Andilly (Haute-Savoie)

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Andilly coat of arms
Andilly (France)
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Saint-Julien-en-Genevois
Canton La Roche-sur-Foron
Community association Pays de Cruseilles
Coordinates 46 ° 4 ′  N , 6 ° 4 ′  E Coordinates: 46 ° 4 ′  N , 6 ° 4 ′  E
height 577-857 m
surface 6.07 km 2
Residents 900 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 148 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 74350
INSEE code

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


Andilly is located at 735  m , about 19 km north of the city of Annecy (beeline). The community, which consists of several settlement parts, extends in a panoramic location on the upper southern slope of the Montagne de Sion, a western branch of the Salève , high above the Usses valley , in the Genevois .

The area of ​​the 6.07 km² large municipal area includes a section of the Genevois. The area is subdivided by the valleys of the Nant Trouble and the Ruisseau de la Férande , which feed their water to the Usses. To the south the community area extends into the wooded area of ​​the Bois Chardon . The northern part is occupied by the broad ridge of the Montagne de Sion, on which the highest point of Andilly is reached at 857  m . To the east of the municipality is the important Col du Mont Sion pass ( 785  m ).

The municipality of Andilly consists of three clearly separated small villages and some farms:

  • Charly ( 780  m ) on the southern slope of the Montagne de Sion
  • Jussy ( 735  m ) on the main road high above the Usses valley
  • Saint-Symphorien ( 660  m ) on a ledge above the Usses valley

Andilly's neighboring communities are Vers and Présilly in the north, Saint-Blaise in the east, Copponex in the south and Cernex in the west.


In 1860, Andilly was assigned to the newly created canton of Cruseilles , previously it belonged temporarily to the canton of Saint-Julien-en-Genevois . Due to the nationwide reorganization of the French cantons, the allocation changed again in 2015, and Andilly is now part of the canton of La Roche-sur-Foron .


The church of Saint-Symphorien was built in the 15th century and later remodeled. In Charly there is a chapel which is dedicated to Saint-Jacques and was also built in the late Gothic style in the 15th century.


Population development
year Residents
1962 320
1968 341
1975 363
1982 380
1990 509
1999 595
2005 731

With 900 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) Andilly is one of the small communities in the Haute-Savoie department. In the course of the 19th and 20th centuries, the number of inhabitants decreased continuously due to strong emigration (in 1861, Andilly still had 681 inhabitants). Since the beginning of the 1980s, however, there has been a significant increase in population thanks to the attractive residential area.

Economy and Infrastructure

Andilly is still today a predominantly agricultural village. There are also some local small businesses. A large number of workers are commuters who work in the larger towns in the area as well as in the Annecy and Geneva-Annemasse area.

The place is well developed in terms of traffic. The Jussy district is located on the N201 ( Saint-Julien-en-Genevois- Annecy). Other road links exist with Valleiry , Cernex and Saint-Blaise. The closest connection to the A41 motorway is around 10 km away.

Web links

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