Megève resort information & après-ski
The village’s central square and surrounding pedestrianised cobbled streets lend themselves to fun-filled après-ski, and fortunately there are dozens of bars and cafés in which to indulge. Le Bar Saint Paul (43 Quai du Prieuré; tel: 04 5091 9303) is one of several popular and more affordable bars (the two facts are no doubt connected). There are four nightclubs that continue into the early hours: most famous is the chic Palo Alto (192 Rue Charles Feige; tel: 04 5091 8258; www.palo-alto.fr).
Away from the drinking and clubbing scene, evening activities include several cinemas and a small casino (199 Rue Charles Feige; tel: 04 5093 0183; www.casino-megeve.com).
Megève has a reputation for some of the finest dining of any ski resort, and indeed of any location in the Alps. A number of the village’s 80 plus eateries are listed in prestigious gourmet guides, with chefs of each establishment competing to gain even higher prominence. Emmanuel Renaut’s 3-star Michelin restaurant Flocons de Sel (1775 Route du Leutaztel: 04 5021 4999; www.floconsdesel.com) is one of Europe’s best – in fact, it is the only restaurant in an Alpine ski resort with three Michelin stars. Cooking lessons here are available to visitors all season long.
But the love of food in the village is reflected in all levels of dining, not just the gourmet establishments. Other options include L’Alpage (36 Route du Crêt d'Arbois; tel: 04 5021 3039; www.feracheval-megeve.com), which serves regional dishes, and the traditional teashop Le Prieuré (116 Place de l'Eglise; tel: 04 5021 0179; leprieure-megeve.com) in the church square. Also, don’t miss the many purveyors of the local Tomme cheese.