Quintal (Haute-Savoie)

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Quintal (France)
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Annecy
Canton Seynod
Community association Grand Annecy
Coordinates 45 ° 50 ′  N , 6 ° 5 ′  E Coordinates: 45 ° 50 ′  N , 6 ° 5 ′  E
height 585-1,533 m
surface 9.13 km 2
Residents 1,238 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 136 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 74600
INSEE code
Website www.mairie-quintal.fr

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


Quintal is located at 756  m , about eight kilometers south-southwest of the city of Annecy (as the crow flies). The farming village extends in a promising location in the foothills of the Alps on a high plateau at the western foot of the Semnoz (part of the Bauges massif ) in the eastern Albanais. The community is located within the Massif des Bauges Regional Nature Park .

The area of ​​the 9.13 km² municipal area includes a section of the Albanais. The northern part of the municipality occupies the Quintal plateau, which is sloping towards the west and north. The community area extends to the southeast over a densely wooded slope up to the broad ridge of the Semnoz . On the north flank of the Crêt du Tertère , the highest point in Quintal is reached at 1533  m .

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

  • Les Chênes ( 720  m ) on the Quintal plateau
  • Laudon ( 720  m ) on the Quintal plateau

Neighboring municipalities of Quintal are Seynod in the west and north, Sévrier and Saint-Jorioz in the east and Viuz-la-Chiésaz in the south.


The municipality of Quintal was already settled in prehistoric times.

It has been a parish since the 11th century. From 1796 to 1857 there was a bell foundry in the village.


The Romanesque parish church Église de la Visitation dates from the 10th and 11th centuries and is one of the oldest surviving churches in Haute-Savoie. In Les Vernettes there is a chapel that was built in the 19th century.


With 1238 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) Quintal 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 319 inhabitants in Quintal). Since the beginning of the 1970s, however, thanks to the beautiful residential area and the proximity to Annecy, there has been a marked increase in population. Today Quintal is part of the Annecy agglomeration.

Population development
year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2009
Residents 205 200 468 594 692 882 1,164

Economy and Infrastructure

Until well into the 20th century, Quintal 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 away from the major thoroughfares, but is still well-developed in terms of traffic. The two main approaches are from Seynod or from Alby-sur-Chéran . There are other road connections with Viuz-la-Chiésaz and the tourist road, which leads over the ridge of the Semnoz. The closest connection to the A41 motorway is around 10 km away.

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