Meribel Travel Guide
Meribel Ski Resort
- Nearest town: Moutier
- Resort Altitude (metres): 1450m
- Ski Season: December to April
- Mountain Range: French Alps in The Three Valleys, Savoie.
- Number of Lifts: 61
- Highest Lift (metres): 2950m
- Lowest Lift (metres): 1100m
- Number of Slopes: 74
- Snowboarding: Yes, 2 parks 3 halfpipes 2 quarterpipes.
- Cross Country (km): 33km
Meribel Ski Information
Walking is popular in the Meribel area and the tourist office will provide a guide on request, but there are plenty of marked trails. Try bowling at the 6 lane alley which also has a games arcade and cafe. The casino in Brides les Bains is open from 2pm daily if you fancy trying your luck.Les Ravines hosts paintball and if you haven't tried this, why not get down and dirty. The tourism office will give you information about the guided walks on Tuesdays to the nearby villages.
- Languages: French
- Temperatures: 7.9c
- Driving: Right hand side
- Emergency contact numbers: All Emergencies - 112
- Religion: 90% Catholic
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For a night out of town, try the casino at Brides les Bains (12 km from Meribel), There are all the ingredients for a great night. Apart from the usual casino games and slot machines, there is a Brasserie, restaurant, cocktail bar and a disco at the weekend. The town boasts many restaurants and bars ranging from the good, the bad and the ugly. I would choose one of the good ones myself. Bar life is fun and most hotels have in house bars, some with live music.
Meribel is in the heart of the Three Valleys area and one of, if not the most beautiful. The facilities here are first class with great child care centres, over 50 restaurants catering to all tastes and pockets. Good nightlife and non ski sports make for productive time away from the slopes. The skiing is top of the range and all levels get a look in. The snowboarders will be happy with the 2 parks.Well known ski schools abound in the area and they can teach any age. The area is perfect for walking and has many trails.
Musee Des Allues - Located at Maison Bonnevie. This excellent museum showcases the history of the valley and its traditions. There are four exhibition rooms, which are filled with some very interesting and informative displays. This museum is not to be missed.
Chemins du Baroque - 81place Saint Leger. This old Baroque church, with its amazing architecture, is a sight not to be missed. There are weekly guided tours of the church on offer, at a cost of $6.50, these tours are highly recommended and are a favourite amongst the many international tourists.
Skiing - Meribel is another one of France's top skiing destinations. There are a whole host of snow related activities on offer: skiing; snowboarding; mountain hiking; high-altitude mountain climbing; are just a few of the things you can do.
Evolution Next to Jacks bar this is a chic and trendy eatery and bar. Very much for those in the know in Meribel. Frequented by all nationalities
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Meribel Parks & Gardens
La Vanoise National Park - This national park is a great place to go for a day trip, it is found at an elevation of 1,250 m to 3,855 m; and has almost 500 km of marked trails. Here you will discover awsome viewpoints, protected flora and wildlife. These hiking trails are not difficult and are accessible to all.
Tueda Natural Reserve - This nature reserve is located just below the Vanoise National Park. It was created in 1990, and stretches from Lake Tueda to the Gebroulaz glacier, along the Doron stream. There is a marked botanical trail, which allows visitors to discover 80 species of Alpine flora. There are also many interesting and endangered species of birds that live here.
Meribel Restaurants and Bars
La Taverne - Located in the heart of Meribel. This is one of the best restaurants in the town and is very popular with tourists. They serve an a la carte menu offering a mix of international and experimental cuisine, as well as some local dishes. They also have a great selection of French wines.
La Tsaretta - This homely restaurant is found in the centre of Meribel. They serve Brittish influenced French cuisine, which is popular with the locals and tourists alike. The food is excellent, the service friendly and the prices are reasonable.
Cafe la Terrasse - Found at Le Plateau. This friendly cafe is very popular with the locals and tourists alike. They serve a range of local dishes at very reasonable prices. This is a great place to go for lunch, kicking back and enjoying a good meal.
Meribel Bars & Clubs
Le Poste de Secours - Located in Meribel centre, this bar is one of Meribel's more chic establishments, without being exclusive. It is French-run and is very popular with the in crowd of locals. This is a great place to go and have a few drinks, while mixing with the locals. Try the Champagne Cocktails.
Jack's Bar - Located at BP. 55 in La Chaudanne. This is a more trditional English type bar and is very popular with tourists. They serve a range of drinks at reasonable prices. This is the place to go if you miss home and want to chat with some fellow tourists.
Le Loft - Found at Parc Olympique in La Chaudanne. This is the best and most popular nightclub in Meribel, where they play a mix of the most popular dance hits. This is the place to go if you're looking to dance and party the whole night long.
Useful Meribel Links
A complete independent guide to Meribel for Skiers and Snowboarders
- Hotel Alpenruitor Hotel Le Laitelet, Mottaret Meribel 44 Rooms
- Hotel Aspen Park Club Mediterranee Route du Belvédère Meribel 65 Rooms
- Hotel Le Yeti Le Rond Point des Pistes Meribel 40 Rooms
- Hotel Antares Club Mediterranee Le Belvédère, B.P. 62, Meribel 76 Rooms
- Hotel Maeva Le Savoy Place du Centre Meribel 45 Rooms
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