|Community association||Rumilly Terre de Savoie|
|surface||4.90 km 2|
|Residents||958 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||196 inhabitants / km 2|
Hauteville-sur-Fier is Rumilly , about twelve kilometers west of the city of Annecy (as the crow flies). The village extends in the Albanais , slightly elevated on the northern edge of the Fier valley , east of the ridge of the Montagne du Gros Foug., near
The area of the 4.90 square kilometers large municipal area covers a section of the western Genevois . The southern part of the municipality is taken up by the wide valley of the Fier, which flows from east to west here and is slightly cut into the valley plain in some places. To the north, the parish extends over the terrace of Hautevillette to the slopes of the adjacent hilly landscape. Here, at the highest point in Hauteville-sur-Fier is reached.
In addition to the actual town center, Hauteville-sur-Fier also includes various hamlet settlements and farms, including:
- La Champagne ( ) in the valley south of the Fier
- La Croix ( ) in the valley north of the Fier
- Les Onges ( ) on the northern edge of the valley
- Hautevillette ( ) on a terrace north of the Fier
The municipality of Hauteville-sur-Fier was already populated during Roman times. A Cluniac priory was founded here in the 12th century. Until 1901 the municipality was officially called Hauteville-de-Rumilly and later Hauteville-en-Genevois . The area changed in 1923 when the hamlet of La Champagne on the south side of the Fier was separated from Marcellaz-Albanais and allocated to Hauteville-sur-Fier.
The village church of Saint-Nicolas was built in Baroque style in 1681 and redesigned in the 19th century. It has a wooden statue of Christ from the 17th century. The Renaissance style Château des Onges , which dates back to the 16th century, was modified in the 19th century. The manor house in Champagne also got its present form in the 19th century. There are also ruins of a medieval castle.
With 958 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017), Hauteville-sur-Fier is one of the small communities in the Haute-Savoie department. In the course of the 20th century the number of inhabitants decreased continuously due to strong emigration (in 1861 there were still 479 inhabitants in Hauteville-sur-Fier). Since the mid-1970s, however, a significant increase in population has been recorded.
Economy and Infrastructure
Hauteville-sur-Fier was a predominantly agricultural village well into the 20th century . Today there are various local small businesses. Many employed people are commuters who work in the larger towns in the area and in the Annecy area.
The village is located away from the major thoroughfares on a departmental road that leads from Annecy to Seyssel . Further road connections exist with Rumilly, Marcellaz-Albanais and Vaulx. The closest connection to the A41 motorway is around 15 kilometers away. Hauteville-sur-Fier had a train station on the Aix-les-Bains – Annemasse line .