Indulging in Winter Bliss: Méribel in the French Alps with Finest Holidays

Indulging in Winter Bliss: Méribel in the French Alps with Finest Holidays

Published on 13/03/2024 by Finest Holidays - Luxury Travel

In the heart of the breathtaking French Alps, Méribel stands as a premier ski resort that seamlessly blends world-class skiing, charming boutiques, rich history, and exquisite dining. This alpine paradise has long been a favourite destination for winter enthusiasts seeking the perfect combination of excitement and opulence. In this article, we will explore the skiing area, boutique shopping scene, the history of Méribel, highlight three top-notch restaurants, and showcase how Finest Holidays adds a touch of opulence to your stay with their selection of luxury ski chalets. So, tighten your boots, grab your ski poles, and join us on this virtual escapade as we discover the allure of Méribel - one slope, one village, and one enchanting story at a time. Get ready for an adventure that transcends the ordinary, as we delve into the heart of this alpine haven. Méribel awaits, and the journey begins now.

Where Adventure and Luxury Converge, Elevating Beyond the Peaks - A Glamorous Legacy Since the 60s - Méribel

Méribel has earned a reputation as a celebrity paradise. Since the 1960s when Brigitte Bardot graced its slopes, it has consistently attracted the rich, famous, and fabulous. The resort serves as a retreat for stars, with celebrities like the Beckhams, Prince William and Kate Middleton, Emma Watson, and George Clooney having adorned its slopes with their presence. Méribel's legendary status is heightened by the touch of glamour these iconic figures bring to this winter wonderland. Whether you're an adrenaline-seeking skier, a nature lover yearning to explore majestic landscapes, or a culinary connoisseur in search of exquisite tastes, Méribel has something for everyone. For those seeking tranquility, our luxurious chalets provide an unforgettable escape, ensuring a tailored experience that caters to every desire.

Brigitte Bardot modeling winter fashion in Méribel, French Alps, January 1967 - Brigitte Bardot avec des chiens, Méribel, Janvier 1978 - Brigitte Bardot à Méribel, Janvier 1967
Brigitte Bardot modeling winter fashion in Méribel, January 1967 - Brigitte Bardot with dogs, Méribel, January 1978 - Brigitte Bardot, Méribel, January 1967 (Montage © Finest Holidays)

Skiing Area MÉRIBEL

Méribel is part of the renowned Trois Vallées ski domain, the largest interconnected ski area in the world. Boasting over 600 kilometers of ski slopes, it offers a diverse range of terrains suitable for all skill levels. From gentle slopes for beginners to challenging runs for expert skiers, Méribel ensures an unforgettable experience for everyone. The resort's extensive network of lifts and gondolas provides easy access to the surrounding peaks, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains. The village itself is located at around 1,450 meters (4,757 feet) above sea level. The ski area extends much higher, reaching enourmous heights.

While Méribel itself doesn't have a specific peak, the ski area it belongs to encompasses several high-altitude summits. Some of the highest peaks in the Three Valleys include:

Cime de Caron: At 3,200 meters (10,499 feet), Cime de Caron is one of the highest points in the Three Valleys. It offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

Mont du Vallon: Standing at 2,952 meters (9,685 feet), Mont du Vallon is another notable peak in the area. It provides challenging terrain for advanced skiers and stunning vistas.

Pointe de la Masse: With an elevation of 2,804 meters (9,199 feet), Pointe de la Masse offers diverse slopes and is known for its beautiful scenery.

These peaks not only provide thrilling descents but also offer skiers and snowboarders the opportunity to enjoy spectacular views of the French Alps.

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Stunning views over Méribel - a winter wonderland for luxury ski holidays with family or friends (Photo © Savoie Mont Blanc/Arnal)

Luxury Ski Chalets IN Méribel with Finest Holidays

Enhancing the opulence of your stay in Méribel, Finest Holidays offers a great selection of luxury ski chalets. These exclusive ski accommodations provide not only the utmost in comfort and style but also stunning mountain views and convenient access to the ski slopes. From cozy chalets for a romantic getaway to spacious lodges for a family ski holiday, Finest Holidays ensures that your stay in Méribel is nothing short of extraordinary.

Chalet Des Amis

Le Chalet Des Amis occupies a prime location in Méribel Centre. The main Chaudanne lift hub to access the Three Valleys ski area is just 3 min. by car

The luxurious Chalet Des Amis in Méribel provides an ideal retreat with over 400sqm of space, six bedrooms, and well-being areas, accommodating up to 15 guests. The chalet's highlights include a breathtaking open-plan living area with panoramic views, high ceilings, and full-length windows. Additionally, the chalet features an opulent well-being area, perfect for relaxation after a day on the slopes, enhancing the overall experience for guests.


