Megeve is one of the resort villages in France, which is situated at the foot of the Alps. Especially in the winter, this town becomes crowded with many skiers. But even in the summer, it is worth visiting to escape from the scorching heat of the continent (Since I’m from an island surrounded by the seas in all directions, the hot and dry air is intolerable). The summer in a concrete city is a torture! So I decided to visit there. Besides, I had never seen Mont Blanc before.
First a lot of beautiful flowers welcomed me in the town. All houses are also decorated with more flowers, and I felt like I was in the fairy tale story.
Megeve is also known as a very rich town. It is called Saint-Tropez in the mountains. Saint-Tropez is a town on the Mediterranean Sea. We have a page about the town for more information (click here). In Megeve, they have a casino, and brand-name shops are lined up on the neat street. You can see how rich they are.
Of course cafés and restaurants are everywhere. It must be good to have lunch under the sun.
Look, everywhere it’s filled with flowers.
As I already mentioned, Megeve is famous as a ski resort, and there are many cable cars running in the mountains. The one I took was Telecabin du Mont d’Arbois, which leads to the top of Mont d’Arbois (1833ｍ). When I reached the summit, I was so excited to find the panoramic view of the Alps. Mont Blanc was right there! (I know it’s far away in reality, though.)
I also hear that it is rare to see the figure of Mont Blanc because it is always covered with some cloud, but I was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of it, even just for a few seconds.
There is also a three-star hotel standing on the summit, named L’igloo. I was very curious about what kind of people were spending their holidays in such a nice place. Some small children were swimming in the pool which belonged to the hotel. It must be cool to swim looking up to the Alps.
There are several hiking courses, too. It is always an option to have fun in a ski resort in the summer.
The panorama of the Alps from Mont d’Arbois click here
Telecabin du Mont d’Arbois ： 220, route du téléphérique 74120 Megève
Tel ：04 50 21 22 07
Fax ：04 50 21 31 39
Round-trip ticket ： Adult ：€10.20/Child ：€8.70
Service daily ： 9：00~13：00/14：00~18：00