Tourism Morzine

As Morgens, Morzine is mentioned for the first time in 1181 in a bull granted by Pope Alexander III to the abbey Aulps Like Morges (Vaud canton, Switzerland) and Morgins (the canton of Valais, This village is in effect at the border of Valais.

The barns were the essential workings of the economy of Cistercian monasteries. The term Grangia designated both farm buildings and all their dependencies land (pastures, orchards) and property (mills, beaters, barns). In 1253, the powerful abbots of the Cistercian abbey of Sainte Marie Aulps (distance of 6 km Morzine) bought all the rights of legal burdens on families of Morzine to sire Aimone Faucigny II. The village was thus included in this manor and ecclesiastical training with the village Montriond (then called Chairavaux) one of Métral (judicial district and tax) of the abbey. In 1313, the accounts prepared for a special tax, the Regal, show that Morzine currently has 57 families. But we must wait until June 7, 1505 for a parish is formally established.

This farming village has seen its tourism development accelerated by the victory of Jean Vuarnet in 1960 Olympics in Squaw Valley. Indeed, Jean Vuarnet embarked on building a ski resorts: Avoriaz.

Ski area in Morzine

The resort of Morzine is part of "the Portes du soeil"

  • 14 lifts (for 199 in the entire area)
  • 34 runs (256 runs for the entire area)
  • 650 kilometres of descent for the entire area


  • Thème : Sciences and discovery
  • Départ : Abondance
  • Durée : 6 jours

In the Haute Savoie, 30 kilometres south of lake Geneva, Abondance is a mountain village where you can really recharge your batteries. Several centuries ago, monks from neighbouring Switzerland set up camp here. The Abondance abbey’s fame spread beyond the boundaries of the Savoie and little ...

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Chatel in wintertime

Village and a ski resort for the family in the same time, located on the border with switzerland, châtel has kept its authenticity.

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Welcome to Cluses

  • Thème : Sciences and discovery
  • Départ : Cluses
  • Durée : 4 jours

At the bottom of one of the most beautiful solid masses of the Alps of North, near to Switzerland and Italy, Cluses enjoys a privileged geographical position in the middle of one of the French touristic departments. Brood under the balcony of the Road of the Large Alps, most beautiful of the ...

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Discover the Alpes du Léman

  • Thème : Sciences and discovery
  • Départ : Habere-lullin
  • Durée : 7 jours

Rocked by softnesses the Lake Léman and fraternally protected by the tops from the Large Alps, the Alps of Léman propose like an alternative for your holidays to the mountain. Behind this destination 11 inhabited villages were blottissent all the typically family year and 5 skiables fields and all ...

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