If you are an aesthete, you will undoubtedly appreciated the attractive, chalet-style architecture and wooded surroundings offered by this charming ski resort.
However, the main reason for its appeal to avid skiers is its central location within France’s huge Trois Vallées ski area which also includes Courchevel and Belleville.
Considered by many as the best base for beginners, although the nursery slope is slightly detached from the resort base, the popularity of Méribel remains unabated.
Founded by a British skier in 1938, it celebrated its 80th anniversary in February last year and still adheres to a building code that dictates all constructions have to be below a certain height and fashioned from local slate, wood and stone.
Even if you chose not to ski during your visit, the Olympic Centre, constructed for the 1992 Winter games, offers an indoor swimming pool, a children’s pool and a fitness centre so there really is something to cater to every taste.
Choose from a selection of authentic, wood constructed chalets and apartments for sale in Méribel, all of which offer sublime views of the surrounding vistas.