If you really want to experience the very best of everything in Meribel, you have to tap into the locals for advice. The trouble is, with so many incredible things to do and places to explore, it’s actually pretty easy to unwittingly pass up the opportunity to experience something quite spectacular. Not that Meribel isn’t spectacular in its own right, but as is the case with all places, there are hidden highlights in there just waiting to be discovered.
So for those looking to tap into the best of Meribel as only the insiders know how, here’s a quick teaser of just a few of the hotspots not to pass up during your trip:
Kicking things off in style, one of the best kept secrets in the entire resort can be found at the little supermarket beneath the small shopping centre at Mottaret. It might not be the kind of place you’d expect to find incredible food, but make your way to go over to the kiosk in the wall and you’ll see what all the fuss is about. They specialise in Raclette sandwiches and burgers, piled with amazing toppings and one of the bargains of the region at €6.
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The 3 Valleys is exploding with Michelin Star restaurants which don’t exactly need any additional praise all recommendations. If on the other hand you are looking for something slightly less formal, not nearly as expensive and yet equally (if not even more) enjoyable, there’s a good reason Le New Merib’s in Mottaret is almost always crowded. Home-cooked food at its best and genuinely outstanding pizzas.
Best Hot Chocolate
One of the best hot chocolate in town can be found at Grand Marnier Creperie, which unsurprisingly comes with a pretty generous dose of Grand Marnier at its heart. Rich, thick and lavishly finished with a huge dollop of cream, it’s heavy enough to satisfy your appetite and naughty enough to warm you right to your soul – all for €3.
Best Après Beer
OK, so it’s hardly a secret that the Rond Point is undoubtedly the best place to head in the whole of the resort for heady and heavily-charged après ski hijinks. A gorgeous place to hang out around dusk (if you can still stand up straight), one key tip from the locals is to sit upstairs and beat the bar queues with the fast and free table service.
Best Morning Run
Last but not least, if you’re planning to get up early and make the most of the slopes before the masses start moving, hit Les Creux towards Courchevel which is brilliantly long, wide, fast and serenely enjoyable when quiet and untouched.
Thank you Alpine Infusion for your useful guide and information. Bring on the mountain burger – definitely a Marmalade favourite.
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