Sallanches

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High profile companies
While Dynastar, the only entirely French ski maker on the market, remains the emblematic company in Sallanches, several others have earned an international reputation: Anthogyr and Euroteknika are specialised in dental implants; the French branch of Geox specialises in the retail sale of shoes while Sallanches also has several décolletage companies working for the aeronautical sector.

Town centre renovation
In 2012, Sallanches launched the operation Quai Mont-Blanc, a major renovation project to bring new appeal to the town centre (restoration of the banks of the Sallanche river and public spaces, improvement of traffic conditions with an emphasis on pedestrian and cycling areas…)

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Le village de Sallanches est traversé par la rivière du même nom © Patrice 78500
Stage town for the 3rd time
County town in a canton of Haute-Savoie (74)
16,700 inhabitants (Sallanchards)


Economy: Tourism (the city has a 360° panorama across three prestigious massifs: the Aravis, the Fiz chain and the Mont Blanc chain). Companies at the forefront of technology: skis (Dynastar), dental implants (Anthogyr and Euroteknika), aeronautical components

Culture: Collegiate Church of Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur (17th century) and its Callinet organ, Château des Rubins (14th century, mountain nature centre), St-Martin bridge (18th century), grenette (19th century, former grain market), rural chapels. Festivals: Les Enfants d'Abord (children), Les petits asticots (entertainment for children), F'eStivales

Sport: Rugby club Faucigny Mont-Blanc, ski club Sallanches Tête Noire.

Events: Tacathlon (road bike, mountain bike, running), French Archery
Championship

Specialities: Farcement (grated potatoes, bacon and prunes), sallanchard (white chocolate and raspberry cake), rissoles (apple turnover), bugnes and merveilles (fritters), Glaçons du Mont Blanc (chocolate) Sustainable development: 5km of cycle paths, bike rental, implementation of project to enable hire of electric bikes within the municipality

Distinctions: Community committed to young people's future, three-star floral town

Rainbow Badger

1980 was a very special year for Bernard Hinault. In Spring, the Badger achieved one of the most extraordinary feats in his career when he won a dreadful edition of Liege-Bastogne-Liege in the cold and snow. Immediately afterwards, he became the first Frenchman since Jacques Anquetil to win the Giro. Things did not go so well in the Tour de France, when the holder was forced out by a lingering knee injury. He recovered quickly to win a stage in the Tour du Limousin and tackle the world championships in Sallanches in his best form. If Hinault never fared well before at the worlds, it was because the courses were too flat or the French teams too weak. But the Sallanches course, with the fearsome Domancy climb, was the most gruelling in ages. It ideally suited the Frenchman, who had promised to offer the title to retiring French team chief Richard Marillier. The race was a one-sided affair. Hinault attacked with 150 km to go to outclass every one of his rivals, Italy's Gianbatista Baronchelli being the last one to lay down the arms.

Bernard Hinault en action pendant les championnats du monde de Sallanches en 1980 © Presse Sports
Stage town for the 3rd time
County town in a canton of Haute-Savoie (74)
16,700 inhabitants (Sallanchards)


Economy: Tourism (the city has a 360° panorama across three prestigious massifs: the Aravis, the Fiz chain and the Mont Blanc chain). Companies at the forefront of technology: skis (Dynastar), dental implants (Anthogyr and Euroteknika), aeronautical components

Culture: Collegiate Church of Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur (17th century) and its Callinet organ, Château des Rubins (14th century, mountain nature centre), St-Martin bridge (18th century), grenette (19th century, former grain market), rural chapels. Festivals: Les Enfants d'Abord (children), Les petits asticots (entertainment for children), F'eStivales

Sport: Rugby club Faucigny Mont-Blanc, ski club Sallanches Tête Noire.

Events: Tacathlon (road bike, mountain bike, running), French Archery
Championship

Specialities: Farcement (grated potatoes, bacon and prunes), sallanchard (white chocolate and raspberry cake), rissoles (apple turnover), bugnes and merveilles (fritters), Glaçons du Mont Blanc (chocolate) Sustainable development: 5km of cycle paths, bike rental, implementation of project to enable hire of electric bikes within the municipality

Distinctions: Community committed to young people's future, three-star floral town

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Places to see

Centre of Mountain nature
The exhibition hall displays the beauties of Alpine environment in a 14th century castle. Discover wildlife, plants and the formation of glaciers.

Arpanaz waterfall and Ilettes leisure base
Bathing, angling or windsurfing are among the activities on offer on the three lakes facing the Mont Blanc. Some 1.5 km away from the Lake of the Ilettes, 270 metres of waterfalls complete the scenery. An ideal setting for a family stroll.

Alpages (mountain farms)
Trekking in Sallanches is a chance to discover several summer grazing farms in the Alpine tundra. The Alpage of Mayeres is ideal to admire the Mont Blanc. The Alpage of Veran offers a great view on the valley from the massif of the Fiz.

Facing the Mont Blanc
“Sallanches is a theatre,” wrote Victor Hugo. On the tracks of the poet, the town can be discovered thanks to the Geocahing application, a treasure hunt using GPS positions or with the Mysteries of Inspector Trekking, a game available at the Tourism Office.

Sallanches-Cordon skiing domain
The resort of Cordon is perfect to discover alpine skiing with its beginner's spot, its six ski lifts and nine pistes, its free shuttles to the slopes and its altitude restaurants.

Un peu à l’écart de la base de loisirs, la cascade de l’Arpenaz © Thinkstock – Joe GoughPanorama sur le massif des Aravis © LozèreLa ville de Sallanches, au pied du Mont-Blanc © Thinkstock - Boussac
Stage town for the 3rd time
County town in a canton of Haute-Savoie (74)
16,700 inhabitants (Sallanchards)


Economy: Tourism (the city has a 360° panorama across three prestigious massifs: the Aravis, the Fiz chain and the Mont Blanc chain). Companies at the forefront of technology: skis (Dynastar), dental implants (Anthogyr and Euroteknika), aeronautical components

Culture: Collegiate Church of Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur (17th century) and its Callinet organ, Château des Rubins (14th century, mountain nature centre), St-Martin bridge (18th century), grenette (19th century, former grain market), rural chapels. Festivals: Les Enfants d'Abord (children), Les petits asticots (entertainment for children), F'eStivales

Sport: Rugby club Faucigny Mont-Blanc, ski club Sallanches Tête Noire.

Events: Tacathlon (road bike, mountain bike, running), French Archery
Championship

Specialities: Farcement (grated potatoes, bacon and prunes), sallanchard (white chocolate and raspberry cake), rissoles (apple turnover), bugnes and merveilles (fritters), Glaçons du Mont Blanc (chocolate) Sustainable development: 5km of cycle paths, bike rental, implementation of project to enable hire of electric bikes within the municipality

Distinctions: Community committed to young people's future, three-star floral town

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