Megève began as a farm village many centuries ago and developed into a luxury destination in the 1920s when the Baron de Rothschild fell in love with the area. Perched at 1,100 meters in the heart of the Mont Blanc region and only one hour’s drive from Geneva (and 30 minutes from Chamonix), Megève has stunning views of Mont Blanc, excellent skiing and a busy night life with live music, cabaret and après-ski on the main square. The pedestrian village center and its medieval architecture are best appreciated from one of Megève’s horse drawn carriages. There are so many accommodations to choose from- from luxury chalets to 4 & 5* hotels, Megève has something to offer to everyone.
The resort is also synonymous with Alpine gastronomy. There are 80 restaurants that serve delicious mountain cuisine using the finest ingredients. Of course, there are Michelin-starred restaurants waiting to be tasted!
Although many may think of the French Alps as purely a winter destination, that could not be further from the truth! Megève is a year-round destination, with plenty to offer! Its forests and crystal clear mountain streams are home to a variety of Alpine flora and fauna. Megève offers a large range of outdoor activities including hiking, paragliding, mountain biking, horse riding, rock climbing and golf. Of course, there are spas for those who want to kick back and relax, enjoying the beautiful scenery. If you are interested in the Alps in the spring, summer or fall, we suggest pairing a few days in Megève with some time in Annecy and Lyon.
What is there to do in this beautiful village in the Alps? Let us introduce you to Megève!
Megève in Winter
A visit to this car free village is a must for those who want to explore a true “winter wonderland”! Here are just a few highlights of what Megève can offer in the winter:
400 km of pistes at the Évasion Mont-Blanc Ski Area
235 ski runs
8 beginners’ areas
4 cross-country ski areas
1 Alpine coaster
A ski pass (MBU) Mont-Blanc Unlimited Ski Area: 3 countries: France, Switzerland & Italy with over 1000 km of pistes
MBU has 507 ski runs
Hot air balloon rides
Golfing in winter
Flights over Mont-Blanc
Food and wine experiences
Megève in the Sunshine
With its lakes and mountains, Megève is breathtaking in the summer. There is something for everyone! Perhaps you will choose to relax and enjoy nature. The more active travelers have so much to choose from:
Fishing in the mountains
18-hold golf course
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