municipality in the canton of Geneva inSwitzerland

Hermance is a municipality and small town in the Lake Geneva region, next to the French border. It is inscribed on the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites.

The tower of Hermance



Get in


By bus


From Rive in the centre of Geneva you can take the public bus line E to Hermance. Depending of the time of the day there are 2-5 hourly trips. If you are coming from the main station, you can take tram 6, 8 or 9 to Rive.

Bus B connects Hermance to small towns in neighbouring France.

By boat


CGN[dead link] operates cruise ferries in Lake Geneva, one of the port of calls being Hermance. However only a couple of ships call in Hermance every day.

Get around

Map of Hermance

The town is small and you can get everywhere on foot in a few minutes.

The fountain is where the three main streets meet
  • 1 La tour d'Hermance. This tower was part of a castle and was built in the 14th century.  
  • 2 Hermance church, Rue du Bourg-Dessus, 6.
  • 3 Hermance town hall (Mairie), Rue de l'Eglise 1. This building, called le Mestral, was probably the seat of the local noblemen at the end of the Middle Ages.
  • 4 The fountain. A landmark right in the middle of the town.
  • 1 Hermance beach. 15 May to 15 September, daily 09:00-19:00. Fr. 3.
  • 1 Épicerie. There is a small grocery store in the town. The post office is located here as well.




  • 1 Hermance Camping, 44 Rue du Nord, +41 22 751 14 83. There is a camping site at the beach. Fr. 10 per person and Fr. 8 per tent.



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