The Rothschild’s developed Megève as an alternative to St. Mortiz in the 1920’s. It’s high end, filled with pretty people, money and stylish places to spend it. The center of the village is medieval, but don’t start thinking Megève is quiet, sleepy and/or antiquated. There are stylish modern boutique hotels and chalets that look like they were decorated by Axel Veervoordt. Gourmet restaurants (many rated in the Michelin Guide), chic watering holes and hip clubs abound. Non-skiers can shop ‘til they drop at upscale boutiques, visit the spa or hit the casino. If you want to take a nap then rip it up apres ski, this is a good place to do it.
A pedestrian friendly atmosphere dominates Megève and the streets practically invite you to stroll through them. You can walk from town to the lifts. Snow melt forms a small river that meanders its way through the village. In its center is the main square with its traditional church belfry.
While we didn’t see any of the famous horse-drawn sleighs, we were able to see signs of them. Ski slopes, chalets and around forty active farms surround Megève, adding both character and fresh culinary delights.
- Now We Understand Why Everyone Likes Megève (schwingeninswitzerland.wordpress.com)
- Another Michelin Guide to France, Another Three-Star Winner (dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Les Contamines (schwingeninswitzerland.wordpress.com)
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