Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Relaxation Thollon style.........

Thollon les Mémises is also called Le Balcon du Léman. It is a pretty Savoyard village, perched on a plateau in the Alpes Chablais, on the French side of Lac Léman (Lake Geneva). It is situated at 1000 metres altitude and enjoys superb views over Lake Geneva.

Views over Lac Leman from Thollon.

The village is a quiet little ski station, with approximately 25km of ski runs, at green, blue and red standard. The runs are not very challenging to the experienced skier, but they are good fun. The ski area is above the village and reached by a telecabine (or bubble).

Views of the lake from the Frasse run at Thollon.
Our good friend Stephen with the lake in the background.

Our ski tracks in new snow.
For those wanting skiing of a more difficult standard and variety, the “Portes de Soleil” offers pistes from Chatel to Avoriaz, Les Gets and Mozine, all linked by cable cars and chair-lifts. Many of these stations are within an hour’s drive from Thollon.

The mountain walking is fairly challenging, but the views are worth it!

During the warmer months, the hills and mountain areas provide many opportunities for relaxation, walking and trekking. Locally, there are horse-riding, golf, tennis, sailing and rafting facilities. The Evian Masters Golf course is about 10 minutes drive away. But best of all, the thermals are perfect for those who want to experience para-gliding.

Tom, in the centre of the photograph, white water rafting.

Tim and Tom did a sailing course on the lake, and are now certified!!
Just before we sold the apartment Tim tried parapenting off the Mémises. Of course I did check his life insurance value first!!!

P.S. I will get my use of accents sorted soon. Anyone know how I go about it?


  1. What great photos and just the way to remove stress :)
    If I want accents using the UK board I just type everything in word and then copy and paste into my post. I have all the accents in short-cuts in word so it is simple. Best of luck, diane

  2. Thanks Diane. I now remember that someone else suggested this. I'll give it a try.