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

A 5-star hotel right in the center of Megève, Les Fermes de Marie has become a veritable institution for urbanites in search of fresh air and rejuvenation since its creation in 1989. With its small village feel and cosy chalets, this authentic spot boasts a warm atmosphere in winter and summer alike, and one of the finest spas in the Alps, in communion with nature. Today, the hotel also sets itself apart by regularly organizing wellness retreats, some in collaboration with the Tiger Yoga Club.

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

Luxury chalets in the heart of Megève

Located in the heart of the legendary Megève resort at an altitude of 2,000 meters, facing Mont Blanc, Les Fermes de Marie is a group of nine interconnected chalets. They were built with materials from neighboring farms, gleaned by the Sibuet family in the 1980s. A forerunner in the eco-responsible trend, and also a pioneer in the field of mountain spas, Ferme de Marie is a magical place named after the founding couple’s daughter. This timeless hamlet shook up the hotel industry, and its recipe has since been copied many times over, but never equaled.

A suite (Photo: Les Fermes de Marie)

The main reason for the success of Fermes de Marie over the past 30 years is that it feels like home. The owners have succeeded in instilling a guesthouse atmosphere, far removed from the stuffy luxury hotel scene. The atmosphere is relaxed and warm, with attentive, friendly service.

A total of 70 rooms are divided between the 9 chalets. They are characterized by their very cosy feel: soft beds and pillows, wood and stone materials that bring warmth, sofas covered with fur plaids and cushions… All imbued with the charm of alpine refuges.

A bathroom (Photo: Les Fermes de Marie)

The furniture and decor have been relentlessly sourced by the owner to create the ultimate mountain style . Rooms and suites range in size from 16 to 90 m². Some rooms have balconies.

A Prestige room (Photo: Les Fermes de Marie)

The wonderful Pure Altitude spa

The Sibuet family invented a new generation of spa when they opened the Pure Altitude spa, long before the trend swept through all mountain hotels. This marvellous space comprises 1,000 m² entirely dedicated to well-being, with a magnificent indoor pool and swimming corridor, an outdoor sauna and Jacuzzi, Japanese baths, and no fewer than 13 treatment cabins.

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

Sports enthusiasts can also warm up in a Technogym-equipped fitness room, while a herbal tea room and relaxation area await those who like to unwind.

Pure Altitude is a cosmetics range offering 100% natural products with rare active ingredients derived from over 200 mountain plants and minerals, with antioxidant and remineralizing properties. All spa treatments use this house brand.

A treatment room (Photo: Les Fermes de Marie)

The treatment menu is comprehensive, with signature mountain-inspired massages and the use of Asian techniques. Massages include the candle ritual, 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 must-have treatments is a “Snow Crystals” scrub, formulated around the benefits of crystals and minerals. This Kaolin and Malachite scrub combines with softening hazelnut oil to create a supple, comfortable texture.

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

Signature treatments include “blanc comme neige”: a “Cristaux de Neige” scrub followed by a “Comme la Neige” cream wrap, with anti-aging edelweiss and soothing Arctic berries.

Wellness retreats and fitness programs

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

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

Les Fermes de Marie also organizes several-day retreats dedicated entirely to well-being, in partnership with the Tigre Yoga Club, whose founder Elodie Garamond we interviewed here.

The usual format takes place over 4 days, with alternating Vinyasa yoga classes, mindfulness walks and meditation sessions. There’s also time for talking circles. Of course, the food is adapted accordingly with a healthy and detox menu. Days end at the spa, where massages and baths await participants. These retreats are often fully booked, so remember to reserve well in advance.

A variety of restaurants to choose from

The traditional restaurant (Photo: Les Fermes de Marie)

The various Fermes de Marie restaurants invite you to enjoy a variety of culinary experiences, from traditional Savoyard specialities such as raclette, to gourmet dishes such as roast Coquille Saint-Jacques on a fine truffle purée.

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

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

La Salle à Manger is the gourmet restaurant that puts truffles in the spotlight, with a menu devoted entirely to them. A rare event: l’Atelier offers cooking classes for those wishing to discover the pleasures of Savoyard gastronomy. Perfect for rainy days!

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

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Rates :
– 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

or call us on + 33 (0)1 85 73 22 14 to discuss your travel plans.

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