Nonglard is a small village in Haute-Savoie, in the Rhône-Alpes region. It is located 10 km west of Annecy. The commune is bounded to the north by the commune of Sillingy, to the east by Poisy, to the south by Lovagny and to the west by Vaulx. It reaches an altitude of 500 metres.
The commune covers an area of 412 hectares and is part of the Fier et Usses community of communes. The 600 inhabitants of the village are called Nonglardiens. There are currently 7 dairy farms and one beef farm.
Farming is, therefore, the dominant activity. Nonglard owes its name to the Latin Ungula, which means horn of the foot of a herbivore. Several hamlets make up the village.
Monuments and tourist sites
Its bell tower, with its four-sided spire surmounted by a cross with a rooster, houses two bells. The oldest, known as the big bell, came out of the Beauquis Frères foundries in Quintal in 1870.
It bears a decorative motif of Christ on one side and a Virgin on the other with the inscriptions “Sancte Victor et Urse – Orate pronobis”. The interior of the church of Saint-Victor-et-Saint-Ours was restored in 1891 by the parish priest Pélisson. Various works were then carried out.
Chapel of the Immaculate Conception
The chapel of the Immaculate Conception is located in the middle of the hamlet of Chez Collomb. Notre Dame de Sées (formerly Séez) was built by and at the expense of Brothers François and Nicolas Poncet, sons of the late Marin Poncet and Franchette Dunoyer.
The Lantern of the Dead
This curious building, better known as a “monument”, was built at the beginning of the 17th century. It is 4 m high and 1.60 m in diameter. Openings allow for the placement of lights oriented towards the four cardinal points. Another space housed a prayer book. The Lantern of the Dead is topped by a wrought iron cross.
The lantern had two uses in the past. It was used for an important rite of the cult of the dead, which consisted of shining lights during burials. This was a way ofhonouring the dead in the Middle Ages. Secondly, at the time of its construction, Nonglard was affected by epidemics which caused many deaths. This is why this lantern, placed in the centre of the village, indicated the periods of contagion. It was a means of limiting the epidemic.
This curiosity is quite rare in the region and is listed as a historical monument.
The Secret Gardens of Vaulx
Not far from Nonglard, you can visit the Secret Gardens of Vaulx. This place mixes water, architecture and vegetation for a great moment of serenity. You can also have a snack directly on the spot.
Monument to the dead
Monument next to the church in memory of the children of Nonglard – Victims of the wars 14-18, 39-45 and Indochina.
The best rated hotels
Depending on your budget, we have selected five hotels near Nonglard. They offer excellent value for money and have very good reviews from guests:
Ibis Budget Poisy
This hotel is located not far from Nonglard, in the neighbouring town of Poisy. The prices are attractive, as are the facilities: Free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and free parking. The reception is open 24 hours a day and the rooms are accessible for disabled guests.From €59 per room.
An art deco style establishment, located opposite the famous Pont des Amours in the centre of Annecy. Close to Bonlieu, you can attend the International Animation Film Festival in June. The terrace allows you to have breakfast in front of the canal du Vassé.
From 122 € per night.
Ibis Annecy centre Vieille Ville
This hotel offers 85 rooms at the entrance of the old town of Annecy. There is a public car park under the hotel. A very good address recommended by many holidaymakers.
From € 125 per night.
This beautiful hotel is located opposite the Albigny beach in Annecy-le-Vieux. The 57 rooms of this 3-star hotel offer excellent comfort. The private parking is a plus during the busy summer season. Annecy city centre is a 15-minute walk away.
From 121 € per night.
This beautiful 4-star hotel in Annecy features 95 air-conditioned rooms, as well as numerous seminar rooms. Guests also have access to a private car park. You can easily discover the city centre and the banks of the lake, which is a 10-minute walk away.
From € 139 per room.
Nonglard Autumn Market
Every year, at the end of October, the parents’ association of the village organises an autumn market. The population shares black pudding, cottage cheese, potato preparations and cider. The latter is produced locally. The profits from this event are used to finance the children’s activities.
Services & Administrations
The Nonglard library has about 3,500 books. It is managed by the association“La fontaine aux livres“. Opening hours :
- Monday from 4.15 pm to 6.15 pm.
- Thursday from 4.15 to 6.15 pm.
Website: Nonglard library
The festival hall
The village hall plays a central role in the activities of the commune. It is used as a dining room for the school canteen, as a meeting place for the Nonglard entertainment committee and the parents’ association, as well as a room for old people’s meals and weddings.
The LISHA line serves Nonglard towards Annecy or Rumilly, 4 times a working day.
Nonglard Town Hall
1 route Chef Lieu 74330 Nonglard Tel: 04.50.60.54.31 Nonglard town hall website:
- Monday: 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 7pm.
- Thursday: 2pm to 7pm.
- Elected representatives are present on Mondays and Thursdays from 6pm to 7pm.
Due to the significant increase in population since 2010, the school has 80 pupils divided into 3 classes: one for nursery and two for primary. Extra-curricular activities are organised from 4.45 p.m.