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Lovagny Coat of Arms
Lovagny (France)
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Annecy
Canton Annecy-1
Community association Fier et Usses
Coordinates 45 ° 54 '  N , 6 ° 2'  E Coordinates: 45 ° 54 '  N , 6 ° 2'  E
height 352-669 m
surface 5.55 km 2
Residents 1,286 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 232 Einw./km 2
Post Code 74330
INSEE code

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


Lovagny is located at 523  m , about eight kilometers west of the city of Annecy (as the crow flies). The village extends in a panoramic position on the southern slope of the Montagne d'Age, around 150 meters above the Fier valley , in the foothills of the Alps on the edge of the Annecy basin, in the Genevois .

The area of ​​the 5.55 square kilometers large municipal area includes a section of the Genevois. The southern part of the area is occupied by the valley of the Fier, which flows here partly in a flat valley floor, partly in a deeply cut rock gorge (Gorges du Fier) from east to west. Most of the time the border runs along the southern slope of the valley. From the valley of the Fier, the municipal area extends northward over the slope of Lovagny to the ridge of the Montagne d'Age , with the Ruisseau de l'Écluse forming the western boundary. The highest point in Lovagny is reached on the Crêt de la Cheminée at 669  m .

Lovagny includes the hamlet of Pont-Vert ( 380  m ) on the Fier valley floor and a few individual farms. Neighboring communities of Lovagny are Nonglard in the north, Poisy in the east, Chavanod and Étercy in the south and Vaulx in the west.


The municipality of Lovagny was already settled in the Neolithic and Roman times, and the place was then called Lupariacum . In the 11th century, the village is first mentioned under the name Lovaniaci . During the Middle Ages, a priory existed here, founded by the monks of Talloires Abbey.


Montrottier Castle

The village church of Lovagny was rebuilt in the 19th century, with parts of the choir from the previous Romanesque building being included. Montrottier Castle stands on a hill below the village . The characteristic Savoy fortified castle was built in the 13th century and redesigned in the 15th and 19th centuries. It has a 36 meter high keep , in which a collection of bronze reliefs from the 16th century, weapons, armor, porcelain, ceramics and furniture is shown.


year Residents
1962 271
1968 332
1975 409
1982 526
1990 602
1999 718
2004 955

With 1286 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) Lovagny 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 1901 there were 450 inhabitants in Lovagny). Since the beginning of the 1960s, however, thanks to the beautiful residential area and the proximity to Annecy, a marked increase in population has been recorded again.

Economy and Infrastructure

Lovagny was a predominantly agricultural village until well into the 20th century . In addition, there are now some local small businesses. Many workers are commuters who work in the Annecy area.

The village is off the main thoroughfares on a departmental road that leads from Annecy through the Fier valley to Seyssel . Another road connection is with Chavanod. The closest connection to the  A41 motorway is around nine kilometers away. Lovagny owned a train station on the Aix-les-Bains – Annemasse line .

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