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Chens-sur-Leman tourism and travel guide

Photo of Chens-sur-Leman in Haute-Savoie

Photo is of Yvoire at 6 km from Chens-sur-Leman

Visit Chens-sur-Leman: highlights and tourist information

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Chens-sur-Leman is situated in the Haute-Savoie department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Yvoire at 6 km and Divonne-les-Bains at 10 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Chens-sur-Leman, 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 Chens-sur-Leman in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 6 km (direction north-east)

The village of Yvoire on the banks of Lake...

See Yvoire guide


at 10 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ain department

A pleasant 19th century spa town, Divonne-les-Bains also now...

See Divonne-les-Bains guide
Thonon les Bains

Thonon les Bains

at 16 km (direction east)

Tourist activity here at Thonon-les-Bains on Lac Leman is based around...

See Thonon les Bains guide


at 25 km (direction east)

Evian is a very lovely town, also well known as a...

See Evian guide


at 35 km (direction east)

It will be the mountain scenery around Abondance that dominates your visit,...

See Abondance guide


Ski resort at 38 km (direction east-south-east)

Morzine is a popular ski resort within the Portes du Soleil ski...

See Morzine guide


Ski resort at 42 km (direction east-south-east)

The use of local materials for building and the...

See Avoriaz guide
La Clusaz

La Clusaz

Ski resort at 49 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See La Clusaz guide
Lake Annecy

Lake Annecy

Scenery at 49 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Lake Annecy guide


at 49 km (direction south-south-west)

Annecy is a very lovely town with a great deal to enjoy,...

See Annecy guide


Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction east-south-east)

Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval is one of the 'most beautiful villages in...

See Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval guide
Veyrier du Lac

Veyrier du Lac

at 50 km (direction south-south-west)

The port area is among the highlights in this...

See Veyrier du Lac guide


at 52 km (direction south-east)

While Mont-Blanc and the mountain scenery is the main attraction, Sallanches itself...

See Sallanches guide
Saint Gervais Les Bains

Saint Gervais Les Bains

at 59 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saint Gervais Les Bains guide

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

Map of places to visit near Chens-sur-Leman


Markets in and near Chens-sur-Leman

  • Douvaine: market Sunday (4km)
  • Divonne-les-Bains: market Sunday & Friday (10km)
  • Ville-la-Grand: market Sunday (14km)
  • Ferney-Voltaire: market Saturday (14km)
  • Annemasse: market Tuesday & Friday (15km)
  • Gex: market Saturday (16km)
  • Thonon-les-Bains: market Thursday & Monday (16km)
  • Gaillard: market Saturday (17km)
  • Boege: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Reignier: market Saturday (22km)

More information about Chens-sur-Leman, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Chens-sur-Leman, France

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

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Voltaire Chateau (15km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (28km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le Labyrinthe - Jardin des Cinq Sens (7km)
  • Jardin d'eau de pré curieux (25km)
  • Jardin botanique alpin La Jaÿsinia (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col de la Faucille (20km)
  • Cascade de la Diomaz (23km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (23km)
  • Lac des Rousses (24km)
  • Mole (29km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (30km)
  • Roc d'Enfer (30km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (35km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (41km)
  • Col de la Colombière (41km)
  • Col de Romme (41km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (42km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (42km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (43km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (44km)
  • Lac de Narlay (44km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (45km)
  • Lac du Vernois (46km)
  • Lac du Fioget (46km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (47km)
  • Lac du Val (48km)
  • Cascade du Rouget (49km)
  • Lac de Chambly (50km)
  • Lac de Chalain (53km)
  • Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval (53km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (54km)
  • Lac d'Anterne (55km)
  • Lac Cornu (61km)
  • Le Brévent (62km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Chens-sur-Leman is in the east of France at 47 kilometres from Annecy, the department capital (general information: Chens-sur-Leman is 407 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chens-sur-Leman

Canton: Douvaine

Arrondissement: Thonon-les-Bains

Department: Haute-Savoie

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 74140

Distance to Chens-sur-Leman

from Annecy (prefecture): 47 km

from Paris: 407 km

from Calais: 607 km

from Nice: 302 km

from Bordeaux: 558 km

from Strasbourg: 274 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Chens-sur-Leman from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ballaison, Douvaine, Loisin, Massongy, Messery, Nernier and Yvoire.

This page in French: Visiter Chens-sur-Leman

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