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Hometown Experience welcomes you to the Alps Skiing, sledding, rolling in the snow and slalom at full speed: you've done it many times; you're the queen of the slopes! The mountain hides no secrets for you ... But this year, a happy event may turn everything upside down: your round belly needs softness and protection. Do not worry, just because you're pregnant for ski does not mean you'll have to watch the snow fall through the window. Thankfully, our charming resorts of Méribel and Megève are filled with things to do, specially designed for you and your future baby. First of all, let us introduce you to our magnificent chalets, located respectively in Méribel and Megève. Our luxurious chalet with pool in Meribel is located in the heart of the 3 valleys. Jacuzzi, sauna and swimming pool equipped with a system of swimming against the current: enough to keep you in shape while enjoying a nice view facing the snow-covered passes. Cozy, refined, spacious and comfortable, this cocoon will be perfect to welcome your family and friends! Regarding our sumptuous chalet in Megève, it is as dazzling as the precedent: prestige and magic will surely be the words that will come to your mind when you step on the ground. Cinema room, swimming pool, sauna or massage room to allow you to relax in peace: just by staying in this magical place, a multitude of things to do await you. A breathtaking view of Mont Blanc will accompany your comings and goings on the different floors. Our concierge team is here to meet your expectations: home chef, private masseuse ... Your desires become realities. Contact us at email@example.com. If you wish to have your groceries or breakfast delivered to you, simply inform us when you are preparing your stay: they will be delivered before your arrival. Some practial tips Being pregnant for ski requires respecting certain things, in order to preserve your well being and that of your baby’s. As usual, do not be shy with sunscreen: a spf of 50 is required. Cover up, eat well ... You already know it! In the mountains, it is fun, including a delicious raclette or fondue Savoyard. Indeed, not all cheeses are recommended during pregnancy; this concerns soft pasta with raw milk: if your cheese is cooked, you can feast without fear and heat the raclette! With regards to the Megève and Méribel stations, foot traffic is very easy and safe, with streets and sidewalks cleared daily. A service of free and regular shuttles as well as very accessible cable cars facilitate the more distant places and altitudes. Nevertheless from the chalets, a car will be needed to access the city center. For the past ten years, the Méribel station has been providing pedestrians with more than 25 km of trails: a list of trails is updated daily throughout the winter season. The Méribel pedestrian pass gives you access to the 3 Valley cable cars, as well as to the Saint Martin 2 chairlift and the intramural shuttles in the 3 valleys stations. For a walk, a snowshoe outing or simply a coffee break, the Megève pedestrian escape package will also be very useful! It covers a wide area, and can be used summer and winter on all pedestrian accessible lifts. The activities When it's cold outside, it's always nice to get pampered: the wellness center for pregnant women of Megève is for you. Thalasso discovery care, hammam and relaxation area ... Choose what you like and let yourself be lulled by the soft and cozy atmosphere of the spa. As specialists of future mothers, the Fermes de Marie Spa in Megève and the Fer à Cheval Spa are inspired by rituals from abroad, particularly from Asia, to provide young mothers with specific massages full of benefits. . The resort of Méribel also has many spas and wellness areas that you can find on our previous blog post, well being and softness in Méribel. Walking in the mountains is a wonderful way to enjoy the landscape without getting tired. Discover Mont Vallon de Méribel, one of the mythical peaks of the resort. Rejuvenate on the sunny terrace of the comfort area of plan des mains, charming mountain restaurant at altitude. If you feel like it, you can also escape thanks to the gondola and discover the highest peaks of the Vanoise thanks to the panoramic orientation tables located at 3000m in altitude. You can also choose to go snowshoeing, typical and convenient way to walk in the snow! The resort offers many original activities, such as evenings and meals in yurts, tours... Enjoy activities that do not require real physical efforts, such as the discovery of the architectural and historical heritage of the resorts. An ancient agricultural town, Megeve developed by small touches until the attachment of Savoy to France. The first ski competition was