Monacair takes pride in sharing Europe’s most spectacular destinations with its discerning clientele, in both the winter and the summer months. Nestled among the mountains of south-eastern France, Megève is a picturesque Alpine ski resort village with much to offer for a sophisticated weekend away. Whether travelling as a family, a group of friends, or with a partner, reach the mountainous haven of Megève for a memorable weekend on the slopes. Discover the luxurious resort, as we share a fun-filled itinerary for 48 hours in Megève.
Arrive from the sky in style
A Megève helicopter transfer with Monacair offers the most direct route to the mountains from the Cote d’Azur and the regions surrounding the Alps. Highly convenient, the short journey from Geneva Airport to Megève takes just 20 minutes and passes a stunning range of snow-capped peaks. Megève is also reachable from the French Riviera in approximately 30 minutes. A more breathtaking journey is difficult to imagine; so too is a more stylish entrance into one of the Alps’ most exclusive hangouts. Most airbuses will comfortably seat up to 6 passengers and will enable you to arrive at your destination without delay, ready for a busy weekend ahead.
Where to stay in Megève?
If you desire an authentic and private experience in Megève, we recommend renting your own luxury chalet for the weekend. There are plenty of charming options from which to choose, including a selection of cosy and traditional chalets, as well as modern and chic. For a short stay, however, Megève is home to many beautiful luxury hotels, each of which guarantees an indulgent experience and a haven from the cold. The 5* M de Megève is among the world’s finest independent hotels and offers guests the use of a spectacular spa and two highly acclaimed restaurants.
Once you’ve arrived and settled into your chosen weekend abode, you’ll want to take a hearty meal to prepare for a long day on the slopes. Head to L’Auberge de la Cote 2000, a well-known favourite among skiers and hikers, before hitting the pistes. A two-day ski pass at the resort starts from around £65 and allows you to enjoy as much time in the powder as you choose. Considered by many as the original purpose-built ski resort in France, Megève has three distinct skiing zones – one of which is accessible by a free horse-drawn carriage. Take to the mountains to experience the range of fantastic skiing on offer. There is a wide network of pistes – roughly 400km of skiable slopes – that can be enjoyed by skiers of all levels.
The Megève experience is all about luxurious ambience, serene surroundings, and fine dining, so while it may lack what some resorts have to offer in terms of a lively après scene, it more than makes up for with its share of sensational restaurants. If you are after some evening entertainment, the famous Jazz Club de Cinq Rues – located just off the medieval square – offers its discerning clientele a great atmosphere, exceptional cuisine, and live performances.
Enjoy breakfast or brunch at Le 1920; the celebrated restaurant enjoys two well-deserved Michelin stars and a beautiful interior. The establishment’s exquisite menu is perfect for any time of day, whether indulging in a light lunch or a delectable evening meal. Serious skiers will head be back to the slopes, but there’s much to enjoy besides this if you’re not that way inclined. Boutique shopping in the medieval quarter is a lovely way to spend an afternoon. Alternatively, melt in warm waters at the Pure Altitude Spa, sheltered from the falling snow.
There’s still time to enjoy some of the delicious local cuisines before boarding your helicopter home, so stop by the Restaurant etoile Flocons de Sel and make the most of the excellent selection of wines and creative food menu, which truly lives up to expectations. Each of the restaurant’s three Michelin stars is more than deserved. Chef Emmanuel Renaut delivers a cuisine that merges tradition and innovation.
Megève is an addictive kind of resort – one which lures visitors with its promise of elegance, alpine beauty, and luxurious living. Reflect on a weekend well spent when returning home on your Megève helicopter transfer, before booking your next winter escape with Monacair.