It is an irresistible impulse. A disturbing choir. A basic need. Many of us willingly give in to the call of the mountain when the good weather arrives. Invigorating, rejuvenating, inspiring, benevolent, the Alpine panorama is full of benefits. At the Four Seasons Megève, it’s even an art of living in its own right that has nothing to envy to winter! Hunch.
Hedonism and refinement are cultivated in the Pays du Mont Blanc. Megève was popular with esthetes a hundred years ago. Resort of the eminent Rothschild family, the destination had all the pomp of a diamond in the rough, a divine gift for its well-inspired visitors. This land of plenty takes on the characteristics of a typically Savoyard village with an ancient charm, where history is told and heritage is revealed at the turn of every stone. Meandering through narrow streets, illuminated squares with fountains and wash houses, Megève invites you to stroll and suspend time.
on the slopes of Mont d’Arbois, we are the privileged hosts of the spectacle of nature: majestic mountains, eternal snow, larches as far as the eye can see, the purity of the air and the reverberation of natural light make the horizon shine like the facets of a gem… Breathe, look! In this idyllic setting, we instantly understand love at first sight Noemie de Rothschild for this fascinating place that offers us one of the most beautiful viewpoints of Mont Blanc. A century later, we are grateful for his altruistic impulse and his visionary spirit that contributed to the birth of the alpine station.
Convinced of the tourist potential of the place, she commissioned the construction of Chalet Noémie, which would become the family’s private chalet, and began various works to convert it into a family ski resort. In 1920, she with her father-in-law Edmond de Rothschild, they created the French Society of Mountain Hotels (SFHM) and launched the construction of a hotel and a golf course on the heights of Megève: the Mont d’Arbois domain. From generation to generation, the Edmond de Rothschild family has inspired their art of living, attracting epicureans, authentic people and sports lovers in their wake.
Now managed by the luxury hotel group, Four Seasons, the immense property has found a partner of choice to perpetuate the excellence of its hospitality. Here it is a matter of welcoming you according to the philosophy ofEstate of Edmond de Rothschild which has the golden rule of ” to receive you as in the house of a precious friend “. This feeling is perceptible at every moment of the experience. As soon as you arrive at the place, an elegant brigade goes into action so that you immediately forget the long – and inevitable – zigzag road. Accomplices of our impatient little angels, attentive with the adults We appreciate this presentation.
Before entering its apartments, it is impossible not to stop at the sight of the sumptuous scenery that runs through the lobby: innumerable works of art originating, in part, from the private collection of Ariane de Rothschild and beautifully staged by the decorator Pierre Yves Rochen, immerse the guest in a timeless museum and exploration. Extremely rare vases rub shoulders with travel memorabilia that will keep you glued to the spot! The Baroness gives us a lesson in History and Art through these masterpieces generously arranged in the spaces.
Staying at the Four Seasons Megève therefore has a flavor unlike any other in the area.
After this “aesthetic shock”, you come to your senses in your spacious room where delicious little attentions await you. 55 in number, including 14 suites, all have terraces or balconies with panoramic views of the massif. On the design side, the chic of the 1930s flourishes in a more contemporary universe with the desire to extend your artistic career with great reinforcements of arty creations: paintings such as cabinets of curiosities signed Thierry Bruettglass etching work supervised by gilles chabrierthat dialogue harmoniously with the numerous geometric motifs.
There are even ethnic touches to better contrast with the alpine codes (chimneys, exposed beams, omnipresent wood).
Here you are comfortably settled to start the festivities in this outdoor playground that is the mountain. On the heights of Mont d’Arbois, walkers savor the pleasure of losing themselves in the green meadows, listening to the whisper of the rivers, capturing scenes of animal life… For an even greater immersion, a guide accompanies you to discover the light of your steps: collecting plants, discovery of fauna and flora, picnics by the lake… Summer will be slow and green!
Tribes enhance their stay with a horse-drawn carriage ride in the quaint village and take to the skies for a hot air balloon ride. The following days, we dedicate ourselves to fishing, transmitting our passion to the novices, we get on our electric bike to echo the Tour de France and above all, to do ourselves a lot of good. Far from the hustle and bustle of the cities, the crowded beaches of the Mediterranean and the saturated airports, we focus on recharging our batteries to face the coming months with renewed energy.
The spa at the Four Seasons Hotel Megève lends itself perfectly to this goal with its wellness rituals that combine sensoriality and efficiency. The tricolor claw olivier-claire –which has made exclusivity its hallmark– reconnects us with Mother Nature with its floral and iodized protocols: treatments with sunflower pollen, wakame seaweed or sea fennel. Your pores and nostrils thank you, as does your mind.
The five-star is also home to two other ultra-desirable brands such as swiss perfection Y good cbd (first in Europe): or the art and the way of attracting us, at regular intervals, to its sanctuary dedicated to well-being.
Just steps from the hotel, you can work on your swing at Mont d’Arbois golf course which extends over 50 hectares. Maintained as a French garden, this charming 18-hole mountain golf course, created by Baron Edmond de Rothschild in 1923 and redesigned by Sir Henry Cotton in 1964, is one of the oldest in the region. Lovers of the genre throw themselves into this summer postcard in the shade of poplars and fir trees. As for the hyperactive clan, canyoning or paragliding definitely fulfill their competitive spirit.
On the gastronomic side, you have landed in gourmet heaven! You have a date with the most starred chef in the world, Anne-Sophie Pic, at the restaurant The Lady of Pic – The 1920. His menu is an ode to the mountains and the Savoyard terroir with its gourmet cheeses, its dishes seasoned with aromatic herbs, its varieties of honey and its dairy preparations. We also taste their signature dishes such as roe deer, Breton lobster and white mille-feuille.
The flavors swirl in the dishes presented as culinary paintings. Special mention to the tea-sommelier who will satisfy the most demanding tea lovers!
Another room, another atmosphere, the Kaito Restaurant, a table that also justifies a stay here. Fans of Japanese cuisine have already spread the word and we gladly join the club, raving about the menu that combines local produce and great Japanese classics.
Summer is full of promise at the Four Seasons Megève!
Four Seasons Megeve
373, Chemin des Follieres
Telephone. : 04 50 21 12 11