Méribel THE DISTRICTS OF MERIBEL

The place of the biggest events!

Méribel-Centre

1 500 – 2 950 m

Méribel-Centre the largest village in the valley. Geographical heart, the nervous centre of activities but also the backbone of the valley‘s services, Méribel-Centre is the hub for those who like to have everything at hand, day and night : tourist office, cinema, swimming pool, wellness areas, shops, bars, restaurants, Parc Olympique, discotheques…

Méribel owes its name to the Latin expression mirare bellum which can be translated as: “the point from which the view is beautiful”. The atmosphere is unique thanks to the lovely chalets clad in light-coloured wood and local stone, with double pitched roofs. The village is perfectly integrated into the wooded landscape and offers a harmonious and authentic architecture. Holiday in a cosy atmosphere and make this postcard setting the backdrop for your mountain holiday.

Activities in Méribel-Centre

Méribel-Centre is at the heart of whats on

Coming to Méribel-Centre means being in the very best place to enjoy the entertainment and musical offer of Méribel. Veritable Mecca of live music in the mountains, many artists and groups come to perform in the bars, restaurants or the auditorium in Méribel. Whether it is to accompany a cocktail, during the meal or in the second part of the evening, you will inevitably find in Méribel-Centre a live music concert which suits to your tastes!

Summer and Winter, enjoy the olympic park in Méribel Centre

In the lower part of the town, just a stone’s throw from the town centre, is the “La Chaudanne” district and its famous Parc Olympique with swimming pool, ice rink, fitness centre, sauna, steam rooms, massages, bowling alley, climbing wall, etc. It is the venue for the valley’s major sporting and festive events.

A village connected to the world's largest ski area

You are quickly on the slopes

A number of very modern ski lifts leave from the village and offer quick and easy access to the ski area of the Méribel valley (150 km of slopes) and the 3 Vallées (600 km of slopes). Thanks to the free shuttles that run through Méribel-Centre, you will be on the slopes quickly, without ever having to use your car. 

Many activities (for all ages) are available: 

  • Downhill skiing, snow park and fun riding areas, cross-country skiing, footpaths, snowshoeing and hiking, ski schools, paragliding, Altiport flying club.
  • Les Saturnins day care centre for children aged 18 months to 3 years. Piou-Piou kindergarten for 3 to 5 year olds.

A haven of peace in summer

Outdoor activities, far from the heat and the coastal crowds  

In summer, enjoy the comfort and the plethora of activities available in Méribel-Centre, while benefiting from an easy access to the wild and preserved area that is the Vanoise National Park. 

By coming to Méribel-Centre, you are notably close to the pumptrack of La Chaudanne and the ski lifts which give you access to the bike park. A vast choice of outdoor activities awaits you, to enjoy the tranquillity of the mountains in summer.


An 18-hole golf course at an altitude of 1,500 metres altitude. Golf enthusiasts will be delighted to discover this “mountain pearl”, one of the most beautiful mountain gold courses in Europe!

Finding accommodation in Méribel-Centre

A warm and authentic setting

All the districts which make up Méribel-Centre have in common the grandeur of the buildings and chalets made of wood, stone and Savoy slate. This postcard setting, built on the sunny side of the mountain, has made Méribel famous. It is enchanting in winter under the snow, and invigorating in summer in the heart of the great outdoors…   

What services are available in Méribel-Centre ?

All services are within easy reach

It is one of the major assets of Méribel-Centre, you are sure to be close to the services you need during your stay with us: tourist office, post office, banks, supermarket and several mini-markets, bakeries, cinema, night clubs, bars, pubs, restaurants, sports and ready-to-wear shops, tobacco and newspaper shops, interior decoration shops…

Can I leave my car in the car park in Méribel-Centre ? 

Méribel-Centre is made up of several districts relatively spread out. Thus, these districts are very well served by a free shuttle service, some of them offering a ski access.