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Coat of arms of Menthonnex-en-Bornes
Menthonnex-en-Bornes (France)
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Saint-Julien-en-Genevois
Canton La Roche-sur-Foron
Community association Pays de Cruseilles
Coordinates 46 ° 3 '  N , 6 ° 10'  E Coordinates: 46 ° 3 '  N , 6 ° 10'  E
height 690-964 m
surface 8.48 km 2
Residents 1,076 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 127 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 74350
INSEE code

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


Menthonnex-en-Bornes is located at 800  m , about 17 kilometers north of the city of Annecy (as the crow flies). The scattered settlement community extends from a promising location on the western roof of the Bornes plateau, above the Usses valley , south of the Salève , in the Genevois .

The area of ​​the 8.48 km² municipal area includes a section in the area of ​​the Bornes plateau. The western border runs along the Usses, a left tributary of the Rhone . This body of water flows south in a wide valley and separates the ridge of the Salève from the Bornes plateau to the east. From the lowland, the municipality extends eastward over a relatively gently sloping slope to the high plateau, on which the highest elevation of Menthonnex-en-Bornes is reached at 964  m . Several side streams of the Usses drain the plateau in slightly incised erosion channels , including the Ruisseau du Grand Verray , which forms the southern municipal boundary.

In addition to the actual village, Menthonnex-en-Bornes also includes numerous hamlet settlements and farms, including (from north to south):

  • La Rippe ( 840  m )
  • Les Margolliets ( 795  m )
  • La Côte ( 825  m )
  • Le Trosset ( 847  m )
  • Les Petits Pierres ( 840  m )
  • Peguin ( 880  m )

Neighboring municipalities of Menthonnex-en-Bornes are Le Sappey and Arbusigny in the north, Évires in the east, Groisy in the south and Villy-le-Bouveret and Vovray-en-Bornes in the west.


Menthonnex-en-Bornes (previously just called Menthonnex) was first mentioned in writing in the 15th century.


The village church of Menthonnex-en-Bornes was built in the neo-Gothic style. The Notre Dame de la Salette chapel is also worth seeing.


Population development
year Residents
1962 367
1968 262
1975 270
1982 313
1990 419
1999 610

With 1,076 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017), Menthonnex-en-Bornes is one of the small communities in the Haute-Savoie department. In the first half of the 20th century the population decreased steadily (1901 Menthonnex-en-Bornes had 633 inhabitants). Since the beginning of the 1970s, however, a significant increase in population has been recorded.

Economy and Infrastructure

Menthonnex-en-Bornes is still a predominantly agricultural village today . There are also some local small businesses. Some of the workers are commuters who work in the larger towns in the area and in the Geneva-Annemasse and Annecy area .

The village is located off the major thoroughfares on a departmental road that leads from Cruseilles over the Bornes plateau to La Roche-sur-Foron . Further road connections exist with Arbusigny, Villy-le-Bouveret and Groisy. The closest connection to the A41 motorway is around 11 km away.

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