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Bloye (France)
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Annecy
Canton Rumilly
Community association Rumilly Terre de Savoie
Coordinates 45 ° 50 ′  N , 5 ° 57 ′  E Coordinates: 45 ° 50 ′  N , 5 ° 57 ′  E
height 352-494 m
surface 4.40 km 2
Residents 609 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 138 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 74150
INSEE code

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


Bloye is located at 375  m , near Rumilly , about 16 kilometers west-southwest of the city of Annecy (as the crow flies). The former farming village extends in the western Albanais , in the foothills of the Alps, in the wide depression that connects the Rumilly basin with the Lac du Bourget .

The area of ​​the 4.40 square kilometers large municipal area covers a section of the Albanais. The main part of the area is taken up by the approximately two kilometer wide valley basin, which continues from Rumilly southward into the area of Aix-les-Bains . The valley watershed is located near Bloye (at 364  m ): the northern part is drained by the Dadon to the Chéran , the southern part by the Deisse to the Lac du Bourget. There are two ponds ( Étang de Crosagny and Étang de Beaumont ) in the formerly marshland valley . The community area extends to the west into the adjacent hilly landscape. Here, with 494  meters the highest elevation of Bloye reached.

In addition to the actual town center, Bloye also includes several hamlet settlements and farmsteads, including:

  • Grand Salagine ( 364  m ) on the valley floor
  • Petit Salagine ( 364  m ) on the valley floor

Neighboring municipalities of Bloye are Rumilly in the north, Marigny-Saint-Marcel and Saint-Félix in the east, Albens in the south and Massingy in the west.


The Saint-Maurice church was built in 1850. It has altars made of Carrara marble and a pulpit made of walnut wood. Also worth mentioning are the Château de Conzier and the Château de Salagine, which were rebuilt at the beginning of the 19th century.


year Residents
1962 323
1968 321
1975 294
1982 354
1990 414
1999 428
2004 463

With 609 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017), Bloye 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 there were still 523 inhabitants in Bloye). Since the mid-1970s, however, a significant increase in population has been recorded.

Economy and Infrastructure

Until well into the 20th century, Bloye was a predominantly 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 Annecy area.

The place is well developed in terms of traffic. It is close to the main D910 road from Rumilly to Aix-les-Bains. Other road connections exist with Massingy, Cessens, Saint-Félix and Marigny-Saint-Marcel. The closest connection to the  A41 motorway is around six kilometers away. Bloye owned a train station on the Aix-les-Bains – Annemasse line .

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