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View of the Merdassier ski area
View of the Merdassier ski area
Manigod is located in France
Coordinates: 45°51′42″N 6°22′14″E / 45.8617°N 6.3706°E / 45.8617; 6.3706Coordinates: 45°51′42″N 6°22′14″E / 45.8617°N 6.3706°E / 45.8617; 6.3706
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Arrondissement of Annecy
Canton Canton of Thônes
Intercommunality Communauté de communes des Vallées de Thônes
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Bruno Sonnier
Area1 44.12 km2 (17.03 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 1,007
 • Density 23/km2 (59/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 74160 /74230
Elevation 719–2,485 m (2,359–8,153 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.

Manigod is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of eastern France.

The area[edit]

The linked area of Manigod consists of several different ski areas: La Croix Fry, Merdassier, and Manigod Village, among others.


The village itself is small and traditional with very few shops, all selling local produce such as the locally made Reblochon.

Aravis valley from Manigod

Plateau de Beaugarde[edit]

Famous local walk with a view of Mont Blanc.


The River Fier has its source in the commune.


Nearby villages include Thônes, La Clusaz, Saint-Jean-de-Sixt, and Le Grand Bornand. Further away are the larger towns of Annecy and Chamonix.

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