Alex is a small village in Haute Savoie in the Rhone Alps region halfway between Annecy and Thônes. The town lies about 13km west of Annecy. Alex has a population of about 1000 inhabitants who are known as the « alexois » and « alexoises » The area is about 1,700 hectares.

The village is very pretty and has a very pleasant setting at the foot of the Massif des Aravis, more precisely in the Massif des Bornes near the « Dents de Lanfon » and is crossed by the Fier.

It is also located about twenty kilometers from the resort of La Clusaz and Grand Bornand.

Monuments and Sights

-Castle of Arenthon

The castle dominates Arenthon, Alex, Fier Valley, in front of the « Dents de Lanfon et du Cruet ». It combines history, nature, art and architecture through the center of the « Salomon Foundation for Contemporary Art.  »

Services & Administration

Town Council

Chef Lieu
74290 ALEX
Phone : +33 450 028 705


The school has 5 classrooms, 2 nursery schools and 3 primary schools. Nursery schools’ teachers are assisted each with a municipal employee (ATSEM : Agent Specializes in nursery schools), full time.

Official websites

website of the town hall