Saint-Eustache (Haute-Savoie)

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Saint-Eustache (France)
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Annecy
Canton Seynod
Community association Grand Annecy
Coordinates 45 ° 48 '  N , 6 ° 9'  E Coordinates: 45 ° 48 '  N , 6 ° 9'  E
height 600-1,680 m
surface 10.54 km 2
Residents 513 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 49 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 74410
INSEE code

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


Saint-Eustache is at 750  m , about twelve kilometers south of the city of Annecy (as the crow flies). The farming village extends in a depression in the northern part of the Bauges massif , near Lac d'Annecy , on a protrusion between the Laudon and a right side stream. The community is located within the Massif des Bauges Regional Nature Park .

The area of ​​the 10.54 km² municipal area includes a section of the building. The central area is occupied by a depression that is oriented in a north-south direction. This depression is drained from the Laudon north to Lac d'Annecy. The stream receives various short tributaries from the surrounding slopes. To the west, the community area extends over a densely wooded slope to the anticline of the Semnoz and to its highest peak, the Crêt de Châtillon (at 1699  m, the highest elevation of Saint-Eustache). To the east of the depression rises the rugged rock ridge of the Roc des Bœufs (up to 1560  m ).

In addition to the actual town center, Saint-Eustache also includes several hamlet settlements and farms, including:

  • Patérier ( 760  m ) on a terrace above Saint-Jorioz
  • Puget ( 790  m ) on a terrace above Saint-Jorioz
  • La Magne ( 840  m ) at the foot of the Roc des Bœufs
  • Le Cruet ( 750  m ) in a side valley of the Laudon at the western foot of the Roc des Bœufs
  • La Pierre ( 900  m ) on the western slope of the Roc des Bœufs

Neighboring municipalities of Saint-Eustache are Saint-Jorioz in the north, Entrevernes in the east, La Chapelle-Saint-Maurice and Leschaux in the south and Viuz-la-Chiésaz in the west.


Saint-Eustache is named after the martyr Eustachius . In the Middle Ages the place belonged to the Duingt rule . Territory changes occurred in 1866 when the former hamlet of La Chapelle-Blanche was separated from Saint-Eustache and made an independent municipality of La Chapelle-Saint-Maurice. In the same year, La Magne was split off from Saint-Jorioz and assigned to Saint-Eustache.


The village church of Saint-Eustache, built in the neo-Gothic style, was consecrated in 1866. The ruins of the Tour du Châteauvieux, which belonged to a castle built in the 12th century, have been preserved.


Population development
year Residents
1962 234
1968 209
1975 239
1982 297
1990 335
1999 392
2005 462

With 513 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017), Saint-Eustache 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 525 inhabitants in Saint-Eustache). Since the beginning of the 1970s, however, a significant increase in population has been recorded.

Economy and Infrastructure

Until well into the 20th century, Saint-Eustache was predominantly an agricultural village. Today there are some local small businesses. Saint-Eustache is now a residential community. Many workers are commuters who work in the larger towns in the area, especially in Annecy.

The village is located off the main thoroughfares on a connecting road that leads from Saint-Jorioz to La Chapelle-Saint-Maurice.

Web links

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