La Chapelle-Saint-Maurice

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La Chapelle-Saint-Maurice
La Chapelle-Saint-Maurice (France)
La Chapelle-Saint-Maurice
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Annecy
Canton Seynod
Community association Grand Annecy
Coordinates 45 ° 47 '  N , 6 ° 9'  E Coordinates: 45 ° 47 '  N , 6 ° 9'  E
height 754-1,760 m
surface 6.48 km 2
Residents 119 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 18 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 74410
INSEE code

La Chapelle-Saint-Maurice is a French commune in the department of Haute-Savoie in the region of Auvergne Rhône-Alpes .


La Chapelle-Saint-Maurice is located at 950  m , about 14 kilometers south of the city of Annecy (as the crow flies). The farming village extends near the Col de Leschaux, a saddle in the northern part of the Bauges massif , near Lac d'Annecy , on the western slope of the Roc des Bœufs above the Laudon valley. The community is located within the Massif des Bauges Regional Nature Park .

The area of ​​the 6.48 km² municipal area includes a section of the building. The western border runs along the Laudon , a tributary of Lac d'Annecy. It flows in a broad valley north of the Col de Leschaux and separates the parallel chains of Semnoz (in the west) and Roc des Bœufs (in the east). From the course of the river, the municipal area extends eastward into the headwaters of the Laudon and over a steep slope to the rugged rock ridge of the Roc des Bœufs , on which the highest elevation of La Chapelle-Saint-Maurice is reached at 1774  m .

In addition to the actual town center, La Chapelle-Saint-Maurice also includes the hamlet Borny ( 936  m ) on the western slope of the Roc des Bœufs and a few individual farms. Neighboring municipalities of La Chapelle-Saint-Maurice are Saint-Eustache in the north, Entrevernes in the east, Bellecombe-en-Bauges in the south and Leschaux in the west.


Until 1866 the settlement was called La Chapelle-Blanche and belonged as a hamlet to the municipality of Saint-Eustache. It was then separated and raised to an independent municipality under the name La Chapelle-Saint-Maurice .


Population development
year Residents
1962 121
1968 112
1975 92
1982 96
1990 111
1999 115

With 119 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017), La Chapelle-Saint-Maurice is one of the smallest communities in the Haute-Savoie department. In the course of the 19th and 20th centuries, the number of inhabitants decreased continuously due to strong emigration (in 1866 there were still 248 inhabitants in La Chapelle-Saint-Maurice). Due to its remoteness, the population of La Chapelle-Saint-Maurice has remained relatively constant over the last few decades, unlike other municipalities in the area.

Economy and Infrastructure

La Chapelle-Saint-Maurice still lives mainly from agriculture . There is a sawmill in the village. Some workers are commuters who work in the larger towns in the area, particularly in Annecy.

The village is located off the major thoroughfares on a connecting road that leads from Saint-Jorioz via La Chapelle-Saint-Maurice to the Col de Leschaux.

Web links

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