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Back in the 1920's there was a baron and his lady wife who were responsible for turning Megève into a tourism hotspot. The baron Maurice de Rothschild and his wife Noémi initiated the building of the first luxury hotel right in front of the legendary Mont Blanc. The idea behind that was to create a new French ski resort which could match up to its mundane Swiss predecessors. St. Moritz was seemingly not what this pair was looking for. Together with the lead architect Henri-Jacques Le Même they created an elegant ski resort which turned into a first-class meeting point for the rich and the famous in the 1950's. Until today Megève has maintained this idea of luxury and extravagance and surely is the most elegant ski resort in the Savoyard Alps. Even ex-president Nicolas Sarcozy spent his holiday here with Carla Bruni.

However the resort has also kept a lot of its village charm with its beautiful wooden chalets. Especially the resort centre with the small alley and squares, numerous wells and fountains and the quaint old houses is worth a stroll. A walk across the monastery grounds with the many little chapels is a unique experience, especially in winter. And all this in front of the impressive mountain Mont Blanc. This famous mountain, together with many more 4,000 metre peaks, forms an incredible backdrop which rises to all sides of the high Alpine valley of Megève.

Remember if you don't find quite what you are looking for you can always give us a call. We are ready to help you find your perfect alpine holiday. Or perhaps you might like to consider an alternative destination? For example have you considered Pinzolo in Italy? - If you choose to stay in one of our Pinzolo chalets, you can look forward to challenging red runs and an excellent groomed black, which keep in good condition due to their northerly facing aspect. Pinzolo is the main town of the Val Rendena and lies south-east of Madonna di Campiglio. Or perhaps as a possible alternative suggestion how about Zell am See in Austria? - The Zell am See ski resort offers a real one off. A charming lakeside town with varied local slopes and a very worthwhile glacier option in nearby Kaprun. Check out our sister site for some great deals on chalets and apartment rentals in Zell am See. [Less]