Morillon, Grand Massif
Village Height 700/1100m
Mountaineering, Via Ferrata
Rock climbing, Mountain bike hire, Potholing, Paragliding. Rafting, Hydrospeed, Canoraft, Kayak, Airboat
White Water Rafting, Diving. Individual or guided walks, Glacier hiking, Hikes with pack donkeys. Golf
Driving distance from Calais to Morillon (& Morillon 1100) 537 miles or 7hrs30
Set in the beautiful Giffre Valley, Morillon is a traditional village with a 16th century church, and has a very friendly atmosphere. The tourist office is very active and organises lots to keep visitors entertained with wine tastings, concerts, shows, and competitions.
Children can join in most activities, baby chairs can be hired for mountain bikes, and there are some entertainments especially for them, like children's fishing, baby-foot competitions, magic shows and workshops to name a few. Activities and courses can all be arranged through the tourist office in Morillon who are happy to help.
Le Lac Bleu is Morillon's recreational Park. Clear waters reserved for swimming and fishing. Tennis, horse riding, children's play areas, picnic areas. The 18 hole Golf courses at Les Carroz and Les Gets boasts fantastic views, and uncrowded fairways. Other golfing challenges in the area include an 18 hole course at Les Gets, a 9 hole course at Avoriaz, and a practice range at Samoëns with a driving range over water and a putting green.
Value for money restaurants in Morillon make eating out a pleasure while a 'traiteur' produces first class regional food to take away. There is a lively market on Friday mornings in Morillon with local produce at very good prices.
Morillon is an incredibly accessible resort, only a fifteen minute drive from the motorway exit near the TGV train station of Cluses and only 55km from Geneva.
Places of interest in Morillon
· Le Lac Bleu: Situated beside the Giffre this is Morillon's recreational Park. Clear waters reserved for swimming and fishing. Tennis, horse riding, children's play area, picnic areas.
· Le Bourg: Around the St Christopher church (16th century) the school and Town Hall, the solid bourgeoise houses have now become commercial premises.