advertisement

This town is a hotbed of clubs and bars for après-ski fun. The ultimate is Club de Jazz des 5 Rues, 19 passage de Cinq Rues (tel. 04-50-91-90-69), a rendezvous for such jazz notables as Claude Luter and Claude Bolling; it's open only during the peak winter season. Le Casino, 115 av. Charles-Feige (tel. 04-50-93-01-83; www.casino-megeve.com), is a small, sedate casino -- although you can still lose lots of money here. Most vacationers bypass the gaming tables and head for the disco immediately across the street, Palo Alto (tel. 04-50-91-82-58; www.palo-alto.fr). On the street level, you'll find a restaurant and music that management loosely advises is for persons ages 25 and older; upstairs, the louder and more frenetic scene is recommended for 18- to 25-year-olds. There's no cover charge in either room, but a beer will cost 15€.

The underground Les Caves de Megève, rue Amboise Martin (tel. 04-50-21-30-11), located at the end of an impossibly narrow staircase, is small and cozy, with a small dance floor. A French celebrity might make a highly theatrical appearance at any minute. There's no cover, but drinks cost 13€ to 21€.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.