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 (tel: +33 4 5091 9303) is one of several popular and more affordable bars. There are four nightclubs that continue into the early hours: most famous is the chic Palo Alto (tel: +33 4 5091 8258; www.palo-alto.fr).
Away from the drinking and clubbing scene, evening activities include several cinemas and a small casino (tel: +33 4 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 90 plus eateries are listed in prestigious gourmet guides, with chefs of each establishment competing to gain even higher prominence. Emmanuel Renaut’s restaurant Flocons de Sel (tel: +33 4 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 throughout the season.
But the love of food in the village is reflected in all levels of dining, not just the gourmet establishments. A statement verified by the fact OK Burger (tel: +33 6 1418 0610) is currently listed second on TripAdvisor after the aforementioned Flocons de Sel.
Other options include L’Alpage (tel: +33 4 5021 3039; www.feracheval-megeve.com), which serves regional dishes, and the traditional teashop Le Prieuré (tel: +33 4 5021 0179; leprieure-megeve.com) in the church square. Also, don’t miss the many purveyors of the local Tomme cheese.