A Guide to Meribel Les Allues
Meribel Les Allues is the original town in the Meribel Valley that was there before the ski resort was built. Meribel Les Allues has the feel of a traditional alpine village and with a year round community the resort has a very welcoming atmosphere. Meribel Les Allues is perfect for a self-catered ski holiday as there is a grocery store, a ski hire shop and a few excellent bars and restaurants.
Les Allues, Le Raffort, Les Cruet, Nantgerel and surrounding hamlets are the origins of the Meribel Valley. These small hamlets have retained their traditional farm buildings and chalets, small winding streets and Alpine character. Les Allues has a couple of fantastic restaurants and bars, along with a small shop, so there is everything you could need within walking distance of your property.
Les Allues mainly comprises of traditionally built chalets with modern interiors with a good variety of self-catered and fully-catered options available. Being further down the mountain, there is great value accommodation on offer and the larger properties are ideal for families or groups.
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Skiing in Meribel Les Allues
Access to the Three Valleys Ski area is provided by the Olympique Telecabine in Les Allues which connects Brides Les Bains further down the valley to Meribel Centre. During good snow conditions, you can even ski all the way back down to Les Allues! Alternatively, you can hop on the free resort bus service to take you to the Centre in less than ten minutes.
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What To Do When Not Skiing in Meribel Les Allues
For the evenings, the Tsaretta is unbeatable for its buzz of locals and holidaymakers alike. They regularly show live sport and offer up live bands every Wednesday and Friday night.
If you don’t want to ski, Les Allues has a great variety of other activities too. You can walk through the forest up to le Villard to enjoy the views across the valley, or to Meribel Village to enjoy a quick drink. Les Allues also has its own museum which you can explore to learn more about the fascinating history of the Meribel Valley.
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