Cuvat is a small village located 12 km northwest of Annecy, next to Charvonnex, Sillingy, Pringy. The village benefits from a very good location with its rural charm, while remaining close to the town and major roads.
Cuvat is part of the community of communes of Cruseilles and the canton ofAnnecy-le-Vieux. With a surface area of 472 hectares and a population of 1,213, Cuvat is at an altitude of approximately 650 metres. The inhabitants of Cuvat are mainly people who work near the Annecy or Geneva conurbation. Shops and businesses in Cuvat are few and far between, but they still have a pleasant and friendly atmosphere.
Cultural and educational facilities
- Library: it is managed by an association and is located in the multi-purpose hall building.
- Multi-purpose hall: this is used for parties, weddings and other events.
- Ciné-bus: children’s screenings take place during the school holidays in the Salle Polyvalente.
- Kindergarten and primary school in Cuvat: 51 Place de l’Église, 74350 Cuvat.
- Collège Louis Armand de Cruseilles.
Walks and sports facilities
The Agorespace is an area for young people to play volleyball, handball, football, basketball and to rollerblade or skate. A playground for young children is adjacent to this area. A kiosk provides a place to meet and take shelter from the heat or rain.
Four petanque courts are available to the residents. Games are played mainly on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 2pm.
From the centre of the village you can go on the following walks, all of which are signposted:
The Chemin du Marais de l’Eau Cachée
You will follow a pleasant gravel path behind the Cuvat multi-purpose hall. The start is from the library car park.
This short 15 minute walk allows you to walk along the pond of Cuvat and to take advantage of the benches installed to take a break.
The Forgotten Path
The start of the walk is the same as that of the Bois de la Cure. A red signpost separates the two routes.
You must stay in the fir forest. Then follow the road between Cuvat and Saint-Martin-Bellevue.
At the end of this road, you will discover the forgotten path and will appreciate its preserved nature. Then follow the road back to the village, taking the left-hand side of the bus shelter.
The Chemin du bois de la Cure
Go to the end of the Chemin du Marais and turn left following the blue arrow. Further on, a sign will show you the direction to follow to enter the forest. The Cure wood belongs to the town hall. You will discover a beautiful panorama of Lake Annecy. The return journey is via the Chemin du Marais. It takes 40 minutes to walk the 2 km, no particular difficulties with just a small climb.
The best rated hotels
Depending on your budget, we have selected five hotels near Cuvat that offer excellent value for money and have very good customer reviews:
B&B Hotel Annecy
A budget hotel with air-conditioned, well-equipped rooms with private bathroom. We appreciate the all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast. Close to Charvonnex and Annecy, a good address.
From 60 € per night.
Logis hotel Annecy nord – Argonay
In the commune of Argonay, this ecologically awarded hotel, renovated in 2014, offers a large south-facing terrace. The chef serves excellent local cuisine from Haute-Savoie. The resorts of La Clusaz and Le Grand-Bornand are 30 minutes away and Annecy 5 minutes.
From 70 € per night.
Hotel F1 Annecy Argonay
One of the cheapest hotels in Argonay, offering a buffet breakfast. With a car, you can easily visit the city of Annecy, its lake and go hiking in the surrounding mountains such as the Semnoz or the Mont Veyrier.
From € 35 per night.
Hotel de Novel
This beautiful 3-star hotel is located in the north of Annecy, near the motorway exit. You can enjoy 68 large and well-equipped rooms. The underground parking is free of charge. The restaurant serves quality local and Italian cuisine.
Rates start at € 95 per night.
La Grange des Pères
This aparthotel-style accommodation offers a contemporary and high quality decor. Guests highly recommend the hotel. Well located, it will allow you to visit the little Venice of the Alps and its unique natural setting. A very good address.
From 104 € per night.
Bar Restaurant : Les Sapins
The team of the restaurant “Les Sapins” awaits you with its bread and tobacco shop. The restaurant is open every lunchtime. The bar and tobacco shop are open from 7 am to 8 pm on Monday and Tuesday. From 7 a.m. to 11.30 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On Sunday from 8.30 am to 1 pm and from 5 pm to 8 pm.
Monuments and tourist sites
Church of Cuvat
The decoration of this 19th century church with its bulbous bell tower was designed by a Japanese painter Paul Foujino. A combination of the modern and the ancient.
This village is very well situated as you can discover a beautiful panorama on the Parmelan, the Plateau des Glières and the lake of Annecy. The village of Cuvat is built on the side of the Mandallaz mountain, nicknamed “La Montagne”, which rises to 929 metres.
Town hall of Cuvat
The town hall of Cuvat is located at 1 place de l’Église. Opening hours: Monday from 9 to 11.30 am and Tuesday and Thursday from 2 to 6 pm. Town hall: www.cuvat.org