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Sightseeing in Meribel - what to see. Complete travel guide

Meribel is a famous Alpine ski resort, which is often called the Heart of Three Valleys. In 1992 Meribel hosted the Olympic Games. This is a well-equipped alpine ski resort with the total length of routes exceeding 60 km. To the service of guests are over two hundred of ski lifts, which will conveniently move visitors to any slope of the region. If you have no alpine ski experience, you can learn skiing in dozens of ski schools open in the region. Each year new hotel complexes open in this resort, but cozy cabin-houses located in mountains do not lose their popularity.
A large number of lifts allows vacationers travelling throughout the Three Valleys. Advanced skiers will find much excitement in Mont Vallone slopes that are related to the level of advanced complexity. Spacious and picturesque routes of La Challe will perfectly suit the majority of tourists, and Col De La Loze slopes are considered most unique and snowy ones.
Besides saturated sports program the resort offers a wide range of cultural activities. As sports competitions take place here almost every day, visitors can see professional skiers. Various plays and concerts featuring local bands are also not rare here, so you will be surely able to attend them during your stay. If you are tired of walks on snow-covered peaks and want some diversify, move your feet to a new sports center that is equipped with bowling alley, a real Olympic ice rink and a swimming pool. Nightlife lovers will get much entertainment in the nightclubs of Meribel. Finally, you can go to the new cinema or just visit numerous shops and trading centers. In Meribel you will find a large selection of hotels with apartments that suit every taste. As the prices in these hotels are not high, the resort is very popular among tourists from all over the world. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Meribel was founded in 1946, so there are no outstanding historical sights on its territory. During a walk through the resort, you can admire the picturesque wooden chalets, with some streets offering a splendid panoramic view of the city. One of the main symbols of the resort is the sports complex Olympic Center, which was built for the Olympics. After the sporting event, the complex remained and is now open for tourists to visit. The choice of entertainment for visitors of the center is huge. There are karting, special halls for climbing walls, a sports 25-meter swimming pool, a large relaxation area with sauna and Jacuzzi, and an indoor ice skating rink that works for spa guests, all year round. Fans of historical attractions will be interested to visit the town of Moutiers located in the vicinity of the resort. It has beautiful old streets with charming houses in the national style. There are also interesting shops with national goods and many interesting places for walking. Not far from the resort, is the main national park France Vanoise. It was founded in 1963. The park is famous not only for its natural beauty, but also for the diversity of animals and birds that live on its territory. Here travelers can watch the lynx and see lovely alpine marmots. The luckiest ones will be fortunate enough to see how one of the world's greatest predatory birds, the Golden Eagle, hunts. On the territory of the nature reserve, many routes of different complexity are laid. It is liked not only by fans of hiking, but also by professional climbers. Meribel will impress lovers of unusual entertainments. Admirers of extreme sports will be pleased to have a rest here. Wealthy tourists will be able to rent a helicopter and assess the panorama of the Three Valleys from a height, while more economical tourists will be offered to fly on a paraglide. In winter, dog sledding is organized for tourists. Also, they can take walks in the forests on snowshoes. One of the most unusual entertainments is evening walks with torches along the picturesque mountain and forest paths. During the year, the resort hosts a variety of competitions, a visit to which will also be a great way to diversify the rest.

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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Meribel
♥   Castle 'Château de Charbonnières' Savoie, 24.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Chantemerle' Savoie, 28.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Tournon' Savoie, 32.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Beaufort' Savoie, 33.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Cornillon' Savoie, 34.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Meribel
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Massif des Bauges' , 45.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Chartreuse' , 59.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale del Gran Paradiso' , 60.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Queyras' , 78.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Vercors' , 104.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Meribel from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Aiguille du Midi

From the series “The World's Highest Observation Decks”
You can not only walk through the tunnels between levels, but also use a special lift that is much more convenient and faster. There is a special plate with the exact height of the platform and its number at each level. It's also worth to have a long and incredibly interesting tour to Aiguille du Midi that many tourists tend to visit in the summer. The fact is that it’s always very cold and very windy at the top, so it would be more comfortable to climb it in the summer, when it's not so chilly. … Read further

L'Alpe d'Huez

From the series “Top 13 Furious Ski Resorts and Pistes”
Although the health resort is incredibly required by the professional athletes, it also suits the beginners. In addition, the health resort has the excellent conditions and for the disabled skiers. In the health resort there are 85 ski lifts, two beautiful snow parks and a lot of entertainment facilities, so you can organize an exciting holiday to any taste. You can also visit the spa in summer. At this time of year, he attracts many cyclists. … Read further
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