Welcome to Megève-St-Gervais

Megève was developed in the 1920s for Baroness de Rothschild of the famous banking family. Today it's an Alpine daydream made real: horse-drawn carriages and exquisitely arranged boutique windows spill into cobbled, medieval-style streets lined with chalets. In winter, Megève attracts a well-off crowd (including lots of families), but the scene is very laid-back in summer. Slightly lower down the valley, unpretentious St-Gervais-les-Bains is linked to Chamonix by the legendary Mont Blanc Express train. Most of the town is undistinguished 20th-century sprawl, but the lovely central square, with its baroque church, has a distinctly Alpine feel.

Both villages access the 445km Domaine Évasion Mont Blanc ski area.

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