Combloux

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Combloux
Coordinates: 45°53′47″N6°38′30″E / 45.8964°N 6.6417°E / 45.8964; 6.6417 Coordinates: 45°53′47″N6°38′30″E / 45.8964°N 6.6417°E / 45.8964; 6.6417
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Bonneville
Canton Sallanches
Intercommunality Pays du Mont-Blanc
Government
  Mayor (20142020) Jean Bertoluzzi
Area
1
17.27 km2 (6.67 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01) [1]
2,106
  Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
74083 /74920
Elevation720–1,784 m (2,362–5,853 ft)
(avg. 960 m or 3,150 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Combloux is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France, with a population of over 2000 residents. It is a mountain village in the French Alps and is popular as a ski resort. Combloux is located 4 km (2.5 mi) from Megève and 30 km (19 mi) from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc.

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History

Before Combloux became a skiing resort, it was a traditional mountainous village with the main economy being made from farming which still exists today. It has stone and wooden chalets for accommodation and besides the residents, chalets are also an option for tourists. Combloux's permanent residents are over 2000 and the village has expanded quickly recently.[ when? ] Combloux has been described as "le perle du Mont Blanc" as a full view of the Mont-Blanc is ever present. Combloux also has the first ecological lake for swimmers in France, open in summer and heated by the sun.

Tourism

In winter, Combloux is a skiing resort. It shares its skiing area with Megève, Saint-Gervais, Les Contamines, and La Giettaz, as a part of the "Evasion Mont-Blanc" area which gives it a total of 445 km of skiable pistes.

Combloux is also a tourist destination in summer, mainly for hiking and mountain-biking.

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  1. "Populations légales 2017". INSEE . Retrieved 6 January 2020.