Taninges

Taninges (French pronunciation: ​[tanɛ̃ʒ]) is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.

Taninges
The village and the Pic de Marcelly
The village and the Pic de Marcelly
Coat of arms of Taninges
Location of Taninges
Taninges is located in France
Taninges
Taninges
Taninges is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Taninges
Taninges
Coordinates: 46°06′29″N 6°35′32″E / 46.1081°N 6.5922°E / 46.1081; 6.5922Coordinates: 46°06′29″N 6°35′32″E / 46.1081°N 6.5922°E / 46.1081; 6.5922
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentHaute-Savoie
ArrondissementBonneville
CantonCluses
Area
1
42.66 km2 (16.47 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
3,411
 • Density80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
74276 /74440
Elevation609–2,000 m (1,998–6,562 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
Mairie

Taninges is a pleasant town of over 3000 people in the French Alps, about 35 km directly east-southeast of Geneva and close to the commune of Cluses. It dates back to Roman times, and some Roman cobblestone mountain tracks are still in existence. The town has hotels, restaurants, cinema, municipal campsite, supermarket and petrol station. A river runs through the town, and there are many walking and cycling tracks in the area. There is also a tourist information centre with internet and multi-lingual staff in the centre of the town.

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Taninges is located close to the ski resorts of Le Praz de Lys, Sommand and Les Gets, popular in the winter. The Carthusian monastery of Mélan, founded in 1285, is on the southeastern edge of the town. In the church tower is a carillon, the first in the département of Haute-Savoie, with 40–50 bells together weighing 3 tonnes. The old bridge (le Vieux pont) in the old town dates from the sixteenth century.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.