Verchaix

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TownVerchaix
Insee code74294
Postcode74440
Latitude46.0963030
Longitude6.6756399
AltitudeFrom 654 to 2092 meters
Surface15.89 km²
Population689 inhabitants
Density43 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelsMorillon at 1.4 km
Chief townAnnecy (at 77 km, 63 min)La Rivière-Enverse at 3 km
DepartmentHaute-SavoieSamoëns at 4.3 km
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TOWN PRESENTATION

Small town overlooking a portion of the valley Giffre on a sunny slope, located between Taninges and Samoens. This is an authentic Savoyard village, hamlets typical compound of cottages and farmhouses you discover the charm of yesteryear. The welcome is warm.

The town was founded in Samoëns May 13, 1865. Near Giffre, was the hamlet of hoods (= village in Savoy), with a sense of hood, hence the name Lhotte for people: those who made baskets or who used to work.


SIGHTSEEING

  • The church of Saint-Guérin in the center of the village chief place in front of the town hall: stained glass, pink marble altar and statues are old to see.
  • Castle Graveruel: it remains in ruins.
  • The Chapel of Jacquicourt is a beautiful chapel on the edge of the plateau Loex (pronounced law) to 1610 m.
  • The tray Loex is a protected site with an area of ​​400 ha, the remarkable landscaped setting, which aims to preserve plant and animal species protected identified in this massif is the case of the sundew (the most famous carnivorous plants) and capercaillie (a bird of Arctic origin of the species of gallinaceous).
  • Pass and Lake Joux Plane: between meadows with grazing herds in abundance, the Tour de France and the Mont Blanc Rally borrow the 12-km, mills, leading to neck before plunging into Morzine. The lake, the view embraces the Grand Massif and Mont Blanc.
  • The Giffre is based streams which, along with the offers you the opportunity to make tonics walks and mountain biking. Dishes marked trails in the forest, ideal for families with small children.
  • The path Lornaz: This route allows a pleasant and instructive. Leaving Verchaix, it descends to the tumultuous torrent of Valentine before returning to the church. On the course, 15 thematic panels offer you focus attention on a variety of subjects: flora, fauna, heritage, architecture ... The house red (Red Family) has a beautiful front door and a curtain cobblestone. Two tables orientation will also allow you to put a name on the summits of the region.
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Verchaix

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • Market every Friday morning.
  • Large attic which takes place every year on 15 August.
  • A walking uphill is held in August.
  • A scholarship to the ski place in early October.
  • A Christmas market in December.
  • The children's carnival is held in February.
  • As several events throughout the summer.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Sports and Recreation:

  • Cross-country skiing: ski slopes background for all levels are offered in the valley and on the site of the Col de Joux Plane (closed if there is snow in the valley). Hiking sled dogs Valley High Giffre offers you to discover its nature and scenery.
  • Downhill skiing: you can practice skiing on all stations in the Grand Massif and Portes du Soleil, located near Verchaix.
  • Snowshoes: family walks are offered every day you discover new landscapes (Loex tray ...).
  • VTT: marked trails allow you to easily reach the alpine paths, you can also go hiking on the Giffre.
  • Swimming: lake was built in the town of Morillon where you can enjoy swimming and sunbathing. Swimming is monitored.
  • Mini-golf, a mini-golf course of 18 holes located along the Giffre.
  • Petanque: petanque is located near the mini-golf.
  • Tennis: Two tennis courts and two walls are at your disposal. The ticket office is located in the tourist office.
  • Fishing: Private Fishing Lake de Joux Plane, day pass for sale on site. You can fish for trout in the Giffre.
  • Walking: you can take a nice walk on the path of discovery Lornaz or reach the plateau of the mountain Loex, Joux Plane and other walks on trails.
  • Water sports: you try rafting, canoeing, rafting, hydro speed, kayak ... the Giffre.
  • Paragliding: Schools are open throughout the year offering a comprehensive range to suit all practitioners.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Maiden flight in a paragliderSports sensationsFrom 75 € to 120 €Samoëns (3.4 km)
Adventure trail in AccroparcNature and the outdoorsFrom 8 € to 20 €Bellevaux (21 km)
Relaxation at a colourful, musical spaWellbeing25 €Saint-Gervais-les-Bains (24 km)
Skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing lessonsSports sensationsFrom 31.50 € to 60 €Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (24 km)
Adventure trail in the Dodes ForestSports sensations21 €Le Grand-Bornand (26 km)

