The Sunday Telegraph
The world's most glamorous resorts now offer destination spas, Michelin stars and chalets complete with cinemas and helipads. Gabriella Le Breton picks 10 of the most luxurious.
In 1914, Baroness Noémie de Rothschild decided that France should have its own St Moritz and set about transforming the Savoyard farming village of Megève into a glamorous holiday destination.
It remais the epitome of aristo chic - home to seven five-star hotels, one restaurant with three Michelin stars, one with two stars and another with a single star, plus several of the world's finest mountain spas.
While glittering boutiques and lavish hotels line Megève's cobbled streets and town square, the gently undulating slopes above it provide flattering, tree-lined pistes that make everybody look, and feel great.
A Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass gives access to Megève as well as Chamonix, Courmayeur, Verbier and Les Contamines - handy if Megève's low altitude makes fresh snow hard to find.
Where to stay
Five-star Les Fermes de Marie is a collection of restored timber chalets comprising cosy rooms and suites, two restaurants and a spa.