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Méribel, nestled in France's almighty Alps, is a picturesque mountain resort comprising charming villages of wooden and stone chalets. There is a wealth of activities to suit everyone's taste, and the resort is famed for its shops, activities, bi-weekly markets, and traditional feel. Méribel is an ideal destination for those looking for a traditional French Alps summer getaway coupled with exciting activities.

The Resort

Sitting in one of the three valleys of the so named 3 Valleys alpine and ski area, Méribel can be found in the Les Allues Valley area. The resort is made up of several quartiers, and whilst the centre is lively and thriving, there are also areas such as Mussillon which offers a quieter ambiance while still being home to some the best restaurants in Méribel. Mottaret has a more rustic feel compared to the centre of Méribel, whilst Méribel Village and Les Allues retain all the charm and tradition of life in the French Alps.

Go Fish

Méribel has a wealth of outdoor activities which allow visitors to get back to nature and enjoy the fresh air and spectacular scenery found throughout the region.

Tueda Lake is the place to visit to indulge in a spot of fishing. You will need to ensure you have a permit, and bear in mind that half of the lake is reserved for non-killing fly fishing, but it's an excellent spot to catch some rainbow trout.

Cycle Tracks

Cycling is also a popular Méribel pursuit with the tracks around the resort offering some of the most difficult sections of the Tour de France, this is a cycling enthusiast's paradise. There are plenty of shops available where visitors can hire equipment, making life easy for those who prefer not to bring their own bike. Due to the gruelling routes that are available, a reasonable level of fitness is required to properly enjoy many of the tracks. However, for those who are able to comfortably handle several hours in the saddle - the rewards are vast!

Exhilarating Activities

If the day is particularly warm, canyoning can offer a more unusual pursuit to raise your heartbeat and cool you down! Méribel and the surrounding areas provide plenty of mountain streams, abseiling descents, and natural water slides; this is a wet and wild day worth waiting for. With hiking trails, paragliding, kayaking, hot air balloon rides and much more, there's plenty to keep you busy in Méribel. If you still want a taste of winter in the summer, there are glacier walking tours available from the resort. With breath taking views, this is a must for everyone who visits the Alps.

Raining Day Activities

If you prefer to spend the day indoors, there's plenty to enjoy in the resort. Méribel is home to a sports and fitness centre to cater for all gym, fitness, climbing, and yoga needs. The resort also offers bowling facilities and a cinema to keep families and friends busy in the evening.

Those in search of relaxation can spend an afternoon or whole day at one of the resort's spas. The Deep Nature Spa is particularly popular and offers massage facilities, beauty treatments, saunas, steam rooms, indoor swimming pools and facials.

If you want to learn more about the area there is also Musée des Allues, which showcases the traditions and history of Méribel.

Go wild in the woods

There's plenty to keep the children busy in the resort as well. Treat them to their first helicopter ride for a bird's eye view of the stunning Alps, or spend the day closer to the ground with a visit to one of the Treetop Adventure Courses where they can navigate the ropes, tunnels and swings. If animals are their thing, try horse riding over the mountains, through woods and down into the valleys. Or to make the most of the mountain, Via Ferrata is a great introduction to mountain climbing. Children will get all the thrill of mountain climbing combined with an element of security.

Day Trips

If you'd like to venture out from the mountains for a day, head over to Chambéry. The city is close to the resort and combines the beauty and tradition of France with modern amenities. Visit the most famous monument in the city, the Fontaine des Éléphants, which translates as The Elephant's Fountain and offers a striking photo opportunity. The Cistercian Abbey of Hautecombe is also worth a visit for a taste of the history and culture of the region.

Fabulously fancy food

Food is important in Méribel and there is a restaurant for every taste and budget here, from barbeque restaurants to traditional French food. Head to L'Ekrin, the famed Michelin-starred Méribel restaurant, if you're looking for luxury - however, be prepared to pay for the quality, with the menu starting at around Eur95! For gourmet yet traditional French food at a slightly lower price, try the Grand Coeur Hotel and experience their culinary expertise. While for a more relaxed atmosphere, Le Refuge is perfect, serving up steaks, salads, and pizzas all at around the Eur10-20 mark.

Toffee vodka for a sweet treat

Méribel is also home to a thriving nightlife with venues that offer a quieter evening as well as late, booming nights. A great bar to socialise in is Jack's. With live music, comedians, good conversation and great drinks, many visitors choose to start off their night here. The Evolution Bar & Café is right around the corner and ideal if you want to take on their Bad Boy burger after a night out or just fancy a post-drink snack. For toffee vodka shots, live bands, and a great terrace, head to La Rond Point. Popular with the locals, this is the place to start off a big night. Once the bars close, head to O'Sullivan's for DJs and plenty of late night revelry.

