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Alex tourism and travel guide

Photo of Alex in Haute-Savoie

Photo is of Menthon Saint Bernard at 5 km from Alex

Visit Alex: highlights and tourist information

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Alex is situated in the Haute-Savoie department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Menthon Saint Bernard at 5 km and Veyrier du Lac at 5 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Alex, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Alex in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Menthon Saint Bernard

Menthon Saint Bernard

at 5 km (direction south-west)

After exploring the quaint village of Menthon-Saint-Bernard you can hire a boat...

See Menthon Saint Bernard guide
Veyrier du Lac

Veyrier du Lac

at 5 km (direction west)

The port area is among the highlights in this pretty village on...

See Veyrier du Lac guide
Talloires

Talloires

at 6 km (direction south-south-west)

Talloires is one of the most lovely of the villages...

See Talloires guide
Lake Annecy

Lake Annecy

Scenery at 8 km (direction west)

The towns, villages and scenery around Lake Annecy make it an exceptional...

See Lake Annecy guide
 
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Annecy

Annecy

at 9 km (direction west)

Annecy is a very lovely town with a great...

See Annecy guide
La Clusaz

La Clusaz

Ski resort at 14 km (direction east)

La Clusaz is one of the smaller ski resorts and very...

See La Clusaz guide
Albertville

Albertville

at 27 km (direction south-east), in the Savoie department

Albertville is a large active town, with Conflans, a pretty village on...

See Albertville guide
Megeve

Megeve

Ski resort at 30 km (direction east)

Megeve is among the most prestigious of the French ski resorts and...

See Megeve guide
Sallanches

Sallanches

at 31 km (direction east)

While Mont-Blanc and the mountain scenery is the main...

See Sallanches guide
Beaufort

Beaufort

at 32 km (direction east-south-east), in the Savoie department

Beaufort is one of the smallest Alpine ski resorts, which attracts skiers...

See Beaufort guide
Aix-les-Bains

Aix-les-Bains

at 34 km (direction west-south-west), in the Savoie department

Aix-les-Bains is one of the best preserved 'belle-epoque' spa towns in...

See Aix-les-Bains guide
Saint Gervais Les Bains

Saint Gervais Les Bains

at 37 km (direction east)

It is the views of, and access to, Mont-Blanc which...

See Saint Gervais Les Bains guide
Chambery

Chambery

at 43 km (direction south-west), in the Savoie department

Chambery is a very lively university town which is very pleasant to...

See Chambery guide
Belley

Belley

at 45 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ain department

The cathedral and adjacent historic centre are the highlight...

See Belley guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Haute-Savoie

Map of places to visit near Alex

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Markets in and near Alex

  • Thones: market Saturday (7km)
  • Annecy-le-Vieux: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Annecy: market Tuesday all day & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (9km)
  • Seynod: market Wednesday (10km)
  • La Clusaz: market Monday (15km)
  • Le Grand-Bornand: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Faverges: market Wednesday (16km)
  • La Roche-sur-Foron: market Thursday (21km)
  • Lescheraines: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (23km)
  • Rumilly: market Thursday (23km)

More information about Alex, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Alex, France

What to do at Alex? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Alex.

Aquarium

  • Aquarium du Lac du Bourget (35km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Voltaire Chateau (42km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Massif des Bauges (24km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins du Prieuré (40km)
  • Jardin botanique alpin La Jaÿsinia (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Veyrier (4km)
  • Roc de Chere (6km)
  • Lac d'Annecy (6km)
  • Gorges du Fier (16km)
  • Col de la Colombière (22km)
  • Mole (29km)
  • Col de Romme (30km)
  • Cascade de la Diomaz (40km)
  • Roc d'Enfer (44km)
  • Lac d'Anterne (45km)
  • Cascade du Rouget (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Alex is in the east of France at 9 kilometres from Annecy, the department capital (general information: Alex is 441 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Alex

Canton: Annecy-le-Vieux

Arrondissement: Annecy

Department: Haute-Savoie

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 74290

Distance to Alex

from Annecy (prefecture): 9 km

from Paris: 441 km

from Calais: 649 km

from Nice: 256 km

from Bordeaux: 545 km

from Strasbourg: 321 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Alex from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bluffy, Dingy-Saint-Clair, La Balme-de-Thuy, Menthon-Saint-Bernard, Naves-Parmelan, Talloires and Veyrier-du-Lac.

This page in French: Visiter Alex

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