Megève - A unique holiday experience

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Megève - A unique holiday experience Megeve fr

Megève, the capital of the mountain way of life, belongs to the prestigious "Best of the Alps" group. With the Mont Blanc as its backdrop, the ski resort is nestled amongst the well known mountains of Mont d´Arbois, Rochebrune, Cote 2000 Mont Joly and Le Jaillet.

Conceived in the 1920s, it was France’s very first purpose built ski resort. Megève is also one of the largest ski resorts in France (third biggest bed base after Chamonix and La Plagne), with the most to do, besides ski, of any French resort. Options include a casino, choice of four beauty farms, bridge club, bowling, concerts, conferences, ice shows and so on.

Located in a lovely sunny setting near the Italian and Swiss borders, just over an hour from Geneva, with a beautifully preserved, partly medieval centre, Megève is popular choice for short breaks as well as longer family holidays. Megève’s charming old centre is car-free and comes complete with open-air ice rink, horse-drawn sleighs, cobbled streets and a fine church. Lots of smart clothing, jewellery, antique, gift and food shops add to the chic atmosphere.

Gastronomy

Dining out is a particular strength of Megeve with a multitude of gastronomic choices, and several Michelin stars glittering. Megève is also home to the only three-Michelin starred chef in the Alps.The ski area is also famous for the quantity and quality of its mountain restaurants, and most of them can be reached with the bare minimum of skiing.

Ski area

The ski area is some of the most scenically attractive in the skiing world and is suitable for all levels of skier or snowboarder. Megeve's enormous ski area is divided into three main sectors – Rochebrune, Mont d’Arbois and Le Jaillet. The Portes du Mont Blanc pass provides access to roughly 100km of pistes, and an upgrade to the Evasion Mont Blanc pass increases this to over 445km. 1 ski pass, 3 countries, 10 ski areas, 3 sites to visit to combine passion and big open spaces on the slopes and mythical off-pistes: Megève Evasion Mont Blanc, Chamonix Valley, Courmayeur (Italy) and Verbier 4 Vallées (Switzerland).

As for the après-ski, La Folie Douce host après ski parties at the top of the Mont Joux lift every afternoon. There are plenty of other activities to keep non-skiers entertained in and around the resort, including dog sledding, horse drawn carriage rides and ice skating.One-off events include the Megève International Jazz Festival, which runs from 30 March to 2 April and lists Macy Gray among the confirmed acts. Then, from 8-9 April, the town will play host to an international dance festival, the DanceSport Open.

Accommodation

There is a variety of accommodation available. Check out a wide selection of accommodation in Megeve here.

Contact for all your requests:

Caroline PIERLOT - Head of Promotion
+33 (0)4 50 21 57 24 
caroline.pierlot@megeve.fr
www.megeve.fr

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