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About Annemasse, France
Annemasse is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhone-Alpes region of south-eastern France, which is located on the Swiss border, about 8km east of Geneva. The Haute-Savoie department's second-biggest city (after Annecy) with a population of about 30,000 people. Part of the metropolitan area of Geneva, it is the final exit of the French motorway A40 before the border.
Rent a car in Annemasse and you have an extremely convenient way of accessing the other cities of the region. As the last exit of the A40 before the Swiss border, it is well connected to local cities, including Annecy, 50km to the south west; Bonneville, 21.5km to the south east; and Geneva, 8km to the west.
An ideal base for skiing in winter and hiking in summer, Annemasse is framed by Mont Saleve (1,300m) to the west and the Voirons (1,450m) to the east. The principal economic activity in Annemasse is commerce because many Swiss residents do their shopping here to avail of a favourable exchange rate, and many locals work in Geneva, where salaries are higher than they are in France.