Information & Facts
A wide range of activities is offered to holidaymakers, both on
and off the slopes in Morzine. Cross-country skiing, night time
sledging and sleigh rides, snowshoeing, paragliding and winter
walks are some of the activities available. For something
different, adventure parks offer a circuit made of ladders, swing
bridges and zip wires between the trees, or try kite skiing and
snowboarding. Other attractions include a visit to the slate mines
or watching a cheese-maker in action. A sports hall has a fitness
centre and ice-skating rink.
French is the official language.
The Euro (EUR) is the official currency in France. Currency can
be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and some large hotels,
though you will get a better exchange rate at the ATMs. Major
credit cards are widely accepted, as are travellers cheques,
particularly in major tourist destinations. Foreign currency is not
The low altitude of the resort means that resort level snow is
rare and there may be a wait at the lifts to access the
Après-ski is generally low-key and relatively calm, but several
bars and discos in Morzine offer a bit of after-hours entertainment
for holidaymakers keen on a big night out. There are a variety of
bars and English-style pubs, though many close as early as 8pm, and
a couple of nightclubs that stay open late. Le Crepu and Les Rhodos
are popular nightclubs, and The Cavern is the best place to hear
live music. Most clubs are closed by 2am.
Morzine specialises largely in fully catered chalet-style
holidays, but for those looking for a night out there are a variety
of options available. Traditional fare such as raclette, fondue,
berthoud or diots can be found in establishments like L'Etale and
Le Clin D'Oeil and Les Sapins. Meals are well accompanied by local
Holidaymakers will find a variety of local handmade goods and
typical French flavours displayed in shop windows in Morzine, such
as traditional Savoyard pottery, sculpted objects made from the
local wood and slate, mountain cheeses and salted meat. There are
also fashion boutiques and sports shops.
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between last Sunday in March and
last Sunday in October).