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Margencel tourism and travel guide

Photo of Margencel in Haute-Savoie

Photo is of Thonon les Bains at 4 km from Margencel

Visit Margencel: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Thonon les Bains at 4 km and Yvoire at 9 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Margencel, 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 Margencel in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Thonon les Bains

Thonon les Bains

at 4 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Thonon les Bains guide


Most Beautiful Village at 9 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Yvoire guide


at 13 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Evian guide


at 22 km (direction 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 23 km (direction east)

It will be the mountain scenery around Abondance that dominates...

See Abondance guide


Ski resort at 28 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Morzine guide


Ski resort at 31 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Avoriaz guide


Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction south-east)

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

See Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval guide


at 47 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Sallanches guide
La Clusaz

La Clusaz

Ski resort at 48 km (direction south)

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

See La Clusaz guide
Lake Annecy

Lake Annecy

Scenery at 54 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Lake Annecy guide
Saint Gervais Les Bains

Saint Gervais Les Bains

at 54 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saint Gervais Les Bains guide


at 54 km (direction south-west)

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

See Annecy guide


Ski resort at 57 km (direction south-east)

One of the most famous Alpine ski resorts, Chamonix is...

See Chamonix guide

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

Map of places to visit near Margencel


Markets in and near Margencel

  • Thonon-les-Bains: market Thursday & Monday (5km)
  • Douvaine: market Sunday (11km)
  • Boege: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Evian-les-Bains: market Friday (15km)
  • Ville-la-Grand: market Sunday (20km)
  • Viuz-en-Sallaz: market Monday (22km)
  • Annemasse: market Tuesday & Friday (22km)
  • Divonne-les-Bains: market Sunday & Friday (23km)
  • Abondance: market Sunday (23km)
  • Gaillard: market Saturday (24km)

More information about Margencel, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Margencel, France

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

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Voltaire Chateau (27km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le Labyrinthe - Jardin des Cinq Sens (9km)
  • Jardin d'eau de pré curieux (13km)
  • Jardin botanique alpin La Jaÿsinia (36km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de la Diomaz (16km)
  • Roc d'Enfer (21km)
  • Mole (26km)
  • Col de la Faucille (32km)
  • Lac des Rousses (32km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (35km)
  • Col de Romme (36km)
  • Col de la Colombière (38km)
  • Cascade du Rouget (41km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (42km)
  • Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval (44km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (45km)
  • Lac d'Anterne (48km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (51km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (51km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (51km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (52km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (52km)
  • Lac de Narlay (52km)
  • Lac Cornu (53km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (54km)
  • Lac du Fioget (54km)
  • Lac du Vernois (54km)
  • Le Brévent (55km)
  • Montenvers (59km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Margencel is in the east of France at 52 kilometres from Annecy, the department capital (general information: Margencel is 415 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Margencel

Canton: Thonon-les-Bains-Ouest

Arrondissement: Thonon-les-Bains

Department: Haute-Savoie

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 74200

Distance to Margencel

from Annecy (prefecture): 52 km

from Paris: 415 km

from Calais: 613 km

from Nice: 300 km

from Bordeaux: 570 km

from Strasbourg: 269 km

Getting here

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

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Allinges, Anthy-sur-Leman, Cervens, Draillant, Lully, Orcier, Perrignier, Sciez and Thonon-les-Bains.

This page in French: Visiter Margencel

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