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Megève

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Savoie

Megève - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Savoie
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Megève is both an authentic village and a smart winter sports resort that is renowned for its sophisticated sports facilities, its designer clothes shops, its luxury hotels, its fitness centres and its famous gastronomic restaurants.

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Megève

Who does not know Megève this mountain resort of Haute-Savoie which is also a top vacation resort of the largest fortunes in Europe? Located two hours from Lyon, the town, one of the most famous resorts in the world, await the lovers of skiing and mountain holidays with its authentic charm of a small village in the Alps.

In a stunning location, surrounded by mountains, forests or farms, the town offers a good standard but also a very family atmosphere. Health resort since the beginning of last century, Megève is a paradise of skiing with over 445 kilometers of slopes for all levels and a variety of activities, and a mecca of luxury. Fashion or other wellness centers with Turkish baths or jacuzzis bloom in the streets of Megève.

A stay at Megève is a real breath of fresh air amid the greenery and the important architectural heritage of the city. Indeed difficult not to appreciate the typical chalets of the region, these alpine farms, or those great mountain churches.

Things to see and do

Impossible to get bored in Megève as activities and sites to discover are numerous in the region. Sport, culture or even well-being, everything is possible in this temple of high European fortunes.

Skiing, skiing, skiing. The 445 kilometers of slopes Megève station are surely its main asset to visitors. There are slopes accessible to all levels, blue or green or accessible to younger beginners, to black, all with incredible views over the mountains. A Waizdai Park also allows you to practice freestyle on different modules. The après-ski activities are not lacking, with the presence of a casino, luxury shops, or even a well-stocked sports palace where one can enjoy the Olympic pool or land tennis. To relax, wellness institutes offer their services in terms of massage or jacuzzis.

Sport is one of the main activities of Megève, and if you want a change from skiing or snowboarding, it is possible to learn about many other activities. Aviation, paragliding, skating, summer tobogganing, paintball, climbing or hiking or snowshoeing, the list is long for those who want to be entertained while in Megève.

The Megève station also hosts a rich architectural and cultural heritage that recalls the importance of the Savoyard culture. Thus, one can discover the Tower of Demi-Quartier, the former residence of the lords of Megève, the way to Calvary classified as an historic monument, the Calvary of the source of Saint-Michel, also classified historic monument or the beautiful Church of St. John the Baptist. The latter, which still has parts dating back to the thirteenth century, has been listed historical monument.

The home of Henry Jacques Le Même, historical monument, a famous French architect, is worth a look with its unique style.

The museum of the High Val d'Arly, located in an old farmhouse of the nineteenth century, is the opportunity to learn more about rural life of yesteryear, in the mountains. A beautiful collection of objects exposed to it, and we discover the difficult lives of these ancient inhabitants of Megève.

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Events and festivities

World famous resort requires, Megève is constantly in turmoil, with other organized events and activities throughout the year.

In January, the Megève station hosts one of the events on the international polo circuit, the Megève Polo Masters. This unique competition is held on the snow and offers a beautiful spectacle.

From late January to early February Megève is the theater of the famous Winter golf, a whole week dedicated to mountain golf course. On this occasion, it is possible to attend many competitions, like the BMW Winter golf or Trophy Pure Attitude, golf and initiations for the youngest are also organized.

In mid-July, up the famous Megève Jazz Contest. This jazz competition, which sees to clash groups from throughout Europe provides a festive atmosphere to the streets of the village. Many concerts are organized, like a parade or a dance, and the event ends with the final of the competition. Also in July, Megève is the scene of the festival of horse and sleigh, which has existed for over fifty years.

In August, square with the famous Estivales Megève. This classical music festival is the opportunity to listen to tomorrow's talent from around the world.

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Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc
One of the biggest international dog sled racesFrom 12 to 23 january 2019

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