850 inhabitants (known as "Champangeois")
Surface area: 3.59 km²
Altitude: 749 metres
Lovely village located on the Gavot Plateau, between Thonon and Evian, that has managed to preserve its heritage and traditional architecture. Visitors to the village will discover a magnificent view of Lake Léman, the Swiss coast and the Alpine mountain chain.
Champanges Town Hall
Place Anselme Boujon
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 73 45 67
Fax: +33 (0)4 50 76 21 29
Open: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 1:30 to 5 PM; Wednesdays, from 8:30 AM to 12 noon.
Activities & sightseeing
Baroque church dating from 1720 (regained its original Baroque style thanks to its renovation in 1994) and paintings by the Dalla-Palma brothers.
Several oratories, including that of Saint Martin (1824).
Former presbytery dating from 1724, which today serves as the town hall (vaulted cellar).
Old village: old, restored homes. Traditional housing shown off to best advantage.
Cupule rocks of the hamlet of La Bennaz.
Archaeological site of La Bossenaille.
Darbon traditional sawmill and oil works.
Temporary exhibitions at the village hall.
Hiking trails: the "Léman Coast" GRP (long distance footpath) crosses the district. Trails for walking, mountain biking and horse riding.
Views on Lake Léman, the Swiss coast and the Jura. View on the Dent d'Oche, Mont Billiat, the Mémises and the Hermones.
Baine Wetlands, with their rare plant species (willow flowers, "Paris waxflowers" and 9 different orchids).
Facilities: stadium, tennis court and playgrounds.