Visit of the Battante Morzinoise

Location : Parc des Dérêches


Discover the work of sawing wood in an authentic sawmill, restored by members of the association “La Battante Morzinoise”! In the good smell of sawdust, the paddle wheel, the cogs and the swinging saw. An ancestral heritage
The "fighter", you know? This is the name given by the ancient Morzinois to their sawmills, driven by the energy of the torrents. “La Battante Morzinoise” invites you to discover the world of the sawmill, a real world of insiders! Contemplate the paddle wheel, admire the gleaming mechanics and discover the song of the saw, which for centuries accompanied the scenes of Morzin life... In a world of planks, sawdust, cast iron and steel, a member of the association will reveal all the secrets of this typically mountain equipment.

Take part in the guided tours in summer 2024 with 3 versions:
Free entry with voluntary participation at the end of the visit at the discretion of the visitors

- By registration: Wednesday at 3 p.m. with video projection: registration required on the Tourist Office website in the “visits and discoveries” menu section accessible from the La Battante website:
Screening of an 18-minute video on the theme:
“MORZINE 1840 - 1990 / 150 years of sawmill history linked to the development of tourism” in the room of the former Pleney electrical factory at the entrance to the Parc des Dérêches
Meeting sawyers in action
Tour de la Battante trail with a view of the exterior water wheel and the interior mechanics
Possibility of doing the route on foot independently, located between Place de l'Eglise and la BATTANTE to discover the path of the water which turns the sawmill without the provision of electrical energy.
-Free access on Friday all day from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. with the sawmill in operation
- In an organized group on prior request / contact
Date(s)From 10/07 to 28/08/2024, every Wednesday at 3 pm.


  • Event type :
    • Cultural
    • Entertainment/recreation
  • Villes :
    • Morzine
  • Cultural and artistic :
    • Guided tour


Free access.
Office de Tourisme de Morzine
Phone : +33 4 50 74 72 72
Parc des Dérêches
502 Route du Palais des Sports
  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French


502 Route du Palais des Sports
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 46.184772
Longitude : 6.704111