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Marlioz (France)
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Saint-Julien-en-Genevois
Canton Saint-Julien-en-Genevois
Community association Usses and Rhône
Coordinates 46 ° 2 ′  N , 6 ° 0 ′  E Coordinates: 46 ° 2 ′  N , 6 ° 0 ′  E
height 366-630 m
surface 8.12 km 2
Residents 1,012 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 125 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 74270
INSEE code

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


Marlioz is located at 550  m , about 16 kilometers north-northwest of the city of Annecy (as the crow flies). The village extends in a promising location on a ledge south of the Montagne de Sion, around 150 m above the Usses valley , in the Genevois .

The area of ​​the 8.12 km² municipal area includes a section of the Genevois. The area is crossed from east to west by the open valley of the Usses (left tributary of the Rhone ). From the valley low, the community area extends northward over the slope of Marlioz to a ridge of the Montagne de Sion that extends far south, on which the highest elevation of Marlioz is reached at 630  m . A much smaller part of the municipality extends south of the Vallée des Usses onto the adjacent slopes.

In addition to the actual town center, Marlioz also includes various hamlet settlements and farmsteads, including:

  • Grière ( 490  m ) on the northern slope of the Usses valley
  • Chez les Gay ( 390  m ) on the Usses
  • Les Albins ( 480  m ) on a plateau south of the Vallée des Usses

Neighboring communities of Marlioz are Minzier and Chavannaz in the north, Cernex and Cercier in the east, Choisy and Sallenôves in the south and Contamine-Sarzin in the west.


Marlioz is first mentioned in a document in the 15th century. In 1860 Marlioz was assigned to the newly created canton of Frangy , previously it belonged to the canton of Saint-Julien-en-Genevois .


Marlioz has the village church and the 17th century castle with its square towers. On a wooded height above the confluence of the Usses and Petites Usses rivers stands the Château de Sallenôves, which originally dates from the 11th century but was extensively remodeled in the 14th and 17th centuries.


Population development
year Residents
1962 312
1968 285
1975 234
1982 313
1990 428
1999 440
2006 616

With 1012 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017), Marlioz is one of the small 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 1861 there were still 695 inhabitants in Marlioz). Since the mid-1970s, however, a significant increase in population has been recorded.

Economy and Infrastructure

Marlioz is still a predominantly agricultural village today . There are also some local small 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 Vers to Sallenôves . Other road connections exist with Minzier and Cercier. The closest connection to the A41 motorway is around 13 km away.

Web links

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