Not being a skier I hadn't heard of Megreve, France. This upscale resort in the French Alps
ranks as one of my favorites. The village
center is a pedestrian-only
zone. A cozy creek meanders through the village
with restaurants having terraces drenched in flowers lining the
banks. I count SIX patisseries (bakeries) and try pastries at
three of 'em and boy are they good! You can tell this place isn't
for the budget traveler because names like Hermes and Escada
have boutiques here. The whole town is clean and tidy and I love
the ambiance. One ski lift is
whisking people up the mountains. Heading down the mountain you
get a great view of Mt. Blanc.
Is this place
hopping or is it dead in the summer?
it's just right.
Is there a lake and/or golf course in town?
On a plateau above Megeve you'll find Mont d' Arbois,
an 18-hole golf course.
car the only option?
take a train to Sallanches, the town in the valley floor below,
and then take a bus for the eight mile journey up the mountain.
Does the place feel claustrophobic?
Lots of choices
for acccomodations (hotels/ chalets) and do I have recommendations?
According to the tourist center brochure there are seven hotels
rated four stars and nine rated three stars. Largest hotel has
70 rooms. There are quite a few chalet and apartment rentals.
Could I spend a whole summer here or would I get bored?
Megeve gets the two thumbs-up. June through September