Megeve

Travel Guide

Be enchanted by this scenic Alpine village, which features a charming and well-preserved medieval-style town center.

Megève is a favorite mountain resort for the wealthy and fashionable. Join the elite crowd to ski or hike on its pretty slopes and shop in its chic stores. Set amid forested mountain peaks, this attractive medieval-style village offers a sophisticated array of bars, restaurants and boutiques.

Trace Megève’s roots as a tourist destination to the 1920s, when Baroness Noémie de Rothschild decided to develop a French mountain resort to compete with Switzerland’s St. Moritz. The baroness employed an architect to design chic chalet-style accommodations; some remain today.

During winter, head straight to the slopes. Purchase an Evasion Mont Blanc Ski Pass, providing access to 276 miles (444 kilometers) of tree-lined pistes. With a range of easy to moderate runs and a renowned ski school, Megève is especially suitable for novice skiers. Whether you visit during or outside the ski season, ride the cable car to the Mont d'Arbois summit, where you can enjoy views of Mont Blanc.

After a day spent outdoors skiing or hiking, return to Megève village. Sip a warming hot chocolate at one of the cafés on Place d’Eglise, shop in the historic old town or set off on a horse-drawn carriage ride. Be sure to check out the Chalet du Mont d’Arbois, the first luxurious chalet created by Baroness de Rothschild, as well as the famous Hôtel du Mont-Blanc, which has hosted celebrities such as Ali Khan and Rita Hayworth.

About a 10-minute walk from Hôtel du Mont-Blanc lies Palais des Sports et des Congrès. This sports center has excellent year-round facilities including saunas, two pools and an Olympic-size skating rink.

The nearest international airport is in Geneva, Switzerland. Alternatively, take the train to Sallanches, about 7.5 miles (12 kilometers) away, then reach Megève by bus. If you choose to drive during winter, consider using snow tires and chains as weather conditions can be dangerous.

Megève is a popular summer and winter destination with a pleasing mix of Savoyard authenticity and sophistication.

Novotel Megève Mont-Blanc Hotel****
Novotel Megève Mont-Blanc Hotel****
1306, Route Nationale, Le Domaine De Meztiva, Megeve
The price is £96 per night from 27 Oct to 27 Oct
Situated in Megeve, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Megeve Ski Resort and Megeve Sports Centre. Aiguille du Midi Cable Car is 20.2 mi (32.5 km) ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (16 reviews)
"A modern but alpine feel hotel in the centre of Megeve. Secure parking underneath and a lovely cosy feel to the hotel. Room we had was huge with all modern facilities. They were really helpful in printing off some documents for me too! Breakfast was good with a big range of buffet style food. I’d ..."

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2021

Novotel Megève Mont-Blanc Hotel****
Coeur de Megève
Coeur de Megève
4 out of 5
44 Rue Charles Feige, Megeve
Located in the heart of Megeve, this spa hotel is steps away from Megeve Ski Resort, Mont d'Arbois Ski Area and Central Square Of Megeve. Megeve Museum and Chamois ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (32 reviews)
"Fantastic decor and furnish. Everything on high end side. The only downside is smoking guests on the terrace which is roofed and mostly glass/foil walled. It should not be allowed to smoke there."

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2021

Get rates
Coeur de Megève
Les Fermes De Marie
Les Fermes De Marie
5 out of 5
Chemin De La Riante Colline, Megeve, Haute-Savoie
The price is £317 per night from 2 Nov to 2 Nov
This family-friendly Megeve hotel is located in the mountains, within a 15-minute walk of Central Square Of Megeve and Megeve Ski Resort. Saint-Gervais Ski Resort ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (71 reviews)
"An amazing hotel in the heart of Megeve. The service is impeccable, the food is superb, the rooms are charming and the spa is first class."

Reviewed on 13 Jul 2021

Les Fermes De Marie
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Mamie Megève
Mamie Megève
3 out of 5
725 route du Gollet, Megeve
The price is £94 per night from 10 Nov to 10 Nov
Situated in the mountains, this residence is steps away from Mont d'Arbois Ski Area and Megeve Ski Resort. Central Square Of Megeve and Megeve Museum are also ...
Mamie Megève
Les Loges Blanches
Les Loges Blanches
4 out of 5
The price is £119 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
Located near the slopes, this Megeve residence is in the mountains, within a 5-minute walk of Le Jaillet Ski Area and Jaillet Gondola, and close to winter sports, ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (218 reviews)
"Excellent place to stay."

Reviewed on 24 Aug 2021

Les Loges Blanches
CHALET GRAND PARADIS, comfort, refinement, 7 bedrooms, cinema, SPA, near center
CHALET GRAND PARADIS, comfort, refinement, 7 bedrooms, cinema, SPA, near center
882 Route de Prariand, Megeve, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes
Nestled on the slopes, this ski-in/ski-out chalet in Megeve is within 2 miles (3 km) of Central Square Of Megeve, Chamois Gondola and Jaillet Gondola. Petit ...
5/5 Exceptional! (7 reviews)
En famille
"Merveilleuse conditions pour un séjour heureux en famille. Beaucoup d espace et aménagement de grande qualité . Quand à Helene , garante de la réussite de nos programmes, et à la bonne humeur contagieuse. . Le chalet est vraiment top été comme hiver"

Reviewed on 15 Aug 2021

CHALET GRAND PARADIS, comfort, refinement, 7 bedrooms, cinema, SPA, near center
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.