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Coordinates: 45°53′47″N 6°38′30″E / 45.8964°N 6.6417°E / 45.8964; 6.6417Coordinates: 45°53′47″N 6°38′30″E / 45.8964°N 6.6417°E / 45.8964; 6.6417{{#coordinates:45.8964|6.6417|type:city(2155)_region:FR|||||| |primary |name= }}</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Country</th><td> France</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Region</th><td> Rhône-Alpes</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Department</th><td> Haute-Savoie</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Arrondissement</th><td> Bonneville</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Sallanches</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Pays du Mont-Blanc</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Government</th></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Mayor (2008–2014) </th><td> Jean Bertoluzzi</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 17.27 km2 (6.67 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2006)2</th><td> 2,155</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 120/km2 (320/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 74083 / 74920</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Elevation</th><td> Script error: No such module "convert".
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Combloux is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the 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 Script error: No such module "convert". from Megève and Script error: No such module "convert". from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc.

History

Before Combloux became a popular 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 an option for tourists wishing to stay here. Combloux's permanent residents are over 2000 and the village has expanded quickly recently. Combloux boasts a beautiful location as it is 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 popular summer destination, mainly for hiking and mountain-biking.

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Combloux
The church with the Aravis in the background
The church with the Aravis in the background
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