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Forgeassoud, a holiday village in Saint Jean de Sixt (Haute Savoie region)

A holiday village near Grand Bornand and La Clusaz

In a stunning location

Nestled in the heart of the Aravis Massif, in the Haute-Savoie, Saint Jean-de-Sixt has stayed true to its roots as a typically Savoyard mountain village with its rich heritage of historical and cultural treasures. Whether you come in summer or winter, you can enjoy the great outdoors and magnificent sites.

  • Just 4 km from La Clusaz and Grand-Bornand
  • 28 km from Annecy and its medieval old town
  • 25 minutes from the beaches of Lake Annecy
  • Close to the alpine lakes; Geneva, Bourget, Annecy
  • Close by: Chamonix, Mont Blanc, Aix-les-Bains
  • Borders Geneva and Switzerland


A region with plenty to discover

In Saint-Jean de Sixt, between Lake Annecy, Lake Geneva and the mountains, Mont-Blanc, Switzerland and Italy, Forgeassoud holiday village is ideally situated.

A stone's throw from the neighbouring village resorts of Le Grand Bornand and La Clusaz, all the joys of the mountains await you.

Discover prestigious natural sites steeped in history, such as the Plateau des Glières, a former gathering place of the French Resistance, le Beaufortain, Chamonix (world capital of mountaineering), the Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice), the Aiguille du Midi mountain peak, the two Savoie wine routes, Aix-les-Bains, l'Abbaye de Hautecombe, Lake Geneva, Yvoire (a flowery medieval village), Evian, Genève, etc.

Take advantage of the Espace montagne holiday village, an information and advice point for personalised hikes with professionals, our middle mountain guides, who will help you find the best ways to discover the surroundings.

We also invite you to consult the Savoie Mont Blanc website to find out more about our region, as well as the La Clusaz, Grand Bornand, and Lake Annecy Tourist Office websites.

Fill up on activities, whatever the season!

In the air

Enjoy a magnificent view over Lake Annecy with a paragliding flight from the Col de la Forclaz, climb the peaks of the Aravis via ferrata, or walk a few metres in the tree canopies at the Talloires and Grand Bornand adventure trails.


 Spring skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking, climbing, hiking, golf, horse riding, etc., the Aravis massif is a great playground for occasional sports enthusiasts as well as more experienced athletes. There’s something for everyone!

Village highlights: 

  • Hikes in the low mountain ranges, supervised by professional guides
  • Free advice and itineraries from our professional guides at the "Espace Montagne" info point in the village
  • Tourist excursions with our heritage guide

On the water

With Lake Annecy just 30km away, a whole range of water activities await you: diving, pedal boating, water skiing, boat rental, etc.

The Aravis massif is blessed with abundant mountain lakes (Lac des Confins, Lac Vert, Lac de Tardevant, etc.). Come and discover their refreshing coolness during the summer months.

And for thrill seekers looking for water and mountains, think canyoning!