The area of Talloires has been settled since Neolithic
times. In Roman times, Talloires was a stage on the consular road leading from
Milan to Strasbourg; the town is however mentioned for the first time in the
9th century AD. In 1016 an abbey was founded here by King Rudolph III of
Burgundy and monks from Savigny and Lyon. The now standing structures of the
Abbey were built in 1681.