View of the cross of Loriaz on the heights of Vallorcine

Coordinates: 46°02′07″N 6°56′02″E / 46.0353°N 6.9339°E / 46.0353; 6.9339Coordinates: 46°02′07″N 6°56′02″E / 46.0353°N 6.9339°E / 46.0353; 6.9339
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Canton Canton of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Intercommunality SIVOM Mont Blanc
  Mayor (2008-2014) Claude Piccot
Area1 44.57 km2 (17.21 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 423
  Density 9.5/km2 (25/sq mi)
  Urban 60,234
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 74290 / 74660
Elevation 1,120–3,098 m (3,675–10,164 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Vallorcine is a municipality in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.


Located at the foot of the Mont Blanc Vallorcine is a small ski village located within the Chamonix Valley, forming part of the Domaine de Balme ski area (which includes Le Tour). Apart from cross country and show shoeing, Vallorcine has only a small selection of restaurants; all other activities and entertainment can be found in Chamonix (20 km away). Vallorcine is removed from the bustle and tourism of Chamonix; however, it is easily accessible to the large Chamonix resort and its ski areas including Brevent / Flegere Grand Montets Les Houches.


Historical population of Vallorcine
(Source: Insee[1])
From the year 1962 on: No double countingresidents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.
1999: Provisional population (annual survey).

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