Frangy is a commune of Haute-Savoie located between Annecy and Bellegarde. It has a population of 2,086 and an area of 10 km².
History and heritage
As early as the Neolithic period, archaeologists have discovered sites attesting to a human presence. The Roman occupation gave it the name Frengiacum, which is found in the 12th century. The town was burnt down in 1590 by the Genevans. It took off again in the 17th century with the construction of a bridge over the Usses.
Shops developed, as well as numerous cabarets. At the fall of Napoleon, the town became Sardinian. It became French again when Savoy was annexed to France.
Various heritage sites are worth a visit.
The Barbanaz waterfall
The waterfall is a famous canyoning site. Access: after Frangy, go to Malpas and then to the new bridge over the Fornant. You will discover a beautiful waterfall of more than fifty meters high.
The old bridge under the new one is also remarkable for its architecture.
The Great Bridge
This stone structure was built in the 17th century. It was equipped with a customs hut. With the opening of the Frangy bypass, this bridge is used by hikers on the route to Santiago de Compostela. And it is also a crossing point in the Grande Traversée des Alpes by mountain bike.
The farm of Bel-Air
The farm is listed as a Historic Monument. It sells natural farm products, guaranteed without GMOs. The building was built between the 15th and 19th centuries.
It is a remarkable testimony to the wine industry in the Savoie. On the left, one can admire a dovecote. The structure also includes, to the north of the dwelling, a bread oven.
- The castle of Collonges in the hamlet of Collonges-le-Bas.
- The Bastian castle, which is a 17th century fortified house located in the town centre.
- The church of Saint-Aquilin, in the Sardinian neoclassical style.
On the gastronomic level, Frangy produces a white wine called“La Roussette” and a chocolate called “La Tome de Frangy”.
Top rated hotels
Depending on your budget, we have selected five hotels near Frangy that offer excellent value for money and have very good customer reviews:
Domaine de la Caille
This beautiful estate offers a restaurant, room service and an outdoor swimming pool. Children will enjoy the large playground. Private parking is free. The property is close to Frangy. You can easily visit Annecy and tour its lake.
From 74 € per night.
Les Rochers Blancs
This hotel is located in La Balme-de-Sillingy and consists of 2 buildings. In the summertime, you can enjoy the large swimming pool. The restaurant serves excellent cuisine. Nearby you can visit the Jardins Secrets de Vaux and the Gorges du Fier.
Prices start at 74 € per night.
The Originals City, Hotel Annecy Aéroport
Close to Frangy, this hotel in La Balme-de-Sillingy offers functional rooms with a work desk. A courtesy tray is provided and hot drinks are available to prepare. You can discover Annecy in 15 minutes by car.
Rates start at € 66 per night.
Hotel F1 Annecy Argonay
This budget hotel offers an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. Some rooms can accommodate families. Ideal for discovering the Little Venice of the Alps and winter sports resorts such as La Clusaz and Le Grand-Bornand.
From €35 per night.
This hotel is located near the Annecy train station, in the city centre, close to the Courrier shopping centre. It features a garden, beautiful and bright rooms and a restaurant. The hotel has the Logis de France label.
Prices start at €105 per night.
Cultural and sports facilities
Frangy offers :
- An associative music school with 140 pupils, two orchestras and a children’s choir.
- The Jean XXIII socio-cultural room.
- The cinemabus which is present every Friday evening.
- The municipal library.
The commune has a swimming pool located six kilometres from the centre, a tennis club, a volleyball court, a football pitch and a petanque court. There are many paths for mountain biking and walking (GR 65).
Children can enrol in the Frangy-Musièges nursery and primary schools. Secondary education is provided by the public college of Les Usses, located 375 rue du Stade, 74270 Frangy. School transport is organised by the community of communes Usses et Rhône.
Market in Frangy
The weekly market in this commune near Annecy is held on Wednesday mornings in the rue de la Poste.
It offers food products, clothes, home furnishings, flowers and plants.
Address : 19 rue du Grand Pont, 74270 FrangyTel : 04.50.44.75.96 Official website : www.frangy.fr