Located on a vast flat area at an altitude of 923 metres and surrounded by a beautiful circle of mountains, the land around this town grows some beautiful vines as far up as 1200 metres which are used to produce the famous D.O.C. “Blanc de Morgex et de La Salle” among the highest wines in Europe.
The square shaped Torre de L’Archet dating from the X-XI century in the centre of the town, used to be home to the princes of Savoy when they would come to the Valley for the General Assembly. Nowadays, it is the headquarters of the prestigious Sapegno Foundation.
Early Christian remains were found in the bell tower in the town’s parish church. The church is dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta; it is home to an imposing baroque altar, fifteenth and sixteenth century frescoes and an interesting museum of sacred art.
The Fountain of Blessed Vuillerme, linked to the local saint who transformed water into wine, is also worth a mention.
From Morgex, you can easily reach the San Carlo pass through magnificent woods where you can often spot wild animals, on a road that leads firstly to Arpy and then to the San Carlo pass. From here you can easily take a walk to the lakes and la Tete d’Arpy, a perfect viewpoint on the Mont Blanc chain.
Continuing on, you come to La Thuile, in an attractive, panoramic scenery looking out over the valley and Mont Blanc.
Morgex has always been at the heart of Valdigne and at just a stone’s throw, within a radius of a few kilometres, it has the Mont Blanc, Courmayeur and La Thuile chain for breathtaking skiing, Arpy to enjoy the peace and quiet of cross country skiing, the Alpine lakes at Arpy, Pietra Rossa and Licony where you can meditate over the reflection of the sky and, the tumultuous waters of the Dora for some rafting.