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Le Biot

Calling all Amateur Photographers, residents, visitors and anyone with a camera visiting Le Biot, Le Corbier, L’Arblay or Drouzin le Mont in 2010.


The local residents association is running a free Amateur Photography Competition. You can have whatever theme or subject you like. So if you take that perfect photo, something that captures the sense of the moment, the feel of the area or just a great family picture, share it with the all of us that know and love the area. – You may even win a prize!


There are a few simple rules:


  1. You must be a resident or visitor to the Col du Corbier and Le Biot area during 2010.
  2. All photos must be taken on the territory of Le Biot, the Col du Corbier, Drouzin Le Mont or Mount Ouzon in the Haute Savoie, France.
  3. All photos must be taken in 2010 between I January and 31 December 2010.
  4. You may submit a maximum of 4 Photos.
  5. All entries must be submitted via email to by 15th February 2011.

There will be a public screenings of all entries to the Col du Corbier Residents Association Amateur Photography Competition 2010 in Le Biot and Le Corbier with a jury to award prizes.

So when you are out and about in Le Biot, the Col du Corbier, Drouzin Le Mont or Mount Ouzon make sure you have your camera to capture those wonderful moments that you can then share with loved ones, friends and maybe even win a prize or two!

Please note: written permission of the authors will be sought prior to any of the photographs entered in the completion being used for other purposes


Any dispute regarding this competition will settled by the office of the Col du Corbier Residents Association  (ARCC).

How to send in your photographs:

To make it easy for you to send and the organiser to process and present your photographs please save and prepare them using the following 5 simple rules:




  1. Reduce file size of your photograph. Why? Most photos will be taken with high resolutions which uses lots of memory and makes a file size very large which can then create problems when emailing them. When you save the file choose the 72dpi setting (DPI = dots per inch)
  2. Save the photograph in JPG format
  3. Keep the size of photo between : Minimum 800×600 Maximum; 1024×768
  4. Each photo must not exceed 200KB
  5. To make sure the organiser knows the photo belongs to you and can contact you; your photos should be identified by the name of the file name using this format: Surname First name – Number (no spaces). JPG

Example; The first photograph submitted by Michel Dupond will have the file name: DupondM-l.jpg (you do not enter JPG as this is added to the file name automatically when you save the photo as a JPG).

Each competitor will title their email entry as: “Concours photo ARCC”

Each competitor must include the following in their email entry:
Their full name, their address and a title for each image

Please send any questions and ideas about the competition to the organiser of the ARCC Amateur Photograph Competition 2010 :
Fleury JC, Assist Castelain Didier email:

Good luck!


Le Biot marketI highly recommend a trip to this wonderful local market in Le Biot only a 5 minute drive from Les Iris.

Le Biot village Sunday morning market
Every Sunday morning in the summer (until the end of August) from app. 8am to 1pm .
Enjoy a traditional French shopping experience, local Haute Savoie, Rhone Alps produces, cheeses, meats fruit and vegetables and local arts. It gets busy so you park outside of the main village square.
To get to Le Biot take the Morzine/ Saint Jean D’Aulps to Thonon Les Bains Road – D902. From St Jean D’Aulps take the D32 that skirts Le Biot (the D32 continues up to Col du Corbier and Drouzin Le Mont). From Thonon Les Bains / Les Jotty direction you cross a bridge and take the D332 (left and immediately right) to Le Biot. This will take you into and through Le Biot Village.

Happy shopping.

There are other local markets in:


All year round: Savoyard market on Sundays from 9am-1pm in the Village Square

In the summer, Les Baïses: craft market every Thursday from 5-7pm in the village square

La Chapelle

In summer and winter: Friday morning market at the church square


Wednesday morning market, in the winter at the Route de la Meurba, below the church. The market is the rest of the year in the church square.