Habere-Poche village

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Habère-Poche is the highest village of the Vallee Verte (950 to 1600 m high).
The origin of the name Habère is not very precise; some award it to the Latin name habere (have) and to live, meaning "possessions" or "houses" of the Abbey, others award it to an old  word " alberge " meaning shelter, inn, because of its location surrounded by 4 passes ("col de Cou,  col des Moises, col des Arces and col de Terramont") and by the summits all around it : "La pointe de Targaillan, l'Aiguille, le Mont Forchat, la Turche, la montagne d'Hirmentaz and la pointe de Miribel". 
The word "Poche" would be due to the shape " in basin " of the village. It  consists of some 25 hamlets. Its population is 1193 inhabitants and its surface of 1196 ha.

Located at equal distance from Annemasse, Thonon-les-Bains and the Lake of Geneva (25 km) and at 30 km from Geneva, Habère-Poche offers all the charm and the authenticity of the mountain villages, for a break all year round in the heart of a site and of a tradition protected. Numerous activities during the winter months at Habère-Poche: snow shoe, discovery of the 4 thematic paths " Secrets de fées " (plateau des Moises), skiing (Les Habères ski resort), cross-country skiing (plateau des Moises), visit of the Moises farm( goat farm).
The mountain is accessible to everyone, and the Lake of Geneva is quite close.... a natural destination as everyone like it!

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