Morzine is famed for its skiing, being one of the flagship resorts in the largest skiing destination on earth; the Portes du Soleil.
During the winter, the village enjoys a backdrop straight from a picture postcard. Think 'chocolate box chalets and treelines sprinkled with icing sugar', and you're in the right ballpark. When the snow disappears, in the spring and summer months, you're left with pristine greenery — covering the hillsides and surrounding land — that's ripe for exploring. Over recent years, Morzine has become the Mecca for mountain biking in the Alps. But, if you're not out just to get your adrenaline fix, Morzine is also the ideal place to unwind, clear your head and hit the reset button.
The friendly locals and idyllic scenery combine to give Morzine a uniquely relaxed vibe. Whether you want to join the action on the slopes or just find a café to plug in, enjoy a coffee and soak in the atmosphere, Morzine is an Alpine base that simply lets you do you.
Morzine has a Café to suit all of your caffeine and sweet-tooth needs. From the innocent to the indulgent, and from grab-and-go to grab-a-seat and relax.
Most bars, cafés and restaurants also have WiFi, so coverage is extensive. For private network coverage, you can rent pocket WiFi from the Morzine Tourist Office for €39 per week.
Located in the centre of Morzine, on Rue de Bourg, Satellite Coffee offers snacks on the lighter, more natural side and containers that are environmentally friendly.
One of Morzine's newest cafés, Flamy's offers a wide selection of organic coffee beans and delicious sweet and savoury pastries.
Unapologetically indulgent — we (usually) save it for after a day of outdoor activities. Renowned for its croissants and cakes, as well as its exceptional coffee.
This tiny café is a hidden gem in the centre of Morzine village. Known for its warm and friendly atmosphere and decent coffee.
Morzine is the ideal location to sample all things Savoyard; the staple diet of the Alps for generations, mainly consisting of an infusion of bread and cheese, potatoes and cheese, or wine and cheese. Over recent years, if all that cheese sounds a bit too heavy, Morzine has also begun to specialise in healthier vegan and vegetarian options.
Morzine restaurants can be broken into two categories; Village Restaurants, dotted throughout the village's streets, and Mountain Restaurants, aimed at skiers and mountain-bikers looking for a place to dine after/during a day on the slopes.
If you're looking for no-frills and great value for money, then Alpen Roc will tick all the boxes. It opens for dinner only during the ski season and lunch and dinner during the summer.
Known for their use of fresh seasonal produce and traditional Savoyard specialities — such as fondue and tartiflette — all at a reasonable price.
Set in a picturesque mountain valley 3 km from the shores of Lac de Montriond, discover the atmosphere of a local inn where friendliness and simplicity are keys. Enjoy a quick and relaxed lunch break, or meet with friends or family in a traditional alpine atmosphere in the evenings.
A popular spot for years. Their pizzas are the stuff of legend and are best enjoyed with the accompaniment of their live music. If you're in a rush, they also do great coffee and cake to go.
Located a short walk from the centre of Morzine and just 400 metres from the Super Morzine lift, the restaurant is a popular dining option throughout the winter and summer.
Serving hearty Savoyard dishes during the winter, with lighter options also available. Modern French cuisine, that's a touch more gourmet, during the summer.
Restaurant L'Étale is a gourmet delight in the heart of Morzine. There's non-stop service available during the winter and summer months, from 11 am to midnight.
Serving regional dishes and as well as more contemporary offerings. Seating is available in the heated terrace or the large indoor area. Take-away options are also available.
A popular choice with foodies visiting Morzine, thanks to its central location, next door to the Spar shop in the town centre, and for its interesting menu.
Pan-seared foie gras, Braised stew in puff pasted casserole and grilled ribs are just a few of the current standouts. Also specialising in pizza and Savoyarde stables.
The atmosphere is cosy and laid-back, thanks to the stove fire, wooden features and the space left between tables. The interior designed to replicate a traditional Alpine barn.
The menu is made up of mainly Savoyarde dishes, with enough veggie and alternative options available to keep appeal to all tastes and budgets.
In the summer you can enjoy your meal outside by the swimming pool, while during the winter you'll dine indoors in cosy, wooden surroundings.
Serving gourmet cuisine, Les Jardins d'Ulysse restaurant is open daily for breakfast and dinner. Located in the centre of town at the foot of the Morzine ski slopes.
Le Tyrolien is located in the centre of Morzine and has become a favourite for diners over the years. Ideal for a cheap and cheerful (and filling) dining experience.
Known for their generous portions of traditional Savoyarde fare, including Raclette, fondue and tartiflette, as well as their delicious, and massive, pizzas.
The Hideout Kitchen is the go-to spot for those looking for delicious vegetable- and fish-based alternatives to the area's more traditional cheese and potato-based dishes.
A restaurant that purposely doesn't offer Savoyarde cuisine. Instead, popular local chef Sherif Gergis focuses on lighter options, often with a Japanese influence.
Found at 1,537 metres, on the Nyon plateau, Chez Nannon is an Alpine farm chalet serving old-fashioned Savoyarde dishes and local specialities.
