Megève: prestige jet-set in the French Alps

Megève, “Médézève” in Savoyard, literally means “in the middle of the waters” and takes its name from its location, located on the hill that separates the Arly basin from the river Arbon, in the department of Alta Savoie.

Megève, at an altitude varying between 1027 and 2485 meters above sea level, surrounded by the heights of Christomet, Mont d’Arbois, Rochebrune and Jaillet, not far from the Italian border, is considered as one of the most more prestigious mountainous Alps and usual destination of the French and international jet-set. Jean Cocteau called it the “21st arrondissement of Paris”, because of the large number of Parisians who frequented and still frequent the station. It should be noted however that the presence of Genevois and Lyon is also remarkable because of its proximity to these cities.

Among the many attractions of this French mountain, there is skiing in all its forms. The 445 kilometers of trails that connect it to the resorts of Combloux, Giettaz, Saint-Gervais, St Nicolas de Véroce and Les Contamines, thanks to the Formula Evasion Mont-Blanc, are certainly one of the highlights. 119 lifts including: 3 gondola lifts, 10 lifts, 31 chairlifts, 65 gondola lifts, 3 conveyor belts. 217 tracks including: 33 black, 84 red, 63 blue, 37 green, equipped with 449 artificial snow guns. In addition to 3 snowboard areas, 38 high-altitude restaurants and Waizdai Park that allows you to practice freestyle on different slopes. For cross-country skiing, in the region of La Livraz, you will find 48 km of double runs: alternating and skating tracks, as well as a biathlon station on the Côte-à-Côte 2000 road. All this in the magnificent landscape from this corner of the French Alps, where you can also find about 50 km of marked hiking trails and snowshoes. The high-altitude routes are accessible with the ski lifts.

During my stay in Megève, I had the opportunity to stay in a typical chalet. If you are interested in luxury chalet for sale in France, contact me.

If snow sports are one of the main activities of Megève, in the beautiful French city, there is still an interesting après-ski, thanks to the presence of the casino, the luxury shops, the designer shops, the hotels of luxury, spas and exceptional restaurants. . But also a well-stocked sports building, where you can enjoy an Olympic-size swimming pool and tennis courts. To unwind, spas offer their services in terms of massage or hot tubs. But in Megève, you can also practice many other activities and the list is very long for those who want to be entertained, such as aviation, paragliding, skating, summer tobogganing, paintball, climbing or hiking. or with snowshoes …

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