Bonneville, Haute-Savoie

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Subprefecture and commune
Bonneville, Haute-Savoie by J. M. W. Turner
Bonneville, Haute-Savoie by J. M. W. Turner
Coat of arms of Bonneville
Coat of arms
Bonneville is located in France
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Bonneville is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Coordinates: 46°04′47″N 6°24′05″E / 46.0797°N 6.4014°E / 46.0797; 6.4014Coordinates: 46°04′47″N 6°24′05″E / 46.0797°N 6.4014°E / 46.0797; 6.4014
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Bonneville
Canton Bonneville
Intercommunality Faucigny-Glières
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Stéphane Valli
Area1 27.15 km2 (10.48 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 12,575
 • Density 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 74042 /74130
Elevation 450–1,877 m (1,476–6,158 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.

Bonneville (French pronunciation: ​[bɔn.vil]; Arpitan: Bônavela) is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.


Bonneville is on the A40 autoroute, roughly halfway between Geneva and Chamonix. The urban centre is on the north bank of the Arve river, with urban development reaching to the foot of the mountains to both the north and south.

Bonneville sits at the juncture between the Swiss Voralpen and the French Prealps. to the west, the Arve valley is a wide and fertile outwash plain, while to the east, it is a classical glacial valley.

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