Alex tourism and travel guide

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Visit Alex: highlights and tourist information

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Alex is situated in the Haute-Savoie department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the east of France at 9 kilometres from Annecy, the department capital (general information: Alex is 441 kilometres from Paris).

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!


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

Map of places to visit near Alex

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

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


  • 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)


Geography and distances

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