Saint-Genix-les-Villages is a brand new municipality (created on 1st January 2019) that brings together the large village of Saint-Genix-sur-Guiers and the smaller villages of Grésin and Saint-Maurice-de-Rotherens. At the confluence of the Rhône and Guiers rivers, this gateway to Savoie stretches over the surrounding hills up to the summit of Mont Tournier, the highest point of the Jura peaks that extend into the foreland of Savoie. Its population of 3,000, like its many visitors, appreciate its green setting and gentle climate, as well as the many services developed by the Val-Guiers federation of municipalities. Here, agriculture, craftsmanship, industry and commerce enjoy excellent transport facilities, as do the tourist attractions which are mainly focused on “green tourism”, such as hiking and water sports. It is also a crossing point of the Via Rhôna and the Camino de Santiago de Compostela (the ways of Saint James). Its culinary delights are also worth the detour! Lastly, Saint-Genix is at the centre of the “Pays de Mandrin” area, playing host to its tourist information office, and is the capital of the famous praline cake of the same name.

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