About Shopping in Morzine
Most people probably don't immediately associate Morzine with shopping but there are some very good shops in town. You can spend a very pleasant afternoon or apres ski evening browsing the stores for gifts, new ski and snowboard kit, clothes, shoes, watches and jewellery.
As you would expect from a ski resort there are ski and snowboard shops aplenty. The biggest shop in town is the Intersport on the Rue du Bourg. It has everything you will need from socks and thermals to helmets goggles as well a clothing for both on and off the hill.
It's unlikely that you won't find what you are looking for in this two storey sports store but if you want to keep looking or you want specialist snowboard or back country equipment then the Rue de Bourg is perfect.
There are three independent snowboard shops here: Slopestyle, Attack Attack and the Slopestyle Freeride store. Between these three you will find very knowledgeable staff and kit from Jones, Lib Tech, Burton, Volcom, Slash, Nikita and Holden to name but a few. If you want a snowboard or some cool new clothes in Morzine these are the places to visit.
For back country and Freeride skis, as well as good coffee, cakes and smoothies visit Beanies. It's an unusual combination of ski shop and café but it works and they stock skis from Faction and Volkol and fly under the Ski Republic banner so rentals are also available.
There are many, many more ski & sports shops in Morzine and you'll find more details of them on our Ski Hire in Morzine page.
For more traditional shopping in Morzine you should head up the Rue du Bourg towards the centre of town. There is a very nice little Perfumerie half way up the hill that sells L'Occitaine and other luxury bath and body products for a relaxing soak after your time on the hill and next door there is a little boutique, La Fee des Myrtilles that offers some unique women's clothing.
For younger shoppers and some great gifts for little ones back home there is a old fashioned toy shop, La Courterie Corner, on the Chemin de la Coutettaz with some very beautiful hand made wooden toys as well as games and gifts.
In the area around the tourist office there is a great shoe shop; Chausseurs Baud as well as a fashionable clothing store offering brands like Superdry and Pull-In.
If you have space in your luggage or if you have bought a place in Morzine and are looking to furnish it then a trip to the Cote Neige on the Route de la Plagne will help you give your apartment that Alpine chalet feel. You'll also find some great home-ware at the other end of the Route de la Plagne in the Jardins de Morzine where more traditional Savoyard styled interior trappings await.
If you are looking for gifts, souvenirs or toys then there is an array of shops where you can find what you are looking for. Besides the Tabacs dotted around the resort where you can usually collect knick knacky souvenirs such as mugs and magnets, you can also head to La Cremaillere, one of the places where you will find souvenirs, toys and gifts. If you are on the hunt for some local and regional produce on your shopping trip in Morzine then head to any of the regional shops where you can pick up cheeses, saucisson, wine, beer, biscuits and lots of other culinary treats. Le Refuge Marie-Louise sells a whole host of local cheeses, meats and treats for you to choose from.
Sale Time! Unlike the UK when it appears that shops have almost permanent sales on, sale or “solde” time in France is strictly regulated by department and shop owners are not allowed to discount their products at any other time. End of the line (“Fin de serie”) and “Promo” is acceptable but the real bargains are to be found at the specifically designated sale times, when you can get your hands on all the big brands for 40-70% less than the normal retail price.
Head over to our Sports Shops page to check out the various sports shops and their locations.
Shop Opening Times
Opening hours vary to that in the UK. We've been living int the Alps for years yet we still get caught out and forget that many shops and all service providers (banks, post office etc) close down for long lunches! You will also find that banks are closed on Mondays although they are open for business on Saturday morning to compensate. Most of the shops open around 9-10am and then close from 12.30pm until 2–3pm for lunch, re-opening again until 7-7.30pm, which allows you to browse the shops of an evening or on your way to dinner.
Location: Morzine Region