Méribel THE DISTRICTS OF MERIBEL
The traditional Savoyard hamlet !
1 400 – 2 950 m
Méribel-Village is the latest jewel of the Méribel valley. This is the original Mirare bellum which means in Latin “the point from which the view is beautiful” and in time gave the name Méribel. Until the 90’s, the site only had a few scattered sheepfolds. It has now become the setting for an enchanting hamlet in the purest Savoyard tradition, with its refurbished chalets and barns, its chapel, its bread oven, its shops and its terraces.
Organised around its very pleasant and sunny central square, Méribel-Village is served by the fast Golf chairlift which gives access to the whole of the Méribel and 3 Vallées ski area. When the day is over, you can ski back to the heart of the village on the blue Lapin run. In the evening, the free shuttle bus will take you in a few minutes to Méribel-Centre.
Méribel-Village in winter
Méribel-Village is linked to the 3 Vallées by the chairlift
In the centre of the village, the Golf chairlift will take you to the Méribel slopes in the Altiport area with its wide slopes and its fun and beginner ski areas.
More experienced skiers and boarders have direct access to the slopes of Méribel and the 3 Vallées. You can ride back to the centre of the village on the blue Lapin piste. The snow on the slope is guaranteed throughout the season thanks to the snow cannons.
You will also find sledging areas, pedestrian paths and access to the chairlift for pedestrians.
Méribel-Village in summer
The traditional mountain village beside a renowned national park
If you like hiking or mountain biking, but also like discovering the culture and gastronomy of a territory, then Méribel-Village is the right place to enjoy the charms of a Savoyard village while taking advantage of a limitless playground: the Vanoise National Park and its 107 peaks exceeding 3,000 m.
As an added bonus, Méribel-Village is a central point from which to reach, via Courchevel or Méribel, the loop of the iconic Col de la Loze which culminates at 2,304 metres.
Méribel-Village is a small traditional Savoyard hamlet with its chalets and its refurbished barns, its chapel and its bread oven. Whilst slightly removed from the buzz of entertainments of Méribel-Centre and the resort of Méribel-Mottaret, Méribel-Village is far from being an isolated outpost, it boasts one of the most lively après-ski venues and hosts a range of fantastic events all year. Its south-west exposure making it the ideal place to soak up afternoon sun.
Méribel-Village has some useful shops that will allow you to find what you need on the spot: 2 restaurant-bars with terrace, mini-market, bakery, sports shop, ready-to-wear…
And to take advantage of all the entertainment and a wider range of shops, you can take the free shuttle bus which will take you to Méribel-Centre, 2 km away, in a few minutes.