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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Savoie

Morillon - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Savoie

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.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude46.0834840 (N 46° 5’ 1”)
Longitude6.6762660 (E 6° 40’ 35”)
AltitudeFrom 657m to 2046m
Surface area14.51 km²
Population647 inhabitants
Density44 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAnnecy (74 km, 59 min)
Insee code74190
IntercommunalityCC des Montagnes du Griffe

Nearest cities & towns

Verchaix2.6 km (6 min)
La Rivière-Enverse3.4 km (4 min)
Samoëns4.8 km (8 min)
Châtillon-sur-Cluses8.2 km (8 min)
Taninges8.2 km (9 min)
Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval10.2 km (13 min)
Saint-Sigismond12 km (15 min)
Thyez13.2 km (17 min)
Cluses14.3 km (17 min)
Arâches-la-Frasse14.4 km (17 min)
Mieussy14.8 km (16 min)
Marignier15.3 km (18 min)
Marnaz17.1 km (23 min)
Vougy17.8 km (22 min)
Scionzier18.2 km (24 min)

Things to see and do

Guided tours by guides Heritage des Pays de Savoie.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities

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).


Photo of the town of Morillon
Photo of the town of Morillon
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Chapel of the Chatelard of the seventeenth century
Chapel of the Chatelard of the seventeenth century
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Photo of the town of Morillon
Photo of the town of Morillon
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Dogsledding at Morillon
Dogsledding at Morillon
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Old granary converted into a house in Morillon
Old granary converted into a house in Morillon
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Chapel of the Chatelard
Chapel of the Chatelard
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Wednesday 18 october
Min. 8°C - Max. 22°C
Thursday 19 october
Min. 8°C - Max. 20°C
Friday 20 october
Min. 8°C - Max. 17°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

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

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canyoning all year with a guide
Sports sensations45 € Morillon
Guided hike in the North Alps
Sports sensations20 € to 210 € Domancy (21 km)
Mountain biking for beginners or improvers
Sports sensations15 € to 35 € Bogève (22 km)
Maiden two-seater paraglider flight over the Mont-Blanc massif
Sports sensations50 € to 110 € Saint-Gervais-les-Bains (23 km)
Unusual walk or snowshoe hike
Nature and the great outdoors17 € to 25 € Saxel (28 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Montagne de Loëx and Chapelle de Jacquicourt
HikeAthletic5h55Taninges (1.8 km)
The Bourgeoise
HikeIntermediate2h30Samoëns (3.9 km)
The Chevran educational trail
HikeEasy2h15Arâches-la-Frasse (4.8 km)
Circuit du lac de Flérier et des villages
HikeEasy1h45Taninges (7.1 km)
Circuit des villages traditionnels
HikeIntermediate4h45Taninges (7.2 km)


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