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Resort guide to Meribel Les Allues - France

Traditional village ski resort situated below Meribel Centre

Meribel Les Allues resort guide - a general overview

Meribel Les Allues is the original village of the Meribel valley and very much at its heart and soul. It is situated 7km below Meribel centre, the main resort. It has a pretty little village centre with five very well established restaurants all of which also have their own bars. Les Allues is connected to the main lift hub of Meribel via the Olympe gondola that ascends the main valley floor in exactly 15 minutes. Once at Chaudanne (the main lift hub of Meribel Centre) there are easy connections to the whole of the 3 Valleys ski domain. With the completion of the Saulire Express it takes a further 12 minutes to reach the Saulire summit, and the high speed 8 seater Plan de L'homme chairlift offers a fast alternative in the other direction (towards Val Thorens and St Martin de Belleville) as does the Tougnete telecabine. These days you very rarely queue at the Chaudanne due to the choice of lifts on offer.

Les Allues is a charming and friendly village which offers some great value chalet accommodation. To see all our chalets in Meribel Les Allues use our main chalet search.


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Airports

Chambery
2 hours
Lyon
2hr 30mins
Geneva
2hr 30mins

Resort stats

600km

1,300m - 3,195m

Level of skiing

Beginners
Intermediates
Experts
Snow sure
Off-piste
Ski area

Qualities

Charm factor
Non-skiers
Nightlife
Resort layout
Fine dining
Short transfer
Resort value

Pros

  • A quiet, unspoilt and picturesque village
  • You are not paying Meribel prices
  • Majority of accommodation is close to the main gondola
  • Some lovely chalets

Cons

  • Nightlife is pretty much non exsistent
  • Main gondola up to Three Valleys is quite slow
  • Home run to village often shut due to lack of snow so need to download on the gondola

Meribel Les Allues Resort Restaurants

Want to sample the culinary delights outside the walls of your ski chalets; Meribel les Allues has a couple of restaurants worth mentioning. La Chaumiere is the place to go for a fancy and fabulous 4-course lunch at 2* prices. La Tsaretta is a charming restaurant by the church in Les Allues Village. The food and service is excellent. Last season brought a completely new menu that proved extremely popular. In fact the menu is very international with dishes from France, Britain and Thailand. La Croix jean-Claude is a high quality restaurant in the main street of Les Allues steeped with great history and friendly family atmosphere.

Meribel Les Allues Mountain Restaurants

Meribel les Allues, or commonly known as Meribel.One has access to variety of mountain restaurants situated in the heart of the three valleys ski area. With its own direct gondola, you can be transported from this quaint village to Meribel-Mottaret in 15 minutes. Here you can be linked to a number of mountain restaurants including Zig Zag a small bar and restaurant located at the base of the lifts. It only seats 20 people but has a gorgeous outside terrace and reasonably priced.

Meribel Les Allues Apres Ski

There is a huge amount of apres bars to choose from in the slopes and Meribel village. One not to miss is the new famous Folie Douce, to experience dancing on tables and electric atsmophere 4 o'clock in the afternoon. However if you fancy something a bit closer to your chalets, Meribel Les Allues guests can sample the local Mutzig (strong lager) at the local Tsaretta bar after a day on the pistes.

Meribel Les Allues Nightlife

Although most people tend to spend a relaxed evening in their ski chalets, Meribel Les allues does offer a few choices for those wanting to sample the local nightlife. La Tsaretta is a lively local bar in Les Allues which is open from 5pm until 1am each night and hosts British bands and themed nights throughout the week, and the 5 village restaurants each have a 'locals' bar woth checking out.

Meribel Les Allues Resort Map

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