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As one of the most popular ski resorts in the French Alps, Méribel has plenty to offer visitors to the town. In addition to the world class skiing in the world’s largest ski resort, the town itself has all of the amenities and activities you would expect for one of the Alps’ premier ski resorts. There are a wide variety of delicious restaurants, electrifying après ski scene and a superbly equipped leisure centre.
In addition to all of the fabulous amenities mentioned above, the town has a superb variety of different shops. From authentic French shops selling a variety of locally sourced cheeses and wines to clothes shops where you can pick up some ski gear or new winter clothes. There are also plenty of supermarkets where you buy snacks to keep you going throughout the day. Spending a couple of hours exploring the shops is a great way to get to know the town.
Shopping in Méribel varies with plenty to suit all tastes. If you are looking to invest in a new piece of ski gear, the town has a large variety of both clothes and sports shops where you will find everything from hats and socks to skis and snowboards, particularly handy for those who arrive, only to realise they have left their gloves at home. Prices will vary so bear this in mind. The best way to get the best deal is to shop around. To pick up some essentials for your stay, there are two supermarkets in the town centre. Here you will find freshly made baguettes, milk, toiletries and a variety of foods and alcohol.
Are you looking to take a special present home to a loved one or maybe you fancy picking up a souvenir as a reminder of your trip? In the centre of Méribel you will find plenty of local souvenir shops selling everything from fridge magnets to the local beverage of genepi. For the ultimate taste of France, head to one of the cheese shops where you can choose from a vast array delicious French cheeses and local wines, perfect for a relaxing evening after a day on the slopes.
The fantastic location of Mark Warner’s resorts in Méribel, Chalet Loden and Chalet Hotel Tarentaise, means that you are never far from the shops. While both hotels are perfectly positioned close to the pistes, they are also close to the town, meaning you can easily get to the shops, restaurants and bars.
For more information on Méribel take a look at our resort guide.