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Morillon [http://www.ot-morillon.fr/index.php?langue=GB]-  is a small mountain commune in the Haute Savoie department of the French alps.  The town consists of about 500 year round residents engaged primarily in agriculture and tourist service business. It has recently gained fame as the home town of skier Antoine Deneriaz the 2006 Olympic Downhill Gold Medalist. The town has a 15th century Church that has recently been remodeled, it is also home to a number of small restaurants and a gondola that links it to the Grande Massif ski areas.
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Morillon-  is a small mountain commune in the Haute Savoie department of the French alps.  The town consists of about 500 year round residents engaged primarily in agriculture and tourist service business. The town has a 15th century Church that has recently been remodeled, it is also home to a number of small restaurants and a gondola that links it to the Grande Massif ski areas.
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
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==Get around==
 
==Get around==
Morillon is quite small and once you have arrived you can easily get around on foot, however and especially if you are here in the winter and there is not enough snow to ski you will want a rental car to be able to fully enjoy the surrounding area and keep from going mad having to watch French television.
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Morillon is quite small and once you have arrived you can easily get around on foot, however especially if you are stuck here in the winter and there is not enough snow to ski you will want a rental car to be able to fully enjoy the surrounding area and keep from going mad having to watch French television.
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
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In the summer they are replaced by hiking, Mountain bicycling, golf and other adventure activities like rock climbing and white water rafting.  
 
In the summer they are replaced by hiking, Mountain bicycling, golf and other adventure activities like rock climbing and white water rafting.  
  
=====The Golf Highlights are=====
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=====The golf Highlights are=====
*'''Golf de Flaine – Les Carroz''' - Tel : 00 33 4 50 90 80 74 -- 18 holes, length 4063m, par 63 Open 1/7-31/8, weekends only 15/6-30/6 & 1/9-30/9 Green fees (daily) 18 holes 30€, 9 holes 19€ A spectacular mountain course at an altitude of 1900m, fantastic views over the Alps.  
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*'''Golf de Flaine – Les Carroz''' - Tel : 00 33 4 50 90 80 74 -- 18 holes, length 4063m, par 63 Open 1/7-31/8, weekends only 15/6-30/6 & 1/9-30/9 Green fees (daily) 18 holes 30€, 9 holes 19€ A spectacular mountain course at an altitude of 1900m. Fantastic views over the Alpes.  
  
*''' Practice de Golf du Lac aux Dames, Samoëns ''' - Tel : 00 33 4 50 34 40 28 -- Length 150m. Open 1/7-31/8 Driving range over water + 9 hole putting green.  
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*''' Practice de Golf du Lac aux Dames, Samoens''' - Tel : 00 33 4 50 34 40 28 -- Length 150m. Open 1/7-31/8 Driving range over water + 9 hole putting green.  
  
 
*''' Golf des Gets'''  Tel: 00 33 4 50 75 87 63 18 holes, length 5264m, par 70. Open : 15/6-20/10 Green fees (daily) from 29€ to 38€, weekend passes available, Mountain golf course with a superb panoramic view.
 
*''' Golf des Gets'''  Tel: 00 33 4 50 75 87 63 18 holes, length 5264m, par 70. Open : 15/6-20/10 Green fees (daily) from 29€ to 38€, weekend passes available, Mountain golf course with a superb panoramic view.
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=====Adventure Activities=====
 
=====Adventure Activities=====
*'''Bureau des Guides''' +33 450 34 43 12  [http://guidesamoens.free.fr] White water, canyoning, rafting, walking, climbing, mountaineering, pot holing, via ferrata.
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*'''Bureau des Guides''' +33 450 34 43 12  [http://guidesamoens.free.fr] White water,canyoning, rafting, walking, climbing, mountaineering, pot holing, via ferrata.
 
*'''Adventures Payraud''' +33 450 93 63 63 [http://www.adventurespayraud.com] White water, cano-rafting, rafting.
 
*'''Adventures Payraud''' +33 450 93 63 63 [http://www.adventurespayraud.com] White water, cano-rafting, rafting.
 
*'''Ecolorado Rafting''' +33 450 34 45 26 [http://www.ecolorado-rafting.com] All water activities
 
*'''Ecolorado Rafting''' +33 450 34 45 26 [http://www.ecolorado-rafting.com] All water activities
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==Buy==
 
==Buy==
Being a typical small mountain village there are the rather typical shops:  
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Being a rather typical small mountain village there are the rather typical shops: a Tabac (newspaper and tobacco shop), a couple of small markets, a bakery, the village butcher R.Roux (sells excellent local meat and pre-prepared foods), and of course sporting goods shops focusing on the primary winter and summer activities of the region.
*''Tabac'' The local newspaper and tobacco shop, also sells items like post cards, maps and souvenirs.
 
