A GUIDE TO MERIBEL CENTRE

OVERVIEW

The Heart of the Three Valleys boasts beautiful pinewood scenery, a chocolate-box feel, but also where traditional Alpine charm mixes seamlessly with a vibrant and varied night-life. Meribel Centre itself is home to a wealth of shops, bars, restaurants, night clubs and cafes. 

Meribel Centre encompasses not only the buzz area of shops, restaurants and bars next to La Chaudanne, but the area up to Meribel Morel 1600, Le Belvedere and the Altiport. Meribel Morel lies on Route de Morel, on the road up to the Altiport. It has its own shops and restaurants and is only a 2 minute bus journey to the main centre of Meribel. Le Rond Point, most famous for the Ronnie apres-bar, is its own area slightly further up. Le Belvedere is a specific area at the top of the resort built for the 1992 Olympic games, offering luxury chalets and apartments on the slopes. The Altiport area is at 1700m, set in a protected forest and right on the slopes. 

 

 

SKIING IN MERIBEL CENTRE

The main hub of lifts, La Chaudanne, is in the centre of Meribel and right next to the bus stop. From here, you can get to Courchevel, Mottaret and the altiport in one lift. If you’re staying further up, there is also a ski lift directly from Meribel morel 1600, and you can ski straight on to the piste from Belvedere, Le Rond Point and the Altiport. 

 

Lift passes: There is a lift pass office by the Tougnete lift at La Chaudanne, as well as another lift pass office at Le Rond Point area and in the Altiport area. 

 

SHOPS AND SKI HIRE

Ski Hire

We recommend Freeski/The North Face Shop located opposite the Gallerie des Cimes in Meribel Centre. Book your skis online through their website and receive 40% off the cost of your equipment rental. An added bonus is that they offer a complimentary pick-up and drop-off service which is great if you don't have a car in resort or you are staying in Morel or further up! 

Save 40% when booking online by selecting 'MERIBEL-CHALET-APARTMENT.COM' in the 'Tour Operator' Menu at www.meribel-ski-rental.com!

Our clients can also receive 10% off any items purchases in the shop too. Just mention that you are our clients!

 

There is also a Precision Ski located next to La Taverne restaurant in Meribel Centre. Pre-book online at www.precisionski-rent.com and you can receive up to 60% off the in-resort prices (depending on week).

Get an extra 10% off by using our promo code: CHALAPT20

Contact to pre-book:

  • Website: www.precisionski-rent.com
  • Email: support@precisionski-rent.com​
  • Telephone: +44 (0)20 3445 0909 (charged at standard UK rate) 

We recommend hiring from these shops as they are closest to the slopes, or using their delivery service, and benefiiting from our trusted partners’ service and exclusive discounts. However, if you’d rather visit a shop in store:  

In Meribel Morel, there is a Chamois Sports shop, and Sports 1600

In Belvedere there is a ski hire shop called Allodis sport, located near to the Hotel Allodis.

In the Altiport area there is a shop called Altistore ski hire

 

Other shops

Supermarkets: There is a large Spar in the Centre of town, opposite the Church, which is about a 2 minute walk away from the main hub of shops. There is also a smaller supermarket and bakery in the hub of shops, next to La Taverne. 

There are also plenty of ski equipment and ski clothes shops! The Bootlab is a must visit if you are looking to buy your own ski boots. After a thorough assessment they will select the perfect boot for your feet and make any adjustments required to ensure a perfect fit. The best bit is that every boot comes with a comfort guarantee so make an appointment for your free assessment before you arrive so you are all set for our week ahead or pop in for a chat when you arrive in resort.

 

WHAT TO DO WHEN NOT SKIING

Meribel offers some of the best apres-ski, from cabaret at the famous Folie-Douce, a wide range of live bands and DJs at Le Rond Point and washed down by jugs of beers and toffee vodka, or enjoying a cold drink on the sunny terrace to some great live bands at the Lodge du Village. There are plenty of events on every night at Meribel’s various bars, and a club open until 6am. Enjoy one of Meribel’s great restaurants, from fine Indian cuisine at Tsaretta Spice, to traditional Savoyard raclette and fondue at La Fromagerie. 

