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The village and the Pic de Marcelly
The village and the Pic de Marcelly
Coat of arms of Taninges
Coat of arms
Taninges is located in France
Coordinates: 46°06′29″N 6°35′32″E / 46.1081°N 6.5922°E / 46.1081; 6.5922Coordinates: 46°06′29″N 6°35′32″E / 46.1081°N 6.5922°E / 46.1081; 6.5922
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Bonneville
Canton Cluses
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Yves Laurat
Area1 42.66 km2 (16.47 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 3,415
 • Density 80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 74276 /74440
Elevation 609–2,000 m (1,998–6,562 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.

Taninges is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.


Taninges is a pleasant town of over 3000 people in the French Alps, about 35 km directly east-southeast of Geneva and close to the commune of Cluses. It dates back to Roman times, and some Roman cobblestone mountain tracks are still in existence. The town has hotels, restaurants, cinema, municipal campsite, supermarket and petrol station. A river runs through the town, and there are many walking and cycling tracks in the area. There is also a tourist information centre with internet and multi-lingual staff in the centre of the town.


Taninges is located close to the ski resorts of Le Praz de Lys, Sommand and Les Gets, popular in the winter. The Carthusian monastery of Mélan, founded in 1285, is on the southeastern edge of the town. In the church tower is a carillon, the first in the département of Haute-Savoie, with 40–50 bells together weighing 3 tonnes. The old bridge (le Vieux pont) in the old town dates from the sixteenth century.

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