Méribel, the heart of the 3 Valleys
The Meribel valley is one of the longest in the French Alps (22km). It stretches from Brides-les-Bains (600m) to the Péclet-Polset massif (3560m). In 1938, the British colonel Peter Lindsay put his skis in this valley and decided to build a resort. Patiently, without betraying the nature and the local architect, he will shape a harmonious place dedicated to skiing. Today, Méribel still presents a unity of chalets with blond wood and bluish stone facades. A little higher, at 1700m of altitude, nestles Méribel-Mottaret. Created in 1972, at the foot of the Mont-Vallon, the resort is a synthesis between traditional and functional construction. One of the charms of Méribel lies in its multiplicity: 14 villages and hamlets are spread out in the valley. Numerous paths allow hikers, on foot or with snowshoes, to discover these picturesque places.