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La Roche-sur-Foron tourism and travel guide

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Visit La Roche-sur-Foron: highlights and tourist information

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La Roche-sur-Foron is situated in the Haute-Savoie department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Tourist classifications for La Roche-sur-Foron include "recommended detour".

Popular places to visit nearby include La Clusaz at 20 km and Lake Annecy at 23 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

La Roche-sur-Foron, 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 La Roche-sur-Foron in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

La Clusaz

La Clusaz

Ski resort at 20 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See La Clusaz guide
Lake Annecy

Lake Annecy

Scenery at 23 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 23 km (direction south-west)

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

See Veyrier du Lac guide


at 24 km (direction south-west)

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

See Annecy guide
Menthon Saint Bernard

Menthon Saint Bernard

at 25 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 26 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Talloires guide


at 29 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Sallanches guide


Ski resort at 33 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Morzine guide


Ski resort at 33 km (direction south-east)

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

See Megeve guide


Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction south-east)

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

See Yvoire guide


at 35 km (direction north-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
Thonon les Bains

Thonon les Bains

at 35 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Thonon les Bains guide


Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction east)

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

See Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval guide
Saint Gervais Les Bains

Saint Gervais Les Bains

at 36 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint Gervais Les Bains guide

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

Map of places to visit near La Roche-sur-Foron


Markets in and near La Roche-sur-Foron

Market days in La Roche-sur-Foron: weekly market: Thursday;

  • La Roche-sur-Foron: market Thursday (0km)
  • Bonneville: market Tuesday & Friday (7km)
  • Reignier: market Saturday (8km)
  • Viuz-en-Sallaz: market Monday (11km)
  • Gaillard: market Saturday (15km)
  • Annemasse: market Tuesday & Friday (15km)
  • Ville-la-Grand: market Sunday (16km)
  • Le Grand-Bornand: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Boege: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Saint-Julien-en-Genevois: market Friday (20km)

Hotels near La Roche-sur-Foron

More information about La Roche-sur-Foron, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near La Roche-sur-Foron, France

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


  • Aquarium du Lac du Bourget (53km)

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Voltaire Chateau (26km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Massif des Bauges (45km)
  • Haut-Jura (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin botanique alpin La Jaÿsinia (32km)
  • Le Labyrinthe - Jardin des Cinq Sens (34km)
  • Jardin d'eau de pré curieux (41km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mole (12km)
  • Col de la Colombière (15km)
  • Col de Romme (21km)
  • Cascade de la Diomaz (21km)
  • Mont Veyrier (21km)
  • Lac d'Annecy (26km)
  • Roc de Chere (26km)
  • Roc d'Enfer (27km)
  • Gorges du Fier (28km)
  • Cascade du Rouget (36km)
  • Lac d'Anterne (38km)
  • Col de la Faucille (41km)
  • Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval (41km)
  • Lac Cornu (43km)
  • Le Brévent (43km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (44km)
  • Glacier des Bossons (48km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (48km)
  • Aiguille du Midi (49km)
  • Mont Blanc (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

La Roche-sur-Foron is in the east of France at 22 kilometres from Annecy, the department capital (general information: La Roche-sur-Foron is 430 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Roche-sur-Foron

Canton: Roche-sur-Foron

Arrondissement: Bonneville

Department: Haute-Savoie

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 74800

Distance to La Roche-sur-Foron

from Annecy (prefecture): 22 km

from Paris: 430 km

from Calais: 634 km

from Nice: 273 km

from Bordeaux: 554 km

from Strasbourg: 300 km

Getting here

For driving distances to La Roche-sur-Foron from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amancy, Arenthon, Cornier, Etaux, Faucigny, La Chapelle-Rambaud, Pers-Jussy, Saint-Laurent, Saint-Pierre-en-Faucigny, Saint-Sixt and Scientrier.

This page in French: Visiter La Roche-sur-Foron

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