Top things do on a visit to French ski resort Megève

Discover Megève: the best attractions in this exclusive French ski resort

The ski resort of Megève has been a haunt of the rich and famous since it was developed in the 1920s by the Rothschild family, who wanted a French alternative to the Swiss glitz of St Moritz. It was the first purpose-built resort in the Alps and is still one of the most stylish and affluent ski locations in the world.

The village itself is in the Haute Savoie region, just over an hour’s drive from Geneva airport, and has chic boutiques, top-class restaurants and hotels in abundance. It’s a picture-postcard setting, with cobbled streets and traditional wooden chalets, all in the considerable shadow of Mont Blanc. 

Crucially for visitors, this beautiful alpine area offers activities and things to see all year round, not only in the ski season. Hiking, family events, music festivals, golf and other attractions happen throughout the summer to provide a fun holiday experience in the mountain air.

Here the MCC team has put together a selection of experiences.

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Megeve ski resort / Shutterstock

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The resort has more than 400km of slopes, many lined with wooded areas, perfect for skimming between the trees while taking in the views of Mont Blanc. The slopes have merged with surrounding villages to become a giant ski area, particularly popular with beginners and intermediates because it’s not one of the highest resorts and has plenty of green and wide blue slopes.
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Call: +33 4 50 21 57 10
Address: 220 Rte du Téléphérique, 74120 Megève

Megeve after ski

2. Megève Afterski

Megève has a reputation for having some of the finest après-ski activities of any resort in the Alps and they are downloadable in the Afterski app, which details events, shopping, ski conditions and everything a visitor needs to know.
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Call: +33 6 58 29 00 02
Address:
113 Rte de Sallanches, 74120 Megève

Chapelle Saint Anne / Megeve

3. Chapelle Sainte Anne

This pretty little 18th-century chapel is in the heart of Megève and interesting for those who admire historical architecture.
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Address: Place de l’Église, 74120 Megève

Aperigloo Megeve

4. Aperigloo

Rather an unusual concept but it combines exercise and food – what could be better? Take a snowshoe hike supervised by a mountain guide – equipment included – to enjoy a ready-made igloo where you enjoy an ‘aperitif’ of local products. In summer, the company offers guided walks and activities into the mountains.
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Call: +33 6 11 51 98 74
Address: 2637 Route du Leutaz, 74120 Megève

Thermal Spa St Gervais

5. Les Thermes de Saint Gervais (Spa)

About a 17-minute drive from Megève is the spa of Les Thermes de Saint Gervais Mont Blanc, where both relaxation and medical treatments are available. The natural hot springs were first harnessed for their health properties in the early 19th century and the spas have been developing ever since.
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Call: +33 4 50 47 54 54
Address: 355 Allée du Dr Lépinay, 74170 Saint-Gervais-les-Bains

La Clusaz / Megeve

6. La Clusaz

About 25km from Megève sits La Clusaz, one of the more exclusive ski resorts in the French Alps, about an hour from Geneva airport. The town itself is a genuine mountain village, full of old buildings,and sympathetically designed new chalets. The center is charming and picturesque. There are plenty of activities in summer as well as winter.
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Call: +33 4 50 32 65 00
Address:
161 Place de l Eglise Bp 7, 74220 La Clusaz

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