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Coat of arms of Veyrier-du-Lac
Veyrier-du-Lac (France)
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Annecy
Canton Faverges
Community association Grand Annecy
Coordinates 45 ° 53 '  N , 6 ° 11'  E Coordinates: 45 ° 53 '  N , 6 ° 11'  E
height 441-1,291 m
surface 8.21 km 2
Residents 2,251 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 274 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 74290
INSEE code

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


Veyrier-du-Lac is located at 500  m , about five kilometers southeast of the city of Annecy (as the crow flies). The village extends in a sun-exposed location on the eastern bank of Lake Annecy , at the foot of Mont Veyrier and Mont Baret, which are part of the Bornes Alps .

The area of ​​the 8.21 km 2 municipality includes a section on the east bank of Lake Annecy. In the area of ​​Veyrier-du-Lac the lakeshore is relatively flat, only in the far north there are steeper bank areas. To the east, the community area extends over the initially gently rising slope from Veyrier to Mont Veyrier, on which Veyrier's highest peak is reached at 1291  m . The mountain is crowned by a characteristic rocky slope. To the south of Mont Veyrier is the ridge of Mont Baret ( 1243  m ).

In addition to the actual town center, Veyrier-du-Lac also includes the settlements:

  • Chavoire ( 470  m ) on the lake shore north to Veyrier-du-Lac
  • Morat ( 510  m ) at the west foot of Mont Baret south of Veyrier-du-Lac

Neighboring municipalities of Veyrier-du-Lac are Annecy-le-Vieux in the north, Alex in the east, Menthon-Saint-Bernard in the south and Sévrier and Annecy in the west.


The municipality of Veyrier-du-Lac was already settled in the Neolithic and Roman times.

The place name goes back to the Gallo-Roman personal name Verius or Virius and means something like Verius / Virius estate . Until 1901 the municipality was called Vairier-d'Annecy , after which the current name was introduced. Since the second half of the 19th century, Veyrier-du-Lac has been a popular place to stay for painters and writers thanks to its beautiful location and mild climate.


The parish church was built in the neo-Gothic style. Of the secular buildings, the Château de la Ruaz from the 16th century and the Château de Fésigny should be mentioned.


year Residents
1962 943
1968 1.311
1975 1,700
1982 1,770
1990 1,967
1999 2,063

With 2251 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) Veyrier-du-Lac is one of the medium-sized communes in the Haute-Savoie department. Since the early 1960s, thanks to the attractive residential area and proximity to Annecy, there has been a significant increase in population. Outside the old town center and on the mountain slopes, numerous new single-family houses and villas were built.

Economy and Infrastructure

Veyrier-du-Lac was a predominantly agricultural village until the 20th century . Today there are some small and medium-sized businesses. Many workers are commuters who work in the larger towns in the area, especially in Annecy. Thanks to its beautiful location by the lake and the mild climate, Veyrier-du-Lac has developed into a holiday resort in recent decades. Day tourism also plays an important role. The operation of the cable car from Veyrier-du-Lac to Mont Veyrier was stopped in 2001.

The place is well developed in terms of traffic. It is on the main D909 road from Annecy to Thônes . Another regionally important road connection is along the eastern bank of Lac d'Annecy with Doussard . The closest connection to the  A41 motorway is around ten kilometers away.

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