Morzine is ideally situated in the centre of the vast Portes du Soleil region of the French Alps. The traditional wooden chalets and old stone buildings give it a unique charm and appeal.

The town has an excellent selection of shops, open until early evening. If you’re after some après ski away from the chalet, there is a wide variety of restaurants, cafes, bars and two nightclubs to keep you entertained.

If you don’t ski or would prefer a day off from all that exercise, there are plenty of other options. You can walk around the stunning Lac Montriond; visit the weekly local market on Wednesday morning or watch the town’s ice hockey team who play there each week as part of the French national league.

Further afield are Annecy, Chamonix and Geneva – all located within one and half hours drive from Morzine.