Why we chose to build in the area, and why we continue to have a love affair with it.
We never thought we would say that we enjoy the summer more than the winter, but after discovering all there is to do here I can now say that we do!
The chalet is only a very short walk to a beautiful lake that has a sandy beach. Around the lake is an aerial adventure park, trampolines and children's play area. There are also tennis courts and crazy golf. An equestrian centre is based at the lake and there is a charming cafe and restaurant there too. White water rafting and other river pursuit can be booked in the village.
Marked trails for high mountain walks are too numerous to list here. Info can all be found at the local tourist office.
Mountain biking is of course very popular. The main ski lifts are open during the prominent school holidays.
Cycling, mountain biking and hiking are of course on the doorstep. The Giffre is a long flat wooded valley making cycling and walking easy for all age groups. There are well marked trails through the woods.
The local town of Samoens is a beautiful medieval site. A colourful market is held there every Wednesday morning. Many local events and entertainments are put on throughout the summer by the tourist offices of Samoens and Morillon.
For those who want to travel further afield, within an hour you can visit Chamonix, St Gervais, Annacey and a number of a other interesting towns.