"The classiest resort in France. Just sit on the sunny terrace of one of the many fine restaurants admiring the view of Mont Blanc and you will understand why. Megeve has many magnificent chalets and fabulous farm houses set around a charming town, all surrounded by stunning views. Although Megeve is expensive, you can also find great value alternatives in the satellite villages of Combloux and Saint Gervais." - Rob Keddy
Megève is a beautiful medieval Savoyard town with a traffic-free centre, cobbled streets, and horse drawn sleighs. Established as a resort by Baroness de Rothschild in 1916, it has developed quite a reputation boasting fabulous shops, wonderful gourmet restaurants and luxury hotels.
Set in a lovely sunny position and part of a 300km ski region, Megève has retained its traditional charm with rustic chalets everywhere you look. There are even still over 200 working farms in the area. Megeve is one of the most convenient resorts in the Alps to access, with Geneva airport just a 1 hour drive away.
Megeve is also surrounded by a number of less audacious neighbours including Saint Gervais and Combloux.
An historic spa town, Saint Gervais boasts pretty stone buildings, an authentic French Alpine charm and wooded slopes that skiers of all abilities can enjoy. The town remains something of a hidden gem, and Saint Gervais enjoys a fantastic range of mountain restaurants as well as a number of lively bars, restaurants and shops.
The traditional French village of Combloux is only five minutes from Megeve and offers a low key, more relaxed atmosphere, with picturesque Mont Blanc views and plenty of activities for skiers and non-skiers alike. The resort is an excellent dual season location, with an ecological lake that is open for swimming in the summer.
Megève has a substantial ski area with 325km of pistes served by 80 ski lifts. There are some good nusery slopes for beginners, but Megeve is mainly suited to intermediates. Especially those who enjoy long, cruising runs with panoramic mountain views. There is so much outstanding terrain to explore that there is no point suggesting a certain sector. Just try it all!
For experts there is some excellent off-piste skiing on offer, with some of best powder in the Alps. While on the piste, there are over 30 mountain restaurants, many of which are gourmet standard and easily accessible for non-skiers to head up for lunch.
While Megeve is low compared to some its neighbours, there are over 170 snow canons that keep churning out the white stuff all season long. Therefore you can be sure you will be able to ski right down into the town centre from opening day to closing. Chamonix’s world famous ski area is also just a half hour drive away, which provides an additional 115km of slopes including glacier skiing at 3840m.
Megeve is an ideal dual season resort and, as plenty of residents live here year round, there are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants that are open almost 365 days a year. Megeve also has a great selection of Summer activities, most notably the beautiful 18 par Mont d'Arbois golf course. Set at 1320 metres overlooking the resort, the course is one of the oldest in the Alps and often hosts both amateur and professional competitions.
For the non-golfers out there, you can enjoy over 150km of marked hiking trails and 80km of biking trails, all the while surrounded by stunning Alpine scenery. Megeve is well known as a very expensive destination, so luckily perhaps its most valuable feature, the views, come free of charge.
There are plenty of other activities to keep all ages satisfied including a High Ropes Adventure Park, Summer Luge, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pools, white water rafting, canyoning, hot air ballooning etc etc. If you aren't in the mood for something active, then there are plenty of spas to relax and pamper yourself in.
Megeve is mostly known for its stunning individual chalets which you can find scattered across the resort. All offer luxury interiors built to the very highest standards, and some come with fully equipped wellness areas and even indoor swimming pools. Each chalet reflects the glamour and of its parent resort and represents the very pinnacle in Alpine living.
If your budget cannot stretch this high, then the nearby resorts of Combloux and St Gervais can offer you similarly stunning chalets but for a more reasonable price tag. St Gervais is directly connected to the Evasion Mont Blanc and has a number of luxury resale chalets as well as some lower priced chalets built to order.
Combloux has some similar resales and new chalet projects meaning no matter where you want to be or what you want to buy, you are well catered for. Combloux also has some new low budget leaseback apartments available showing that the Megeve ski area is not just for the high end client anymore.
Saint Gervais, Chalet AlexandreEUR 1,800,000
Chalet Alexandre is a large Alpine chalet, located in Saint Gervais and constructed in a traditional Savoyarde farmhouse style.Spa & Wellness Facilities
Praz sur Arly, Chalet OlivierEUR 1,790,000
Chalet Olivier is a stunning, high quality chalet located in the centre of Praz-sur-Arly and just a five minute drive from Megeve.
Praz sur Arly, Chalet TremoilleEUR 1,365,000
Situated just above the charming village of Praz-sur-Arly is an attractive and traditional chalet that has just come onto the market.
Megeve, Chalet AlpinaPrice on Application
Set right in the centre, just a few steps from the Place de l'Eglise, Chalet Alpina is positioned in one of the most prestigious plots in Megeve.Town-Centre
Megeve, Chalet MagevaEUR 1,600,000 - 3,950,000
Chalet Mageva is a limited set of 4 luxury apartments, to be entirely renovated and refurbished just 500m from the centre of Megeve.
Praz sur Arly, Hameau des PrazEUR 464,000 - 2,400,000
The Hameau des Praz is a brand new 5* luxury development of six chalets and 54 apartments, all in a ski in, ski out location.Ski In, Ski Out, Spa & Wellness Facilities, Hotel Services, Swimming Pool
Combloux, Fermes du Mont Blanc ChaletsEUR 786,000 - 1,592,000
The Fermes du Mont Blanc Chalets are a brand new set of 3 to 5 bedroom chalets located just outside the centre of Combloux.Town-Centre, Hotel Services
Saint Gervais, Mont Blanc ChaletsEUR 823,000 - 1,345,000
Nestled in the heart of Saint Gervais, just fifteen minutes from Megeve, is a brand new development of ten bespoke chalets.
Combloux, Fermes du Mont Blanc AptsEUR 137,000 - 616,000
Les Fermes du Mont Blanc is a stunning new development of studio to 3 bedroom apartments, located in the charming resort of Combloux.Town-Centre, Hotel Services
Combloux, Hameau de CuchetEUR 1,485,000
Hameau du Cuchet consists of four chalets, constructed in a sunny ski-in, ski-out position on the mountainside above Combloux with stunning views of Mont Blanc.Ski In, Ski Out
Combloux, Les Jumeaux ChaletsEUR 1,650,000 - 2,100,000
Situated in the charming resort of Combloux and a ten minute drive from Megeve, Les Jumeaux is a new development of just two high quality chalets.
Megeve, Chalet BelleauEUR 4,650,000
Chalet Belleau is a stunning ski in, ski out chalet situated in picturesque position on the Jaillet slopes, right above Megeve.Ski In, Ski Out, Spa & Wellness Facilities