DescriptionChalet Reine des Pres is the Real McCoy. A vintage rustic alpine chalet, near the centre of Megeve village, all radiant and chic after a stylish, yet sensitive makeover.
Spacious and open plan in design, the Reine des Prés still feels cosy and warm. Modern luxuries such as a spa room, wireless internet and sleek modern bathrooms bring it right up to date. This luxury ski chalet is managed by the super chic Alpaga Hotel in Megève. So it offers all the benefits of boutique hotel service whilst allowing you all the privacy and comfort of a home from home.
That means a daily housekeeping service and use of the hotel’s facilities. Just relax in your private spa with a dip in the Jacuzzi followed by a wonderful Shiatsu massage, then toast your aching feet in front of the cosy fireplace whilst a team of chefs prepares a gourmet dinner. After all, it’s hard work being on holiday.
Complimentary breakfast is served every day, and your private concierge service is an integral part of the Reine des Prés experience. If you need picking up from the airport in a luxury chauffeured car, or you’d like to organise boot fittings and ski passes, just ask and it shall be done.
Chalet Reine des Prés is handy for the Rochebrune slopes, and only 5 minutes from the centre of Megève. Extending over three floors, the chalet has a wellness area, a boot room and access to the private garden from the ground floor. Bedrooms are all on the first floor and the top floor is dedicated to entertaining.
This is the warm, beating heart of the chalet, where guests can dine, watch a film or throw an impromptu party. Stylish, comfortable and cosy, it’s all warm wood panelling and soft luxurious fabrics in shades of coffee and cream. French windows open onto a balcony, and there’s even a play room up in the eaves.
What's IncludedPlease call us on +44 (0)203 432 7784 for rates and the latest availability.
Firefly pre-arrival concierge service
Breakfast prepared and served in the chalet (7 days)
Hermès amenities in the bathroom
Access to facilities of the Alpaga Hotel: restaurant La Table de l’Alpaga (1 Michelin star restaurant), L’Onyx, wellness center La Colline, Kids Club
RoomsChalet Reine des Prés sleeps 8 adults and 2 children.
Four double bedrooms are located on the first floor. They can be configured as either doubles or twins. Each has its own bathroom and separate toilet. Two of the bathrooms have a bath, and two have a shower, and all four have their own balconies.
Additionally, a playroom with two children’s beds is on a mezzanine level above the living room.
EatingA nutritious fresh breakfast is included, served every day by the chalet host. All other meals are up to you. Chalet Reine des Prés has a professional kitchen, so you can easily whip up a simple Bolognese and salad. A gourmet hamper full of delectable goodies awaits your arrival, and the concierge can arrange a grocery delivery, so you don’t even have to brave the supermarket.
Of course, if you enjoy being served delicious gourmet meals in the comfort of your chalet, a private chef service is also available at an additional cost. This can be full-time, or just for the occasional meal, as you wish. The Alpaga Hotel’s head chef, Christophe Schuffenecker can come to your chalet and prepare a wonderful banquet of sensual flavours.
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KidsWith such a high level of service available, all the stresses of family life can be smoothed away. If your kids like to eat an early tea, the chef can whizz up something healthy and tasty. You don’t have to worry.
Organising activities for the children is easy too when you have a concierge. Skis and boots can be brought to the chalet for fittings, so no need to drag tired kids around the hire shops. If you fancy going out for a family adventure, the Reine des Prés chalet concierge can suggest anything from night time toboggan rides to the most child-friendly local restaurant.
Overview‘A chic boutique retreat’ is a good description of the French ski resort of Megève. A cluster of pretty, traditional buildings gather around the charming town square as horse-drawn sleighs pass by. Originally a mountain hamlet with a 13th century church, which still stands today, Megeve was developed in the 1920s as a rival to St Moritz in Switzerland.
This French ski resort is quieter and more sophisticated than neighbouring Chamonix, and is a favourite for family holidays. Designer boutiques, excellent restaurants and chic patisseries line the quaint cobbled streets. Megeve is relatively uncrowded, yet it is full of life and offers a host of Beauty spas, gastronomic restaurants, and music venues.
There are plenty of things to do apart from skiing too. A large leisure centre houses a swimming pool, climbing wall and tennis courts, and there are indoor and outdoor skating rinks. Non-skiers can follow the marked walking paths and use a special, limited lift pass. Walking and mountain biking are popular activities during the summer months.
Megève is an hour’s drive from Geneva airport and the nearest train station is at Sallanches, 30 minutes away.
Standing at 1,113m altitude, Megeve has access to a large and varied ski area to suit all standards of skiers. The lift pass covers the ‘Evasion Mont Blanc’ area which has 325km of pistes, including two nursery slopes. On one side of the valley you can ski over to La Giettez, and on the other to Les Contamines and St Nicolas de Veroce.
A handful of black runs, including a World Cup piste offer advanced skiers a challenge, and there is plenty of off-piste powder in the right snow conditions. Nearby Chamonix has more extreme slopes for expert skiers, such as the Vallee Blanche, a 22km off-piste trail which can be followed with a guide.
However, a large number of runs in the Mont Blanc ski area are gentle and suitable for beginners and intermediates. There is also a network of cross country ski trails, and snowboarders will be happy to learn that Megeve has two snowparks and no T-bar lifts.
Eating & DrinkingHow many ski resorts can boast a 2 star Michelin restaurant? Les Flocons de Sel has this honour and is the top place to go for a really special meal in Megeve. Plenty of good restaurants around the town offer delicious regional specialities. Some of the highlights of Savoyard cuisine are cheese fondue, raclette and tartiflette.
If the local cheese-based dishes become too much to digest, you will find a range of different cooking styles in Megève's many other restaurants. You can find seafood dishes at Cintra, Asian dishes at Buddha Moor, and several Italian restaurants.
Bars range from the atmospheric pub style where overflowing pints of beer are de rigeur, to sophisticated cocktail bars where a pianist plays in the background. The Jazz Club is a famous venue for live music, and there are several small nightclubs.
Megève’s mountain restaurants vary from basic canteen-style for a quick re-fuelling, to five star comfort for a gourmet blow-out. Try the Alpette, La Raviere and the Ideal 1850 for some of the best dining at altitude. Advance booking is usually advised for all these restaurants.
When to goThe ski lifts in Megève are open from mid-December to the end of April, and many visitors come for summer holidays too. Restaurants bars and hotels are open most of the year.