The Haut-Rhône is a new geographical area resulting from the coming together of three local authorities - Val des Usses, Semine and Pays de Seyssel.

Haut-Rhône Tourisme is the intermunicipal Tourist Office which covers the 26 towns and villages of the Usses & Rhône local council community.

Within easy reach of Bellegarde, Geneva, Annecy, Aix-les-Bains and Belley, the Haut-Rhône offers a life-sized outdoor playground.

You can enjoy a wide variety of activities in both summer and winter: canoeing, paddle boating, stand up paddle boarding, hiking, mountain biking and electric cycling, fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledging and much more. So much to see! The Rhône and Usses rivers, le Grand Colombier mountain (made famous by the Tour de France), le Domaine Nordique de Sur Lyand (with a 360° view on the Alps and Mont Blanc) and the Montagne des Princes.

©Frédéric Scali/Jérôme Pruniaux ©Laurent Madelon


The Haut-Rhône is a traveller’s paradise with the Chemin de Saint-Jacques de Compostelle (Camino de Santiago, or St James’ Way), the Grande Traversée des Alpes, the Chemins du Soleil and the ViaRhôna.

With the opening of Anglefort and Virignin locks, the Haut-Rhône is once again a popular destination for pleasure boaters, who are returning in increasing numbers to these 100 km of navigable waterways.

Make sure you also take your time to discover the area’s history and heritage. Explore the Clermont and Chaumont castles, the Seyssel villages and the local canal transportation history, the Génissiat dam, and the various exhibitions that we offer at the Maison du Haut-Rhône.

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Local products

Foodies, connoisseurs, pleasure seekers – you will certainly feel at home here!

Meet our winegrowers and farmers. Make the most of our local markets, fine-food restaurants and more traditional establishments.

Awaken your taste buds with Seyssel (AOC) and Frangy (AOC Vins de Savoie) wines, PGI Tomme de Savoie cheese, PGI Savoie apples and pears, Comté Pyrimont cheese, locally-produced honey, artisanal chocolate and a whole variety of other local delights.  A whole host of wonderful flavours await you.

Have we tempted you yet? Come and find out more – pop in and see us at the Maison du Haut-Rhône tourist offices in Seyssel (head office) and Frangy.

Here you will find practical information and useful tips to help you discover or rediscover this beautiful region and plan an enjoyable visit for the whole family.

©Frédéric Scali/Jérôme Pruniaux