Located at the foot of the slopes - within Les Trois Vallées, the largest ski terrain in the world - all of Antarès' holiday chalets have been designed with the utmost care

Antarès is a collection of seven chalets located in Méribel, nestled in the heart of the French Alps. These chalet apartments, varying in size, offer a blend of cozy and intimate living spaces with hotel-style services. With a prime location, Antarès provides an opportunity to experience the mountain lifestyle to the fullest and create lasting memories. The available apartments range from 3 to 8 bedrooms, catering to different accommodation needs.

Chalet Menor

Spa and swimming pool of Chalet Menor. Located between the Mussillon and Morel areas of Méribel. The main lift hub is 5 minutes with the driver shuttle

Catered Chalet Ménor is a high-end Alpine chalet situated in the Méribel ski resort. The luxurious retreat features a modern interior with clean lines, vibrant colors, and a blend of wood and stone elements. With 6 bedrooms accommodating up to 14 guests, the chalet is part of a private hamlet comprising 10 chalets nestled between the Mussillon and Morel areas of Méribel. Guests enjoy access to a spa and swimming pool. Additionally, the chalet provides convenient transportation with a driver shuttle, reaching the main lift hub in just 5 minutes.

Chalet Trois Ours

Exterior of Chalet Trois Ours. Ski in/Ski out access on the Doron piste. Nestled below the renowned Rond Point, and just across from the Adret chairlift

Chalet Trois Ours in Méribel is a luxurious mountain retreat, perfectly situated on the exclusive Route des Chalets with ski in/ski out access to the Doron piste. This fully catered chalet accommodates up to twelve guests in five en-suite bedrooms, three of which feature balconies with stunning views. The chalet goes beyond with a private gym for guests to stay active. For relaxation, there's an outdoor hot tub overlooking the mountains and a steam room to unwind. This combination of prime location, comfortable accommodation, fitness amenities, and relaxation options ensures an unforgettable alpine experience for those seeking both adventure and indulgence.

Chalet Valentine

Living rom of Chalet Valentine in the exclusive Belvédère area of Méribel, just 100 meters from the ski slope

Chalet Valentine in Méribel is a seven-bedroom luxury chalet that underwent a lavish 2017 renovation, elevating it to new levels of excellence. With high-tech features, a world-class spa, and stunning interiors, the chalet accommodates up to fourteen guests in one of the best locations on the mountain. Nestled in the wooded outskirts on Route du Belvedere, it is just 100 meters from the piste and a quick ski from Le Rhodos lifts. The secluded five-story chalet offers skiing and socializing at your doorstep or a chauffeur-driven ride, ensuring privacy and security while embracing the epitome of Alpine luxury.

Chalet Altius

Chalet Altius
Chalet Altius' inviting dining area and bar. Guest can easily ski down to reach the central Chaudanne lift hub

The Altius ski chalet is a newly constructed luxury residence situated in Méribel's tranquil La Renarde area. The chalet boasts six bedrooms for  twelve guests. Its strategic location places it just 150 meters from the Doron piste, providing easy access to the Chaudanne lift hub. Moreover, the center of Méribel is conveniently reachable within a five-minute drive. Chalet Altius features a dedicated wellness area to enhance guests' relaxation and well-being. This exclusive space includes an indoor hot tub, a lavish hammam, and a sauna, creating a serene environment for rejuvenation. The chalet goes beyond traditional amenities by offering a massage room, allowing guests to indulge in spa-like treatments. Fitness enthusiasts will appreciate the inclusion of professional gym equipment, providing the opportunity for a comprehensive workout experience.

Chalet Berlioz

Chalet Berlioz - Meribel
Living area of Chalet Berlioz - Nestled beneath the red George Mauduit piste in Méribel, in the exclusive Lottisment des Brames

Chalet Berlioz is not just a chalet; it's an immersive experience, offering a wealth of features and amenities to ensure a luxurious and unforgettable stay in the heart of the Three Valleys. The chalet's main terrace hosts an outdoor hot tub and sauna strategically placed to provide a picturesque escape for rejuvenation after thrilling days on the slopes. Indulge in a realm of pampering with a dedicated massage room, inviting guests to experience rejuvenating spa treatments that soothe both body and mind. For fitness enthusiasts, the chalet features a fully equipped gym. Situated in the exclusive Lottisment des Brames in Méribel, this luxurious ski chalet accommodating up to twelve guests across 6 bedrooms. A spacious balcony provides stunning views of Mont Vallon and Tougnette, in the French Alps. Chalet Berlioz offers a perfect blend of style and comfort for an unforgettable alpine experience.

