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Bluffy (France)
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Annecy
Canton Faverges
Community association Grand Annecy
Coordinates 45 ° 52 '  N , 6 ° 13'  E Coordinates: 45 ° 52 '  N , 6 ° 13'  E
height 574-1,800 m
surface 3.74 km 2
Residents 391 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 105 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 74290
INSEE code

The Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul church

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


Bluffy is located at 684  m , about eight kilometers east-southeast of the city of Annecy (as the crow flies). The village extends in the Bornes Alps east of Lac d'Annecy , above the Col de Bluffy pass at the western foot of the Dents de Lanfon.

The area of ​​the 3.74 km² large municipality covers a section of the Bornes Alps. The western border runs in the area of ​​the Col de Bluffy ( 630  m ), a wide saddle flanked by the heights of Mont Baret and the massif of the Tournette , which connects the Lac d'Annecy to the valley of the Fier . To the east, the community area extends over a densely wooded slope to the rugged limestone peaks of the Dents de Lanfon , on which the highest elevation of Bluffy is reached at 1824  m .

Bluffy includes the hamlet of Le Bosson ( 700  m ) on a ledge at the foot of the Dents de Lanfon, a quarter on the Col de Bluffy and a few individual farms. Neighboring communities of Bluffy are Alex in the northeast, Talloires-Montmin in the south and Menthon-Saint-Bernard in the west.


Since the 11th century, Bluffy has belonged to the Talloires monastery.


Bluffy village church dates from the 19th century.


Population development
year Residents
1861 471
1901 133
1911 121
1921 105
1946 96
1954 99
1962 76
1968 102
1975 132
1982 174
1990 203
1999 248
2004 305

With 391 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017), Bluffy is one of the small communities in the Haute-Savoie department. In the course of the 19th and 20th centuries, the population decreased continuously due to strong emigration (in 1861, Bluffy had 471 inhabitants). Since the beginning of the 1970s, thanks to the attractive residential area and the proximity to Annecy, there has been a significant increase in population.

Economy and Infrastructure

Bluffy was a predominantly agricultural village well into the 20th century . Today there are various local small businesses. Otherwise, the village is now mostly a residential community. Many workers are commuters who work in the larger towns in the area, especially in Annecy.

The village is very well developed in terms of traffic. It is located above the main road D909 that leads from Annecy to Thônes . Other road links exist with Menthon-Saint-Bernard and Talloires. The closest connection to the A41 motorway is around 15 km away.

Web links

Commons : Bluffy  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files