|Val de Chaise
|Former INSEE code
|January 1, 2016
Cons-Sainte-Colombe is located at Faverges , about 10 km north-northwest of the city of Albertville (as the crow flies). The farming village extends on a cone of rubble, slightly elevated, on the southern edge of the wide valley of the Chaise , which separates the Bornes Alps in the north from the Bauges massif in the south., east of
The place name Cons is derived from the vulgar Latin word cumba (gorge, small valley), from which the French combe developed. Until 1789 and from 1801 to 1815 the municipality was only called Cons.
It was merged with the former municipality of Marlens with effect from January 1, 2016 and merged to form the Commune nouvelle Val de Chaise . It belonged to the Arrondissement of Annecy and the Canton of Faverges .
The village church was built in the neo-Gothic style in 1860 . In the old town center, numerous houses in the typical Savoyard style have been preserved. At the exit of the village in the direction of Marlens there are two lime kilns from the 19th century, which were restored in 2006.
In the course of the 19th and 20th centuries, the number of inhabitants decreased continuously due to strong emigration (in 1861 there were still 224 inhabitants in Cons-Sainte-Colombe). Since the mid-1970s, however, a significant increase in population has been recorded.
Economy and Infrastructure
Cons-Sainte-Colombe was a predominantly agricultural village well into the 20th century . Today there are various small business enterprises. Many workers are commuters who work in the larger towns in the area.
The village is off the main thoroughfares but is easily accessible from Faverges and Marlens, both on the main N508 (Annecy-Albertville). The closest connection to the A430 motorway is around 19 km away.