Montagny-les-Lanches is a small village in Haute-Savoie, in the Rhone-Alps region. The population is about 700 inhabitants called Montagnolans. They are spread over an area of 4.38 km². The commune is located at an altitude of approximately 600 metres. Montagny-les-Lanches is part of the canton of Seynod and is located about ten kilometres southwest of Annecy, between the towns and villages of Seynod, Chavanod and Chapeiry.

History and Heritage

place de montagny avec son église ©M. PitteloudThe village was for a long time under the control of the Savoyard counts and the various neighbouring lords during the Middle Ages. A mayor of Annecy, Louis Chaumontel, lived in the castle. In 2000, the village had 380 inhabitants. Its population has therefore doubled in 20 years.

Many single-family houses and new collective housing have been built, which explains this growth. Despite this, the village has retained its rural character and still has four farms. You can go for beautiful walks on the Semnoz mountain from the village.

Top rated hotels

Depending on your budget, we have selected five hotels near Montagny-les-Lanches. They offer excellent value for money and have very good reviews from guests:

Ibis Budget Annecy

This national hotel chain offers good value for money. The host is located in Cran-Gevrier, near Montagny-les-Lanches. You can easily visit the city of Annecy. Breakfast is served as an all-you-can-eat buffet.

From 57 € per room.

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Fasthôtel Annecy

Only a few kilometres from Montagny-les-Lanches, this budget hotel offers 48 rooms. Breakfast is served as a continental buffet. To visit Annecy, you need to take your car.From €57 per room.

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Kyriad Annecy Cran-Gevrier

The Kyriad Annecy Cran-Gevrier is a well-priced hotel in the Annecy region. The 50 double rooms are spacious and air-conditioned. Another positive point is the large terrace, allowing you to eat outside in good weather.

Prices start at 62 € per night.

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Campanile Annecy Centre Gare

This hotel is highly rated by guests. It is located next to the train station and allows guests to visit Annecy on foot. The hotel’s recent decoration is contemporary. Attractive rates are offered to families. A wise choice.

From 108 € per night.

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Hotel de Bonlieu

Just a few steps from the lake and the Bonlieu cultural centre, this modern hotel allows you to visit Annecy in pedestrian mode. The contemporary decoration of the rooms is pleasant. The reception is open 24 hours a day.

From 143 € per night.

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Services & Administration

The school

école montagny les lanches © M. PitteloudThe school welcomes 80 children, divided into 3 classes: one for kindergarten, one for CP-CE1-CE2 and one for CE2-CM1-CM2.

It is located at 2 route d’Annecy.

Cultural and sporting activities are offered to the children of the commune.

Restaurants and accommodation

Montagny-les-Lanches has a campsite, a farm campsite, an inn, a bistro-type restaurant, a rural gîte and guest rooms. The village is served by the Greater Annecy bus network, SIBRA. Montagny-les-Lanches has two excellent restaurants that we recommend:

Les Tables de l’Étang

Les Tables de l'Etang à Montagny-les-LanchesLocated in the middle of the countryside, you have a large room and a beautiful terrace in front of the pond, where you can even fish. The dishes are cooked in the respect of the home-made.

The seasonal bistronomic menu is refined and includes dishes such as the foie gras mille-feuilles or the delicious baba au rhum.

Address: 124 route d’Annecy, le Prebion, 74 600 Montagny-les-Lanches.

Le Relais des Lanches

Le Relais des Lanches à Montagny-les-LanchesIt is located in the village centre. This restaurant offers themed evenings every month as well as for celebrations such as Valentine’s Day. Its culinary specialities are frog legs and prawns flambéed in Cognac.

The weekday menu is less than 16 €.

Address: Chef-lieu, 74600 Montagny-les-Lanches.

Community life

The commune is animated by the association Culture et Loisirs de Montagny: dances, pilates, gymnastics, management of the village hall.

The association Le Préau organises festive events to finance the school’s sporting and cultural activities.

An association called Courant d’Art raises public awareness of artistic creation by encouraging meetings between artists and spectators. Local creations are favoured.

Town Hall

Address : Chef Lieu – 74600 Montagny-les-LanchesTel :

Open to the public: Tuesdays from 2.30 pm to 6 pm, Fridays from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm and by appointment.

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Walking tour to Montagny-les-Lanches

Balade à Montagny-les-LanchesTo complete this route, you must leave the village by the road to Etercy. As you walk through the undergrowth, you will appreciate the fauna and flora. Walk down a meadow to the Chemin des Lanches, in the hamlets of Les Molières.

On arriving in Montmasson, the route joins the signposted path of the Voile de la Mariée. On reaching the church of Montagny, cross the small ford. This pretty loop takes two hours to complete. The slope remains very moderate.

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Montagny le village