Nâves-Parmelan is a small village located at the foot of the Parmelan mountain in Haute-Savoie. The village is located about 7 km east of Annecy and is adjacent to the communes of Villaz and Annecy-le-Vieux. Its population is about 965 inhabitants, who are called Nâverains and Nâveraines. Nâves-Parmelan is a commune that rises to 640 metres above sea level and is part of the Communauté de Communes du Pays de la Fillière.

History and sports in Nâves-Parmelan

The history of the village

Naves Parmelan en Haute-SavoieThe first settlements in the village date back to the first centuries of our era, with tombs from theBurgundian period. Near Dingy-Saint-Clair, the Romans built a Roman road to Villaz.

In the Middle Ages, the land was under the control of the lords of Menthon. During the Second World War, the village played an active role in the Resistance. Its proximity to the fighting at Les Glières explains this fact.

Sports activities and walks

Seven signpostedwalks of varying difficulty await you from the village. We particularly recommend the walk to the Bassins de la Lune and the Dents de Lanfont.

The walk to the Nâves waterfall

La balade de la cascade de NâvesIn winter, this walk allows you to admire the beautiful ice sculptures around the waterfall. You have to go to the border of the commune, on the Gratte-Planche stream.

Then go to the foot of the waterfall to admire the beautiful ice concretions. In summer, the route is very pleasant with a shaded wooded area.

The pond walk

La promenade des bassins de Nâves-ParmelanThis pleasant and refreshing walk allows you to discover the eleven ponds located in the commune. The route is 2 km long and does not present any particular difficulty.

Paragliding in Nâves-Parmelan

Parapente à Nâves-ParmelanAlmost at the top of Mount Lachat, on the western face, a paragliding take-off area allows for beautiful flights from the afternoon to the end of the evening.

The take-off is quite steep and not suitable for beginners. We also recommend that you do not take off in zero or tailwinds. More info on paragliding near Annecy. In winter, a 3 km cross-country ski loop is available from the stadium.

Top rated hotels

Depending on your budget, we have selected five hotels near Nâves-Parmelan. They offer excellent value for money and get very good reviews from guests.

Logis hotel Annecy nord – Argonay

This beautiful hotel was renovated in 2014 and awarded for its ecological approach. It is located 10 minutes from Nâves-Parmelan. The south-facing terrace offers a beautiful view of the Parmelan. The restaurant offers specialities from Haute-Savoie.

From 70 € per night.

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Hotel F1 Annecy Argonay

This budget hotel is ideally located to discover the Annecy region. Breakfast is served in the breakfast room, in the form of a buffet. A car is essential as it is located in a business area in Argonay. You can also go to the nearby winter sports resorts.

Prices start at € 35 per night.

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Rivage Hotel & Spa Annecy

This recently built 4-star hotel is located opposite the Albigny beach in Annecy-le-Vieux. Enjoy the largest spa in Annecy, its herbal tea room and its fitness centre. Breakfast is served facing the lake.

From 171 € per night.

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Imperial Palace

This is one of the most beautiful addresses in Annecy. This palace was built at the beginning of the 20th century, on the Albigny peninsula. The rooms have a view of the lake. You can enjoy its spa and its gastronomic restaurant. The Venice of the Alps is within walking distance.

From €138 per night.

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Hébé Hotel

This hotel is located in the city centre of Annecy. The Saint-Maurice church and the Saint-Pierre cathedral are nearby. Guest reviews praise the contemporary decor, as well as the convenient location for visiting the Old Town.

From €172 per night.

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Services, administration and shops

Restaurants and accommodation

Le Bistro de la Jalle à Nâves-ParmelanThe café de la poste, since renamed Le Bistro de la Jalle, offers refined seasonal cuisine. The establishment also serves as a bread depository and post office. The restaurant offers a formula with starter, main course, cheese, coffee, drink and dessert for 15 € during the week. In the evening and at weekends: starter, main course, coffee and dessert for €30. The restaurant is closed on Tuesdays.

Address: Place du Capitaine Anjot. Numerous guest rooms and furnished accommodation are available for tourists.

The school

The jardin des Mouflets is home to an association of fifteen or so nursery assistants in a dedicated room above the after-school care building. 119 children from the age of 3 years old attendthe village school, which is divided into 5 classes. Address: 140 Route du Fier, 74370 Parmelan.

Public transport

Line 82 links Annecy to Thorens-Glières via Nâves-Parmelan and Villaz, with 9 journeys per day from Monday to Saturday.


The library is located at Place du Capitaine Anjot and regularly offers new books. Opening hours: Thursdays from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm and Saturdays from 9.30 am to 12 noon.

Town Hall

Place Capitaine Anjout 74370 Naves Parmelan Tel : Official website of Nâves-Parmelan