*''Bakery Tiffany'' A typical French bakery this small chain is specific to the Vallee du Giffre and has its main production just down the road in [[Samoëns]]
 
*''R.Roux''  Located in "le Messidor" at the edge of town he is the village butcher, he sells excellent local meat, prepared foods, pizzas, and pastries in the mornings.
 
*'' Kevin's Sports'' Also located in "le Messidor" this sports shop operates primarily in the winter months as a ski shop.
 
*''Twinner Sports'' operated year round by the second local ski hero Phillipe Vernert this is the closest shop to the ski lift and one of the best in town.
 
  
There is a lively farmers market on Friday mornings in Morillon with local produce, pastries, cheeses, and meats.
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There is a lively market on Friday mornings in Morillon with local produce at very good prices.
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
With in Morillon and its environs lay a number of very good a well priced restaurants, almost all of them specializing in local dishes or Pizza.  Among the best are:  
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With in Morillon and its environs lay a number of very good a well priced restaurants, almost all of them specializing in local dishes or Pizza.  Among the best are: Le Potet in Verchaix, Le Tourne Piere.
*'''Le Potet''' across the river in Verchaix, 10-15€ for entrées
 
*'''Le Tourne Piere''' locate a few meters from the center of town, 12-20€ for entrées
 
  
A wide variety of prepared take away food is also available from R.Roux at the far edge of town and the local Hyper-Markets.
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Prepared take away food is also available from R.Roux and the local Hyper-Markets.
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
 
*'''Bar Le Parisian''' - this bar is centrally located across from the church, it is a full service bar run by the Wife of the Current Mayor (2006)  
 
*'''Bar Le Parisian''' - this bar is centrally located across from the church, it is a full service bar run by the Wife of the Current Mayor (2006)  
 
*'''Le Puzze''' - Located just across from the telecabin this bar is popular with English tourists and serves a limited lunch and dinner menu.
 
*'''Le Puzze''' - Located just across from the telecabin this bar is popular with English tourists and serves a limited lunch and dinner menu.
*'''Le Tomawack''' - The only club in the village. This was a Discotech located next to the river and was frequented by locals and tourists alike in the area. With prime operating hours between 12-5am on Friday and Saturday nights it was not to be missed. Unfortunately this has recently burnt down.
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*'''Le Tomawack''' - This is a Discotech located next to the river and is frequented by locals and tourists alike in the area prime operating hours are 12-5am on Friday and Saturday nights.
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
The primary source of accommodation in Morillon is rental chalets and apartments many of which can be booked on the internet and a particularly simple option as many of the owners are British.  There is one hotel centrally located in town the Hotel Le Morillon.
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The primary source of accommodation in Morillon are rental chalets and apartments many of which can be booked on the internet.  There is one hotel centrally located in town the Hotel Le Morillon [http://www.hotellemorillon.com/en/home.php] that rooms can be reserved through, in typical French fashion food will be included as part of the price unless other wise specified.
 
 
===Splurge===
 
Located Down the Valley in Samoëns:
 
*'''Hotel Neige et Roc''' [http://www.neigeetroc.com/uk/bedrooms.html] - A three star rated hotel located on the north end of Samoëns, open year round and providing both hotel and apartment style accommodation.  Rooms start at 120€ in  the low season for a half board room and rising to 160€ in the high season for that same room
 
 
 
===Mid Price===
 
*'''Hotel le Morillon''' [http://www.hotellemorillon.com/en/home.php] - Hotel le Morillon - Mr et Mme JOURDAN 74 440 MORILLON - Tel : 04 50 90 10 32 - Fax : 04 50 90 70 08 - [email protected] - They have recently completed a renovation including expansion of the pool area and the inclusion of a heated spa for those cold winter days after skiing.  Rooms can be reserved online, in typical French fashion food will be included as part of the price unless other wise specified by you. Prices here range from a very reasonable 55€ a night in the low season up to approximately 90€ in high season.
 
*'''Chalet Rentals''' [http://www.peakretreats.co.uk/]- There are a number of very reasonable Chalets and apartments that can be booked by the week or month.
 
 
 
===Budget===
 
There are no traditional budget accommodations in Morillon such as hostels or motels due to the size of the town, however if one contacts the local tourist office rooms can be rented from some of the local farmers.
 
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
There are many easy local day trips from Morillon: by car [[Chamonix]], [[Les Gets]], and [[Sixt]] with its pristine Cirque Du Fer-a-Cheval national park and Cascade Du Roget are all easily reachable.  Bicycling distance from Morillon is the larger village of [[Samoëns]].
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There are many easy local day trips from Morillon: by car [[Chamonix]], [[Les Gets]], and [[Sixt]] with its pristine Cirque Du Fer-a-Cheval national park and Cascade Du Roget are all easily reachable.  Nearer to Morillon is the larger village of [[Samoëns]].
 
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