An enchanting town set in a lovely sunny setting which has retained its heritage and old rustic charm to become a popular resort in France both winter and summer.
The mountain is accessible by foot, by mountain bike, by horse, by donkey and by cable car, and as you would expect, the views are tremendous. It has a beautifully preserved medieval centre with narrow cobbled streets, tastefully restored buildings, fountains, a pretty church, horse-drawn sleighs, and a market on Friday mornings.
There are lots of smart clothing, jewellery, food, antique and gift shops in Megeve. Or you could pamper yourself instead at the various beauty centres offer reflexology for face and body, Thalassotherapy treatments, facials, massages and body scrubs. There is a sports centre with ice rink, swimming pools, climbing wall and gym, plenty of marked paths for walkers and cyclists surround the area, an adventure park, clay pigeon shooting, horse riding and much more. Golfers can enjoy the diversity of 3 golf courses in the surrounding area, a 5 hole training course with driving range and putting green, and an open air driving range with instructors available.
Throughout the summer there are various traditional shows, festivals and exhibitions to entertain visitors and locals alike in Megeve.
Framed by the Massif du Mont Blanc and the Chaine des Aravais mountains, Megève is accessed from Sallanches (13 km – motorway exit and TGV train).
Places of interest in Megeve
· Haut Val d’Arly Museum: Over 600 exhibits showing the history of winter sports and the life, customs and crafts of the village people.
· Medieval Megève: Very pretty area, 13th century church with bronze dome, priory and tower, cobbled alleys and stone bridges.
· The Calvary trail: a former place of pilgrimage and a replica of the Way of the Cross, in Jerusalem. It ascends the heights of the village, dotted with chapels and oratories retracing the scenes of the passion of Christ, and offering an outstanding panoramic view over Megève and its surrounding area