Les Ollières

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Les Ollières
Les Ollières (France)
Les Ollières
local community Fillière
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Annecy
Coordinates 45 ° 59 ′  N , 6 ° 11 ′  E Coordinates: 45 ° 59 ′  N , 6 ° 11 ′  E
Post Code 74370
Former INSEE code 74204
Incorporation January 1, 2017
status Commune déléguée

Les Ollières is a village and a former French village with 1,032 inhabitants (as of January 1 2017) in the department of Haute-Savoie in the region of Auvergne Rhône-Alpes . It was part of the Arrondissement of Annecy and the canton of Annecy-le-Vieux .

With effect from January 1, 2017, the previously independent municipalities of Aviernoz , Évires , Les Ollières , Saint-Martin-Bellevue and Thorens-Glières were merged into a Commune nouvelle with the name Fillière and have the status of a Commune déléguée in the new municipality . The administrative headquarters are in Thorens-Glières.


Les Ollières is located at 692  m , about 10 km north-northeast of the city of Annecy (as the crow flies). The farming village extends in a panoramic location on a wide terrace above the Fillière valley , on the edge of the Alps northeast of the Annecy basin, at the foot of the striking summit formation of the Tête du Parmelan, in the Genevois .

The central part of the area is occupied by an extensive plateau at the foot of the Bornes Alps , partly covered with meadow, partly covered with forest . At 794  m , the highest point in Les Ollières is reached at Chez les Bois. The plateau descends towards the north and west with relatively gently sloping slopes towards the Fillière valley .

There are also various hamlet settlements and farmsteads in the surrounding area, including:

  • Le Pra ( 570  m ) on a ledge above the confluence of the Crenant and the Fillière
  • Bémont ( 670  m ) on the southern slope of the Les Ollières plateau
  • Chez les Bois ( 760  m ) on the Les Ollières plateau

Neighboring towns of Les Ollières are Groisy and Thorens-Glières in the north, Aviernoz in the east, Villaz in the south and Saint-Martin-Bellevue and Charvonnex in the west.


The area around Les Ollières was already settled in the Neolithic . Les Ollières is mentioned for the first time in the early 15th century. The place name probably goes back to the old French word olier (potter).


The village church of Les Ollières was given its current appearance when it was rebuilt in the 19th century, with the choir of the previous building from 1508 being included.


Population development
year Residents
1962 391
1968 387
1975 434
1982 525
1990 616
1999 737

In the course of the 19th and 20th centuries, the number of inhabitants decreased continuously due to strong emigration (in 1861 there were still 502 inhabitants in Les Ollières). Since the beginning of the 1970s, however, thanks to the attractive residential area and the proximity to Annecy, there has been a significant increase in population.

Economy and Infrastructure

Until well into the 20th century, Les Ollières was a predominantly agricultural village. Today there are various local small businesses. Otherwise the village has developed into a residential community. Many workers are commuters who work in the Annecy area.

The village is off the main thoroughfares but is easily accessible from the main road N203, which runs from Annecy to La Roche-sur-Foron . Further road connections exist with Aviernoz and Groisy. The closest connection to the A41 motorway is around 10 km away.

Web links

Commons : Les Ollières  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. adoption PREF / DRCL / BCLB-2016-0034 prefecture establishing the commune nouvelle Fillière from May 27, 2016