Contamine-sur-Arve tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of La Clusaz at 25 km from Contamine-sur-Arve

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Contamine-sur-Arve is situated in the Haute-Savoie department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Contamine-sur-Arve in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include La Clusaz at 25 km and Yvoire at 27 km.

Contamine-sur-Arve, France: places to visit and attractions

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La Clusaz

La Clusaz

Ski resort at 25 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See La Clusaz guide


Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction south-south-east)

The village of Yvoire on the banks of Lake Geneva is extraordinarily...

See Yvoire guide
Thonon les Bains

Thonon les Bains

at 28 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Thonon les Bains guide


Ski resort at 29 km (direction east)

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

See Morzine guide
Lake Annecy

Lake Annecy

Scenery at 30 km (direction south-west)

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

See Lake Annecy guide
Veyrier du Lac

Veyrier du Lac

at 30 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Veyrier du Lac guide


at 30 km (direction north-west), in the Ain department

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

See Divonne-les-Bains guide


at 30 km (direction south-west)

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

See Annecy guide


at 31 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Sallanches guide
Menthon Saint Bernard

Menthon Saint Bernard

at 32 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Menthon Saint Bernard guide


at 33 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Talloires guide


at 34 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Abondance guide


Ski resort at 34 km (direction east)

The use of local materials for building and the stunning location make...

See Avoriaz guide


at 34 km (direction north-east)

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

See Evian guide

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Markets in and near Contamine-sur-Arve

  • Viuz-en-Sallaz: market Monday (6km)
  • Reignier: market Saturday (6km)
  • La Roche-sur-Foron: market Thursday (7km)
  • Bonneville: market Tuesday & Friday (7km)
  • Boege: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Ville-la-Grand: market Sunday (11km)
  • Annemasse: market Tuesday & Friday (11km)
  • Gaillard: market Saturday (12km)
  • Cluses: market Monday (20km)
  • Saint-Julien-en-Genevois: market Friday (20km)

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Tourist attractions near Contamine-sur-Arve, France

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

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Voltaire Chateau (23km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le Labyrinthe - Jardin des Cinq Sens (27km)
  • Jardin botanique alpin La Jaÿsinia (30km)
  • Jardin d'eau de pré curieux (34km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mole (9km)
  • Cascade de la Diomaz (15km)
  • Col de la Colombière (18km)
  • Col de Romme (21km)
  • Roc d'Enfer (22km)
  • Mont Veyrier (28km)
  • Lac d'Annecy (33km)
  • Roc de Chere (33km)
  • Cascade du Rouget (34km)
  • Gorges du Fier (35km)
  • Col de la Faucille (37km)
  • Lac d'Anterne (38km)
  • Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval (40km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (41km)
  • Lac Cornu (43km)
  • Le Brévent (44km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (45km)
  • Lac des Rousses (46km)
  • Glacier des Bossons (49km)
  • Montenvers (49km)
  • Aiguille du Midi (50km)
  • Mont Blanc (52km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (56km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (59km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Contamine-sur-Arve is in the east of France at 28 kilometres from Annecy, the department capital (general information: Contamine-sur-Arve is 427 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Contamine-sur-Arve

Canton: Bonneville

Arrondissement: Bonneville

Department: Haute-Savoie

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 74130

Distance to Contamine-sur-Arve

from Annecy (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 427 km

from Calais: 630 km

from Nice: 279 km

from Bordeaux: 558 km

from Strasbourg: 293 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Contamine-sur-Arve from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amancy, Arenthon, Arthaz-Pont-Notre-Dame, Bonne, Bonneville, Cornier, Faucigny, Fillinges, Marcellaz, Nangy, Peillonnex, Pers-Jussy, Reignier, Saint-Jean-de-Tholome, Scientrier and Viuz-en-Sallaz.

This page in French: Visiter Contamine-sur-Arve