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Chapeiry (France)
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Annecy
Canton Rumilly
Community association Grand Annecy
Coordinates 45 ° 51 '  N , 6 ° 2'  E Coordinates: 45 ° 51 '  N , 6 ° 2'  E
height 395-625 m
surface 5.76 km 2
Residents 812 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 141 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 74540
INSEE code

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


Chapeiry is 600  m , about ten kilometers southwest of the city of Annecy (as the crow flies). The farming village extends from a promising location in the foothills of the Alps west of the Semnoz , on the high plateau of the Albanais , east of the Chéran valley .

The area of ​​the 5.76 km² municipal area includes a section of the Albanais. On three sides (in the west, south and east) the area is framed by valleys of the side streams of the Chéran. The Chapeiry plateau descends gradually towards these valleys. To the north, the municipal area extends over the plateau to the foot of the Les Lanches height . Here, at 625  m, the highest elevation of Chapeiry is reached.

In addition to the actual town center, Chapeiry has several hamlet settlements and farms, including:

  • Scionda ( 540  m ) on a slope inclined to the west below the village
  • Vésine ( 560  m ) on the south face of the plateau

Neighboring municipalities of Chapeiry are Marcellaz-Albanais and Montagny-les-Lanches in the north, Seynod in the east, Viuz-la-Chiésaz and Alby-sur-Chéran in the south and Saint-Sylvestre in the west.


In the 16th century the place is mentioned as a chappeirie . In the course of time the name changed from Chapéry and Chapairy to Chapeiry. The place name goes back to the Gallo-Roman surname Capparius and means something like country estate of Capparius ( Cappariacum ).


The village church of Saint-Martin originally goes back to a Carolingian church that was later rebuilt and restored several times. Pre-Romanesque parts have been preserved in the choir.


Population development
year Residents
1962 261
1968 256
1975 304
1982 397
1990 543
1999 597
2006 732

With 812 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017), Chapeiry 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 314 inhabitants in Chapeiry). Since the beginning of the 1970s, however, there has been a significant increase in population thanks to the beautiful residential area.

Economy and Infrastructure

Until well into the 20th century, Chapeiry 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 village is off the main thoroughfares, but is easily accessible from the main road N201, which runs from Annecy to Aix-les-Bains . There are other road links with Montagny-les-Lanches, Marcellaz-Albanais and Alby-sur-Chéran. The nearest connection to the A41 motorway , which crosses the municipality, is around 11 km away.

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