In the heart of the Mont-Blanc massif, Megève knows how to combine family atmosphere, luxury, refinement and authenticity perfectly. People come to Megeve to ski as much for the best quality of the Evasion Mont Blanc ski resort area. They do as much to enjoy the enchantment that emanates from the village with those close to them.
Only two hours from Lyon and one hour from Geneva, “the village in the middle of the waters” attracts visitors dazzled by its old town buildings, medieval alleys, fountains, washhouses, and restaurants where it is good to meet.
For more than a century, the resort has benefited from the dynamism and growth spurred by the Rothschild family, who have long made it their holiday resort, with the ambition of transforming Megève into French Saint-Moritz.
Cradle of skiing in France, since the first cable car dedicated to winter sports created in the 1930s, the resort has consistently lived up to its reputation. Megève is growing, expanding, spreading its wings but always concerned about fitting into its sumptuous surroundings. The chalets are built in the tradition of the farms of yesteryear, while the 5-star hotels, gourmet restaurants and luxury boutiques provide a refinement valued by customers.
Beyond the top-of-the-range services offered by the resort, there is this indescribable setting. In the heart of the Mont-Blanc region, the village is surrounded by forests and mountain pastures as far as the eye can see, while three popular mountain ranges form a natural setting of great beauty. Calm and serenity inevitably win over those who lay eyes on this unspoiled nature.
Megève has values close to its heart and which it proudly displays through several labels and certifications.
Labeled Famille Plus in the past, the station was forced to give it up for financial reasons but did not want to turn its back on what is part of its DNA: the Family Spirit! By creating its brand, Megève wishes to show parents, their children and skiers that they are more than ever welcome in the village and the ski chalet area. Everything has been done to offer them welcoming chalets and rich and varied activities to make them want to come to Megève and even more so.
At the same time, Megève has been engaged since 2008 in developing adapted tourism to make the resort, its services, activities and shops as accessible as possible to people with disabilities.
Another strong commitment of the resort: the environment and, more generally, sustainable development. Its actions in favour of biodiversity and the preservation of the environment and its sustained efforts to diversify its domain have earned it the recognition of the Flocon vert label, which promotes the most virtuous mountain holiday destinations.
For all these actions undertaken and its remarkable sense of hospitality, Megève has also been distinguished by the State Quality Tourism label, a pledge of seriousness and professionalism highly prized by French and foreigners during their holidays.
It was Noémie de Rothschild, the mother of Baron Edmond. She set her sights on Megève in 1920 with the ambition of transforming this charming mountain village into a fabulous ski resort with different lift types and slopes. A century later, his influence is still palpable.
Because the mountains are rich in experiences, Megève loves to surprise its visitors with great unusual activities such as spending the night in an igloo, playing golf on the snow, learning to curl or mountain trotting.
Megève has a colossal tourist accommodation capacity with more than 40,300 beds in 7,126 establishments, including 478 furnished tourist accommodations, a category in which the properties of Emerald Stay appear.
The largest sports complex in the Alps, the Palais de Megève, covers 30,000 m2 and brings 11 thematic areas under its roof: aquatic, climbing, ice, snowshoeing, fitness, well-being, leisure centre, children, catering, etc that you can experience in the day.