Tourism, history and fame of Megève

Sports and leisure at Mont Blanc doors

Megève, associated with the Combloux, Giettaz, Saint Gervais, Saint Nicolas de Véroce and Les Contamines resorts, opens its doors to the ski area Evasion Mont Blanc, an area composed of 162 of the best ski tracks. Between 1113m and 2350m above sea level, you can tryout the slopes skied by champions such as Emile Allais, a child of the country, and its wall Bounded inaugurated in 1950. Another look at the eternal snow awaits you through the Megève airfield that will give you the unforgettable moment of discovering the Mont Blanc from the sky.

In the summer, the 18 holes golf of Mont d'Arbois, situated on a plateau with an average altitude of 1350m, combines technical appeal and magnificent landscapes. 80 kms of mountain bike trails combine sensation with exploration. If you prefer walking to riding, 150 km of hiking trails along which the mountain will unveil its history, its fauna and its flora. Megève, whose name comes from Celtic—"mag" meaning "dwelling" and "eva" meaning water—will help you discover paths along which brooks and rivers reveal their magic, the lake and the waterfall enchanting both the young and the old.

Center of Megeve
Megeve in winter

A prestigious past and an international fame

The impressive Megève tourist boom dates back to the 1910’s when the Rothschild family decided to make Megève one of their vacation spots, and built a station whose prestige would rival the biggest ones such as St. Moritz. Megève was to become the very symbol of the art of French living, and has been heavily courted since its early days, including the many celebrities, who, along with their friends and family, have enjoyed a stay at Megève. famous people in the world have stayed.

Today, Megève is internationally renowned, which places the destination at the same ranking as some of the finest resorts in the world. Megève is acclaimed as a model of success, combining architectural heritage preservation and modernity.

Quiet atmosphere, relaxation and wellness

If allowing yourself moments of relaxation, and finding harmony of body and mind are important parts of your time in Megève, golf, spas, relaxation, and treatments will be the keywords of your stay. For the most refined palates, a wide range of gastronomic colors adorn Megève's prestigious tables, from local flavors to dishes from around the world. Cocktails, elegance, refinement, hushed atmosphere or concerts, Megève will keep you entertained with live DJs, slot machines or traditional games, the Megève Mont Blanc Casino and the bars and nightclubs of the internationally famous resort will surely spark your nightlife.