Combloux

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Combloux
The church with the Aravis in the background
The church with the Aravis in the background
Location of Combloux
Combloux is located in France
Combloux
Combloux
Combloux is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
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
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentHaute-Savoie
ArrondissementBonneville
CantonSallanches
IntercommunalityPays du Mont-Blanc
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean Bertoluzzi
Area
1
17.27 km2 (6.67 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,210
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
74083 /74920
Elevation720–1,784 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.

Combloux is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-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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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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