Morillon

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

 Tourism, holiday & travel in Morillon
TownMorillon
Insee code74190
Postcode74440
Latitude46.0834840
Longitude6.6762660
AltitudeFrom 657 to 2046 meters
Surface14.51 km²
Population614 inhabitants
Density42 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelVerchaix at 2.6 km (6 min)
Chief townAnnecy (at 74 km, 59 min)La Rivière-Enverse at 3.4 km (4 min)
DepartmentHaute-SavoieSamoëns at 4.8 km (8 min)
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TOWN PRESENTATION

The station Morillon Grand Massif is located between 680 m and 2500 m altitude.

Easy access, one hour drive from Chamonix, Annecy and Geneva, it is an ideal resort village to practice alpine and Nordic activities of your ski holiday with family.

Morillon, the discreet charm of a village resort with a pleasant family atmosphere and vast ski domain in the Grand Massif. No less than 265 km on skis between Morillon, Samoens, Les Carroz, Flaine and Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval.

Soup castrated (specialty morillonnaise) Ingredients: 500 g onion - 25 cl dry white wine 2 liters of water - 750 g Tomme de Savoie - 1 baguette - 1 pinch pepper - 30 g butter - 50 g grated County - 1 tablespoon peanut oil. Chop onions and melt with 20 g of butter and a spoonful of oil, after a slight coloration add the white wine, let it evaporate 5 minutes then add water. Cook gently for 30 minutes. Cut the baguette into thin slices and grill. Remove crust Tomme and slice thickness of 3 mm. In a large soup tureen by storing successive layer toast and slices of Tomme, then pour the broth of onions on top. Bake at 130 ° C for 2-3 hours. When the soup is nicely browned and dried the "castrated" by cutting several times. Add on top grated county and 10 g of butter in a small nut. Put the soup au gratin in a hot oven.


SIGHTSEEING

Guided tours by guides Heritage des Pays de Savoie.

Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Morillon
Leisure centresLeisure Centre of the Lac Bleu,   Ski Resort Morillon

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

Some highlights of the winter: La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc - Hivernales Upper Giffre - The Big Carnival Morillon (omelette, burning of Bonhomme Carnaval, floats, music ...) - The day Handy'Day ( ski map for valid and invalid) - The Happy Banked Slalom (snowboard competition).


ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Samoens: Along the river Giffre the threshold of a broad glacial valley, the village is crowded around a large lime tree which says a lot about its history. Planted in 1438, still in great shape, the "Big Lime" has now reached 9.50 m tower trunk! In the village, still everywhere testimony to the talent of stonemasons who once made his reputation. That's why old Samoens houses are mostly not wood, but stone! In 1659, consolidated into a true brotherhood, the Frahans (name given to the masons) were considered if they were called on larger sites Vauban and Napoleon Bonaparte.

Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval is ranked among the most beautiful villages in France thanks to its architectural heritage and especially thanks to its natural sites. The ski area of ​​Sixt is connected to the Grand Massif superb Cascades Trail, a blue 14 km. In summer, hikers can roam the largest Natural Reserve of Haute-Savoie.

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Relaxation at a colourful, musical spaWellbeing25 €Saint-Gervais-les-Bains (23 km)
Skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing lessonsSports sensationsFrom 33 € to 58 €Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (23 km)
Adventure trail in the Dodes ForestSports sensations21 €Le Grand-Bornand (25 km)
Unusual walk or snowshoe hikeNature and the outdoorsFrom 17 € to 25 €Saxel (28 km)