Park Your Skis in the Ski Room and Explore the other Charms of Méribel

Rich History

Méribel's history is deeply rooted in the development of skiing in the French Alps. Founded in the 1930s by British Colonel Peter Lindsay, the resort has evolved into a world-class destination while maintaining its alpine charm. The traditional Savoyard architecture, with its wooden luxury chalets and stone facades, adds a touch of authenticity to the village. Visitors can immerse themselves in the history of Méribel by exploring the local museums and historical landmarks that tell the story of its evolution into a premier winter destination.

Charming Boutiques

Méribel isn't just a haven for ski enthusiasts; it also caters to those seeking a bit of retail therapy. The resort village is dotted with charming boutiques that showcase the best in alpine fashion, outdoor gear, and local artisanal products. Whether you're in search of stylish winter wear, unique souvenirs, or handmade crafts, Méribel's boutiques offer a delightful shopping experience. Strolling through the village streets, visitors can explore a curated selection of shops that capture the essence of mountain chic.

Non-Skiing Activities

Méribel offers a variety of activities beyond skiing. Snowshoeing: Explore the stunning winter landscapes on snowshoes. Winter Hiking: Méribel has a network of well-marked winter hiking trails. You can enjoy a leisurely walk through picturesque villages or embark on more challenging hikes for panoramic views of the Alps. Ice Skating: Situated at the Olympic Park, the ice skating brings fun for young and old. Skates can be rented on-site. Sledging: For a bit of excitement, try sledging down designated slopes. Méribel has several areas where you can enjoy this exhilarating activity with friends or family. Dog Sledding: Experience the thrill of dog sledding through snowy trails. This activity allows you to interact with friendly huskies and enjoy the serenity of the winter landscape. Paragliding: For the adventurous, try paragliding to get a unique perspective of Méribel and its surrounding mountains. Tandem flights with experienced pilots are available for those with no previous experience. Kids can enjoy a variety of activities, including skiing or snowboarding lessons tailored to their skill levels, snow play areas, and interactive children's zones on the slopes. 

Top Restaurants

Méribel is not only a feast for the eyes but also for the taste buds. The village is home to a plethora of dining options, ranging from cozy mountain huts to gourmet restaurants. Here are three top-notch restaurants that stand out for their culinary excellence:

L'Ékrin - Nestled in the heart of, L'Ékrin boasts a Michelin-starred dining experience. Chef Laurent Azoulay crafts exquisite dishes using locally sourced ingredients, creating a perfect blend of traditional Savoyard flavors and contemporary culinary art.

Restaurant L'Ékrin, Méribel
Dining pleasures of the highest calibre at L'Ékrin restaurant - "Jardin d‘hiver“, Truffe Noir“, „Pomme de Savoie“, „Veau du Limousin“ (Montage © Finest Holidays)

Le Clos Bernard - This charming restaurant is renowned for its warm ambiance and impeccable service. Le Clos Bernard offers a menu that celebrates French gastronomy with a focus on regional specialties. Diners can enjoy a cozy evening by the fireplace while savoring gourmet delights.

Restaurant Le Clos Bernard, Méribel
Slopeside Le Clos Bernard restaurant is open both winter and summer. The terrace, overlooking an enchanting forest, is a great place for sunny lunches (Montage © Finest Holidays)

La Fruitière - Located on the slopes, La Fruitière is a unique dining experience that combines gastronomy with Alpine authenticity. This restaurant, owned by the renowned Folie Douce group, offers a lively atmosphere, live music, and a menu featuring Savoyard classics and international cuisine.

Restaurant La Fruitière, Méribel
La Fruitière at La Folie Douce in Méribel - on the piste at the Saulire Express mid station - is second to none when it comes to partying (Montage © Finest Holidays)

Méribel in the French Alps is a winter wonderland that captivates visitors with its unparalleled skiing area, charming boutiques, rich history, and exceptional dining scene. Whether you're an avid skier, a fashion enthusiast, a history buff, or a culinary connoisseur, Méribel has something extraordinary to offer. And with Finest Holidays' selection of luxury ski chalets, your stay becomes a lavish retreat, combining the thrill of the slopes with the indulgence of unparalleled comfort and style.


Finest Holidays offers an exquisite selection of luxury chalets nestled in the breathtaking landscapes of the French Alps. Our portfolio showcases some of the finest ski accommodations, ensuring an unparalleled experience for our discerning clientele. Whether you prefer a catered or self-catered stay, we cater to your individual preferences with the utmost attention to detail.

Our commitment to excellence extends beyond the stunning surroundings. At Finest Holidays, we take pride in providing excellent and professional service, ensuring that every aspect of your holiday is seamless and memorable. Our team of specialists is dedicated to fulfilling your every wish, striving to create a bespoke and unforgettable experience for each guest.

Feel free to reach out and connect with our specialists. Whether you have specific requests or require personalized recommendations, we are here to assist you in creating the perfect luxury ski getaway in the French Alps. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we look forward to curating a holiday that exceeds your expectations.

By Katrin Wittich


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