Alpine summer events

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It’s summertime in the Alps, and the scenery is even more varied and breathtaking than in the winter. Flowers are blooming, MontBlanc is shining in all her glory, and the villages of the French alps are as pristine as the babbling brooks that run through them.

 

As we arrived by train via Paris, we spotted the effortlessly cool Jane Birkin on our same route. And that pretty much sums it up- the alps in the summer is all about refined chic. Not ostentatious. Nature loving.

 

Here at Eden Luxury Homes, our team has been hard at work managing our summer rentals, the majority of which happen in the South of France and Ibiza. But around a quarter of our clients are coming to Megève this summer, and its not difficult to see why.

 

The town is flush with activities- from wine and music festivals, to equestrian events like Le Jumping which draw in over 25,000 spectators and big names in the horse world. Even without the organized festivities, there’s an endless amount of pleasure to be had in exploring the natural terrain- with its hikes, swimming holes, golf, skydiving, hot air ballooning…

 

In Megève, cafés like Le Cintra and le Bistrot will draw you in for hours over leisurely lunches and bottles of rosé, and the evening concert series echos through the town as you dine al fresco at one of the gastronomic restaurants.

 

Meanwhile, keep in mind that Megève offers the best luxury chalets in the alps. They are not just for winter enjoyment! Many of the chalets boast outdoor swimming pools, sun decks, direct access to the golf course, and sweeping panoramas of the mountains. Leave the windows open and enjoy fresh mountain breezes, the wafting smell of wildflowers, and the sound of chirping birds.

 

You might just find yourself humming a melody from John Denver’s Greatest Hits.

 

 

 

Eden Luxury Homes is here to accommodate your luxury chalet rental requests, complete with services and concierge to organize activities and reservations. This summer, Megève will see an influx of visitors for several major sporting events:

 

JUMPING INTERNATIONAL Edmond de Rothschild

Six days of professional and amateur show jumping in the heart of Megève, with free entry and evening cocktail parties.

July 21-26, 2015

 

 CRITERIUM DU DAUPHINE

Stage 7 and 8 of this cycling World Tour race comes through Megève and Saint Gervais, bringing in the biggest teams in the cycling world.

June 13-14, 2015

 

If drinking wine, eating well, and listening to some rhythm & blues is more your style, don’t miss this:

WINE & SWING MEGEVE

Cooking & Wine lessons, lunch and dinner tastings, 15 jazz concerts, 20 blues concerts 

June 26-28, 2015

 

 

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