Megeve exudes old-fashioned charm with narrow streets, small squares, trendy boutiques, quality antique shops, crowded bistros, dozens of small hotels, even an old-style bakery wafting the fragrance of fresh bread through the town square.
The small village is huddled around the old church, a medieval tower and the town hall. The upper crust of Europe and especially France make Megeve their winter home when cold weather forces them to abandon the Riviera.
Furs are the coats of choice for strolling past shop windows, and the latest fashions are found on the slopes during the day, in expensive gourmet restaurants and some of France's best discos and nightclubs after dark. You can spend your nights bouncing to the beat in packed jazz clubs or wandering the romantic streets listening to the jingle of bells and the clip-clop of horses.
Like Zermatt, Megeve has a look that Walt Disney might have imagined had he created a ski resort, from its Old World town build-ings to its narrow streets, from its art deco deluxe hotels to its perfect French country inns, and from its gourmet restaurants to its pulsing late-night casinos and discos. Megeve hits all the notes between hedonistic excess and traditional ski village delight.