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Morzine

Renowned for its traditional and lively feel, Morzine offers a wide range of shops, bars and restaurants.

Morzine is under a 5 minute drive from Chalet du Chêne and is a 300m walk to free buses that run through the day. The town centre and is a 20 minute walk along the flat and lit road or through the Parc Dereches following the river, this a very pretty walk into the town which takes a little longer...

Facilities in Morzine includes:

Fantastic swimming pool complex featuring an olympic outdoor pool and 2 further pools and waterslide, indoor swimming pool complex offering a main pool 25 x 15m, a smaller pool, a paddling pool, a spa area with 3 saunas and 2 hammans, only a 25 minute walk through the Parc Dereches itself to get there from the chalet – it’s situated next door to the indoor ice rink with lift access from the centre of town.

Mountain Biking:

Morzine is linked with Les Gets (hosted 2004 world championships) and these domains are easily accessed from our chalet offering a more cost effective pass and 250KM of pistes. Morzine / Les Gets forms part of the Portes du Soleil circuit, famous for the yearly Passportes du Soleil.

Road Biking:

There are many famous climbs (Col Joux Plane, La Ramaz, Le Corbier, Col Joux Vert to name a few) and cycling routes starting from the chalet. Morzine hosted the penultimate day of Le Tour last year and its climbs are a regular fixture. There is also a permanent time trial from Morzine centre to Avoriaz with official timing equipment available from the Tourist Office.

Lakes:

Lac Montriond is a stunning location, Sup, kayak, swim, fish or dine. It's a great base for days out and has a children's swimming pond, mini-quads, adventure playground, geo-caching and horse riding. Further down the valley is the spectacular Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) with many water sports and options to enjoy lake and mountain.

Mountain walks:

Many routes and mountains to scale with amazing views and mountain restaurants, maps are at the chalet waiting for those intrepid explorers.

Extreme sports:

Via ferrata, canyoning, go-ape, luge, white water rafting and kayaks, paragliding are among some of the options for activity seekers.

 

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Here's our restaurant recommendations:

La Chamade opposite the tourist off ice, a large restaurant with an open kitchen, and a great underground cheese bar, interesting décor and dishes on the extensive menu

L'Etale in the heart of the town, this large busy restaurant has a heated patio area, live bands some nights, a great atmosphere and a large menu and good value

La Rotonde similar to L'Etale, with a terrace near the Pleney lift.

La Chaudanne A beautiful restaurant with great underground stone-domed wine bar and a delicious a la carte menu

Le Coup de Coeur wine bar in the centre – a great aprés ski venue for people who loves their wines, heated terrace overlooking central square with lovely sheepskins to keep you warm... small snack menu of pizzas and platters if one bottle leads to another and you don’t want to move!