Nernier is a charming commune of Swiss chalet-style houses in the Haute-Savoie region of south-eastern France. It has a mediaeval village centre which is full of character and is at its very best during the summer when it is bedecked with flower decorations. Situated on the French side of the lovely Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) it is just 20 minutes from the historic sights, museums and restaurants of Downtown Geneva and Thonon-les-Bains.
Nernier has been a popular haunt for artists since the 1950s when it became known as the “Village of Painters”. For those who enjoy watercolour painting and sketching it is the perfect place to rent holiday accommodation in Nernier. The village has a small port which attracts visiting yachts. Take a boat trip across the lake or go fishing or kayaking. The area offers idyllic mountain walks in the Haut Jura National Park and is popular for mountain biking. In the winter, skiing and other snow sports are popular in this Alpine area. Mont Blanc is 66 km from Nernier and offers challenging slopes for mountaineering.
Annecy offers plenty of attractions and is around 53 km from holiday homes in Nernier. The Palais de l’Isle is a scenic moated chateau with a tiny turreted tower. It was built in the 12th century as a prison and now houses an excellent local history museum. The Chateau d’Annecy dominates the town. It has been restored and has a display of traditional Savoyard art and crafts along with Alpine-related furnishings and local artwork. Evian-les-Bains is a floral village and spa about 31 km away and Yvoire is right on the doorstep of Nernier and is another four star “Ville Fleurie”.
Nernier holiday rental homes have showery summers with average temperatures reaching 25°C (77°F) in July and August and regular showers of light rain. During the summer the area has an average 8 hours of sunshine per day. Winters are cold and snowy with daytime highs averaging 3°C (37°F) in January and it is well below freezing at night from December through March.
The nearest airport serving holiday rentals in Nernier is the Geneva (GVA) International Airport which is about 20 km away. easyJet, Flybe and Jet2 are just some of the low cost airlines which serve the airport, making it cheap and easy to reach. Chambery (CMF) Airport is 87 km away and Lyon (LYS) Airport at 117 km are also within easy driving distance of Nernier. The Eurostar passenger train runs from London St Pancras to Paris, offering a speedy service, and from there a TGV train connection can transport visitors to Geneva. A hire car is useful for exploring the area around Nernier.