created in 1914 and as the starting point for the development of the ski resort. A journalist named Mathilde Maige-Lefournier, mountaineer from Chambéry said, "I believe that Megève was created for skiing and skiing invented for Megève". A spotlight that had its influence and made the village a hot spot for winter sports. Pretty churches, chapels and museum of the upper Val d'Arly: travel in the past for a moment of memory and unique emotions. Gourmet and feminine addresses Holidays are made for pleasure! Why not enjoy them while the rest of the family is on the slopes? Gourmet addresses, pretty shops, we’ll tell you everything about your 2 favorite stations. Megève For a sweet break, you're spoiled for choice. Many bakeries and pastries are present and open during the season. Our tip: The bread and pastry Jean-François Fayolle, designated best worker of France in bakery. You will have a wide choice of breads, delicacies, pastries, sorbets, and sandwiches... Regarding shopping, the temptation is to buy from the 200 shops of the resort! Beauty, fashion, souvenirs ... From Hermes to local shops, you are definitely guaranteed to find your happiness. You can also choose to be pampered at home by your hairdresser or beautician. Méribel Place of life and meeting, Laurent Azoulay's Bokal épicerie is a gold mine for epicureans. Cocoon gourmet cultivating the art of good food with good and beautiful products in a rigorous selection, it is a place full of surprises and things to discover: pumpkin soup with hazelnut oil, orange carrot smoothie and mango ... A real taste of pleasure. Its not the shops that are missing in Meribel: fantasy jewelry, sports shops, women's ready to wear ... Just wander in the center of the station and stop wherever you want: something to do and not see the time pass...Read more
Méribel, otherwise called Méribel-les-Allues, is a ski resort located in the Alps, in the heart of the ski area of the 3 valleys which includes the 8 best ski resorts in Europe. Our chalet Ménor awaits you for an exceptional stay: jacuzzi, sauna and an indoor heated pool overlooking the valley: your morning swim will allow you a sweeping view of the snow-covered peaks. Ski holidays can be tiring: that's why we have selected for you a range of well-being and gentle activities in Méribel, as well as invigorating walks in the heart of nature. The olympic park of Méribel What does the Olympic park of Méribel consist of? An establishment of 21 000m2 which brings together a multitude of useful and pleasant spaces of the station. As for recreation, the park has a restaurant, a bowling alley, a discotheque, two daycares for children, wall climbing, a swimming pool with slides and a real sports pool, a spa fitness area, a conference room of 800 m2 for business trips ... But that's not all! It also has one of the 12 largest skating rinks in France, internationally renowned. Who said we could not combine raclette and abdominals? The fitness area: supervised by a fitness professional, this place offers a variety of equipment in cardio-vascular and bodybuilding. Accessible as of 16 years, you will have the opportunity to benefit from a personalized follow-up. Regarding the pool, you will also have the opportunity to take swimming lessons, following different levels more or less advanced. For lovers of Parties, themed parties are organized during the holidays ... from 20h to 22h (electro, zumba, zen ...), all to be in shape for the slopes the following morning! They usually take place around the pool or the ice rink, in a relaxed and family atmosphere. Aimed at young and old alike, this huge space brings together all the activities and infrastructures dreamed of for your holidays. Address: Méribel Olympic Park, 73550 Les Allues Yoga and relaxation If you have never tried it, it's time to start this path of well-being. Yoga brings a large number of physical benefits including the relaxation of the muscles, but also a revitalization of the body and a calming of the mind to stimulate vitality and creativity. For relaxation lovers, enjoy yoga sessions every Tuesday from 18h to 19h30, throughout the year at the house of generations. Open to nature, the sessions take place in a spacious and friendly room allowing a friendly and warm practice. If you prefer the intimacy and the softness of your chalet, do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we will take care of reserving your private yoga lessons at home. Contact information La maison des générations, 73550 Les Allues Phone : 06.03.00.45.49 Relaxing areas Who says vacation ... Says relaxation! What's more rejuvenating after a day in the snow, than to enjoy a massage or a treatment in the cocooning atmosphere of a spa? Want privacy? Do not hesitate to contact our concierge service