Morillon

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For the French politician, see Philippe Morillon.
For the French wine grape also known as Morillon, see Chardonnay.
For another wine grape also known as Morillon, see Négrette.
Morillon
The "Blue Lake" in Morillon
The "Blue Lake" in Morillon
Morillon is located in France
Morillon
Morillon
Coordinates: 46°05′05″N 6°40′34″E / 46.0847°N 6.6761°E / 46.0847; 6.6761Coordinates: 46°05′05″N 6°40′34″E / 46.0847°N 6.6761°E / 46.0847; 6.6761
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Bonneville
Canton Samoëns
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain Dénériaz
Area
 • Land1 14.51 km2 (5.60 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 547
 • Population2 density 38/km2 (98/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 74190 / 74440
Elevation 657–2,046 m (2,156–6,713 ft)
(avg. 900 m or 3,000 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Morillon is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.

It is a popular summer and winter vacation destination.

Ski[edit]

Morillon has a Poma télécabine that departs from just outside the village and links up to the Grand Massif ski area consisting of 265 km of ski runs over the five resorts of Morillon, Samoëns, Flaine, Les Carroz, and Sixt. Morillon is also the home ski area of the 2006 Winter Olympic's Downhill Gold Medalist Antoine Dénériaz. Above the village at Morillon 1100, also known as Les Esserts, there are many apartments benefiting from ski-in ski-out holiday options.

The Grand Massif ski area consists of 145 slopes: 18 green runs, 67 blue runs, 46 red runs and 14 black runs.[1]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Morillon
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 3
(37)
6
(43)
10
(50)
15
(59)
18
(64)
23
(73)
25
(77)
24
(75)
21
(70)
14
(57)
8
(46)
4
(39)
15
(59)
Average low °C (°F) −2
(28)
−1
(30)
2
(36)
6
(43)
9
(48)
13
(55)
14
(57)
14
(57)
12
(54)
7
(45)
3
(37)
−1
(30)
7
(45)
Source: Accuweather 2014[2]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Morillon also has a small lake which is surrounded by numerous activities including an adventure park for children and adults alike ages 3+. Other sports include trampolining, volleyball and horse riding. White water rafting on the River Giffre, mountain biking, Canyoning, quad biking and tennis are available. Morillon and Samoëns are close together in the valley and share many activities.

Pinot noir from this region is commonly bottled under the Morillon label.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.peakretreats.co.uk/ski/morillon.htm
  2. ^ "Eureka". Accuweather 2014 (CSV (4222 KB)). OdieFan3107. Climate ID: 2401200. 
  3. ^ Jancis Robinson Vines, Grapes & Wines pg 86 Octpus Publishing 1986 ISBN 1-85732-999-6

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