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Entrevernes (France)
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Annecy
Canton Seynod
Community association Grand Annecy
Coordinates 45 ° 48 '  N , 6 ° 11'  E Coordinates: 45 ° 48 '  N , 6 ° 11'  E
height 729-1,775 m
surface 8.31 km 2
Residents 214 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 26 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 74410
INSEE code

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


Entrevernes is located at 810  m , about twelve kilometers south-southeast of the city of Annecy (as the crow flies). The farming village extends in the northern part of the Bauges massif , in a valley open to the north, which is bordered by two parallel mountain ridges, the Roc des Bœufs in the west and the Taillefer in the east. The community is located within the Massif des Bauges Regional Nature Park .

The area of ​​the 8.31 km² municipal area includes a section of the solid mass of the Bauges. The northern part of the area is occupied by the Entrevernes valley, which drains north to Lake Annecy . On its east side, the valley is bounded by the Taillefer ridge (up to 870  m ), which has a steep rock drop especially to the east. In the west rises the significantly higher, striking rock ridge of the Roc des Bœufs , which stretches for a length of almost 10 km in a north-south direction. The municipality extends over a saddle southwards into the geological continuation of the Entrevernes valley to the top of the Col de la Frasse . This 1379 m high saddle is flanked by two craggy limestone cliffs, namely in the west from the highest point of the Roc des Bœufs (with 1774  m also the highest elevation of Entrevernes) and in the east by the Dent du Char ( 1645  m ).

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

  • Membert ( 920  m ) in the Entrevernes valley
  • Les Fauges ( 950  m ) at the foot of the Roc des Bœufs

Neighboring municipalities of Entrevernes are Duingt in the north, Lathuile in the east, Bellecombe-en-Bauges in the south and La Chapelle-Saint-Maurice and Saint-Eustache in the west.


Entrevernes was first mentioned in a document in 1464 under the name Intervernoe . The place name means between the alders , which means the slopes of the surrounding mountain ranges covered with alder forests. The place became an independent municipality in 1741, when parts of the municipal areas of Duingt and Lathuile were separated and joined together to form today's municipal ban of Entrevernes.


Population development
year Residents
1962 153
1968 146
1975 135
1982 146
1990 179
1999 168

With 214 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) Entrevernes is one of the smallest 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, Entrevernes had 441 inhabitants). Due to the remoteness and the limited expansion possibilities, the population of Entrevernes has remained relatively constant in the last few decades, in contrast to other municipalities in the area.

Economy and Infrastructure

Entrevernes was a predominantly agricultural village well into the 20th century . Today there are some local small businesses. Many workers are commuters who work in the larger towns in the area.

The village is located away from the larger thoroughfares. The only access is from Duingt on the main road N508 (Annecy-Albertville).

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