at email@example.com for a massage service at home. We have also selected for you two other relaxation areas, accessible all day. The spa of Anne Sémonin This refined space offers a soft and cozy atmosphere and a multitude of treatments adapted to your desires and needs. This privileged place has a sauna, a steam room, a jacuzzi, a sensory shower and two bathrooms. The services are full of surprises: especially adapted to skiers, it offers "signature treatments" such as hot stone massages and black sand scrubs from Tahiti. A real personalization of the treatment of your choice is possible, as well as a development of personalized treatments. Information Open daily from 10:00 to 21:00. Contact information The Laitelet - Méribel - Mottaret – Center 73550 Méribel Tel: 0479004848 The Nuxe spa of kaïla At the heart of Méribel, Nuxe offers a real sensory journey thanks to its 6 treatment cabins including 2 double cabins for voluptuous and relaxing moments, with your other half or with family. Through the huge windows, enjoy the snowy landscape while relaxing in this cocoon of warmth and relaxation. A la carte, the essentials of the house, anti-aging care Resultime and above all care for children! These aquatic areas, fitness and spa are waiting for you, for a multi-sensorial experience out of the ordinary. Information Open from 10h to 13h & from 14h to 20h Contact information Hotel Kaïla Route de la montée Méribel - La Chaudanne 73550 Méribel Tel: 04.79.41.69.34 Lake Tueda, a stroll full of resources This lake is located 1730 meters above sea level, and promises a walk rich in discovery by its place, the quality of its water, the diversity of fauna and flora. Of first category, this lake of 3 hectares with clear waters is a soothing and refreshing place where it is possible to practice fishing. We recommend hiking around the lake in summer, especially for lovers of botany or for the curious who want to discover the flora of the Alps. Nevertheless, the activities around and related to Lake Tueda are numerous also in winter. Snowshoeing, ski touring in the Vanoise Park, cross-country skiing around the lake ... The most athletic of you will be challenged! You can also enjoy activities on horseback such as carriage rides, allowing you to discover the nature reserve in an original way. Our concierge service also offers many activities such as dog sled rides and snowmobiles around Méribel, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. At the lake you will find the restaurant of Lake Tueda, ideally located to enjoy the landscape and the sun on the terrace. A beautiful menu made of fresh and local products, always served with a smile.Read more
Shopping in Megève is a sport as easy to practice as skiing. The very chic French winter sports resort owes its world renown, it is true, to its most fortunate clientele, since the Rothschild family decided to make it one of its favorite holiday resorts. A clientele waiting to find, in the heart of the Alps as at home, the quality of high-end products that it has a habit of consuming. In order to meet this requirement, the economy of the Middle Ages is no shortage of arguments since it has no less than 200 shops, including many refined and luxury addresses. We offer you some of the most beautiful ... Aallard : the legendary label « Made in Megève » If there is an address you will only find in Megève, but which has an international reputation, it is Aallard. It is undoubtedly the famous fashion brand from Megève which has given rise to noble chic shopping in Megève. Here we can talk about tradition, since the shop opened in 1926, the very year of the birth of Edmond of Rothschild, which will contribute greatly to the development of the station launched by his mother Noémie of Rothschild. The unique brand takes its roots very early in modernity, since Allard is the inventor in 1930 of the tapered trousers, ideal for a comfortable skiing practice. A legend was born, that of a style so characteristic in Megève, combining sportiness and elegance, and an unstoppable savoir-faire of the materials and the cut. Savoir-faire that the famous brand has subsequently declined ready-to-wear, and continues to be passed down from generation to generation within the family Allard. An excellence that cannot be missed by strolling the streets of Megève, since the shops Aallard enthroned place of the Church, such an obvious anchorage in the daily life of the station. Aallard : 148 Place de l'Église, 74120 Megève Horaires d’ouverture : Tous les jours de 10H à 13h et de 14h30 à 20h Megève, at the crossroads of luxury ready-to-wear and high-end sports brands Aallard having "made small", the sports customers of Megève however have every opportunity to diversify their wardrobe with many other brands no