Essert -Romand is a commune in the French department of Haute- Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region.


Essert -Romand is situated on 936 m above sea level. Level, close to the tourist resort Morzine, 24 km southeast of the town of Thonon -les- Bains ( straight line ). The village is located in the Chablais, in a valley widening of the Vallée d' Aulps on a terrace west of the Dranse de Morzine, at the eastern foot of the Roc d' Enfer in the Savoy Alps.

The area of ​​6.78 km ² municipal area includes a section of the Vallée d' Aulps. The Dranse de Morzine, which here extends from south-southeast to the north- northwest in a usually around 200 m wide, flat valley floor, forming the eastern boundary of the municipality. From this river the communal land extends westward over a densely wooded hillside up to the Rochers de Graydon ( 1789 m above sea level with. M. the highest elevation of Essert -Romand ) and to the Alps Graydon.

To Essert -Romand include the hamlet settlements La Touviere (905 m above sea level. M. ) and Le Laydevant ( 943 m above sea level. M. ) on the terrace west of the Dranse de Morzine and Les Places ( 1255 m above sea level. M. ) on the ascent to the Alpine hamlet Graydon. Neighboring communities of Essert -Romand are Saint -Jean- d'Aulps in the north, and Montriond Morzine in the east and La Côte- d'Arbroz in the south.


The village was mentioned Romanorum in the Middle Ages under the Latinized name Essartum. The place name is on exsartum, the past participle of Late Latin word exsarire ( clear, speak to cultivate ) due. Essert -Romand was always part of Saint -Jean- d'Aulps and was until 1860 an independent municipality.


The village church dates from the 19th century.


With 446 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2011) Essert -Romand is one of the small towns in the Haute-Savoie region. Since the early 1970s, a substantial population increase was recorded. Outside the old town center created numerous houses.

Economy and infrastructure

Essert -Romand was until well into the 20th century a predominantly coined by farming village. Meanwhile, the village has developed due to its proximity to Morzine for a residential and resort community.

The village is located off the major thoroughfares, but is easily accessible from the main road that leads from Thonon -les- Bains through the Vallée d' Aulps to Morzine. Another road connection with La Côte- d'Arbroz.