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Montagny-les-Lanches (France)
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Annecy
Canton Seynod
Community association Grand Annecy
Coordinates 45 ° 52 '  N , 6 ° 3'  E Coordinates: 45 ° 52 '  N , 6 ° 3'  E
height 525-729 m
surface 4.38 km 2
Residents 705 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 161 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 74600
INSEE code

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


Montagny-les-Lanches is at 610  m , about eight kilometers southwest of the city of Annecy (as the crow flies). The farming village extends from a promising location in the foothills of the Alps on a slope inclined slightly to the east and north on the high plateau of the eastern Albanais, between the Fier valley in the north and the Semnoz (part of the Bauges massif ) in the southeast.

The area of ​​the 4.38 km² large municipality covers a section of the Albanais. The area with only weak relief is occupied by the high plateau of Montagny, which is drained from the Ruisseau du Marais de l'Aile to the north to the Fier. To the west, the municipal area extends to the wooded height of Les Lanches , where the highest point of Montagny-les-Lanches is reached at 729  m .

In addition to the actual town center, Montagny-les-Lanches also has several hamlet settlements and farms, including:

  • Avulliens ( 559  m ) in a depression below Montagny
  • Crévion ( 570  m ) on the north face of the Montagny plateau

Neighboring communities of Montagny-les-Lanches are Chavanod in the north, Seynod in the east, Chapeiry in the south and Marcellaz-Albanais in the west.


Montagny is first mentioned in a document in the 15th century. In 1935 the name of the municipality was changed to Montagny-les-Lanches to avoid confusion with other places called Montagny.


The village church was built in the 19th century in the neo-Gothic style.


Population development
year Residents
1962 158
1968 186
1975 233
1982 260
1990 346
1999 369

With 705 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017), Montagny-les-Lanches 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 1901 there were still 247 inhabitants in Montagny-les-Lanches). Since the mid-1960s, however, a significant increase in population has been recorded.

Economy and Infrastructure

Until well into the 20th century, Montagny-les-Lanches was a predominantly agricultural village. Today there are various small business enterprises. Otherwise the village has developed into a residential community. Many workers are commuters who work in the Annecy area.

The village is located off the main thoroughfares, but can be easily reached from the main road N201 (Annecy-Chambéry). Other road connections exist with Chavanod, Marcellaz-Albanais and Balmont. The closest connection to the A41 motorway is around 10 km away.

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