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The church in Saint-Jean-de-Sixt
The church in Saint-Jean-de-Sixt
Saint-Jean-de-Sixt is located in France
Coordinates: 45°55′26″N 6°24′38″E / 45.9239°N 6.4106°E / 45.9239; 6.4106Coordinates: 45°55′26″N 6°24′38″E / 45.9239°N 6.4106°E / 45.9239; 6.4106
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Annecy
Canton Faverges
Intercommunality Vallées de Thônes
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Pierre-Joseph Recour
Area1 12.21 km2 (4.71 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 1,428
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 74239 /74450
Elevation 828–1,860 m (2,717–6,102 ft)
(avg. 963 m or 3,159 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.

Saint-Jean-de-Sixt is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in southeastern France.

It lies in the Aravis Range of the French Alps. The inhabitants are the Saintjeandais or Saintjeandins.

The village used to be called Villaret, when it was a part of the Kingdom of Savoy, prior to its incorporation into France in 1860.


Nearby villages include Manigod, Thônes, Le Grand Bornand, La Clusaz and the larger Chamonix and Annecy.

Notable inhabitants[edit]

  • Saint Peter Faber, S.J., one of the founders of the Jesuit Order, was born here.

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