Morzine is a municipality with 2895 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2011 ) in the department of Haute -Savoie in France.
The municipality is located on the Swiss border with the Canton of Valais, 32 km north of Mont Blanc Chamonix community. The nearest airport is located in Geneva, 90 minutes drive. In the city center rivers Dranse de la Manche and Dranse de sous Saix flow together and form the Dranse de Morzine.
Through the Alps the place has become, together with Avoriaz tourist center for hikers, mountain bikers, golfers, skiers and cavers. From this it follows that the nature and the environment for tourists and for the community itself, are the focus. For this reason, Morzine -Avoriaz member of the pan-Alpine Alpine Pearls Association, the soft-mobility and sustainable tourism is supported.
The community itself was often transit point and destination of the Tour de France. In general, a mountain classification is then carried out on one of the nearby mountain passes or height locations.
The hysterics of Morzine
Became known this place in earlier times in the history of psychology, however, by a certain form of hysteria. In this secluded yet in the 19th century Alpine village " there were numerous unmarried women, so that unfurled a specific female sociality. The church, which exerted a strong influence here, under said everything looked to be feast or game. The limitation connected with the concern by the perceived as threatening modern life, resulted in the women of this village for sixteen years, from 1857 to 1873, to hysterical manifestations, their symptoms allows us insights into female misfortune being in the 19th century. "