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Coat of arms of Saint-Cergues
Saint-Cergues (France)
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Saint-Julien-en-Genevois
Canton Gaillard
Community association Annemasse-Les Voirons-Agglomération
Coordinates 46 ° 14 ′  N , 6 ° 19 ′  E Coordinates: 46 ° 14 ′  N , 6 ° 19 ′  E
height 486-1,480 m
surface 12.55 km 2
Residents 3,613 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 288 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 74140
INSEE code

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


Saint-Cergues is located at 560  m , about 14 kilometers east of the city of Geneva (as the crow flies). The village extends slightly higher on the lower western slope of the mountain range of Les Voirons , above the Foron valley (tributary of the Arve ), near the border with Switzerland .

The area of ​​the 12.55 square kilometer municipal area includes a section on the edge of the Lake Geneva basin . The area is traversed from northeast to southwest by the Foron parallel to the Les Voirons mountain range. As a river valley, the stream uses a meltwater channel that was once formed on the edge of the Ice Age Rhone glacier . To the west of this valley, the border runs on the Monniaz hill (up to 530  m ). To the east, the municipality extends over the terrace of Saint-Cergues to the densely wooded ridge of Les Voirons, on which the highest point of Saint-Cergues is reached at 1,480  m . The southern boundary is formed by the erosion channel of the Chandouze stream .

In addition to the actual center, various hamlet settlements belong to Saint-Cergues, including:

  • Le Bourgeau ( 533  m )
  • Bourjaillet ( 526  m )
  • La Tuilière ( 542  m )
  • Les Fontaines ( 539  m )
  • La Charrière ( 566  m )
  • L'Archet ( 570  m )
  • Le Bois ( 600  m )
  • Les Baraques ( 559  m )
  • Terret ( 590  m )
  • Borringes ( 580  m )

The neighboring municipalities of Saint-Cergues are Machilly in the north, Bons-en-Chablais and Boëge in the east, Cranves-Sales and Juvigny in the south and the Swiss municipality of Jussy ( Canton of Geneva ) in the west.


The municipality of Saint-Cergues was already settled in prehistoric times. The place name goes back to St. Cyricus, a martyr from the 4th century.


The village church was built in the neo-Gothic style. On the edge of the forest above the village is the 19th century Chapel of Clermont. Two stately homes have also been preserved, namely the Château de Neydens and the Château de Locon. The Dolmen Cave aux Fées is located on the southern edge of the municipality .


year Residents
1962 1,152
1968 1,291
1975 1,830
1982 2,088
1990 2,337
1999 2,513

With 3,613 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017), Saint-Cergues is one of the medium-sized communes in the Haute-Savoie department. Since the beginning of the 1960s, thanks to the attractive residential area, there has been continuous strong population growth. Outside the old village center, numerous single-family houses have been built on the promising slope of Les Voirons.

Economy and Infrastructure

Until well into the 20th century, Saint-Cergues was a predominantly agricultural village. Today there are various local small and medium-sized businesses. Numerous workers are commuters who go to work in the larger towns in the area, especially in the Geneva-Annemasse area.

The place is well developed in terms of traffic. It is located above the main road N206 , which leads from Annemasse to Thonon-les-Bains . There are other road connections with Bons-en-Chablais, Juvigny and Jussy. The municipality also had a train station on the Annemasse – Thonon-les-Bains line .

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