More than any other resort Megeve lives each season to the full. In winter, skiing for every level, après-ski, stores, and fashion boutiques,beautiful SPAs, in summer, golf, tennis, walks or mountain biking. A small village filled with tradition and culture, Megève's warm character can be found everywhere and is open to everyone, through its varied and perfectly organised activities.
Megève from Celtic name "Mageva" which means the village on water, was the ideal place for farming, but not only that! In fact, the first tourists were already coming to Megève's skiing area offers excellent skiing to everybody.
The first skiing competition was created in 1914. Farmers invent "ski tows", trying out many ideas!
The Domain du Mont d'Arbois at Megève is a mytical destination, inaugurated in 1920's by the Baroness Noemie de Rothscild. The arrival of the Rothshild family on Mont d'Arbois will accelerate the development of skiing in Megève. A living repertory of a prestigious lifestyle, the Domaine shares its fundamental values of good living without any pretension.
Megève is situated at 1151m from the sea level, but the highest ski station Cotè 2000 is at 2014m.
Ski area 445 km
Ski slopes 217
Cross country 95 k
Families will find lovely gentle slopes that are more reassuring for youngest skiers. Lovers of wide-open spaces will be able to take advantage of Cotè 2000 that benefits from snow of great quality due to its exceptional orientation. And freestyle lovers can test their skills on a "dedicated" area, where jumps and figures can be safely performed over a giant air bag.
You will have understood that in Megève, the skiing paradise reaches out to you.
Flocons de Sel - ***Micheline
+33 4 50 21 49 99
1775 Route du Leutaz, 74120 Megève
290 euro min for person
+33 4 50 78 35 01
75 Rue Saint-François, 74120 Megève
+33 4 50 21 31 26
3363 Route des Crêtes, 74170 Saint-Gervais-les-Bains,
on the slopes
Les restaurant des Fermes de Marie
+33 4 50 93 03 10
163 Chemin de la Riante Colline, 74120 Megève
La Petite Cusine de la Folie Douce
+33 (0)4 50 58 99 67
on the slopes
+33 4 50 21 22 05
Rochebrune, 74120 Megève
on the slopes
Le restaurant del Hotel Le Fer a Cheval
+33 4 50 21 30 39
36 Route du Crêt, 74120 Megève
After ski in Megeve is largely a refined affair with more cafes and cocktail bars than rowdy pubs. Georges in the Hôtel Mont-Blanc typifies this serving only exceptional champagnes and fine delicacies in a timeless atmosphere of elegance and refinement.
After skiing people head for Bar des Alpes (+33 450 93 08 15) which is an internet cafe with a sun terrace, and 540 Cafe (+33 450 58 92 78) with a large terrace at the bottom of the Jaillet cable-car. The new Folie Douce opened in 2015. It’s in the St Gervais area of the slopes and follows the same formula as the branches in Val d’Isere, Meribel, Alpe d’Huez and Val Thorens. There’s La Fruitiere for lunchtime eating and the adjacent Folie Douce for drinking and partying on the piste – accompanied by DJs and other entertainment.
Back in more usual ski resort territory however, when the lifts close there is usually a crowd in one or two of the bars at the base of the slopes. In Jaillet’s case it’s usually the 540 Café (905 route du jaillet; +33 (0)4 50 58 92 78), situated at the bottom of the Jaillet cable car and boasting a large south facing terrace.
Top choices in town include Le Wake Up (Route Edmond de Rothschild; +33 (0)4 50 58 78 70), La Caleche(Place de l’eglise; +33 (0)4 50 58 99 13) and Le White Pearl (Rue Ambroise Martin; +33 (0)4 50 58 78 70). Later on there’s a small casino (casino-megeve.com) and several night clubs including the Palo Alto (199 rue Charles Feige; +33 (0)4 50 93 01 83; palo-alto.fr) which is definitely a place to be seen. The Cosmopolitan Bar (Rte Ed. de Rothschild; +33 (0)4 50 21 09 91) is open to 5am so you can start queuing for the first lift of the day just after you leave. The 5 Rues Jazz Club (which often has live music from other genres too) is a perennial favourite.
Megeve has a handful of nightclubs and bars that stay open until 4am. These include the Cosmopolitan Bar (+33 450 21 09 91) which is open to 5am, and Pallas (+33 450 91 82 70), which is a disco with a (smart) dress code. The Casino, originally a 1930s bus station, has a restaurant, two bars and the popular Palo Alto nightclub. Cargo (+33 450 58 78 70) is the resort’s original nightspot. Stefano Forever (+33 0450983918) - italian restaurant and atmosphere bar with a mix of Cabaret, New Burlesque and Circus.
A true sport paradise, the sports centre opens its doors onto a multitude of activities: ice rink, fitness gyms, slimming or zen sections... alone, with family or friends, the fields of expression know no limits.
To enjoy being at the beach in the mountains, there's only one place to go: the outdoor swimming pools!
In the heart of the Aquatic Centre, a choice of two pools, one dedicated to swimming and the other to children's games and water aerobics.
For a unique relaxation and well-being moment at the heart of mountains in a 34 degrees water. 675 m2 of bathing area!
Swan neck water-jets, river against the current, massing beds, an indoor-outdoor universe of relaxation and pleasure. Indoor saunas and turkish baths and for more charm: three outdoor saunas allow you to live an unforgettable Scandinavian experience. A pleasure to share!
Megeve holds the French national ‘Family Plus Mountain’ award for its high standards of service and facilities for families, which means the resort has thought long and hard about what it offers families and endeavours to make sure there are child friendly activities, facilities and some price discounts for kids.
Young children from one year old to age three can be cared for in ‘Les Petites Frimousses’ day nursery at the foot of the Mont d’Arbois slopes.
From age the three ‘Piou Piou’ Club is the place to be, with ski school instructors mixing indoor and outdoor play with first ski lessons. Older children can join ski school classes tailored to their age and stage.
Off the slopes there’s a wide choice of dining options and family friendly activities. If you all hold Evasion Mont Blanc ski passes valid at least six days and visit in low season (Most of January and most of March through to the end of the season in April) you receive free unlimited admission to the sports centre which has a swimming pool, Olympic ice rink and much more. In addition there’s a toddler’s reading corner in the resort’s Media Library where you can borrow books, CDs and DVDs.