Historically, the town developed in the 19th century with the establishment of sanatoriums that attracted people who were looking for treatment for tuberculosis. Nowadays, Passy is renowned for a more joyous form of tourism, attracting skiers to the Plaine-Joux ski area. While the town is a new addition to the Tour route, its neighbour Sallanches has featured four times, but actually gained its reputation within cycling thanks to hosting the 1980 World Championships that were highlighted by Bernard Hinault’s road race victory.
- Stage town for the 1st time
- Municipality in Haute-Savoie (74)
- Population: 11,300 (Passerands and Passerandes), 800,000 in Haute-Savoie