Located on the outskirts of town, the Calvaire is the only religious trail in France to be listed as a European Sacred Mount and Historic Monument. Built between 1840 and 1878, the site consists of 15 chapels, 40 religious sculptures and 80 painted frescoes. Make it to the top of the trail for gorgeous view of the upper Arly Valley and the Mont-Blanc. Guided tours are available.

Cooking Classes

After a few inspired meals at Megève’s excellent restaurants, many culinary-minded guests will feel inspired to learn some regional tricks of the trade. Interested visitors can arrange for group or private cooking lessons in a Michelin-starred kitchen or in their own chalet. Indagare members can contact the Bookings Team to arrange.

Heli and Small Plane Touring

Not many ski resorts boast their own airfields, and Megève takes advantage of its runway located just a few minutes’ drive outside of town. Though reliant upon near-perfect weather conditions, flights over and around Mont Blanc and the Chamonix valley should not be missed—though those with fears of heights and flying in small planes might be happier to stay home. Indagare members can contact our Bookings Team to arrange a tour by small plane or helicopter.

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hough Megève made its name as a ski resort, this charming village offers plenty of picturesque hiking opportunities in the summer. Indagare Review


The skiing in Megève has not been historically celebrated to much extent. Perhaps it is because the resort sits near such ski meccas as Chamonix and Italy’s Courmayeur, or because most of its slopes tend to be rolling and wide rather than steep and daring. It could also be that the town of Megève is so charming, many find themselves preferring to luxuriate off the slopes, in the village cafés, cobblestone streets and world-class spas rather than race to the lifts at 8am. This, however, would be a mistake, as the skiing in Megève is excellent, and with over 200 runs covering 300 km (186 miles) of slopes, it is also sprawling—and less crowded than some of the other resorts that attract die-hard ski enthusiasts.

Comprised of three main areas (Rochebrune Côte 2000, Jaillet and Mont d’Arbois), the mountains are serviced by 80 lifts, including one that leaves directly from the village center. Megève sits at a lower altitude than many other resorts (2,300 meters or 7,500 ft.), and so has slightly warmer temperatures and receives less snow. On the other hand, the pistes consist of grassy, rock-free pastureland rather than glaciers or rock faces, and so require less snow to create excellent ski conditions. The area is also home to about 40 kilometers (25 miles) of cross-country skiing paths, most of which do not require passes.

Indagare members can contact our Bookings Team for assistance arranging private ski lessons, spots in ski schools and heli-skiing expeditions.

For those looking for a bit more of a challenge, or a break from Megève, the world-renowned ski mountains of Chamonix are also a 20-30–minute drive away.

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