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Coat of arms of Étrembières
Étrembières (France)
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Saint-Julien-en-Genevois
Canton Gaillard
Community association Annemasse-Les Voirons-Agglomération
Coordinates 46 ° 11 ′  N , 6 ° 14 ′  E Coordinates: 46 ° 11 ′  N , 6 ° 14 ′  E
height 393-860 m
surface 5.43 km 2
Residents 2,453 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 452 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 74100
INSEE code
Website www.etrembieres74.com

Étrembières is a French commune in the department of Haute-Savoie in the region of Auvergne Rhône-Alpes .


Étrembières is located at 404  m , about one and a half kilometers south of Annemasse and seven kilometers east-southeast of the city of Geneva (as the crow flies). The village extends in the Arve valley at the northern foot of the Petit Salève, on the outskirts of Annemasse, near the border with Switzerland .

The area of ​​the 5.43 km 2 municipal area includes a section in the lower Arve valley. The northern border runs along the Arve, which flows here in an approximately 1 km wide valley low at the northern foot of the Salève . From the course of the river, the community area extends south across the valley floor with the ponds of Les Iles. This is followed by the steep slopes of the Salève and the Petit Salève in the south. The southern border runs roughly in the middle of this slope, which is criss-crossed by numerous rock bands. Here, at 860  m, the highest elevation of Étrembières is reached.

In addition to the original village, Étrembières also includes the settlement of Le Pas de l'Échelle ( 430  m ) north of the Salève. Neighboring municipalities of Étrembières are Gaillard and Annemasse in the north, Vétraz-Monthoux and Arthaz-Pont-Notre-Dame in the east, Monnetier-Mornex and Bossey in the south, and the Swiss municipality of Veyrier in the northwest.


The municipality of Étrembières was already settled in the Neolithic (a dolmen from this time , which was destroyed in 1836) and settled during the Burgundian period. In the 13th century, a noble family of Étrembières is mentioned that served as vassals of the Counts of Geneva. Already in the Middle Ages the place had the function of a passage over the Arve. In 1536 Étrembières came to the Bernese Bailiwick of Gaillard, and in 1567 to the Dukes of Savoy.

In the French department of Léman, Étrembières was united with Veyrier in 1813 to form a single municipality. With the Treaty of Turin, Étrembières was added to the Kingdom of Sardinia in 1816, while Veyrier came to the Swiss canton of Geneva.


The Gothic chapel dates from the 15th century. The medieval castle is worth mentioning of the secular buildings, while only a few remains of the castle Le Châtillon have survived. From Pas de l'Échelle, a cable car leads to a viewpoint on the Salève.


year Residents
1962 1,021
1968 1,187
1975 1.314
1982 1,200
1990 1,374
1999 1,430
2005 1,609

With 2,453 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017), Étrembières is one of the smaller communities in the Haute-Savoie department. A significant increase in population was recorded during the early 1970s and since about 2000.

Economy and Infrastructure

Until well into the 20th century, Étrembières was a predominantly agricultural village. Today there are numerous small and medium-sized businesses, as well as construction and trading companies and companies in the service sector. Étrembières has been the location of a shopping center for the Migros Cooperative Geneva since 1994 . At the northern foot of the Salève, large quarries are exploited (lime and marl).

The village is very well developed in terms of traffic. It is on the main road N206 , which leads from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois via Annemasse to Thonon-les-Bains . The next connection to the A40 motorway , which crosses the municipality, is around one kilometer away.

In the village there was a Keilbahnhof to the railway lines Léaz-Saint-Gingolph and Aix-les-Bains-Annemasse .

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