The art of après-ski in the French Alps

Clubbing at the top of the slopes at La Folie Douce in Megève, facing one of the most beautiful Alpine panoramas

In Megève and Saint-Gervais, we know how to enjoy the benefits of nature after skiing. Romain, DJ at La Folie Douce; Pauline, manager of the Les Fermes de Marie spa; and Thomas, expert cheesemaker at restaurant Le M, show their passion for well-being, gastronomy and festivities in enchanting mountain surroundings. Between massages, fondues and dancefloors, there’s no competition – we’re taking all three!

After a good day’s skiing in the French Alps, there’s no shortage of opportunities to have fun. To find out more, we followed three locals whose job it is to make visitors’ daily life even more memorable, between the resorts of Megève and Saint-Gervais at the foot of Mont Blanc.

According to Romain Clarks, resident DJ at La Folie Douce at the top of Saint-Gervais ski slopes, “you have to come here to ski because it’s Mont Blanc, the roof of Europe. There’s cross-country skiing of course, and snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding and numerous amazing walks”. Whether you come to party at La Folie Douce on skis or snowshoes, once you’re there the reward is incredible. In front of an incredible panorama, Romain and other invited guests get clubbers going at the heart of the mountains.

Les Fermes de Marie: a spa to rejuvenate

On the well-being side, Pauline Tual, head of the Les Fermes de Marie spa, says: “What I like about Megève is that we’re always focused on nature, as we use mountain plants. We really like this feeling of warmth after a day’s skiing. When choosing a career in well-being, your job is to give pleasure and warm people’s hearts.”

In the French Alps, no après-ski is complete without edible pleasures. Thomas Lecomte, cheese expert at the ‘M’ restaurant in Megève, is passionate about exceptional mountain specialities. Here, tartiflettes and fondues made with the best cheeses are chosen and tasted like great wines. “We value the savoir-faire and the peasant farmland. Several stages of ripening are involved for each cheese. Guests eating here get so much enjoyment, just as they would with tasting fine wines. It’s an emotional, multi-sensory experience.”

Spas, saunas, fondue and raclette, lounges and fireplaces

In the French Alps, between Megève and Saint-Gervais, the three locals offer both warm and cold rejuvenation. “To be able to come back tired in the evening and arrive at the spa for a sauna session or massage, and then settle down by the fire in a cosy lounge with furs and tuck into a fondue or raclette… it’s a sure reason why people come to Megève”, describes Thomas.

Fine food, well-being and a party spirit – this holy trilogy perfectly complements the breathtaking panoramas of the French Alps.

Megeve in the French Alps