BASE CAMPS IN GENEVA.

Our Base Camps

Convoy travellers are invited to join us from Friday 31st May at our designated arrival site in Mijoux – a characterful location in the Haut Jura Mountains National Park –
on top of the world, 40 minutes drive from Geneva.

Convoy Base

Our base camp facility has a big hall for our arrival celebration event and a huge industrial kitchen for communal dining with plenty of accomodation options and amenities nearby for convoy travellers.

MORE ABOUT MIJOUX

Geneva Base

Freedom Lovers will be gathering all weekend at the Bains des Pâquis, our downtown base on the shores of Lake Geneva.

Arrival in Mijoux

Arrival in Mijoux

INTERACTIVE MAP

Mijoux Base Camp

Join us at our dedicated convoy arrival site from Friday 31st May – 2nd June.

La Montagne, Gite Grande Capacité La Bussode, La Bissaude, 10410 Mijoux, France

Specific event times can be found below.

Directions

Just past the Hotel Les Egravines on the right before you reach the base of the chair lift.

Parking
Huge area at the bottom of the Mijoux ski chair lift, follow signs.

La Montagne Hall Timetable

May
31

FRI 31st MAY

Convoy Meet & Greet

6pm: Opening words

7pm: Dinner and music

Our volunteer cooks will provide a simple meal (eg soup, bread, baked potatoes, coleslaw, tea/coffee/water).

(suggested donation 5 euros)

We invite you to bring snacks & sharable food items (like quiches), desserts and drinks for your group or to be shared with others.

June
1

SATURDAY 1st JUNE

Day of The March

8–10am  Breakfast 

Bread, butter, jam/marmalade, yoghurt, tea/coffee.

(suggested donation 3 euros)

11am: Depart for Geneva

Begin departing in carpool shifts (25min drive) to Intermarche car park in Gex. L'Aiglette, Gex bus stop is here by the roundabout.

Buses 60 and 61 run regularly direct to Place des Nations, it's a 50 minute journey. Here the We Are The Change rally will be held, followed by a march.

Last return bus is at 00:42hrs.

June
2

SUNDAY 2nd JUNE

Departure

8-10am: Breakfast and departing words

10-11am: Group Clean Up

Let's leave the residents of Mijoux with a lasting good memory of their Freedom loving guests by leaving the village as we found it (or even better).

If we all chip in to help this will be a doddle!

Bus No.60 Timetable

GEX TO GENEVA

Accommodation

Gîtes/Holiday Lets

Gite Le Pay Sage

Capacity: 10
Tel:
+33 384 45 57 00
Email: infos@gite-lajoux.fr

Les Egravines

Capacity: 40
Tel:
+33 633 14 36 37
Email: contact@egravines.fr

Maison la Joux Verte

Capacity: 50-60
Tel:
+33 385 28 10 72
Email: paul.chatagnier@wanadoo.fr

La Michaille

Capacity: 20+
Tel:
+33 684 40 98 52
Email: gitelamichaille@gmail.com

Chalet Le Hors Piste

Capacity: Multiple Gites
Tel:
+33 6 76 45 83 05
Email: contact@chaletlehorspiste.fr

Apartments

Résidence les Tavaillons

Tel: +33 640 94 54 30
Email: contact@location-mijoux.fr

Les Berlicants
Tel:
+33 627 17 51 09
Email: cbenoitgonin@club.fr

L'Alpage

Tel: +33 450 41 57 89
Email: info@lalpage.com

Chalets

Chalet La Marjolaine
Tel:
+33 235 28 75 53

Chalet en Lisière de Forêt
AirBnB - click link above

Chambre d'hôtes/B&B

La Mijolie

Tel: +33 616 66 16 94

Booking Agents

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Motorhomes and Camping

Motorhomes

Aire  du Camping Car Mijoux

  • Space for about 50 vans
  • A few minutes walk from HQ at La Montagne Hall
  • Pay for water and electricity by card machine.

Camping

Hosted by Danielle

  • Back to basics camping eight minutes from Mijoux
  • 1 bell tent for hire or pitch your own tents (up to 6 total)
  • Outdoor bath/compost toilet
  • Fresh water stream
  • Yoga/mindfulness meditation sessions on request
  • Limited parking

Food

Communal Dining

We will be preparing communal food in Mijoux so please bring some your own food or if you can afford it bring some food to share with others. This can be food ingredients to be turned into recipes or already prepared. Food can be stored in the fridge and cooked in the hall kitchen.

Restaurants / Cafes

La Croustille

A popular restaurant - book in advance. Lots of indoor space and a big sunny terrace. The owners are 'salt of the Earth'.

Pizzeria le 100'Ain

Good reviews. Eat in or take-away available.

Shops

Sherpa Supermarche, Mijoux

Well stocked village shop run by Francis (local) and his Australian wife Amber. Extra baguettes are being made available for our arrival. Plus freshly brewed coffee.

Intermarche/Lidl

Located in Gex, 25 minute drive towards Geneva from Mijoux.

Tourist Information

Office du Tourism, Mijoux

Maison du Parc

Administrative HQ of the Haut-Jura Regional Natural Park.

Additional Information

Weather

Mijoux is located at 1000m in the Haut Jura Mountains. The weather is usually moderately chilly with a gentle breeze, with temperatures ranging from 45—62°F (7—16°C) so remember to pack a sweater...

Etiquette

Local sign:
"The only sounds you'll hear are birds and farmers working and if you don't like these - you're in the wrong place."

Let's be considerate of the locals, we may wish to return one day.

Take Nothing but Photos

Please take photos and videos and share them with us.

Geneva Base – Bains des Pâquis

We will be gathering here on the shores of Lake Geneva on Saturday / Sunday

Welcome Gathering

For those staying in Geneva there will be a city welcome gathering at Bains des Pâquis from 6pm on Friday 31st May.

Food

  • Outdoor and indoor dining
  • Serving 2 x plats du jour (15 ch - swiss francs) on Fridays - 1 vegi and one other option.
  • Coffees, drinks, fruit fondu, cafe type options.
  • Doesn't cater for special diets - but you can bring your own.
  • CASH ONLY!
    Euros or Swiss francs

Spa

  • Improvised lake water swimming pools 
  • sauna
  • hammam
  • changing cubicles

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