A fabulous choice of Meribel chalets in the main town area. All are fully catered. Remember Meribel is only a 20 minutes bus ride up the mountain from Moutiers. Very easy if you are coming in from any of the savoie region airports.
MERIBEL CHALETS FOR THE 2017 SKI SEASON LOCATED IN AND AROUND THE MAIN TOWN
All these fully catered chalets serve full breakfast, afternoon tea with cakes, and usually a 4 or 5 course dinner. The standard of food now in most Meribel chalets is as high as anywhere in France.Sometimes it is better than the restaurants!
Meribel main Town is like a large village. All the chalets, thanks to the Scottish colonel Peter Lindsay, are very attractive. They are built from local savoyard materials and are wood cladded. Peter Lindsay discovered Meribel before the 2nd world war! He then helped develop it as a major French ski resort. Meribel also has the largest selection of restaurants, bars and other activities. All on its doorstep !
Many of the fully catered Meribel chalets here are in the best prime locations. Quite a few are within walking distance of the piste. Some are actually ski in ski out being located right on the piste itself
Prices are a little higher in town but for convenience the locality cannot be beaten.From the main town area you can ski or take the free Meribus to Chaudanne. From there it is only 15 minutes to the Courchevel valley or the Belleville valley. For Courchevel take the Saulire gondola. For Belleville valley take the Tougnete gondola or chair lift.
Meribel is the very heart of the 3 valleys and is only 45 minutes skiing to Val Thorens centre! At 1450m it is one of France’s highest ski resorts. Meribel gets snow that is almost guaranteed all of the winter ski season.
There are over 20 restaurants in Meribel to choose from. Many will be found within walking distance of your chalet.
Meribel main town has a super free and very regular shuttle bus service. Named the Meribus, you can travel all over the resort very easily. Expect some delays if we get heavy snow however.
Meribel town also hosts several of the top apres ski venues in France. The Rond Point and La Folie Douce are both famous the world over. Also jacks Bar near Chaudanne is now very popular, especially with chalet staff. Meribel also boasts a great nightlife. Jacks Bar, The Pub and La Taverne all feature live music.Both nightclubs, Sullivans and the Loft are also in the main town area.
We have a number of beautiful fully catered Meribel Chalets with 4 bedrooms. All are in or near the main town. They sleep up to 8 – 12 guests in double bedrooms or twin bedrooms.Most rooms will have their own bathrooms and toilets.
Many Meribel chalets of this size have their own private minibus service. In the mornings and afternoons they will take you to and from the ski slopes. Some also operate non stop throughout the whole day. The chalets staff, chef and driver normally live out in separate accommodation.
Most fully catered Meribel chalets have a log fire, wifi, sat tv, dvd player. Some of the more expensive also include hot tubs and / or a sauna too. Usually bedrooms come with twin beds or sometimes doubles. Most also have en suite showers or bathrooms.
We have a great selection of fully catered Meribel chalets with 5 bedrooms. They are all located in or near the main town. Many chalets are high level luxury with log fires, hot tubs, sauna, satellite television & wifi. Some are booked as a complete unit for up to 10 – 12 guests. However,many will also take bookings room by room.
Meribel main town has spread out quite a bit lately, so a private minibus service is now often provided. These operate mornings and afternoons to and from your chalet to the ski slopes. Most of the 5 bedroom accommodation has en suite bedrooms. They come as doubles, twins or family size units. They usually have private toilet and a bathroom with shower.
Prices vary so much depending on the location and level of luxury. The nearer to the ski piste the more expensive usually. All chalets offer a full breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner with wine. Some luxury Meribel chalets now have Michelin standard chefs. In these the food & presentation is fabulous. Better in fact than many restaurants!
We have a superb selection of 6 bedroom chalets in Meribel. These are all located in or near the main town. They are very high standard and sleep 12 – 14 guests in total. Bedrooms are usually en suite doubles or twins. Some chalets are booked as whole group accommodation only. However there are some that will take individual room reservations too.
Many of these larger catered Meribel chalets now have hot tubs on the terrace. Some have indoor or basement saunas. One luxury chalet in Meribel has its own swimming pool too. Most ski chalets have log fires, wifi satellite television & dvd. Many also have their own private chauffeur service to and from the ski slopes. A few chalets are actually on the piste which means ski in ski out for the guests.
The standard of food served in fully catered ski holidays has improved immensely over the past few years. You can now expect a hearty giant of a breakfast. Delicious cakes are served with tea in the afternoon. A 3 to 5 course gourmet dinner with wine can be expected in the evenings. One night a week the chalet staff relax. On these evenings you must eat out in one of Meribel’s local restaurants.
Fully catered Meribel chalets with 7 bedrooms are not so easy to find. However, we do have a good selection sleeping 14 /15 guests. The larger ones often sell rooms individually. Book early if you want the chalet exclusively. Most Meribel chalets have en suite bedrooms. They come in twins or doubles with occasionally large family rooms. Singles do exist but are quite rare. Most bedrooms have private toilets and bathrooms.
The larger Meribel chalets do tend to have more twin rooms than doubles. They also often come in a package if required with UK flights and transfers included. Many now have private minibuses to ferry you to and from the ski slopes. All will almost certainly have log fires, wi-fi, Tv & dvd player etc. Some even have a pool and of course the ever popular hot tub / jacuzzi outdoor on the terrace.
A fully catered ski holiday is a very social affair. New friends are often made. You have 2 or more staff cooking and cleaning. for you. Afternoon tea is very popular, and home-made cakes are the order of the day. Dinner is served with free wine during the meal. The staff has one night a week off (usually Wednesday). This night you eat out. If you love mixing then this style of holiday is highly recommended.
As with 7 bedrooms these larger properties are very popular as they usually sell rooms individually. If you need exclusive acommodation for a large group then do get in very early to avoid disappointment. All Meribelchalets are very popular with the British. The French tend to go self catering or hotels.
The larger Meribel chalets obviously mean more staff. Usually 2 or more for the actual chalet. Then a driver for a private minibus service to and from the ski slopes. Facilities are similar to all of the 7 bedroom Meribel chalets. They include log fires, wifi, and some with hot tubs and / or sauna.
We have 10 Meribel chalets with 8 bedrooms or more for up to 24 guests in total. In most of them rooms are reserved first come first served. They will often include a whole package including flights and transfers. If it is your first chalet holiday read Wikipedia’s definition of a chalet.
TRAVEL TO MERIBEL-FRANCE:
From Paris. You can fly to Geneva, Chambery or Lyon in 1 hour. You can take the TGV train to Chambery, The a train to Moutiers via Albertville. Albertville was the venue for the opening ceremony of the 1992 winter Olympics.
From Calais. The snow train arrives every week at Moutiers via Albertville very early on Saturday mornings. You can be skiing by 9am if you have accommodation arranged.
From London. You can fly from any UK airport to either Chambery, Geneva, or Lyon. There you can get fast private transfers to Meribel. The journey takes about 2 or 3 hours depending on snow conditions.
At Moutiers bus station you can easily get transfers to Courchevel, Val Thorens and the other resorts in the three valleys (Trois Vallees).