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Nâves-Parmelan (France)
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Annecy
Canton Annecy-le-Vieux
Community association Grand Annecy
Coordinates 45 ° 56 '  N , 6 ° 11'  E Coordinates: 45 ° 56 '  N , 6 ° 11'  E
height 480-1,281 m
surface 5.39 km 2
Residents 969 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 180 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 74370
INSEE code
Website www.navesparmelan.com

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


Nâves-Parmelan is at 640  m , about six kilometers northeast of the city of Annecy (as the crow flies). The former farming village extends from a panoramic location on a terrace above the Fier valley , on the edge of the Alps, at the foot of the Tête du Parmelan, in the Genevois .

The area of ​​the 5.39 km² municipal area includes a section of the Genevois. The central part of the area is occupied by a plateau that slopes west and south to the valley of the Fier. At its exit from the Bornes Alps, this is sunk around 150 m into the surrounding plateaus. The northern border is marked by the erosion channel of a short side stream. To the east, the community area extends over a wooded slope up to the narrow ridge of the Montagne de la Cha , on which the highest point of Nâves-Parmelan is reached at 1278  m . This ridge forms the southwestern continuation of the Tête du Parmelan .

Some individual farms belong to Nâves-Parmelan. Neighboring municipalities to Nâves-Parmelan are Villaz in the north, Dingy-Saint-Clair in the east and Annecy-le-Vieux in the southwest.


The municipality of Nâves-Parmelan was already settled during Roman times.

Nâves was first mentioned in a document in the 14th century. The place name goes back to the Gallic word nava (gorge, deep valley). In 1935 the municipality of Nâves was renamed Nâves-Parmelan .


The village church of Nâves-Parmelan was built in the 19th century in the neo-Gothic style. Various houses in the typical Savoyard style have been preserved in the town center.


Population development
year Residents
1962 268
1968 270
1975 359
1982 520
1990 719
1999 862
2006 868

With 969 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) Nâves-Parmelan is one of the small communities in the Haute-Savoie department. In the course of the 19th and 20th centuries, the population decreased continuously due to strong emigration (in 1861 there were still 430 inhabitants in Nâves-Parmelan). Since the beginning of the 1970s, however, thanks to the attractive residential area and the proximity to Annecy, there has been a marked increase in population. Numerous single-family houses were built outside the old town center.

Economy and Infrastructure

For a long time, Nâves-Parmelan was predominantly an 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 on a departmental road that leads from Annecy-le-Vieux to Thorens-Glières . Other road connections exist with Dingy-Saint-Clair and Villaz. The closest connection to the A41 motorway is around 8 km away.

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