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Festival of Mechanical Music

Festival of Mechanical Music
Monday, 17 July 2017

Les Gets is home to the Mechanical Music Museum, and every 2 years there is a festival featuring various artistes from around France and Europe. These enthusiasts have a great collection of organs, mechanical pianos and phonographs. They play their instruments in the streets in full traditional costume, and many of them have song-sheets to pass out to the audience to encourage sing alongs. Even if you don’t speak good French, it is good fun to join in with the localsThe theme this year is “the Five Senses”, and the local restaurants are taking part hosting artistic and gastronomic eventsThe streets are closed off with childrens games, puppet shows and there are also many concerts in th...

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HARLEY DAYS FESTIVAL MORZINE 13th/16th july

HARLEY DAYS FESTIVAL MORZINE 13th/16th july
Sunday, 16 July 2017

Love them or loath them one thing you cannot do is ignore the epic event that is Harley Days. The noise is incredible, the bikes stunning and the riders very friendly.Morzine comes alive and the mountains echo with the thump, thump of harley v twins. The rally attracts between 25,000 to 30,000 people and is held every two years. There are plenty of stalls selling all sorts of bike related paraphanalia from helmets to leather basques! If you want to get a harley tatoo be my guest at the tattoo parlor. The daytime atmostphere is buzzing with lots to do . There are rideouts with harleys stretching as far as the eye can see, taking in this beautifull area that is the haute savoie. This year ther...

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A day in the life of a Crankworkx marhsall in Les GETS

A day in the life of a Crankworkx marhsall in Les GETS
Saturday, 15 July 2017

Dave Lynch wrote this great blog - he was a marshall at Crankwoex this year:- It might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but this year I wanted to be part of Crankworkx without hurting myself, so I thought it a good idea to volunteer my services as a marshallAlthough I do love watching backflips and forward flips off the massice kickers, I volunteered for the downhill on stunning Mont Chery. My day started at 6am (that’s correct 6am!!) where I collected my kit and flags. We were given a briefing on what to do, a map which indicated your position (between 1-27 posts). We were sent off with a good lunch picnic and I headed to my station (number 22) which was just before one of the road gapsMy...

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2016 Tour de France

2016 Tour de France
The Chalets1066 Team Monday, 25 July 2016

This year on July 23rd, Morzine played host to the second to final stage of the 2016 Tour de France. This epic event consists of a 21 day-long stages over a 23-day period and covers around 3,500 kilometers. The race alternates between clockwise and counterclockwise circuits of France. The number of teams usually varies between 20 and 22, with nine riders each. This stage began in Megeve and entered Morzine via the Col du Joux-Plane and ended in the main square opposite the Tourist Office. Ion Izagirre claimed his first Tour de France stage as he arrived solo in Morzine. Despite the driving rain the crowds were out in full force to cheer on the riders. Chris Froome is poised to win his third...

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Sun's out at Lac Montriond

Sun's out at Lac Montriond
The Chalets1066 Team Saturday, 16 July 2016

Lac Montriond is the perfect spot for some summer fun in the sun. There are a variety of water sports on offer, 3 fabulous restaurants and plenty to do for both young and old.  The kids love the pony rides around the lake and if you buy a fishing licence you can join the local anglers and try your hand at catching the local perche. Canoes, stand up paddle boards and kayaks can be rented by the hour. Most of the locals head to this popular lake armed with picnic blankets and a packed lunch and spend the day relaxing after a hard week of work.  ...

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