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Les Fermes de Marie: a legendary place to recharge your batteries in the mountains

A 5-star hotel in the center of Megève, Les Fermes de Marie has become since its creation in 1989 a real institution for all city dwellers in need of fresh air and rejuvenation. With its small village look and its cozy chalets, this authentic place enjoys a cozy atmosphere winter as summer, and from one of the very best spas in the Alps, in communion with nature. The hotel is also distinguished today by the regular organization of wellness retreats, some of which in collaboration with the Tigre Yoga Club.

Mountain chalets where it is good to take refuge (Photo: Les Fermes de Marie)

Luxury chalets in the heart of Megève

Located in the heart of the mythical resort of Megève at an altitude of 2000 meters, facing Mont-Blanc, Les Fermes de Marie is a set of nine chalets interconnected. They were built with materials from neighboring farms, and gleaned by the Sibuet family in the 1980s. Pioneer of the eco-responsible trend, also a precursor in the field of mountain spas, the Ferme de Marie is a magical place named after of the daughter of the founding couple. This timeless hamlet has shaken up the codes of the hotel industry, and its recipe has since been copied many times, never equalled.

A suite (Photo: Les Fermes de Marie)

The primary reason for the success of Les Fermes de Marie over the past 30 years is thatit feels like home. The owners have succeeded in infusing the whole with the atmosphere of a boarding house, far from the stuffy luxury hotel industry. The atmosphere is therefore relaxed and warm, with attentive and friendly service.

70 rooms in total are divided between the 9 chalets. They are characterized by their very cozy side: soft beds and pillows, wood and stone materials that provide warmth, sofas covered with plaids and fur cushions… Everything is imbued with the charm of alpine refuges.

A bathroom (Photo: Les Fermes de Marie)

The furniture and decoration have been tirelessly hunted down by the owner to create a mountain style most successful. The surface area of ​​the rooms and suites is between 16 and 90 m². Some rooms have balconies.

A Prestige room (Photo: Les Fermes de Marie)

The marvelous Pure Altitude spa

The Sibuet family invented a new generation of spas by opening the Pure Altitude spa, long before this trend swept over all mountain hotels. This wonderful space includes 1000 m² entirely dedicated to well-being with a magnificent indoor swimming pool and a swimming lane, an outdoor sauna and jacuzzi, Japanese baths, and no less than 13 treatment cabins.

A spa with an exceptional design (Photo: Les Fermes de Marie)

Athletes can also warm up in a fitness room equipped with Technogym, while a herbal tea room and a relaxation area await those who like to relax.

Pure Altitude is a cosmetic range that offers 100% natural products with rare active ingredients from more than 200 mountain plants and minerals, with antioxidant and remineralising properties. The treatments provided in the spa all use this house brand.

A treatment room (Photo: Les Fermes de Marie)

The care menu is very complete, with signature mountain-inspired massages and the use of Asian techniques. Among the massages, we note in particular the candle ritual, which is a full body massage with notes of wild narcissus, broom and aromatic herbs. Ultra-repairing, this treatment envelops the body in gentle warmth and deeply nourishes the skin.

Among the essential treatments, we note a “Snow Crystals” scrub, formulated around the benefits of crystals and minerals. This scrub with Kaolin and Malachite blends with softening hazelnut oil to create a supple and comfortable texture.

A spa with a unique look (Photo: Les Fermes de Marie)

Among the signature treatments, we find the “white as snow” treatment: A “Crystals of Snow” exfoliation followed by a wrap of “Comme la Neige” Cream, with anti-aging edelweiss and softening Arctic berries.

Wellness retreats and fitness programs

Fitness programs can be available over one or more days, combining treatments and massages with sports coaching sessions. They can be booked in conjunction with a balanced cuisine.

Retreats organized by the Tigre Yoga Club (Photo: Les Fermes de Marie)

Les Fermes de Marie also organize retreats of a few days entirely dedicated to well-being, in partnership with the Tigre Yoga Club whose founder Elodie Garamond we interviewed here.

The usual format is held over 4 days, with alternating Vinyasa yoga classes, mindful walks, and meditation sessions. There is also a dedicated time for speaking circles. Of course, the food is adapted accordingly with a healthy and detox menu. The days end at the spa where massages and baths await the participants. These retreats are often full, so remember to book well in advance.

Several restaurants to vary the pleasures

The traditional restaurant (Photo: Les Fermes de Marie)

The various restaurants of the Fermes de Marie invite you to enjoy different culinary experiences, from the traditional Savoyard specialty such as raclette, to the gastronomic dish such as the Coquille Saint-Jacques roasted on a fine mashed potatoes with truffles.

Example of a delicious dish (Photo: Les Fermes de Marie)

The Traditional Restaurant is located in the heart of the main chalet, and offers a cuisine of refined dishes, while the Restaurant Alpin serves regional cuisine highlighting the Savoyard folklore in a warm atmosphere.

The Dining Room is the gastronomic restaurant which puts the truffle in the spotlight, with a menu entirely devoted to it. A rare fact: the Atelier offers cooking classes for those who want to learn about the pleasures of Savoyard gastronomy. Perfect for rainy days!

Healthy dried fruits for wellness retreats (Photo: Les Fermes de Marie)

Video

Video presentation of the Fermes de Marie

To book

Benefit from our expertise on wellness stays and yoga retreats, and contact us for a personalized quote or advice.

Prices :
• Winter: room from €300 to €1,100 and suite from €560 to €1,800 per night
• Summer/Autumn: room from €180 to €540 and suite from €330 to €940 per night

Information request

or call us at + 33 (0)1 77 77 77 77 to discuss your travel plans.



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