A small urban commune, Charvonnex is located 12 kilometres north of Annecy, at an altitude of 580 m. Surrounded to the east by the Fillière river (which flows into the Fier) and to the west by a magnificent forest, the village has natural and historical sites to discover:the mountains of Parmelan (1832 m, its beautiful lapiaz and panoramas) and Sous Dîne (highest point at 2004 m) accessible by hiking, the 11 blockhouses and 3 casemates which are the witnesses of the Maginot line of the Alps in 1939 and 1940, its church Saint-Jean Baptiste de Charvonnex which has two beautiful polychrome wooden statues of the 17th century.