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Choisy (France)
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Annecy
Canton Annecy-1
Community association Fier et Usses
Coordinates 46 ° 0 ′  N , 6 ° 3 ′  E Coordinates: 46 ° 0 ′  N , 6 ° 3 ′  E
height 390-903 m
surface 16.57 km 2
Residents 1,604 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 97 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 74330
INSEE code

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


Choisy is located at 611  m , about 12 kilometers north-northwest of the city of Annecy (as the crow flies). The farming village extends in a panoramic position on a gently sloping westward slope above the Petites Usses valley, northwest of the ridge of the Montagne de Mandallaz, in the Genevois .

The area of ​​the 16.57 km² municipal area includes a section of the Genevois. In the west the border runs partly along the stream Petites Usses (left side stream of the Usses ), which flows here in a valley with several turns from southeast to northwest. From this valley the community area extends eastward over the adjoining hollow and the slope of Choisy up to a wide ridge ( 730  m ), which is demarcated in the north by the valley of the Usses. The high plateau is dominated in the southeast by the wooded ridge of the Montagne de Mandallaz , on which the highest peak of Choisy is reached at 905  m .

In addition to the actual town center, Choisy also includes various hamlet settlements and farms, including:

  • Véry ( 480  m ) on the plateau east of the Petites Usses valley
  • Ball season ( 500  m ) on the plateau east of the Petites Usses valley
  • Buaz ( 530  m ) on the plateau below the village
  • Basset ( 550  m ) on the slope of Choisy
  • Grillon ( 560  m ) on the slope of Choisy
  • Les Mégevands ( 670  m ) on the Choisy ridge
  • Arthaz ( 626  m ) on the Ruisseau de Mounaz east of the ridge of Choisy
  • Rosière ( 780  m ) on the high plateau northwest of the Montagne de Mandallaz
  • Rossy ( 742  m ) on the high plateau north of the Montagne de Mandallaz

Neighboring communities of Choisy are Marlioz and Cercier in the north, Allonzier-la-Caille and Cuvat in the east, La Balme-de-Sillingy in the south and Mésigny and Sallenôves in the west.


The place name is probably derived from the Gallo-Roman surname Caucius and means something like the estate of Caucius . In the Middle Ages , Choisy belonged to the La Vulpillière dominion, which came to the Compey von Thorens-Glières family in the 13th century. In 1533 the place came temporarily under the direct rule of the Counts of Geneva before the Reydet family was entrusted with the administration of the area in 1568.


The village church was built in 1880 in the neo-Gothic style on the site of a previous building, with the choir of this church from the 15th century being included. In the hamlet of Rossy there is a castle that was built by the Reydet family in the 17th century.


Population development
year Residents
1962 570
1968 524
1975 551
1982 767
1990 1,068
1999 1,365
2005 1,529

With 1604 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017), Choisy is one of the smaller 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 there were still 950 inhabitants in Choisy). Since the mid-1970s, however, thanks to the beautiful residential area, there has been a marked increase in population again.

Economy and Infrastructure

Choisy is still a predominantly agricultural village today . There are also some local small businesses. Many workers are commuters who go to work in the larger towns in the area, especially in the Annecy area.

The village is off the main thoroughfares, but is easily accessible from La Balme-de-Sillingy on the main road N508, which runs from Annecy to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine . Other road connections exist with Sallenôves, Cercier and Allonzier-la-Caille. The closest connection to the A41 motorway is around 8 km away.

Web links

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