Morillon lies in the picturesque Giffre Valley in the Haute Savoie region of the Northern French Alps. Only 50 minutes drive from Geneva airport and 15 minutes from the nearest motorway junction, Morillon is one of the most easily accessed resorts in the Alps. Based in the heart of the Grand Massif ski area, there are over 265km of pistes over five resorts... Morillon, Samoens, Les Carroz, Flaine and Sixt. All of our accommodation in Morillon are in excellent locations and offer great facilities.
Morillon is home of the Olympic downhill gold medalist Antoine Dénériaz. The telecabine for skiers and non skiers, is located in the heart of the village and takes you to 1100 metres altitude in only a few minutes, where you can access pistes of all varieties and to suit all levels of skier and snowboarder. One of the most beautiful pistes in the Grand Massif, The Marvel... which is lined by trees and 8km long, can be found in Morillon. Much of the season you can ski from 1100 down to the village centre positioned at 800m. The Creche is located at Morillon 1100, more information can be found in our Families section.
Morillon makes a great base for a summer holiday with Lac Bleu being the centre of all activities with a life guarded sandy beach for swimming, horse and pony rides for all ages, adventure parks, pump track, giant inflatables, tennis, volleyball, as well as rafting down the river and mini-golf just a few metres down the road from the lake. Or take a stroll along the river to Samoens in about 50 minutes. There is also a fabulous lake-side bar and restaurant serving up great food and of course, the obligatory ice-cream!
Morillon 1100 (less than 10 minutes drive from Morillon village) has tennis courts, a basketball court/football pitch, and plenty of open grassy areas. Two lifts are open for the summer holidays, which take you up to many hiking and biking trails, as well as the amazing L'Igloo restaurant, a great restaurant with an incredible view! Or a couple of minutes walk from the top of the lift brings you to a restaurant on a mountain farm, where they serve up delicious local meats and cheese, and the not-to-miss potato cakes.
The village itself is steeped in history and is a real working village unspoilt by tourism. It has its very own weekly market on Wednesdays, as well as numerous bars and restaurants serving a variety of tasty local cuisine. There is a quaint church, supermarket, various sports shops with equipment hire, tourist information centre, cash point, medical centre, chemist, activity operators, tennis courts, football pitch, adventure park, swimming lake an ice rink and everything else you would expect from a well equipped mountain resort. Just 5 minutes drive away is Samoens village and all it has to offer.
Morillon 1100 Les Esserts Information
Morillon 1100, also called Morillon Les Esserts, is a mountain side resort offering total convenience to its visitors. It is very popular with families due to an excellent creche and its traffic free centre. A supermarket, bakery, sports shops, restaurants and bars are all within a few minutes walk of each other. For nightlife you can relax in the many local restaurants and most notably, Le Bar is a great place to spend an evening listening to live music and enjoying the good food and playing pool. Whilst out on the mountain, there are lots of mountain restaurants to choose from, in some spectacular locations, the igloo restaurant on the piste, is one of the best in the Grand Massif. When staying in Morillon Les Esserts, you are able to travel down to Morillon village during the daytime, to benefit from the facilities and attractions, when you are not busy on the ski slopes!
Christmas 2017 saw the opening of the new Coulouvrier lift between Samoens and Morillon - quicker access for Morillon skiers to Flaine and the rest of the Grand Massif - Check out our article Coulouvrier Chairlift.
2015 saw the lift company install dozens of snow cannons on the ski run linking Morillon village and Morillon 1100. This makes for much easier access for guests staying in Morillon village itself, if you prefer to ski down to the village.
In summer there is an adventure park in Morillon village where you can get closer to nature by swinging through the trees on zip lines, wires and steps suspended high off the ground. Next to the adventure park is the stunning Lac Bleu, this lake is safe to swim in, has its own sandy beach and is life guarded in the summer. Also in this park there are tennis courts, an ice skating rink, volley ball courts, and horse riding. Morillon also has some fantastic purpose built mountain biking trails which are lift assisted in July and August. Read more about summer family activities in the area.
The stunning scenery, fresh mountain air, abundance of wildlife, exhilarating activities and quaint village charm, make Morillon a truly fantastic holiday destination at any time of the year.
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Luxury 500m2 farmhouse. Hot tub. Sauna. Independent barn with entertainment room and yoga studio. 3 x log fires. 3200m2 private flat gardens. Ski bus stop 300m. Samoens centre 12 mins flat walk.
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"We loved our stay and had a really enjoyable New Year! The house was delightful and had everything we needed." Duncan family, Apartment Bois de Lune 2, January 2022
"Great stay with family and friends. Very comfortable and functional chalet. Located close to the local amenities, excellent ski area. Recommended!" POUPEAU family, Chalet Moccand, January 2022
"Our second visit to Samoens and Chalet L’Orlaya and we love both so much that we have already booked to return in February 2022. The skiing has been fantastic for us, our 2 teenagers and our 4 year old’s first time on skis. The location of L’Orlaya suits us perfectly, so close to the ski bus and a short walk into the village with great amenities. Relaxing in your hot tub in these tranquil surrounds with amazing views of the mountains was always a great way to end the day. We found absolutely everything we needed in the apartment and more, so thank you very much and we look forward to our return visit." Rupert, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, December 2021
"Wonderful view, well equipped and a very comfortable place. We were very sad to leave. Highly recommended, we will come back for sure !"Guez, Chalet Toubkal, Aout 2021
"Superb experience, a superb stay, super pleasant house! The beds are comfortable, the kitchen very well equipped, the whole chalet was tastefully decorated. The welcome was perfect and the chalet very clean. Thank you, see you soon!" Pauvarel, Chalet Moccand, August 2021
"Thank you so much for our wonderful holiday in Morillon. We loved Chalet Sole Mio and Bertram and Tunde were just lovely hosts. What a beautiful area full of walking and biking and even the storms were spectacular! The new pool is absolutely amazing and a real treat! The children were swimming till 7-8pm at night." Evans Family, Chalet Sole Mio, August 2021
"La Cabin is lovely, perfectly equipped and decorated with charm. The location is optimal, as it is close to the center of Samoens. We will definitely come back."Ajau, La Cabine, August 2021
"On our return from our vacations in Samoëns, where we rented this apartment via Alps Accommodation, I wanted to tell you about the quality of the services, the reactivity, the listening and the advice of this company and their partners. We were also delighted with the management company once we arrived. We were charmed by this splendid village that is Samoens and its activities. The Giffre Valley is very pleasant. Thank you all and see you next time."Mandelides family, Chardons MGM 4 rooms, August 2021
"Superb chalet, all comfort and more. Cosy, warm, bright, the view on the mountains very pleasant. A region full of activities - pure happiness! And the hot tub is the icing on the cake!"Sophie and family, Chalet Bleu, July 2021
"Very good welcome. Two beautiful rooms with bathroom on the first floor and two large rooms in the attic. Very large hot tub in the garden." Rousseau, Apartment Moccand, July 2021
"The apartment is ideally located to enjoy many activities with young children. It is well designed and pleasant. We appreciated the responsiveness of Alps Accommodation and the management team." Chaze family, Pas au Loup A10, July 2021