Grilled meats, burgers and homemade soups and desserts are all worth the visit. But, the potatoes with reblochon, smoked ham and sausages is the real crowning glory here.
Found at the top of Mossettes TDS lift (between Morzine, Avoriaz and Champery) and featuring awe-inspiring 360-degree views to admire during your mountain snack.
If you can make it up the 2,300 metres, Cookie Café, is the reward that awaits you. Their flagship item the Gourmet Burger, lovingly made by their local Swiss butcher.
A popular and reasonably priced spot for skiers and snowboarders in Morzine. Can get busy during lunch and après-ski, so make sure you get there early.
Known for their deep pan omelette, homemade crêpes and croque monsieurs, as well as traditional fondue and tartiflette. Open daily during winter and summer months.
Less a mountain restaurant and more a mountain experience. The restaurant is part of a winter park, located above Morzine in the Nyon sector.
The menu is purposely kept small, they like to specialise in a few Savoyarde dishes and there is also a snack bar on the slopes serving sandwiches, ice-creams, cakes and drinks.
Morzine has a number of grocery shops to choose from. A quick and easy way to grab some day-to-day essentials and local specialities.
Offering freshly baked bread, pastries, pies and sandwiches for take-away and dine-in. Open every day from 6:30am to 1pm and 3:30pm to 7pm. Closed on Wednesdays.
Tavernier Boulangerie have been making bread since 1954, and now also specialise in tarts, pastries and coffee. Open every day from 7am to 12:45pm and 3pm to 7:30pm.
During winter and summer high-seasons, Morzine is a busy and bustling resort with lots of people and lots to do. Expect a wide range from 'Happy Hour' fuelled, cheap and cheerful spots to more laid-back quieter bars and clubs, plus everything in between.
Known as a late bloomer, it starts to come alive after 11pm. That's when the band, there most nights over the ski season, kick-off.
Situated half a mile from the chalet door, La Marmotte d'Or is the unofficial Heyday Chalet 'local'. Simple pub-grub for €10-15. Their Guinness gets the Plunkett seal of approval.
Centrally located bar with outside decking. The décor (wooden benches and tall bar-stools) is aimed at the quick-drink market.
Tibetan Café is known for its lively atmosphere, comfy sofas and great music (live every day during the ski season from 5pm).
One of Morzine's most popular bars. Strangely, they only serve one beer on tap, Mützig Old Lager. At 7.5%, it's not for the faint-hearted.
Popular with somewhat of a younger crowd, and offers a variety of themed music nights, including Drum N' Bass and House.
This is the quintessential Morzine nightclub. For years, it's been packing its dance floor with an eclectic range of musical genres.
Morzine has a number of grocery shops to choose from. A quick and easy way to grab some day-to-day essentials and local specialities.
Located in Morzine centre (Route du Plan), Carrefour Market is a one-stop-shop for all your essential needs. It also supplies a great range of fresh and regional produce.
A reasonably priced grocery store on Route de la Plagne, Casino shop is known for its great range and wallet-pleasing sale items.
La Vie Claire is an organic foods store located on Route des Grande Alpes. Loaded with fresh fruit and veg, yogurts, organic meat, dietary supplements, juices and fresh bread.
Produce from the local Savoie farmers and craftsmen. Pick up delicatessen meat, honey, cheese, farm yogurts and a variety of liquors.
From forgotten cables to malfunctioning monitors, Tech Stores can bail you out. Most of these are based outside of Morzine, so if you're lucky enough to catch a ride out of town, great. If not, you'll have to jump on a bus.
For all your iPhone, iPad and MacBook needs. If you're flying into Geneva it can be worth stopping off here on the way to Morzine, if you're already in resort, a trip to Geneva by car will take about an hour and 10 minutes.
Chablais Telecom's services include phone, tablet and computer repair, phone unlocking and the sale of accessories. The store is located about a 45-minute drive from Morzine, in Thonon-les-Bains.
An appliance and multimedia store located on the Route des Grandes Alpes, Morzine. Supplying all things hardware (laptops, monitors, tablets, etc.) as well as household appliances and gadgets.
Specialising in Apple repairs and restoration, MacShop is located in Thonon-les-Bains, about a 45-minute drive north of Morzine. Remote assistance is also available through their website.
PC Mac Web is located in Thonon-les-Bains, about a 45-minute drive north of Morzine. As the name suggests they sell and repair all things PC and Mac, as well as printers, scanners and other accessories.
Pulsat is an appliance and multimedia store located in Cluses, a 40-minute drive from Morzine. Dealing in all things IT, smartphones and cameras, as well as household appliances.
Whether you're looking for a session before or after work, or you're looking to spend your downtime burning some calories, Morzine has a few options that don't depend on the weather.
Featuring a team of professionals that can offer advice on everything from sports psychology to nutrition, Buzz Performance and Fitness features group fitness camps and personal training, as well as a state-of-the-art gym.
