Ideally located in the French Alps, in the heart of the Mont-Blanc mountains, the prestigious resort town of Megève is a highly sought-after ski destination. With your family or partner, for serious skiing or trying new mountain activities, head to one of the best-equipped holiday destinations in the Haute-Savoie and discover our collection of luxury chalet rentals in Megeve.
The village of Megève
Close to Chamonix and Geneva, the centre of Megève is the epitome of the traditional mountain village, with pedestrian streets that sparkle under the lights leading to the church square, traditional wood chalets and, a bit further, hamlets that were once alpine farms. The Rothschild family used to go on holiday in Megève in the beginning of the 20th century and it is still a popular destination with wealthy international travellers today. Megève is also famous for its shopping with luxury boutiques and brands such as Dior, Loro Piana, Hermès, Fusalp, Moncler and Façonnable. In addition you can stroll through the many art galleries and discover up-and-coming artists. As far as restaurants are concerned, the historic centre of Megève and its surroundings offer many options with warm or festive atmospheres, depending on your preference, and a variety of cuisines, from the Italian trattoria to the Asian table, including of course the essential local Savoyard specialties. During the winter season, a variety of activities for all ages is available, including guided tours of the village’s history and architecture: Saint-Jean-Baptiste church, fountains, bath houses and sundial. Megève is the perfect ski resort to explore with your family.
Megève ski area
A stay in Megève near the Haut Val d’Arly is the opportunity to ski a unique alpine area comprising 277 miles (445 km) of slopes spread over 4 mountains, 7 play areas for families and 60 high altitude restaurants, some with panoramic views. When you stay in Megève, you have access to an exceptional ski area and one of the most popular resorts for over a century, Evasion Mont-Blanc. This area includes the resorts of Megève, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, Saint-Nicolas-de-Véroce, Contamines-Montjoie, as well as Combloux, Cordon and La Giettaz, part of the Portes du Mont-Blanc ski area.
The Megève ski area offers a perfect balance between modernity and tradition, all surrounded by magnificent natural landscapes. Spread out over 850 to 2350 metres in altitude, these ski resorts offer an ideal outdoor experience with high quality facilities: 230 downhill ski runs, 109 ski lifts, 7 freestyle areas including a few snowparks, beginners’ areas, fun zones, sled runs for all ages including a 1.9 mile (3-km) long hill, and 14 marked cross-country trails. If you want to reach the summits and ski a few runs, stop for lunch at a high altitude restaurant or take a walk with a view of Mont-Blanc, the domain has 1 cable car, 9 gondolas, 35 chairlifts and 64 ski lifts. 15 lifts are also accessible to pedestrians. There are also 28 miles (45 km) of cross-country ski trails for all levels.
Many activities to share with family or friends
Megève also offers a wide variety of other activities in addition to skiing. There is something for everyone. In winter, there are many activities at the indoor and outdoor ice rinks at the Palais des Sports (ice skating, hockey, curling), adapted to beginners as well as experienced athletes. Paragliding, hot air balloons, snowshoeing, sledding, dog sledding and snowmobile rides are also popular family activities. If you prefer to relax with your partner, friends or family, the Palais des Sports Balnéoforme hot springs are open all day with outdoor pools heated to between 32 and 34°C, a sauna, hammam and massage rooms. The largest sports complex in the Alps also includes indoor activities such as rock climbing, dance, tennis, and fitness. The Megève altiport offers tourist flights in small planes or helicopters where you can see the surrounding mountains and the famous Mont-Blanc. If you are travelling with family, the Megève ski resort and village centre offer activities and workshops for children: theatre and drawing classes, arts and crafts, outdoor survival courses, sports workshops, swimming and acrobatics. Enough to keep them busy so you can enjoy an afternoon of shopping or an extended spa treatment.
A wide selection of chalets for rent
Whether you are looking for a large apartment, traditional chalet, or a luxury or prestigious chalet for a stay with family or friends, Megève offers a considerable range of private accommodation. Fée Pour Vous Luxury Properties has selected the best options exclusively for you. The agency has an incomparable portfolio of luxury chalets for rent that guarantee exceptional amenities (indoor swimming pool, hammam, sauna, jacuzzi, gym, massage room, home cinema) and a capacity of 8 to 25 guests. These properties available for seasonal rental (weekly or for the whole season) are ideally located either in the heart of the village, at the foot of the slopes or in the neighbourhoods of Rochebrune, Mont d’Arbois, Le Jaillet or Demi-Quartier. Some boast magnificent views. These chalets are usually booked on a self-catered basis with housekeeping and concierge services (transfers between the airport and resort, ski pass reservation, car rental with or without driver, ski instructor reservation, etc.). They can also be booked fully serviced with a private chef, butler and chauffeur.