Newly renovated and opened in December 2017, Megève’s Palais is a Sports Centre, a Spa & Wellness Centre, a Conference & Events Centre and a Médiatèque 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 classes – 10h to 11h15 / water heated to 32 degrees / 11,50€ per session;
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 (open: from 17th to 30th June 2017 and 4th to 10th September 2017 – every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 12h – 19h30; from 1st July to 3rd September 2017 – every day from 10h to 19h30) / 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:
until 30th April 2017 – every day from 12h to 19h30 and Wednesdays until 21h30;
2nd May to 18th June – Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12h to 16h and 18h to 20h; Wednesdays from 14h to 21h30; Saturdays & Sundays 14h to 20h;
19th to 30th June – every day from 12h to 19h30 and Wednesdays until 21h30;
3rd July to 3rd September – every day from 11h – 19h30 and Wednesdays until 21h30;
11th September to 17th December 2017 – Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12h to 16h and 18h to 20h; Wednesdays from 14h to 21h30; Saturdays & Sundays 14h to 20h;
Opening hours of outdoor pools and pentagliss:
17th to 30th June 2017 – every day from 12h to 19h30 and Wednesdays until 21h30;
1st July to 3rd September 2017 – every day from 10h to 19h30 and Wednesdays until 21h30;
1st to 10th September – every day from 12h to 19h30 and Wednesdays until 21h30;
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!
6th to 31st March 2017 – every day from 15h to 18h;
1st to 30th April 2017 – every day from 14h to 18h;
SHUT on 8th April bank holidays;
Children (5-14 ans): 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.
2nd January to 30th April 2017 – every day from 10h – 20h;
1st July to 3rd September – every day from 12h – 19h30;
Wednesdays – night-time opening until 21h30;
*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 – 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.
3rd January to 10th April 2017 – Monday to Saturday 15h to 22h and Sundays 15h to 20h;
SHUT on bank holidays
*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 Médiatèque and plenty of story-telling sessions . . .
See my post Médiatèque 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
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, or MBFF’s post Children’s Activities this summer au Pays du Mont Blanc. 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