Local Gems: Our Guide to the Megève Area

Located in the pristine French Alps, Four Seasons Hotels Megève Collection is as chic and enchanting as the area itself, and makes the ideal home base to plan your excursions. To get you started, we asked our team – who have an insider’s view of what not to miss when visiting – for some of their favourite things to do around the hotels.

A Lakeside Ride From Our Chef Concierge

– Margaux Pfeiffer, Chef Concierge

“Grab an electric fat-tire bike at the Hotel and ride to the Lac de Javen with friends or family. The lake has the Aravis Massif as a backdrop, but you’ll also see the peaks of the Aiguille de Varan and the fine lines of the Aiguille Croche. I like to go early in the morning to admire the landscape, whether it’s under the snow or surrounded by spring flowers.”

A Cultural Climb From Our Hotel Manager

– Joachim Jacob, Hotel Manager

“The Megève Calvary just above the village is a must-do trail between the village centre and the Mont d’Arbois plateau – and the only French location listed as a European Sacred Mount and Historic Monument. Along the route, you’ll see 15 chapels and oratories recounting the Way of the Cross from Jerusalem to Golgotha. I recommend stopping to see the former home of architect Henry Jacques Le Même, who designed the Chalet Noémie at Les Chalets du Mont d’Arbois, Megève, A Four Seasons Hotel.”

Memorable Views From Our PR Manager

– Céline Rodellar, Public Relations Manager

“The Aiguille du Midi is one of my favourite places in the world. I recommend taking the first cable car up in the early morning to catch the light casting a pink hue over the mountain peaks. You’ll feel totally immersed in the heart of the Alps and get unmatched views of the French, Swiss and Italian mountain ranges – and the iconic Mont Blanc, the highest mountain of all. It’s a memory that will last a lifetime.”

How Our Pastry Chef Satisfies His Sweet Tooth

– Jonathan Chapuy, Pastry Chef

“Le glaçon de Megève is a delicate praline coated with a fine meringue, and it’s perfect for teatime by the fire after a day on the slopes. For over 107 years, the Vigliengo family has manufactured those little gems. Find this inimitable taste in the village at Glaçons de Megève boutique.”