Newly renovated and opened in December 2017, Megève’s Palais is a Sports Centre, a Spa & Wellness Centre, a Conference & Events Centre and a Médiathèque all in one! The Sports Centre hosts plenty of classes & workshops for children and adults alike, all year-round.
Espace Forme (Fitness Centre)
Here, there are plenty of activities/classes to choose from, as well as a fully-equipped gym: yoga, pilates, circuit training, cross training . . . See here for more details.
Espace Aquatique (Indoor & Oudoor Swimming Pools & Slides)
With both indoor and outdoor pools, the re-styled Espace Aquatique has something for the whole family!
Indoor pools – there is one pool for swimming (25m x 12.5m), another for children, Aquagym and Aquabike sessions (0.60m x 1,35m), and a baby paddling pool (with slides, water features and warm water, LOVELY!);
Bébés Nageurs Aquakids classes – on some Sundays from 10h to 11h15 (check schedule) / water heated to 32 degrees / 11,50€ per session;
For use in the summertime (June until September) . . .
Outdoor pools – there is an Olympic pool (50 x 21m), and two children’s paddling pools, one with animal/water features / for rent are parasols and lounge chairs;
Pentagliss – 3 adjacent outdoor slides / for 6+ years;
*REMEMBER that boys and men must wear a slip; if you arrive with shorts, you will be asked to buy a slip!*
Opening hours of indoor pools: for opening hours (which change over the year), see megeve.com;
Children (5 to 14 years) and students: 5€;
under 5s: FREE!
Espace Glace (Ice-skating & Ice-Hockey)
With its musical setting, the indoor Olympic ice-skating rink at the Palais des Sports is for everyone, beginners and advanced skaters alike. The rink sometimes transforms into a huge show/ice-hockey match venue, hosting up to 5000 people. Since the renovations, the acoustics and lighting have been improved and there is heating and renovated changing rooms. Skate rental is available and figure skating and curling and ice-hockey lessons can be booked. There are also Eisstock sessions for the whole family during the holidays! During the school holidays, there will often be themed skating events (Halloween, Valentine’s Day specials);
Opening hours: check megeve.com for opening hours;
Children (5 to 14 years): 4,20€;
Under 5s: FREE!
Skate hire: 3,50€;
Espace Balnéoforme (Spa & Wellness)
While the rest of the family is in the pool or ice-skating, or off hiking or on the pistes skiing, why not treat yourself to some pampering in the newly renovated Espace Balnéoforme? You will find water heated to 34 degrees, a wave pool indoor saunas and hammams and outdoor saunas! See here for more details.
Opening hours: see here for more details;
*Family Moment on Sundays from 10h to 12h!*
Children: 14€ (under 5s only permitted between 10h and 12h!);
Family Balnéo on Sundays 10h to 12h: adults 22€ and children 8€ (free for under 5s);
Happy Hour from 18h: adults 22 € (for those with appropriate ski pass over 15 years);
Espace Raquettes (Tennis and Ping-Pong)
No, not snow-shoeing in the Palais! We’re talking about tennis & ping-pong raquets!
There is one indoor tennis court, 10 asphalt courts and 2 clay courts (for use in summer). There is also a training wall available on request. Court rental is by the hour or with abonnements.
Opening hours: all year round; reservations are required.
Indoor tennis court: 1 hour – 23 € or 10 session card – 207 €
Outdoor tennis court (asphalt): 1 hour – 14 € or 10 session card – 120 €
Clay court/asphalt night-time lighting: 1 hour – 17 € or 10 session card – 153 €
Tennis Lessons: are available from qualified teachers, either to learn from scratch or to improve tennis skills.
1/2 hour: 26 €; 5 x 1/2 hour sessions: 120 €
1 hour: 48 €; 5 x 1/2 hour sessions: 220 €
1 hour for 2 people: 60 €; 5 x 1/2 hour sessions: 270 €
With a view of the ice-skating rink, this is a ping-pong area with a view!
Opening hours: all year-round, every day from 10h to 19h / reservations are necessary;
Adults: 5,20 €
Children: 5,20 €.
Under 5s: FREE!
Espace Escalade (Climbing)
740m² of indoor climbing routes are available on this newly renovated climbing wall, with routes for Beginners up to Advanced! Equipment can be hired and lessons are available.
Opening hours: see here for opening hours;
*Be sure to enquire about discounts available with the Formule Liberté and the Carte d’Hotes.*
There is both a Children’s Section (see here for more details) and Adult’s Section in the Médiathèque and plenty of story-telling sessions . . .
See my post Médiathèque Megève for more details . . .
During the holidays, on Wednesdays at 17h is L’Heure du Conte (Storytime for Children), for children 3+ years / FREE an no reservations needed / address: Espace Jeunesse, Médiathèque, 247 route du Palais des Sports, 74120, Megève; tel: +33 (0)4 50 91 57 70 . . . there is also an Heure du Conte pour les bébes lecteurs on selected Saturday mornings (see Megève Agenda);
Espace Seminaire (Conference Centre)
There are four new, fully equipped rooms for hire here, including an events room with seating for 800 people . . . Many spectacles are scheduled here throughout the year.
Espace Restaurant – Le Sports Bar
Le Palais is equipped with a restaurant/snack bar during the winter season which, in the summer months, opens up into a restaurant with a terrace, next to the Olympic swimming pool / tel: +33 7 68 98 25 61;
Workshops, classes & events for children, teenagers and adults
Throughout the year, and especially during the school holidays, there are plenty of events, courses and workshops (week long, or daily) in different sports and creative activities held at Le Palais. See here for more details / also, check Le Palais’ FB page for current events!
247 route du Palais des Sports
Tel: +33 4 50 21 15 71
Online Brochure: see here