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The ski sport village of Morzine - the name is based on a Germanic word meaning `rising sun' - is renowned for its picturesque setting in the French Alps, and most of Morzine's attractions are related to mountain sports, snowboarding, skiing and other winter sport activities. Morzine caters for skiers of all ages and abilities, and even has lighted ski slopes open during the evenings – a unique experience! Don't forget to take a ride up on of the Morzine ski lifts for magnificent views.

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It's not that Morzine comes to a complete standstill during other times of the year - its summer attractions include mountain biking, hiking, and other adventure activities including kayaking on the beautiful lakes and streams of the region.

An often underrated attraction in Morzine is exploring the natural beauty of the town. Nature lovers will enjoy the short hiking routes along the rivers and lakes; look out for golden eagles and many species of butterflies and colorful insects during summer.

There are many other interesting Morzine attractions to visit, whether you’re staying over or just passing through. Don’t miss the quaint Museum of Mechanical Music and take a walk past the interesting Morzine Town Hall building, while cheese connoisseurs should make a point of taking an organized tour of the Morzine Cheese Diary – there’s even a chance to make your own cheese!

Slate Workshop Visit
Slate mining in Morzine dates back two centuries and continues to be one of the last existing slate sites in France. Organised tours take place at La Falaise de la Vallée des Ardoisières during summer and winter months, where visitors can learn more about the history of the mines and the production techniques involved. Visit for more information.

Musee de la Musique Mécanique (Museum of Mechanical Music)
Situated in Les Gets, Le Musée de la Musique Mécanique is great for those interested in music with a difference. Visitors can discover the history of Association of Mechanics of Music Gets (AMMG), the museum and the restoration methods used today. The festival of mechanical music also takes place each July, providing a great day out for the family. Visit for further information. Les Gets. (04 50 79 85 75).

The Morzine Cheese Dairy
France is famous for its cheese so what better way to spend a day than taking a guided tour around the Cheese Dairy visiting the maturing cellars, experiencing the strong fresh aromas, and perhaps a tasting session too! Route de la Plagne a Morzine. (04 50 79 12 39)

Visit to Old Town Morzine
Discover the history of Morzine's Old Town under the covered market next to the Church, with an official guide from the region of Savoy who will reveal how the town has developed and changed over the centuries.

Devils Bridge Gorge
Enjoy a guided tour around the infamous gorge where water has carved its way into the rocks over a number of years, creating a magnificent sight. Discover the power of erosion and witness nature at its finest with these spectacular views just 30 minutes away from Morzine.

A fun day out for children of all ages – even adults! This all weather aqua fun park in nearby Switzerland has three areas of all weather undercover excitement; Captain Kids Land, Jungle Land, and Paradise Land, all complete with flumes, slides, waterfalls, and play areas.

Lac Montriond
Just 15 minutes by car, Lac Montriond is perfect for a day out if you do not want to go too far. During the winter, the lake is frozen but provides stunning scenery if you are in the mood for a long walk – just remember to take a stick and walking boots with you! During the summer months, the lake is picturesque and the water turquoise – perfect for a dip on those scorching days.


Canoes, rowing boats, donkey rides, and fishing equipment can be hired out if you fancy a little more activity. The lake has a supervised ‘mini lake' for children throughout summer and there are two cafe/ bars, one each end of the lake. Every year on the second Saturday of August the Feu De Lac Montriond is held celebrating the history of Montriond village. The lake has live music, craft and food stalls all day and when night falls an impressive firework display is put on cleverly timed to music.

Avoriaz sits perched above steep rock cliffs above Morzine. There are no cars in the village but there is a large car park at the edge of the village. Take the cable car up or drive up. Avoriaz is a major ski resort and connected to the Morzine ski lift pass.

Historical Towns – Annecy, Yvoire
If you are an avid shopper, Annecy is the place for you and just an hour and 20 minutes away from Morzine. With a large and varied shopping district, there is something for everyone. If shopping isn't your thing there is a beautiful lake where you can relax, take a boat ride or go for a refreshing swim.

Yvoire is a beautiful medieval ancient fishing village situated on the ‘little lake' of Lake Geneva. Its stunning surroundings are made up of historical buildings and architecture, including a quaint church, and remnants of the chateau, all with outstanding views of the lake. With over 700 years of history, Yvoire is now a popular tourist destination with cafes, artisans, and a small harbour. Voted one of the most beautiful villages in France, it provides the perfect relaxing day out.

Situated in the French-speaking part of Switzerland and just one hour and ten minutes away from Morzine, Geneva city is surrounded by beautiful mountains – the Alps and the Jura. Geneva Lake is stunning and during the summer months is full of swimmers and jet skiers. A beach is also situated on the lakefront and popular amongst locals and tourists.

A well known symbol of the lake is the Jet d'eau (water fountain) which propels over 500 litres of water per second to a height of 140m. Other must-see world renowned tourist sites include Saint Peter's Cathedral, Flower Clock, Place Neuve, United Nations Building, Carouge, and Place du Bourg-de-Four.



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