1,609 inhabitants (known as "Maringons")
Surface area: 5.58 km²

Located in the western Evian Country, Marin occupies a verdant slope between the mountains and the Dranse River. Particularly well exposed on the slope bordering the Gavot Plateau to the west and sloping gently downwards to the Dranse, the district of Marin thrived during the Gallo-Roman period.
During this ancient time, villas were built, with the largest thought to have been located in Marinel. Tombs dating from the High Middle Ages have also been discovered at several sites in the area.

To visit

Saint-Etienne Chapel (14th-century baptismal fonts).
Sainte-Anne Reliquary.
The Marin church (late 12th century).

Scenic views
Vineyards and orchards, with views of the lake and mountains.

Vineyards and crosses (old method of growing grapevines on chestnut trees, still visible on several sites).
Visits to wine cellars.
The banks of the Dranse River.
Glacial moraine and fairy chimney.

Facilities: tennis courts, football stadium and multi-purpose room.

Practical information

Marin Town Hall
74200 Marin
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 71 47 05
Fax: +33 (0)4 50 70 83 34
Web site

Opening hours: From Monday to Friday, from 8:30 AM to 12 noon and from 1:30 to 5 PM (open until 6:30 PM on Mondays).