Megevette village

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Mégevette, 'Between the waters'
If you go up the valley of Le Risse, beyond Saint-Jeoire, you will arrive at Mégevette, a village of 450 people, at an altitude of 900m.
Its name comes from the words “mege et eve”, meaning between the waters, as the village is crossed by the torrent, Le Risse.
Mégevette is a small tourist village with a rich natural and cultural heritage. Farming is still an important activity, part of the traditional mountain character of the village.

Explore our built heritage
If you come to Mégevette you will see many traditionally built houses in the various hamlets.
In the village centre take the time to explore the church of St Nicolas, a real work of art.
In winter, cross-country skiing in a traditional, family setting.
The Mégevette cross-country ski area comprises a black trail, a red trail, a blue trail and a green trail, adding up to a total of 22km of waymarked, groomed trails. They are open to all comers, beginners or experienced skiers, as is the cross-country ski centre in the village centre (tel.
In addition to cross-country skiing you can go snow-shoeing on the hiking tracks that climb up on either side of Le Risse or along the trails on the valley floor.
In summer, a great holiday destination for those who love mountains, peace and quiet and the great outdoors.
To explore the mountain pastures around Mégevette there are a number of waymarked footpaths suitable for seasoned hikers and family groups.
10 mountain bike routes have been signposted around Mégevette. They feature roads, trails and footpaths through the forests and alpine meadows of the area.
Come to karstic country! The caves at Mégevette are well known throughout France for their complex network. They are also home to a number of species of bat. There are organised excursions to these caves with experienced potholers and guides
Information from the Tourist Information centre or directly from G.R. Aventures (tel.
Go up in the world! The limestone cliffs in the area are ideal for rock climbing. The Bellosset site is located just as you come into Mégevette, above the Risse Gorges. The “Pierre à l'Aigle" site with its boulders is located on the other side of the village, on the way to the Col de Jambaz. Beginners are catered for at the Plaine Joux and the Rocher de Porte sites, a 15 minute drive away.
Do you do a bit of fishing? Then you will like Le Risse, a well stocked torrent that flows along the valley floor. It makes for an interesting fishing experience – turbulent sections (steep banks, deep pools) alternating with much quieter stretches.
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