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.
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.
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.