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Saxel tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saxel in Haute-Savoie

Photo is of Thonon les Bains at 15 km from Saxel

Visit Saxel: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Thonon les Bains at 15 km and Yvoire at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saxel, 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 Saxel 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 15 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Thonon les Bains guide


Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Yvoire guide


at 21 km (direction north-east)

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

See Evian guide


at 23 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


Ski resort at 25 km (direction east)

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

See Morzine guide


at 25 km (direction east)

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

See Abondance guide


Ski resort at 30 km (direction east)

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

See Avoriaz guide


Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval guide
La Clusaz

La Clusaz

Ski resort at 38 km (direction south)

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

See La Clusaz guide


at 39 km (direction south-east)

While Mont-Blanc and the mountain scenery is the main...

See Sallanches guide
Lake Annecy

Lake Annecy

Scenery at 43 km (direction south-west)

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

See Lake Annecy guide


at 44 km (direction south-west)

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

See Annecy guide
Veyrier du Lac

Veyrier du Lac

at 44 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Veyrier du Lac guide
Menthon Saint Bernard

Menthon Saint Bernard

at 45 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Menthon Saint Bernard guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saxel


Markets in and near Saxel

  • Boege: market Tuesday (4km)
  • Douvaine: market Sunday (10km)
  • Viuz-en-Sallaz: market Monday (11km)
  • Ville-la-Grand: market Sunday (12km)
  • Annemasse: market Tuesday & Friday (14km)
  • Thonon-les-Bains: market Thursday & Monday (15km)
  • Gaillard: market Saturday (16km)
  • Reignier: market Saturday (16km)
  • Bonneville: market Tuesday & Friday (19km)
  • La Roche-sur-Foron: market Thursday (21km)

More information about Saxel, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Saxel, France

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

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Voltaire Chateau (22km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le Labyrinthe - Jardin des Cinq Sens (15km)
  • Jardin d'eau de pré curieux (21km)
  • Jardin botanique alpin La Jaÿsinia (31km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de la Diomaz (9km)
  • Mole (16km)
  • Roc d'Enfer (18km)
  • Col de Romme (27km)
  • Col de la Colombière (29km)
  • Col de la Faucille (32km)
  • Cascade du Rouget (36km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (36km)
  • Lac des Rousses (37km)
  • Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval (40km)
  • Mont Veyrier (42km)
  • Lac d'Anterne (42km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (42km)
  • Lac d'Annecy (46km)
  • Roc de Chere (47km)
  • Lac Cornu (47km)
  • Gorges du Fier (47km)
  • Le Brévent (48km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (49km)
  • Montenvers (53km)
  • Glacier des Bossons (54km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (55km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (55km)
  • Aiguille du Midi (55km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (57km)
  • Mer de Glace (57km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (57km)
  • Lac de Narlay (58km)
  • Lac du Vernois (59km)
  • Lac du Val (62km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Saxel is in the east of France at 42 kilometres from Annecy, the department capital (general information: Saxel is 420 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saxel

Canton: Boëge

Arrondissement: Thonon-les-Bains

Department: Haute-Savoie

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 74420

Distance to Saxel

from Annecy (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 420 km

from Calais: 621 km

from Nice: 291 km

from Bordeaux: 565 km

from Strasbourg: 279 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Boege, Bogeve, Bons-en-Chablais, Brenthonne, Burdignin, Cervens, Fessy, Habere-Lullin, Habere-Poche, Lully, Machilly and Villard.

This page in French: Visiter Saxel

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