For non-skiers there are also a range of other activities to enjoy including snow-shoe walks through the trees at the Altiport followed by some plane spotting over a hot chocolate on the terrace of the Altiport Hotel.  The Olympic Centre features a 25m swimming pool, spa, gym and climbing wall. Be sure to check out the bowling alley and games arcade, or the cinema which has special showings at 2.30pm on snowy days! For those who are more adventurous you can try husky sledging through the forest at Le Plantin or a top to bottom tandem paragliding flight.

 

 

RESTAURANTS

Meribel Centre: 

La Taverne +33 4 79 00 36 18

Right in the heart of Meribel Centre, and just off the slopes, it makes a perfect lunch and night-out spot. A fantastic bar as well as having a delicious bistro menu with some favourite Savoyard classics. 

 

La Fromagerie +33 4 79 08 55 48

This is a must-visit if you are a cheese lover. It offers the best Savoyard specials, from fondue to raclette and charcuterie. 

L’Igloo +33 (0)4 79 08 07 84

A great family-friendly restaurant with a great variety available on their menu, from pizzas and salads to steaks in a lovely igloo-themed setting. 

Le Refuge +33 (0)4 79 08 61 97

Famous for its pizzas, it also offers a great range of chef specials and traditional Savoyard cuisine. 

La Galette +33 4 79 08 53 90

A pizzeria as well as a creperie, its menu boasts the best of French cuisine. If you’re looking for something more substantial, they have fondue, tartiflette and raclette as well as steak on offer too! 

Scott’s +33 6 01 35 48 01

Primarily a bar, Scott’s is best known for its fantastic value  2-for-1 burgers on offer on a Monday night, followed by 2-for-1 cocktails every night. Try to defeat the Scott’s burger - a double cheese burer with pulled pork, hash browns, jalapenos and onion rings! Read the full menu.

Barometer +33 4 79 00 41 06

A cocktail with a fantastic vibe and great contemporary menu with pizzas, steak, pasta and Oriental-style cuisine. 

Copina +33 4 79 08 25 45

A popular tapas bar with a delicious tapas menu accomponied by craft beers and local wines. 

Brewer’s Den +33 4 79 00 57 51

A great smokehouse restaurant located opposite the Spar in Meribel Centre with a delicious BBQ menu for all meat-lovers. It also offers takeaway options! 

Le Spot +33 6 88 55 97 60

A great little spot in Meribel Centre for takeout pizzas, for quick and easy delicious food! 

 

Meribel Morel:

Tsaretta Spice +33 4 79 08 51 26 

It offers a truly authentic Indian menu right off the snowy slopes. Open in the evenings, it is rated the number one restaurant in Meribel and is a favourite amongst our staff too for its variety of food and even catering to vegetarians and vegans! 

Aux Petites Oignons +33 4 79 08 64 62

A firm favourite of the locals for a drink, and a fantastic French restaurant. Open all day for a quick stop off or a bite to eat.  

Chez Kiki, Méribel 1600 – +33 (0) 4 79 08 66 68

Another good sport for meat-lovers, it is great for grilled meats cooked on open fire in the middle of the restaurant. See their menu

Meribel Altiport 

Clos Bernard, Méribel Altiport – +33 (0) 4 79 00 00 07

A dining experience that is the perfect treat for a special occasion. It is tucked away amongst the trees in the Altiport, but accessible by foot or skis. Find out more

Le Rond Point

Adray Telebar, Meribel – +33 (0) 4 79 08 60 26

A hotel with a fantastic restaurant attached offering breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks and great evening meals! Stop off here when on the slopes or for a luxurious evening meal. 

Le Rond Point +33 4 79 00 37 51 

A world-famous apres-bar that also doubles up as a great restaurant for lunch. Enjoy the sun on their large terrace and their fantastic menu.

 

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