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Cons-Sainte-Colombe (France)
local community Val de Chaise
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Annecy
Coordinates 45 ° 45 ′  N , 6 ° 20 ′  E Coordinates: 45 ° 45 ′  N , 6 ° 20 ′  E
Post Code 74210
Former INSEE code 74084
Incorporation January 1, 2016
status Commune déléguée

Cons-Sainte-Colombe is a commune Déléguée in the French commune of Val de Chaise with 387 inhabitants (as of January 1 2017) in the department of Haute-Savoie in the region of Auvergne Rhône-Alpes .


Cons-Sainte-Colombe is located at 545  m , east of 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.

Neighboring towns of Cons-Sainte-Colombe are Saint-Ferréol in the north, Marlens and Ugine in the east and Faverges in the southwest.


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.


Population development
year Residents
1962 159
1968 156
1975 158
1982 231
1990 227
1999 261
2006 325

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.

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