|Rumilly (main town)
|Rumilly Terre de Savoie
|16.89 km 2
|15,379 (January 1, 2017)
|911 inhabitants / km 2
Rumilly, Hôtel de Ville (Town Hall)
Rumilly is a French municipality with 15,379 inhabitants (at January 1, 2017) in the department of Haute-Savoie in the region of Auvergne Rhône-Alpes . The municipality is associated with the Massif des Bauges Regional Nature Park as an access point .
Even the Romans recognized in the 2nd century BC The strategic importance of the place and built a bridge and a fortified structure at the confluence of the Nephaz and Chéran rivers . The developing place was called Romillia. In the 10th century, the Counts of Geneva and the Bishops of Geneva owned the place and built a castle on the site of the old Roman citadel. In the 15th century, the Dukes of Savoy expanded the city's defense system. In 1419 the place belonged to Duke Amadeus VIII of Savoy.
In 1630 Louis XIII conquered . Rumilly and ruined castle and fortifications. In 1690 a resistance against the troops of Louis XIV was formed under the command of General St. Ruth. Several people were killed in the fighting on August 15, 1690. In 1742 Savoy and Rumilly were occupied by Spanish troops during the War of the Austrian Succession (1740–1748). In the 19th century, the construction of a train station on the Aix-les-Bains - Annemasse line brought a teacher training college (1860) and the first industries to the city. For years a tobacco factory was the largest employer.
- Sardinian neoclassical style church (1843)
- Old town with houses from the Renaissance period, the grain hall from 1820 (Place Grenette), arcades and fountains on Place de l'Hôtel de Ville (Town Hall Square).
- Museum of the Albanais Region
- Notre-Dame de l'Aumône chapel (on the banks of the Chéran river)
Tefal SAS has its headquarters and an important production site for cookware in Rumilly .