less prestigious, although less local. In the tradition of refined sportswear fashion that we love to find downtown, the table would not have been complete without a shop in the colors of the century-old French brand Rossignol. The historical equipment supplier of the French ski champions, from Emile Allais to Martin Fourcade via Jean Vuarnet, has diversified its activity, and since 2015 has been offering fashion collections in the "sport chic" spirit so dear to Megève. Of course Megève is the perfect French-style alloy of the city and the mountains, and its shopping tradition is in this image. Naturally, there are beautiful national and international "Fashion" addresses that have nothing to envy to the best shopping spots in Paris. For those who have not followed, Serge Blanco is not only a legendary rugby player, but also lends his illustrious name to a brand that, think again, does not sell only large polo shirts. His masculine and rather urban style is presented in his shop in a mix of Scandinavian where it is pleasant to shop. Another great name in fashion that is the pride of France around the world, Lacoste has of course also an address in Megève. For women's fashion, you will not, ladies, be less served than on Avenue Montaigne in Paris, since Hermes has settled down here in the heart of the Alps, yes. The famous luxury brand offers in Megève all that makes its success well beyond the French borders: fashion, leather goods, accessories, and of course, its inimitable Square. For a wardrobe always luxury but accessible, the store Ba&Sh is not present in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, but also in our fashion capital of Haute-Savoie. The noble materials and the "casual chic" style of the young creators Barbara Boccara and Sharon Krief are inevitably sensation in the streets of Megève. Rossignol Megève: 152 avenue Charles Feige 74120 Megève Open all year Serge Blanco Megeve: 8 Rue des 3 Pigeons, 74120 Megeve Opening hours: Everyday from 10am to 7:30 pm Hermès Megeve: 128 Place de l'Eglise, 74120 Megeve Opening hours: Every day except Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 10h to 12h30 and from 15h to 19h Ba&Sh Megeve: 83 Rue Mgr Conseil, 74120 Megeve Opening hours: Every day from 10h to 19h Authenticity and beautiful products But the chic shopping in Megeve is not only fashion! Interior designer and decorator, Arnaud Millet defines himself as a "creative antique dealer", and his AM Design store is the perfect place to find a unique piece of furniture or lighting of high quality. The materials are noble, and the service is tailor-made, done by the workshop of the house. This time for sure, we will not bring home the same chair that we find in everyone’s house! Another skilled craftsman who brings a touch of the smell of the Alps in his suitcases, Master perfumer Alberto Morillas opened a shop of his brand Mizensir in Megève, for our greatest pleasure. This Andalusian, a native of Geneva, founded his perfume house in 1999 on Lake Geneva. Specialized in scented candles signed by great "noses", this author of unique fragrances now also offers a collection of eau de parfum, in the same ideal of a family craft at the service of luxury. AM Design: 96 Route Edmond de Rothschild, 74120 Megeve Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm Mizensir Megeve: 91 Rue Ambroise Martin, 74120 Megeve Opening hours: From 10h to 13h and from 15h to 19h Savoyard flavors for the palate And since there is no question of leaving the country of Savoy without bringing with you a few flavors so particular of its local gastronomy, we have even found two beautiful gourmet addresses for you! L’Epicurie cannot bear its name better, since this high-end gourmet boutique is full of pleasures for gourmets. Caviar from Maison Prunier, foie gras, Balik salmon, chocolates from Chapon, well-stocked cellar, but also Savoy sausages or Tomme des Bauges, the stalls of this charming grocery store cater to all the most delicate taste buds as the most curious of authentic dishes. The Flocon de Sel is probably the most popular star table in Megève. There is a shop and cellar with a fine selection of wines and spirits, among which wines of Savoir and other Chartreuse carve a good share. You will also find some delicious homemade jams, and to honor the country, a range of Opinel and Victorinox knives. The books of Chef Emmanuel Renaut, who is at the head of the 3-star restaurant Flocons de Sel, are obviously in a good position among these products. L’Epicurie: 20 Rue Saint-Jean, 74120 Megeve Opening hours: Thursday to Sunday, from 9h to 13h and from 15h30 to 19h30 The Cave Flocon de Sel: 75 rue Saint Francois de Sales 74120 Megève Opening hours: All year round from 10:30 to 12:30 and from 15:30 to 19:30Read more