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Groisy (France)
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Annecy
Canton Annecy-le-Vieux
Community association Grand Annecy
Coordinates 46 ° 1 ′  N , 6 ° 10 ′  E Coordinates: 46 ° 1 ′  N , 6 ° 10 ′  E
height 529-874 m
surface 21.44 km 2
Residents 3,629 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 169 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 74570
INSEE code

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


Groisy is located at 740  m , about 14 kilometers north of the city of Annecy (beeline). The scattered settlement community stretches out in a panoramic position on the southern roof of the Bornes plateau, between the Usses and Filière valleys , in the Genevois .

The area of ​​the 21.44 square kilometers large municipal area includes a section in the area of ​​the Bornes Plateau. The western border runs along the Usses , a left tributary of the Rhone , which flows here in an open valley that is clearly deepened into the surroundings. From the Usses the municipality extends east to the high plateau of Bornes, which is an average of 800  m . The highest elevation of Groisy is reached at 874  m on this plateau, which consists mainly of meadow land. To the southeast, the community area extends into the broad valley of the Filière (tributary of the Fier ) and into the valleys of its side streams.

In addition to the actual village, Groisy also includes numerous hamlet settlements and farmsteads, including:

  • Vallourd ( 680  m )
  • Boisy ( 675  m )
  • La Gare ( 650  m ) at the Groisy train station
  • Flagy ( 735  m )
  • Les Aires ( 700  m )
  • Menibel ( 790  m )
  • Moguet ( 825  m )
  • Fontaine Vive ( 835  m )

Neighboring municipalities of Groisy are Villy-le-Bouveret and Menthonnex-en-Bornes in the north, Évires and Thorens-Glières in the east, Les Ollières and Charvonnex in the south and Villy-le-Pelloux and Cruseilles in the west.


The municipality of Groisy was already settled in the Neolithic , Roman and Burgundian times. The place name goes back to the Gallo-Roman surname Grossius and means estate of Grossius . In the Middle Ages , Groisy was the center of a small manor owned by the Sales von Thorens family.


The village church of Groisy dates from the 19th century. After being damaged by an earthquake in 1997, it was restored. The main building of the Château de Boisy, which was built in 1314, has been preserved. Ruins of the former Château de Soirié, founded in 1007, have been preserved.


year Residents
1962 1,033
1968 1,044
1975 1,207
1982 1,659
1990 2,190
1999 2,605
2006 2,937

With 3629 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) Groisy is one of the medium-sized communities in the Haute-Savoie department. Since the beginning of the 1970s, thanks to the attractive residential area, there has been a significant increase in population.

Economy and Infrastructure

Groisy is still a predominantly agricultural village today . There are also some small and medium-sized businesses. A large number of workers are commuters who work in the larger towns in the area as well as in the Annecy and Geneva-Annemasse area.

The village is located off the major thoroughfares on a departmental road that leads from Allonzier-la-Caille to La Roche-sur-Foron . Further road connections exist with Cruseilles, Charvonnex and Thorens-Glières. The nearest connection to the  A41 motorway , which crosses the municipality, is around six kilometers away. Groisy has a train station on the Aix-les-Bains – Annemasse line . Another train station was in Les Aires.

Web links

Commons : Groisy  - collection of images, videos and audio files