Megeve is one of world’s iconic ski destinations. Created by a Baroness of the famous Rothschild family a century ago as a French answer to St Moritz, it has always been synonymous with the best of everything. Unlike most well-known French ski areas, Megeve was not built from scratch in the post-war era but was founded upon an original village that dates back to the 13th century and, with its cobbled streets surrounded by enticing restaurants and boutiques, oozes Gallic ambience. A Mecca for foodies, it is also home to the only three-Michelin starred chef in the Alps. To add further to Megeve’s appeal, the surrounding slopes, located within the Mont Blanc massif – and extending to 445km thanks to connections to neighbouring ski areas – are some of the most scenically attractive in the skiing world.