Megève resort information & après-ski
Not normally the place for raucous nightlife, Megève’s central square and surrounding pedestrianised cobbled streets still lend themselves to fun-filled après-ski, and fortunately there are dozens of bars and cafés in which to indulge.
Le Bar Saint Paul (tel: +33 450 919 303) is one of several popular and more affordable bars in the village, where skiers gather after a day on the slopes. There are four nightclubs that continue into the early hours, the most famous of which being the chic Palo Alto (tel: +33 450 918 258; www.palo-alto.fr).
Away from the drinking and clubbing scene, there are several cinemas and a small casino (tel: +33 450 930 183; www.casino-megeve.com) for visitors to sample.
Megève has a reputation for some of the finest dining of any ski resort, and indeed of any location in the Alps. As a consequence, a number of the village’s 90 plus eateries regularly adorn the centrefolds of prestigious gourmet guides.
Emmanuel Renaut’s restaurant Flocons de Sel (tel: +33 450 214 999; www.floconsdesel.com) is one of Europe’s best – in fact, it is the only restaurant in an Alpine ski resort with 3-Michelin stars. Cooking lessons here are available to visitors throughout the season.
But the love of food in the village is reflected in all levels of dining, not just the gourmet establishments. The low-cost OK Burger (tel: +33 614 180 610), for example, is one of Megeve’s most highly rated eateries, illustrating the resorts proclivity towards high quality produce, regardless of price bracket.
Other options include L’Alpage (tel: +33 450 213 039; www.feracheval-megeve.com), which serves regional dishes, and the traditional teashop Le Prieuré (tel: +33 450 210 179; www.leprieure-megeve.com), located in the church square. Also, don’t miss the many purveyors of the local (and tasty) Tomme cheese.