Morzine Off The Beaten Path

  • Ready to jump! (photo by a friend of mine)
    Ready to jump! (photo by a friend of...
    by Zirpsis
  • A walk along the Dranse river
    A walk along the Dranse river
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  • making Reblochon cheese
    making Reblochon cheese
    by cadzand

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    Fly like a bird!

    by Zirpsis Updated Mar 7, 2006

    Paragliding from mountaintop!!! Only for the dare devils: jump off the top of a mountain and glide down to a village beneath. At Morzine/Avoriaz region, I saw many paragliders and it looks like such great fun.

    Ready to jump! (photo by a friend of mine)
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    Goats

    by JosM Written Dec 9, 2003

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    On the way from Morzine to Avoriaz, one crosses Les Lindarets - the goat village - where goats freely roam across the streets. Especially exciting for children who can easily come close to the peacefull goats and caress them.

    Les Lindarets
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    The path of the fox

    by cadzand Updated Jul 7, 2003

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    From the town center, you can hike along the Drance river on the "sentier du renard" and end up at the Nyon waterfall and the adventure parc with his airborne adventure high in the trees. It will take you about 35 min. Or you go up to the "lac des mines d'or" (lake of the gold mines). That takes you about 2h30.

    A walk along the Dranse river
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    Making Reblochon cheese

    by cadzand Updated Feb 7, 2003

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    Take the time to visit a local cheese dairy and maturing cellars and go to La Fruitière de Morzine where cheese is still made in the traditional way.
    Working with the dairy farmers of the village, the young owner loves his job and will explain and show you during an hour the different steps of making cheese (Tomme, Abondance or Reblochon) every wednesday and thursday at 9 a.m. at the route de la Plagne next to the shop l'Alpage where you can buy the local delicious meat products, cheese, marmelades, liquor, wines etc.

    making Reblochon cheese

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    Slate quarries

    by cadzand Updated Feb 7, 2003

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    Yet 5 mines are still open and produce slates for tiling, paving and for souvenirs
    In the Ardoisière des 7 pieds, Frank Buet, a young slate worker, offers weekly guided tours, to explain the history of each process and demonstrate the techniques used in working with slate.
    Friday at 11 a.m., 4.60€ / adult, 3.05€ / child
    at 3 km from Morzine. Follow "Vallée des Ardoisières" and the Avoriaz cableway to Les Meuniers Morzine or take the A shuttle (navette A)
    phone/fax 04 50 79 12 21, E-mail : franck.buet@free.fr

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    Abbaye de Saint-Jean d'Aulps

    by JosM Written Dec 13, 2003

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    When we left the place along the monastery farm, we noticed a text that, due to vandalism, the place could only be visited in the company of an official guide.

    Abbey of St-Jean d'Aulps
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    Abbaye de Saint-Jean d'Aulps

    by JosM Updated Dec 13, 2003

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    On your way from Morzine to Lac Geneva, one can see the remains of the Abbey of Saint-Jean d'Aulps in the village with the same name.

    Abbaye de St-Jean d'Aulps
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    Sallanches

    by JosM Written Dec 9, 2003

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    Sallanches, on the road from Morzine to Chamonix, is a nice city, with a wealth of flowers in the main street and on the main square.

    Bicycle
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    Chamonix - Mont Blanc

    by JosM Updated Dec 2, 2003

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    On august 8th 1786, Jacques Balmat and Michel-Gabriel Paccard conquered the rooftop of Europe (4808 m) for the first time.

    Jacques Balmat and Michel-Gabriel Paccard
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    • Mountain Climbing

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    Abondance

    by JosM Updated Dec 2, 2003

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    The abbey of Abondance (12th century) is well worth the visit: a nice car trip in the mountains and a beautiful abbey.

    Abbey of Abondance
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    Abondance

    by JosM Updated Nov 18, 2003

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    Because of the ongoing renovation, we could not visit the abbatial church. Therefore I used a picture from the leaflet to give an impression of the beauty of the paintings we did not get to see.

    Inner view of the Abbatiale
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    Abondance

    by JosM Written Nov 18, 2003

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    One of the few old mural paintings that have been saved, picturing the visit of niece Elisabeth to Our Mother Mary.

    Elisabeth visits Mary
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