Information & Facts
Many purpose-built ski resorts don't have a wide variety of
activities available off the slopes. However, Megève has more than
its fair share of diversions, including a weekly market, and sleigh
rides and horseback riding. There is a casino with clubs and shows,
a spa and ice rink to entertain non-skiers.
French is the official language.
The Euro (EUR) is the official currency in France. Currency can
be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and some large hotels,
though you will get a better exchange rate at the ATMs. Major
credit cards are widely accepted, as are travellers cheques,
particularly in major tourist destinations. Foreign currency is not
Megève is not a budget ski resort and prices can be high.
Advanced skiers will find few challenges on the slopes in the
immediate area. Traffic to the resort gets very congested in peak
There are a few lively bars and clubs in Megève that make its
nightlife fun and relaxed. There are three main nightclubs in the
centre of town, and a number of bars that stay open until nearly
4am. Le Club de Jazz Les Cinques Rues is a cosy and intimate venue
for live jazz, whil the underground Les Caves de Megève
occasionally hosts celebrity appearances. Bars and clubs in Megève
tend to be high-priced, and even when there is no entrance fee
drink prices can be exorbitant.
There are a number of high-end restaurants in Megève, with more
than a few Michelin stars between them. Le Flocon de Sel is popular
for experimental French cuisine, and Le 1920 is a good restaurant
to treat yourself at. There are a number of cheaper options,
including the Pizzeria Santa Lucia and Le Chamois, which is famous
for its cheese fondues.
Megève is, for a ski resort, a shopper's paradise. There are a
number of chic boutiques and antique shops along the narrow cobbled
streets, including high-fashion shops and art galleries mixed with
ski equipment and souvenir stores.
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between last Sunday in March and
last Sunday in October).