Designed by the Rothschild family in the 1920s as a French equivalent to St. Moritz, it remains one of the world’s most exclusive ski resorts and was a popular resort for the French aristocracy.
Megève is a perfect family holiday destination as well as a cultural and social center, with an aura of luxury and sophistication that draws the foreign jet set.
The quaint car-free city sits around a central medieval square with a broad architectural selection, from a centuries-old church to a Benedictine to five-star, lavish chalets, and luxury condos.
Megève has trendy boutiques, great Michelin star restaurants, and very chic bars to enjoy an after-ski drink or two, a haven for windows tourists and for those wanting to enjoy ski resorts without going down to the pistes.
Megève is one of France’s most picturesque ski resorts with views of the Mont Blanc from many hills. There is more than enough snow to please all the three industries-Rochebrune, Mont d’Arbois and Le Jaillet.
Families will find lots of gentle paths that will suit younger skiers while lovers of large outdoor trails can enjoy Cote 2000, which is exceptionally high in snow quality. The absence of competition for fresh powder means that a wide selection of fantastic unpaved paths can be a great advantage of the Megève.
Megève is a beautiful place to explore on foot, from family walks in the village to snowshoeing highlands. You can also enjoy a sleigh ride through the countryside with a group of cockroaches or a horse-driven walk to the village.
In the Le Palais sports center with an ice rink and water resort, Megève is a true sports paradise. Megève offers a number of sports facilities.
Exciting events take place all year long, but the illumination of the Christmas tree in the village square followed by a dazzling concert bringing together residents and winter holidays is one of the winter’s most eagerly anticipated affairs.
Ski area: Megève
Resort altitude: 1100 m
Top altitude: 2350 m
Pistes: 600 km
Nearest airport: Geneva – 1h25 by car / 90 km