Car is not necessary
Plunging down from the Mont Blanc to Lake Annecy, soaring up from the southern most shores of Lake Geneva to the high pastures of the Aravis, running from the pine-clad ravines of the Bauges down to the ravine-covered banks of the Rhône, the Haute-Savoie boasts a variety of landscapes that are rarely seen in such close proximity in France. Whether you choose to explore independently or take advantage of one of our suggested places to visit, the unforgettable geography and cultural heritage of this beautiful region will leave you breathless. Why not take your paintbrush or camera so that you can remember these beautiful locations forever?
Samoens, Maison et Jardin Botanique “La Jaÿsinia” - Discover the famous botanical gardens created by Mme. Cognac Jay in 1905, covering 3.5 hectares with more than 8,000 specimens of alpine plant. There is also a fascinating museum at the entrance
Sixt Fer à Cheval, Nature Reserve - Whether you’re walking, cycling or simply sitting in one of the riverside cafés sipping a cool aperitif, the Cheval Nature Reserve is located in one of the most beautiful cul-de-sac valleys around. Shaped like a horseshoe ‘Fer a Cheval = Iron of Horse’ and boasting an atmosphere of pure tranquillity, it’s the perfect place to spend your day. The Refuge des Sales walk is extremely beautiful and exhilirating, a must for keen ramblers
Annecy, the old town and Lac d’Annecy - Truly spectacular and known as the ‘Venice of the Alps’, Annecy is a ‘must-see’. From boutique, high street, souvenir and antique shops to the old prison and Château, there is something for everyone. Lac D’Annecy is renowned as the cleanest lake in Europe and there is a fantastic boat trip ‘La Lillubelle’ that tours the lake whilst feeding you a 3-course meal located down at the pier. Also, the Fete du Lac d’Annecy (August) is the biggest firework display in Eurpoe and is a great day out, also the animation festival which is held every summer (June)
Chamonix, Glacier des Bossons - Come and discover Europe’s longest Glacier with a vertical drop of 3500 metres. Why not combine the trip with a pit stop in the vibrant, bustling town centre, the Alps capital
Parc de Merlet, Les Houches - An amazing opportunity for the big and small alike to discve the animals and flora of the Alps in close proximity. See and get close to Chamois, Ibex, Marmottes Bouquetin to name just a few of teh beautiful animals that you can see in their natural habitat
Lovagny, Gorges du Fier - See one of France’s most impressive examples of running-water erosion. First opened to the public in 1869. You can see the “Fier Gorge” from the visitor’s walkway suspended 27 metres (90 feet) above the river
Yvoire , Jardin des Cinq Sens - Explore the labyrinth of these fantastic gardens dating back to the Middle Ages. Awaken your senses and be invigorated as you meander and dream your way along the blend of aromatic and medicinal plants, fruit trees and ancient roses. A truly indulgent and holistic experience for children and adults alike
Activities near Morillon
The Grand Massif is an awesome ski area rising to 2580 metres at the top of the Grand Platieres cable car in Flaine. From there with the sun shining, the view of Mont Blanc is quite spectacular and seems astonishingly close. These views from the “roof of the Alps” are truly breathtaking. Morillon, Samoëns, Sixt and Les Carroz all link at the Plateau des Saix with Flaine to form the Grand Massif.
The Grand Massif is a superb snow-sure area and holds the record as one of the top areas in the French Alps due to the closeness of Mont Blanc and its many north-facing slopes. Thanks to the latest in artificial snowmaking equipment (128 snow canons) the resort remains open from December through to April.
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Within 15 minutes: Mountain biking, Horse riding, Climbing, Sports centre, Fishing, Cycling, Skiing, Walking
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Within 15 minutes: Food shop, Restaurant, Shopping
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