Place du Village

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You are in the village square, otherwise known as the “Vieux Bourg”. This square is rich with history and surrounded by important landmarks such as the Mairie, the Church, the old Post Office, the War Monument, the Old Bridge, the Market Hall, the Hôtel des Alpes, and other typical Savoyard buildings.
 
The War Monument: After the First World War, war monuments were erected by municipalities. Morzine selected “Le poilu montant au front en chantant” as their model (a Poilu was the informal name given to WWI French infantry: “hairy one going to the front chanting”). The cast-iron statue was sand-casted based on Sculptor Charles Edouard Richelieu’s original work (1868-1945). The monument was inaugurated on the 2nd October 1921 and pays tribute to 61 “names”.
 
Source: Histoire et Patrimoine Association, Morzine 
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Article 1 : The Village Square
Article 2: Bézière
Article 3: The Mills
Article 4: L’Hôtel des Alpes
Article 5: Le Clos
Article 6: Maison de la Poste
Article 7: The Old Bridge (Le Vieux Pont)
Article 8: The River Dranse
Article 9: Le Plan neighbourhood
Article 10: The Old Cable-Car
Article 11: The Old Villages
Article 12 : Avoriaz
Article 13: The Avoriaz Cable-Car
Article 14: The Udrezants Neighbourhood
Article 15: The Nyon Gondola
Article 16: Les Nants Village
Article 17: The Manor House
Article 18: Le Vieux Bourg
Article 19: The Pleney Cable-car
Article 20: Le Grand Hôtel
Article 21: Sawmill at “Le Plan”
Article 22: The Slate Mines
Article 23: Combe à Zore
Article 24: The two water fountains
Article 25: Le Pied de la Plagne