Combloux

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Combloux
Combloux, Rhône-Alpes.jpg
Combloux is located in France
Combloux
Combloux
Coordinates: 45°53′47″N 6°38′30″E / 45.8964°N 6.6417°E / 45.8964; 6.6417Coordinates: 45°53′47″N 6°38′30″E / 45.8964°N 6.6417°E / 45.8964; 6.6417
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Bonneville
Canton Sallanches
Intercommunality Pays du Mont-Blanc
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean Bertoluzzi
Area
 • Land1 17.27 km2 (6.67 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 2,155
 • Population2 density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 74083 / 74920
Elevation 720–1,784 m (2,362–5,853 ft)
(avg. 960 m or 3,150 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Combloux is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France, with a population of over 2000 residents. It is a mountain village in the French Alps and is popular as a ski resort. Combloux is located 4 km (2.5 mi) from Megève and 30 km (19 mi) from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc.

History[edit]

Before Combloux became a popular skiing resort it was a traditional mountainous village with the main economy being made from farming which still exists today. It has stone and wooden chalets for accommodation and besides the residents, chalets are an option for tourists wishing to stay here. Combloux's permanent residents are over 2000 and the village has expanded quickly recently. Combloux boasts a beautiful location as it is described as "le perle du Mont Blanc" as a full view of the Mont-Blanc is ever present. Combloux also has the first ecological lake for swimmers in France, open in summer and heated by the sun.

Tourism[edit]

In winter, Combloux is a skiing resort. It shares its skiing area with Megève, Saint-Gervais, Les Contamines, and La Giettaz, as a part of the "Evasion Mont-Blanc" area which gives it a total of 445 km of skiable pistes.

Combloux is also a popular summer destination, mainly for hiking and mountain-biking.

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