germain-la-Chambotte and Saint-Girod were merged into a commune nouvelle with the name Entrelacs.


Épersy is located at 460  m , about 19 km north of the city of Chambéry and 53 km south-southwest of the city of Geneva (as the crow flies). The farming village extends in the foothills of the Alps to the west of the Bauges massif , on a plateau between the Deisse and Sierre valleys , in the southern Albanais . The area lies within the Regional Nature Park Massif des Bauges (French: Parc naturel régional du Massif des Bauges ).

In addition to the actual town center, Épersy also included several hamlet settlements and farms, including:

  • Les Bois ( 450  m ) on the western slope of the hill above the Deisse valley
  • Les Dagand ( 505  m ) on a ledge over the Sierre valley

Neighboring towns of Épersy are Mognard in the north, Saint-Ours and Saint-Offenge in the east, Montcel in the south and Grésy-sur-Aix in the west.


Épersy was first mentioned in the 11th century under the name de Spartiaco . The names Sparziacum (12th century) and Curatus Esparciaci (1426) have survived from a later period . The place name goes back to the Gallo-Roman personal name Spartius and means something like estate of Spartius . In the Middle Ages, the place belonged to a small lordship in Trévignin , which in turn was owned by the Lords of Cessens. Épersy remained an independent parish alongside that of Trévignin except for the period from 1803 to 1830, when the parish of Épersy was part of that of Mognard.


The village church was built in the 19th century in the neo-Gothic style. Typical for Épersy are the stone houses with yellow lime paint and wall cladding.


Population development
year Residents
1962 162
1968 166
1975 168
1982 192
1990 242
1999 290
2006 303
2011 346

After the population declined in the 20th century, there has been a significant increase in population since the mid-1970s thanks to the beautiful residential area.

Economy and Infrastructure

Until well into the 20th century, Épersy was predominantly an agricultural village. In addition, there are now various local small businesses. In the meantime the village has also developed into a residential community. Many workers are commuters who work in the larger towns in the area and in the Chambéry and Annecy area .

The village is located away from the larger thoroughfares. The main access is from the D911 departmental road from Grésy-sur-Aix to Cusy . Other road connections exist with Mognard and Saint-Ours. The closest connection to the A41 motorway is around 5 km away.

Individual evidence

  1. A. Gros: Dictionnaire étymologique des noms de lieu de la Savoie . Belley, Imprimerie Aimé Chaduc, 1937, p. 175 (French, limited preview in Google Book search).
  2. ^ JJ Vernier: Dictionnaire topographique du département de la Savoie . Imprimerie Savoisienne, 1896, p. 386, 713 (French, online on BNF [accessed January 19, 2014]).
  3. Épersy - notice communale. In: cassini.ehess.fr. Retrieved October 1, 2014 (French, INSEE population from 1968 ).
  4. ^ Complete dossier on Épersy. In: INSEE . Retrieved October 2, 2014 (French).