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PHOTOS

Capital of VerchaixCapital of Verchaix
 
Landscape on VerchaixLandscape on Verchaix
The Chapel Jacquicourt summerThe Chapel Jacquicourt summer
 
Stained Glass Chapel JacquicourtStained Glass Chapel Jacquicourt
Loex tray from the chapel JacquicourtLoex tray from the chapel Jacquicourt
 
The Chapel Jacquicourt winterThe Chapel Jacquicourt winter
The Church of Saint-GuérinThe Church of Saint-Guérin
 
Snowmobiling Joux PlaneSnowmobiling Joux Plane
Walking dog sleddingWalking dog sledding
 
Snowshoeing on the heights of VerchaixSnowshoeing on the heights of Verchaix
Ambiance rise HikingAmbiance rise Hiking
 
MTB Lac de Joux PlaneMTB Lac de Joux Plane
Red HouseRed House
 
ParaglidingParagliding
Rafting on the GiffreRafting on the Giffre
 
View of Mont Blanc from Joux PlaneView of Mont Blanc from Joux Plane

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WEATHER

Thursday 18 September
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Min. 14°C - Max. 24°C
Friday 19 September
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Min. 13°C - Max. 20°C
Saturday 20 September
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Min. 11°C - Max. 23°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 3.4 km from Verchaix40 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantL'Outa   NEW
Les Gets
CUISINE DE MONTAGNE - À 50 mètres de la piste principale des Gets « Les Chavannes », au coeur de la Haute-Savoie, un restaurant traditionnel cosy, à l’ambiance jazzy et à la déco...
Located 6.8 km from Verchaix50 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLes Servages d'Armelle  
7.5
Arâches-la-Frasse
Between Chamonix and the slopes of Les Carroz, at the foot of Mont Blanc, the restaurant welcomes you in a Les Servages d'Armelle large chalet where modernity and tradition meet to...
Located 8.6 km from Verchaix46 € 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 in VerchaixFrom 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 VerchaixFrom 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 8.3 km from VerchaixFrom 56 € to 66 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Apartment for 3 personsStudio dans chalet individuel  
10
Morillon
Studio for 3 people. Calm and comfort in the heart of the Grand Massif. Stays all year round.
Located 1.9 km from VerchaixFrom 200 € to 360 € per week 
Apartment for 6 personsSamoensAlpineHoliday   NEW
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 4.5 km from VerchaixFrom 440 € to 940 € per week 
Chalet for 18 personsChalet refuge du Rati  
9.2
Morzine
Chalet refuge located 8 km from Morzine, 500 m above the parking cervical Encrenaz accessible all year round, altitude 1500 m, above the baseline (on skis) chairlift Northern Darling,...
Located 6 km from VerchaixFrom 1050 € to 1470 € 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 25 km from Verchaix 

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HOTELS

Chalet Hotel la Terrasse de Verchaix - Hotel in VerchaixChalet Hotel la Terrasse de Verchaix     
8.7
Verchaix
Located at the gateway to the Grand Massif ski area, this hotel features a south-facing terrace, ski and bicycle storage and a restaurant. Only 50 metres away there is a ski bus that...
Located in VerchaixRoom from 65 €
Résidence Néméa Les Chalets du Bois de Champelle - Hotel in VerchaixRésidence Néméa Les Chalets du Bois de Champelle    
7.8
Morillon
This residence provides furnished chalets with balcony in the heart of the Giffre Valley, just 1500 metres from the slopes. It has a sauna, an indoor pool and a gym. Set in the Grand...
Located 1.3 km from VerchaixRoom from 56 €
Résidence Palladior Morillon Grand Massif - Hotel in VerchaixRésidence Palladior Morillon Grand Massif     
7.7
Morillon
The residence hotel Best Western 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...
Located 1.3 km from VerchaixRoom from 55 €

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Royal Rochebrune
Royal Rochebrune, located 70 km from Geneva, is at the foot of Megève’s 450 km network of ski slopes and 60 metres from Rochebrune Telepherique. It offers...
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Hôtel Mont-Blanc Chamonix
Located in the heart of Chamonix and set within a garden, Hotel Mont-Blanc offers upscale and stylish accommodation. It features...
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