Travel Guide to Megève: A Complete Guide to a trip to Megève, France this Winter

A Travel Guide to Megeve, France

Looking for inspiration for your next winter trip to Megève, France? This travel guide will take you through the best places to stay in Megève, the best winter activities in Megève, travel tips, and the best places to eat in Megève!

Megève is a small luxurious town located about 1 hour south of Geneva, and 3 and a half hours from Milan. It is part of the French alps and most often is visited for the ski scene, however, it also is known to be a foodie hub with several Michelin star restaurants, extravagant nightlife, as well as luxury shopping. Megève is a perfectly manicured alpine town that was built to be a competitor of the luxe Swiss ski resort, St. Moritz. Since then, it has hosted some of the world’s most elite as it has many luxury hotels and ski chalets, restaurants, galleries, and every designer brand you can imagine. There is a beautiful town center with lights in the winter, horse drawn carriages, and ice skating outdoors. Megève is a truly a magical village best for those who want a winter ski vacation but also want to experience the glitzy alpine lifestyle and incredible food it has to offer.

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Where to Stay in Megève

Renting a ski chalet is the perfect way to experience the classic alpine charm elegance of Megève and the French Alps! If you are traveling with a group of friends or with family, renting a ski chalet is truly an unparalleled experience of privacy, charm, and proximity to the slopes. The Luxury Chalet Company has endless options for stunning luxury ski chalets in Megève, where you can indulge in amenities like ski in-out chalets, private hot tubs, ski rooms, and fitness centers. Luxury Chalet Company works with customers personally to find the best fit for all price ranges for an exceptional ski vacation. Click here to learn more and book with Luxury Ski Chalet Company.

Megève is also home to a number of upscale hotels. I stayed at Au Coin du Feu, which is one of the more affordable hotels in the area and great for couples, however, quality remains that of a 5 star hotel. Au Coin du Feu is a classic alpine chalet located just a short five minute walk from the town center; a prime location to enjoy all the town has to offer. Upon arrival, you will find the most friendly staff and a cozy lobby with a fireplace, which makes for a popular place to sit and have a drink at night. The rooms are also just as cozy with beautiful wood beams lining the ceilings, yet with modern features making for the ultimate romantic mountain ambiance.

View from Au Coin du Feu Hotel Megeve

The rooms at Au Coin du Feu have a balcony that overlooks the village and the alps. This was a wonderful place to have coffee in the mornings, and admire the sun setting in the evening. Even the shower has a window to enjoy the stunning mountain views! Another great feature of the hotel includes the sauna and steam room, which is booked for an hour time slot by room so that you have a private, relaxing experience after a long day on the mountains…or shopping in town!

If you are an avid skier looking for a ski in/out experience in Megève, The Four Seasons Megève is the closest to the slopes in the village. The Four Seasons Megève is just steps away from the Mont d’Arbois lift, and also features a ski concierge and valet to prepare and transfer your equipment as needed. This stunning luxury resort property also features an incredible indoor-to-outdoor pool for guests to enjoy after hitting the slopes.

If you’re looking for a less expensive counterpart to the The Four Seasons Megève, the cozy chalet, La Ferme du Golf, is located just across the way, also within close access to Mont d’Arbois but at a cheaper rate.

Best Things to do in Megève

Of course, one of the best winter activities during your trip to Megève is to ski! Megève ski area has 235 slopes for skiers to access. You can buy a single day pass or you can purchase the Mont Blanc Unlimited pass, which includes other ski areas and attractions in the region. If you are not looking to ski or snowboard, there are plenty of other unique options for activities in Megève including…

Dog sledding in Megeve, France

Glide across the snow with a team of huskies for a unique Alp experience, one of the best activities in Megève! Book with Du Villard Nord, located right in Megève.

Take a hot air balloon ride over the mountain tops with Alps Montgolfière if you’re feeling adventurous!

things to do in Megeve, France: hot air balloon
Hiking trail in Megeve with waterfall things to do in Megeve
Hike in Megeve, France

While there are many long and difficult hikes in the mountains, one of my favorites is the relaxing Creux Saint-Jean and Belle aux Bois waterfall hike. This is a short 30-60 minute hike through the woods, and you’ll come across a beautiful waterfall, an enchanted stone bridge, and perfect village vantage point. This is such a fun activity in Megève for all seasons!

Snowmobiling in Megeve

If you are in need for an adrenaline rush, or just hoping to enjoy the scenery, snowmobiling at Nature Motoneige has options for all types of riders!

Apres ski in Megeve

You don’t need to ski to après! Some popular bars and clubs in Megève include Chacha Megève, Cosa Papa (which has a bowling alley inside!), and La Ferme Saint-Amour. If you are looking for a more low key place to sit and have a drink, Le Bistrot de Megève is a great option for anytime of the day.

The town of Megeve, France featuring Chacha Megeve for apres ski in Megeve
Snow shoeing in Megeve

Enjoy the mountains even without skis! Snow shoes can be rented through Sport 2000. The most popular trail is Croisse Baulet via Col du Jaillet.

Laduree storefront in Megeve

Shopping in Megeve

No travel guide to Megève is complete without mentioning shopping in the adorable village! Megève has some of the best shopping in the Alps, including brands like Moncler, Bogner, and Fusalp. You’ll also find a number of art galleries with unique pieces.

Ice skating in Megeve

In the center of the town, you’ll find an ice skating rink perched above the square with ice skate rentals and warm drinks nearby!

The French Alps mountain views Megeve travel guide

Cross country skiing in Megeve

Nordic skiing is just as popular as alpine skiing in Megeve, with 45 kilometers of ski trails to enjoy!

La Luge 4S Megeve mountain coaster

La Luge 4S is a mountain coaster in Megève for all ages for just 8 euros for 1-5 rides. You can find the luge at the bottom of the Jaillet ski lift. This is such an affordable and fun activity in Megève!

Where to Eat in Megève

Best breakfast in Megeve

For breakfast, Le Hibou Blanc is a fantastic option right in the main square of Megève. You have the option to dine inside or outside under a tent with heaters and blankets provided. The breakfast list is endless and so decadent, featuring a truffle omelette!

For coffee, Laudurée is a classic! This adorable cafe is a popular spot for midday coffee and macarons. Here you will be able to sit inside or outside in a heated area. Patisserie Le Comptoir Du Père Sotieu is another cozy alpine style cafe with an amazing selection of pastries!

Lauduree Megeve coffee and macarons

For lunch, Le Bistrot de Megève is a great option, also with great drinks! The indoor decor is alpine themed with cowbells hanging of all sizes, and the outdoor space with heaters is popular after skiing.

Best restaurant in Megeve, France during your trip

For dinner, Restaurant Le Saint Nicolas, located in Au Coin de Feu for both guests and non guests alike, is a must! Restaurant Le Saint Nicolas is on the Michelin guide and was of the most impressive, memorable meals of my time in the Alps. A unique part of this experience was the house sommelier who selected wines to go with our meals based on our preferences. The dinner and desert bursted with flavor and exuded true art and craftsmanship.

Le Torrent is also a favorite dinner option for a cozy candlelit Savoyard meal. The ambiance exudes alpine chic with the fur covered chairs and old world decor. Be sure to make reservations in advance as both places book quickly!

Le Torrent restaurant Megeve