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Small Commune & Village on the Opposite Side of the Morzine Valley

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Montriond is a small village that sits on the eastern side of the valley from Morzine.

Although it is separated from the main body of Morzine by the Dereches river it is as close to the lifts, shops and bars as some parts of Morzine and has better access to the Ardent bubble than most of Morzine.

The village is quite spread out and although some parts of it lie on the Ardent bus route, the  “M-Line” other parts are still quite rural and not accessible by public transport. 

Next to La Barque there is a small grocery store. It is quite pricey compared to the supermarkets in the area but it is open on a Sunday, which some of the others are not and is ideal if you run out of milk at the weekend.

Montriond also has a ski rental shop, pizzeria and it's own Doctors surgery. It can sometimes be worth asking the ambulance to drop you here, if you have an accident on the hill, as the queues are much shorter than in Morzine where in peak season you may find yourself queuing in the hall waiting for an X-ray. Not ideal if you have just injured yourself.

Things to Do in Montriond

Montriond also has a large lake that is used for ice diving in the winter and is a popular post in the summer for swimming, kyaking and sun bathing. The Fete de Montriond takes place every summer and has spectacular fireworks.

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Nightlife in Montriond

There are only two bars in Montriond, La Barque and Chez Etienne and most people staying in the centre of Montriond make the short walk into Morzine for a drink. Although there isn't much variety in the night life in Montriond La Barque does have spectacular views of the surrounding peaks including the slopes in the Grande Turche, Morzine, Nyon and Les Gets and although chilly in winter the outdoor terrace is a natural sun trap and warm spot for an afternoon beer later in Spring and Summer.

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Chalets in Montriond

There are no hotels in Montriond but lots of chalets and apartments. The chalets that lie parallel to the road up to the lake on the Ardent valley floor are beautiful but isolated and you will need a car if you want to stay here and make it to the lifts.

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