Located just a short walk from the centre of Morzine, Mountain Rehab is a fitness centre dedicated to wellness and performance. Their gym features top-quality equipment and short- and long-term memberships are available.
Project Performance personal coaching and development service hosted by Ian Mellor at Palais des Sports in the centre of Morzine. Project Performance services available include; Personal Training, Group Fitness and Coaching Packages.
Regardless of your Yoga experience levels, you'll find a suitable practice in Morzine. From beginners' group classes to private advanced sessions.
Mountain Rehab is a fitness and well-being centre with a dedicated Yoga practice. Offering one-on-one sessions, small group sessions and multi-day retreats through the Morzine valley.
Using the rhythms of the seasons, Hatha Yoga is an energy-based Yoga that is accessible to all. Richard Flora also specialises in Well-being in the workplace, life coaching and professional coaching.
Offering Vinyasa, Yin and Pre Natal classes focusing on flexibility, muscle tone and strength of body and mind. Nicole Coryton can visit your accommodation and provide mats and other props if needed.
Morzine offers a full range of spas, massage, beauty treatments and wellness services in the village itself and the surrounding areas.
Professional mobile massage treatments in the comfort of your holiday accommodation, with Martha Perry. Martha specialises in recovery and injuries directly related to mountain sports, but also understands the importance of relaxation and taking time out for yourself. Ensure your body is smiling and get ready to enjoy Morzine!
Morzine Massage was established in 2007, and offers all treatments in the comfort of your chalet! So after a long day on the mountain, there is no need to step back out into the cold. They'll come to you with their massage couch, towels and oils, so all you have to do is relax and enjoy the treatment you have chosen!
If you’re keen to work on your French during your stay in Morzine, you'll find group or private lessons, online courses, and courses paired with seasonal activities - The choice is yours!
Learn French while staying in Morzine with Alpine French School, in the beautiful French Alps. They offer a wide range of French language courses, camps and activities to suit all abilities and ages, as well as online French Courses. They always include plenty of conversational activities, and their focus is on speaking and listening skills - making conversational activities a priority.
While the majority of high street stores in Morzine are ski equipment and clothing based there are a few that are aimed at a more general market all year round.
Axe Boutique, located in the centre of Morzine village, offers a range of Men's and Women's clothing, footwear, winter wear and fashion accessories.
Baud Chausseur is a shoe store located in the centre of Morzine village. Specialising in brands such as Timberland, Mustang and Skechers.
Morzine, and its neighbouring resort of Avoriaz, have a variety of ways to pass the time at any time of the year.
Les Sources d'Aulps offers a range of services, including reflexology, massage and facials. Enjoy some well-deserved downtime in the spa bath and hammam. Located in Montriond, to the north of Morzine.
A state-of-the-art bowling alley in Avoriaz, Le StrikeRoc is usually open every day from 5pm to 3am. If bowling isn't your thing, there is a huge variety of arcade games, two billiard tables and a bar serving beer and snacks.
Morzine's indoor swimming complex is located at Parc des Dérêches. Featuring a 25x15m pool, a teaching pool and a paddling pool, as well as spa and sauna areas and Turkish baths.
Located in the centre of Morzine village, Cinéma REX is a one-screen, no-frills movie theatre. Showing American new releases (dubbed in French, and original version options) and the latest French film releases.
The Morzine-Avoriaz team play their matches at the Škoda Arena in Morzine. Tickets cosy around €10, and the games usually last from 8pm until 10pm. The arena is always freezing, so bring some extra layers.
An aquatic wonderland located in Avoriaz, Aquariaz has a great mix of thrills (the 10 metres high Slidewinder) and relaxation (the Chill-out Space, bubble-massage seats and an outdoor jacuzzi).
Before calling for any of the emergency phone numbers listed below it is important that the person calling knows the location/address of where the incident is taking place, either within Morzine or on the mountain. This will help the emergency services can get to the location as quickly and easily as possible.
Morzine's Tourist Office is located at 26 Pl. du Baraty, 74110 Morzine and features an information desk and free Wi-Fi. The friendly staff will answer any questions you may have and you can pick up a tourist map, brochures, and guidebooks.
Located at 878 route de la Plagne, Morzine and run by Doctors Vouillon, Viard and Guiberteau. Open from 8:30a.m to 11:30a.m and 15:30p.m to 18:30p.m during the winter season and interseason, and 8:30am onwards in the summer season.
Open from 8:30a.m to 12:30a.m and 14:30p.m to 19:30p.m, Monday to Saturday, closed on Sunday. Located at 64 Route de la Plagne.
Located at 332 Taille de Mas de Nant Crue, near the centre of Morzine. Booking early is advisable as it is busy throughout the year.
The main post office of Morzine is located at 20 Place de la Poste, just off Route du Plan. Open 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m, Monday to Friday, closed between 13:00p.m to 14:00p.m, and 9:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
Open from 8:30a.m to 12:30p.m, closed between 12:30p.m and 1:45p.m, Tuesday to Friday, and 8a.m to 12:30p.m Saturday.
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