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Etrembieres

Étrembières is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.GeographyÉtrembières territory is a land extension of 8kmlong, located at foot of mount Salève, and at banks of Arve River, between Annemasse, Gaillard and Bossey communes. The commune has a population of 1600 inhabitants . The Sàleve mount surges at a steep cliff at west producing an inclination to the Arve's river valley. Sàleve mount is composed of two parts. The great Salève and the small Salève apart from one of the other by the collar of Monnetier.HistoryPrehistoryThe region had a prehistoric occupation revealed by excavations, where upper Magdalenian period tools were found, such as stone tools, decorated with otters and Alpine ibex figures.Ancient historyThe Roman road Genava crossed the Arve river to Etrembières, at the closes area between the banks of the river. A wooden bridge was built to improve the transportation between the two sides, despite there is no mention of this bridge in the ancient period, it is mentioned in a 1304 agreement between the Count of Genevois and sire of Faucigny.Middle AgesFrom the 11th to the 15th centuries, Étrembières, and principally its bridge, were a strategic point of control of geneve count, during this time the social life was affected by the frequent battles between with the lords and the vassals of Gex, Mornex and Faucigny.
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