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WEATHER

Thursday 18 December
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Min. 2°C - Max. 8°C
Friday 19 December
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Min. -1°C - Max. 8°C
Saturday 20 December
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Min. 2°C - Max. 6°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantEdelweiss
Samoëns
Located in the heart of the Grand Massif, the restaurant welcomes you in its Edelweiss Savoyard chalet to enjoy fine cuisine or traditional specialties such as fondue and raclette....
Located 3.3 km from Morillon40 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLes Servages d'Armelle  
7.5
Arâches-la-Frasse
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Located 7.3 km from Morillon58 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Croix de Savoie  
9.7
Arâches-la-Frasse
First bioclimatic restaurant Rhône-Alpes in France and third completely redone, Coix The Savoy welcomes you to one hour's drive from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Annecy and Lake Geneva (Geneva,...
Located 7.9 km from Morillon39 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Chalet with 5 bedroomsAu Balcon de Verchaix    
9.3
Verchaix
Located on a sunny valley near Samoens and the Grand Massif ski area, Armelle Philip and open the doors of their cottages. At your disposal 5 rooms for 2 to 3 persons with private bathroom,...
Located 1.6 km from MorillonFrom 69 € to 75 € the double room 
Farm with 3 bedroomsLa Simonière    
9.7
Châtillon-sur-Cluses
3 cottages: Tangerine - House 2-4 people - Very comfortable - bed 2 persons and private lounge (with sofa bed), bathroom and independent and separate WC. Television. Emerald - House...
Located 6.3 km from MorillonFrom 50 € to 60 € the double room 
Chalet with 4 bedroomsHamacopic    
9.8
Châtillon-sur-Cluses
In a former farmhouse on a large flat with private entrance and parking, four bedrooms with bathroom and toilet, balcony and terrace loan hammocks, open year-round opportunity to host...
Located 8.6 km from MorillonFrom 56 € to 66 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Apartment for 6 personsSamoensAlpineHoliday
Samoëns
Our 2 bedroom apartment for rent is a stylish, comfortable property, located in the beautiful and historic alpine village of Samoëns, Haute-Savoie, France, just 1 hour from Geneva....
Located 4.2 km from MorillonFrom 440 € to 940 € per week 
Apartment for 5 personsChalet Neige Alpes   NEW
Samoëns
Beautifully situated 100 m from the center of the village of Samoens the chalet includes a studio and an apartment can accommodate from 2 to 5 people. The ski lifts are 800 m.
Located 4.2 km from MorillonFrom 500 € to 750 € per week 
Chalet for 14 personsChalet for 14 persons
Les Carroz-d'Arâches
Carroz chalet in ski resort for 12 to 14 people. It is situate 900 meters from the City of Carroz and the slopes with a free shuttle bus at 200 meters from the cottage. This original...
Located 5.8 km from MorillonFrom 1850 € to 2500 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
22 places over 0,5 haAire de campig-car mont blanc   
10
Les Houches
Area or step staionnement facing the Mont Blanc countryside near the expressway a800 m from shops unique in the valley of Chamonix.
Located 24 km from Morillon 

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HOTELS

Résidence Palladior Morillon Grand Massif - Hotel in MorillonRésidence Palladior Morillon Grand Massif     
7.7
Morillon
Résidence Palladior Morillon Grand Massif is located at the entrance to the Village of Morillon in Haute Savoie, just 20 minutes from exit 18 of A40. All guestrooms have en suite bathrooms,...
Located in MorillonRoom from 55 €
Le Morillon Hôtels-Chalets de Tradition - Hotel in MorillonLe Morillon Hôtels-Chalets de Tradition     
8.5
Morillon
Located in the heart of Morillon village, this 3-star property is 100 m from the cable cars. It features a hot tub, sauna and a heated swimming pool. Free Wi-Fi acces is provided. Each...
Located in MorillonRoom from 121 €
Odalys Le Buet - Hotel in MorillonOdalys Le Buet     
7
Morillon
The residence Odalys Le Buet benefits from a privileged location at the foot of the ski slopes and within a stone’s throw of the nearest ski lifts. The apartments present fully equipped,...
Located in MorillonRoom from 32 €

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Hotel Gourmets et Italy
This family-run hotel is located in Chamonix Mont Blanc, a few steps from the town centre. It offers a seasonal swimming pool, a sauna and a steam bath....
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