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Les Fermes de Marie

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Les Fermes de Marie in Megève, France


Les Fermes de Marie

A room at Les Fermes de Marie in Megève, France

An alpine village at the foot of Mont-Blanc, Megève was "discovered" by the Rothschilds and subsequently conceived as a French alternative to St. Moritz in the early 1900s. This ski resort's heyday has passed, but that's a good thing. Those in the know believe this is one of the best-kept secrets in Europe. Featuring cobblestone streets traversed by horse-drawn carriages and surrounded by more than 250 miles of marked ski trails, Megève's finest asset is its mountain glamour, which is best exemplified at Les Fermes de Maries. One of four luscious Sibuet hotels in Megève, this hamlet of nine chalets looks like the love child of Heidi (girl of the Alps, not Klum) and Philippe Starck — in a good way! After a day on the slopes, warm up in a library lined with wall-to-wall books or in the dignified tobacco-hued bar. Oh, how we'd love to be snowbound here.

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