Lift Passes

There are multiple lift passes available from Méribel throughout the summer. Mountain bike passes can be bought, with prices ranging from Eur7 for one adult on one journey, up to Eur160 for the season. You can also buy a family pass, which is better value if you will all be enjoying mountain biking. For walkers there's a pedestrian pass and best of all a Meripass option. This is great for those wanting to make the most of the resort's activities. It guarantees access to a range of activities, including ice skating and swimming pools as well as paragliders. There is also a Family Meripass option, and children under five and adults 75 years and above are entitled to a free pass.

Childcare and Family Facilities

Méribel is home to plenty of family-friendly accommodation. Many of the larger family chalets offer play rooms, in-house nannies and child care services. The main sports centre of the resort usually hosts kids' clubs where little ones can enjoy the company of other children and a range of supervised activities organised by qualified staff. Méribel Nanny Services Child Care matches families with nannies that are most suited to your needs, while other services include the Alpine Child Care service or the Mark Warner Children's Clubs & Childcare service.


There are plenty of parking facilities available in Méribel, including seven free outdoor car parks that are uncovered and four covered indoor car parks. These indoor car parks are protected by video surveillance and the first hour of parking is free. Prices range from Eur4 for two hours up to Eur75 for seven days.

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Chalet Etienne
7 bedrooms 15 guests

Alps, Meribel, Chalet Map

Chalet Etienne is a beautiful property that would make the ideal chalet for a ski holiday with family or friends, with 7 bedrooms, living room with fireplace, jacuzzi and sauna, plus a fabulous location in the brilliant resort of Méribel.

Fireplace Jacuzzi Outdoor parking Sauna Free wifi in accommodation
7 nightsfrom
from sat 14/12/2024
to sat 21/12/2024
£10,249 / accom.

Chalet Silvana
4 bedrooms 7 guests

Alps, Meribel, Chalet Map

Chalet Silvana is a charming 4 bedroom chalet, sleeping up to 7 guests, in the Morel area of Méribel. The chalet is situated just a 10 minute walk from the nearest pistes and lifts, or alternatively there is a bus just 5 minutes away which will take you to the slopes.

Outdoor parking Ski-in-Ski-out
7 nightsfrom
from sun 12/01/2025
to sun 19/01/2025
£4,199 / accom.

Chalet Arolla
5 bedrooms 10 guests

Alps, Meribel, Chalet Map

Sleeping 10 guests in five individually decorated en-suite bedrooms, Chalet Arolla blends traditional Alpine style with modern accents to stunning effect. Spread across three floors with plenty of cosy corners for the family to escape to, the chalet is spacious yet intimate, with stylish soft furnishings and exposed wooden beams making it a wonderfully inviting place to retreat to after a day on the pistes. The most enchanting part is the enormous top floor, comprising a generous dining area and sitting room, in a convivial open-plan layout.

Ski locker Fireplace Hammam Jacuzzi Beds made on arrival Shuttle service
7 nightsfrom
from sun 15/12/2024
to sun 22/12/2024
£10,798 / accom.

Alps, Meribel Mottaret, Hotel Map

View over the valley, ski-in ski-out, in the centre of Méribel Mottaret, recently renovated. All-Inclusive food and drinks, après ski entertainment, lively bar, restaurant and terrace where dining and après ski ambiance combine, private jacuzzi deck, self-service BBQ.

Disabled access Jacuzzi Bar Lounge Indoor Swimming pool Sauna Ski-in-Ski-out High speed wifi
540 reviews
7 nightsfrom
from sun 01/12/2024
to sun 08/12/2024
£1,301 / accom.

Alps, Meribel, Chalet Map

Fireplace Jacuzzi Gardens Bed linen and towels Sauna High speed wifi
7 nightsfrom
from sun 14/07/2024
to sun 21/07/2024
£10,695 / accom.

Chalet l'Arclusaz
5 bedrooms 10 guests

Alps, Meribel Mottaret, Chalet Map

Chalet l'Arclusaz is the ideal chalet for a ski holiday with family or friends, with it's 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, living room with fireplace, plus sauna and hot tub to relax your muscles after a tough day of skiing.

Fireplace Jacuzzi Beds made on arrival Sauna Free wifi in accommodation
7 nightsfrom
from sun 12/01/2025
to sun 19/01/2025
£6,329 / accom.

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