It may be famed worldwide for its outstanding winter sports opportunities, but Meribel is also a genuinely incredible place for a well-earned summer vacation. When the snow melts, what’s left behind is a gloriously beautiful landscape of lush green hills and towering mountains, bathed in blissful sunshine and with endless adventures at your doorstep.
Indeed, a single summer’s day in Meribel can deliver so much more than a full fortnight elsewhere. And we’ve provided you with an itinerary for a perfect luxury summer day in Meribel:
Breakfast At the Chalet
There’s no better way of kicking the day off in style than with a gourmet breakfast in the comfort and privacy of your own luxury chalet. Dine on the terrace and take in the stunning panoramas, sampling the finest local produce and dreaming of what’s to come during the rest of the day.
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A Stroll in the Vanoise National Park
After breakfast, head out for a gentle stroll in the Vanoise National Park – arguably the most wonderful spot of all to take in the sights and sounds of nature at its finest. From marmots to eagles to ibex and more, it’s a wildlife-lover’s paradise and just the place to stir the senses. You could always pack a picnic for a mid-morning snack, though chances are you’ll be far more tempted by the sublime restaurants back in town.
Lunch at Le Blanchot
One of the highest rated restaurants in the whole of Meribel and bosting what’s undoubtedly one of the best views you’ll ever have access to, Le Blanchot serves up truly decadent lunch treats the likes of which will leave you speechless. There’s really no better place to head for al-fresco dining with gorgeous landscapes all around you – the fact that they also serve up genuinely mind-blowing food just happens to be a bonus!
An Hour at Helios Spa
You’ve had a hard day so far…of course…so surely the least you deserve is an hour or two of shamelessly indulgent pampering at one of Meribel’s world-famous spas, right? Always a winner with those in the know, Helios Spa is every bit the award-worthy pampering paradise right at the centre of the action. From full body treatments to facials to steam rooms to beauty therapy sessions, all bases are covered and all boxes ticked. Or you can get treatments in the privacy and comfort of your own chalet allowing you to relax and unwind.
An Afternoon Hot Air Ballooning Trip
If you’re out for a genuine once-in-a-lifetime experience, there’s nothing quite like a soul-stirring hot air balloon trip high above the resort. Few visitors to Meribel are privileged enough to see the town and its surroundings from this unique vantage point, though suffice to say it’s an experience you’ll both remember and cherish for the rest of your life.
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Dinner at La Bouitte
Rounding off the day in style, head over to La Bouitte for what is absolutely guaranteed to be one of the most incredible dining experiences of your entire life. This three Michelin-Star fine dining establishment is the stuff of legends across France and beyond, where no expense is sparred in the creation of mind-blowing dishes the likes of which will change the way you look at luxury living for life.
If this sounds like your dream day on holiday, Meribel makes the perfect summer holiday destination, boasting a range of exciting activities and a family-friendly atmosphere. Tempted? Find out more about Méribel in summer here.