This website has the objective of gathering and sharing information for English speaking visitors to Thollon les Memises. To help visitors, apartment and chalet owners, and those renting properties. It aims to give a wider view than other web sites. Information that a visitor for a week or two may require. Not just for Thollon Les Memises but also the area that can by visited in a days drive.

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Thollon Live WebCam Click here  Historic picture below 8th April 2017


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 Village Concert  -  10th June 2017 after a beautiful sunny and warm day, villagers made their way to the summit at Hucel for the annual open air concert by Les Echo des Memises,  Thollon's own orchestra, Under the direction of  "Maestro" Jonathon Smith and against the most amazing backdrop as the sun began to set over the lake, the audience were delighted to be entertained by a diverse musical programme. - a  truly magical performance. Inevitably drinks and nibbles followed with everyone continuing to enjoy the magnificent views over the lake. 
Yet another successful event in Thollon's early summer calendar.
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Assault des Memises, The morning of 11 June 2017 saw over 150 runners set off on the Thollon 9km run, some with the aim to be first to the top of the mountain, others with just survival in mind. The winner is expected to complete the race in about 50 minutes. The event is one of a series of races with the results contributing to a wider championship throughout the Haute Savoie.

International Football returns to Thollon. A report on the best football in France, Probably....

Never mind Real Madrid and Juventus and the Champions League Final - 3rd June 2017 saw a full blown International played out in front of an enthusiastic crowd on Stade Thollon.

Bathed in sunshine, the teams followed the local Memises band onto the pitch. National anthems were played. National flags were waved. After an energetic and professional looking warm up, the French ran quickly to take up their positions on the field. (England were clearly saving themselves for the "main event" as they walked, admittedly with some determination, to their places on the field.)

The representative English eleven (average age probably 50+ ) were taking on a locally based French team ( average age 35ish ? ) The English did themselves proud! The talent and experience of the English was evident throughout the first half, The well organised English team were leading 3 -1 when legs began to "give up" . By half time the score was 3 -3 ( some will say assisted by a slightly loose interpretation of the offside rule!) and a spectacular " in-off" the English keeper.

Strategic use of substitutes and a spectacular 4th goal helped England keep in touch until minutes from the final whistle when France, to the evident joy off their French support, scored again. Final score 5-4 to France.

The Mayor, Regis Bened, presented the Trophies and "our Steph" was awarded "Man of the Match" for his heroics in the English goal.

As if to mark France's success, the heavens opened - as did the umbrellas - and spectators took to the shelter of the Bar ( although some had clearly been there for the duration of the game!)

A great afternoon enjoyed by all Much appreciation to the organisers. Here's to next years match ( perhaps with just one or two younger English players in the squad!?) With Thanks to our Scottish Correspondent

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10th May 2017. Do see a great video from Joe, an "Expat Brit" living in Thollon illustrating his experience of the Grand Montée, beautifully filmed it shows that Thollon and the Memises in the off season is still a vibrant town. The video is about 30 mins so sit back and enjoy. It's great quality so see it on a big screen if you can.

You Tube:You Tube Link Click Here

Joe: "It's wet, I am hot and tired, it's good"... "Good people and good fun... fantastic" It's British weather"

Comment: Total madness !(Overweight Editor, who uses the lift and ski's down!)
                                 Thanks Joe for showing us the way to fitness with great artwork, atmosphere and music.

Ultra "Grand" Montée

The inaugural running of the "Ultra Montee" on 6 May 2017  saw some 50 +
serious runners set off on continuous 8 hour ascent and descent of the
Lanche. The winner will be the runner who achieves most return trips
in an 8 hour period!  Not to be outdone, a number of perhaps less
serious but no less enthusiastic runners will  set off at 2 pm with  a
similar 4 hour challenge ahead of them.
Fortunately the weather was fineforf the start of the event -
hopefully it will stay that way for the rest of the day! Thanks Ron for contribution
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2017 Cinema News. After a winter season that has seen regular showings here in Thollon of the top award nominated films, the English Film Season has now come to an end.

The Cinema will open again at the beginning of the Summer Season when we hope that there will continue to be regular Thursday evening showings , in English, of the top current films

Tour du Chablais comes to Thollon" This annual race - a highlight of the regional cycling calendar, is due to come through Thollon on the 18th & 19th of August 2017. The village will obviously be doing it's bit to celebrate the event. Further details should be available nearer the date.

One for your 2017 Calendar? The first weekend in September will see Thollon hosting one of the major events of the Savoie Agricultural calender. The Eleveur des Savoie" Inter Village Cow show is an annual event which each year is hosted by a different village in the Region. This year it's Thollon's turn.

It's a really enjoyable day. Apart from being the Savoie's version of Crufts - only with cows (!) there will be lots of produce stalls and displays - and yes, the inevitable opportunity to eat and drink to your hearts content The photos below from last year's event held in nearby Laringes will give you a flavour of what to expect. Why not make a diary date and plan for a visit to Thollon this September?


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The old meets the new. The new telecabine with the old balcony and restaurant.



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Map of suggested visits and Ski resorts


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