723 inhabitants (known as "Vinzolais")
Surface area: 6.51 km²
Altitude: 536 to 920 metres

Vinzier is a rural village located on the Gavot Plateau. An astronomic observatory was built within the district by the members of the Léman Astronomic Association. The observatory houses a 300 mm Newtonian telescope (f-ratio of 5.7). The "Planet Trail" begins at the observatory and winds its way for nearly 13 kilometres to the Col des Moises pass.

 

 

Vinzier Town Hall
74500 Vinzier
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 73 61 19
Fax: +33 (0)4 5073 66 49
E-mail: mairie@vinzier.com

 

 

To visit

Heritage
Neogothic Saint Peter's Church, dating from 1892.
Rural chapels.
Roadside crosses.
Perron Oratory.

Scenic views
View of the Dent d'Oche and the mountains of Chablais.

Activities
Numerous sightseeing outings and hikes.
Dog sledding during the winter.
Observatory (open for the Nuit des Etoiles or "Starry Night" in August).
"Planet Trail" from the observatory to the Col des Moises.

Practical information

Vinzier Town Hall
74500 Vinzier
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 73 61 19
Fax: +33 (0)4 5073 66 49
E-mail: mairie@vinzier.com
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