Megeve in Summer - A beautiful, picturesque village with stunning scenery.
The traditional Savoyard town of Megeve still has horse drawn caleches carriages and cobbled streets but yet has all the amenities you need to have be as active or relaxed as you'd like on your alpine summer holiday!
The centre of Megeve is pedestrianised around a 13th century church, with interesting narrow streets to explore and a wide variety of boutiques, delicatessens, bars and restaurants.
Megeve is basically a French resort, although more overseas visitors are starting to discover its charms. There are no huge hotels and the resort does not cater for the mass market.
Come and visit between around the 14th July and enjoy hearing New Orleans style jazz music as you wander through the cobbled streets. Different bands from all over the world compete to win the Megeve Jazz competition. Later on in the evening when the "serious" business of the day is done, the musicians often meet to jam together in the central square. For something to really get the pulses racing come and watch the showjumping competition in the Palais des Sports car park later on in July. Really a spectacle worth viewing. (see megeve tourism for more details). There are also road biking races and mountain biking races, classical music concerts and rock concerts. Lots to enjoy!
Megeve is also great for those who want to inject a little excitement into the holiday. This year we have launched our new activity adventure summer holidays based at our catered chalet Les Clochettes. Choose from a range of exciting activities - canyoning to mountain biking, paragliding to high ropes courses to make your holiday as adventurous as you want it to be!
The special Megeve ambience: We cannot explain it but it's partly the charm of the resort, the friendliness of the Megevans, the wide range of interesting things to see and do, and of course the wonderful restaurants both in the town and on the mountainside, with their fabulous Savoyard specialities.
How do you pronounce Megève?
Megeve is pronounced with a soft G and ends like Kev. In this website we have removed the accent on the second e (except in the heading above) because some web browsers do not display accents properly.
What's on in Megeve this Summer?
||Weekly market by the Palais des Sports|
||Mountain Biking race - open to all, choose from the ultra, classic, endurance or kids race|
||25th Megeve Jazz Contest - an excellent event, free to view, bands play in venues around the town, perfect to enjoy whilst sipping a cold drink and enjoying the ambience!|
||Megeve-Edmond de Rothschild Showjumping International Competition. Again, free to view in the Palais des Sports car park a really exciting spectacle|
||Festival of The Horse & Folklore - explore the history of the horse in Megeve and enjoy a horse riding show.|
||Megeve Blues Festival. Free blues concerts in the village square. The town rocks!|
||Zavatta Circus comes to town|
||The Haute Route road biking race from Megeve to Nice kicks off. This is for hard core road cyclists who compete on many of the infamous mountain climbs.|