Demi-Quartier is a commune in Haute-Savoie in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, bordering the prestigious stations of Megève in the south and Combloux in the north.
Its name could originate from the shape of its territory which evokes a crescent moon or more simply to remember that it was a part of a seigneury.
But this is not the only originality of Demi-Quartier: the parish was separated from Megève in the eighteenth but administrative ties have been preserved.
Thus, the town hall of the commune of Demi-Quartier is located on the territory of its neighbor and the two localities are co-owners of the church and monument to the dead, in particular, Megève.
With a population of about 1,000 inhabitants, part of which is settled in hamlets, Demi-Quartier took advantage of the rise in the interwar period of Megève, which has become one of the most prestigious ski resorts in France. This is why it hosts numerous hotel establishments on its territory, whereas the main activities related to skiing are located in the territory of Megève.
In terms of heritage, how not to start a visit of the locality by a passage through its town hall on the territory of Megève. It is installed in an old tower (nicknamed the keep) which belonged to the Counts of Megève.
But on the verdant and forested territory of Demi-Quartier, whose altitude varies from 1037 to 1780 m, one will especially enjoy discovering the numerous oratories and the four chapels that mark the paths connecting the different hamlets, recalling the pastoral character of the locality And the richness of the pastures, although some farms could remain isolated in winter.
Tables retracing the history and the singularity of the chapels built in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, on the sites of Petit Bois, Choseaux, Crêtes and Vauvray, were installed. Note the furniture and ornamentation that are sheltered there.
However, the main tourist attraction of Demi-Quartier is to welcome the departure station of the Princesse gondola, one of the main accesses to the Megève / Saint-Gervais ski area. It takes 10 minutes to reach the summit of Mont-d'Arbois. Eight trails are served. Tariff and information +33 4 50 21 27 28.
Several cross-country ski trails are available on the territory of the municipality, and many hiking trails can be envisaged. To find out about the degrees of difficulty, get brochures and information, join +33 4 50 21 27 28.
Some routes can be ridden on horseback. Discover the fauna and flora of the massifs in an original way. Contact the +33 6 15 67 25 28.