It’s an enchanting town set in a picturesque and sunny setting, which has retained its heritage and old rustic charm to become one of the most fashionable resorts in France.
Conceived in the 1920s as a French alternative to Saint-Moritz, Megève was the first purpose-built resort in the Alps.
Megève is one of the best resorts in the Alps for non-skiers. The town has a beautifully preserved medieval centre - now pedestrianised - with narrow cobbled streets, tastefully restored buildings, a pretty church, horse-drawn sleighs, a weekly market, an open-ice rink and plenty of marked paths for walkers.
There are lots of shops in Megève – smart clothing, jewellery, food, antique and gift shops. The choice is endless - so much so that if you can’t ski you could do a lot worse than wander round town window-shopping. In short, Megève is a resort to taste the classic French 'art de vivre'.
In Mont-Blanc country, Megève is very easily accessed from Sallanches (13 km - motorway exit and TGV train).
Megève is renowned for its spectacular scenery and has bags of traditional character.
- It has a unique and incomparable ambiance – and a very high standard of restaurants
- It has a scenic setting with splendid views – and an attractive medieval town centre
- There’s a wide range of après-ski and non-skiing activities
- It has a large linked ski area and excellent cross-country trails – lots of tree-lined skiing
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Megeve ski facts:
- No. of slopes: 217
- Green slopes: 37
- Blue slopes: 63
- Red slopes: 84