Apres Ski in St Gervais

In the centre of St Gervais, there are plenty of bars and nearly every other establishment is a restaurant which means you’re spoiled for choice. From the standard alpine fare of a pizza to haute cuisine there’s something for all appetites and budgets.

Apres-Ski Bars in St Gervais 

There are plenty of bars in St Gervais but Pur stands out for a more modern experience and, if you fancy a game of pool, try the Brasserie du Mont Blanc.

Restaurants in St Gervais 

Le Serac has become established as an excellent fine dining experience and has recently been refurbished. As well as a la carte dining, Le Serac offers well-priced set menus.

For home cooking at its best, the restaurant in La Maison Blanche is de rigeur and further up the mountain, the Chalet Remy has a special old-world charm. Ask to meet the ghost if you dare. The Restaurant Creperie is a huge favourite with the locals and this is usually a good pointer.  The food is great and the atmosphere convivial.

Look on the Saint Gervais app for plenty of suggestions.

The Village of St Gervais 

St Gervais is nothing if not steeped in history. The Baroque church in St Gervais dates from 1698 but the modern resort grew around the spa from around 1806. The Tramway de Mont Blanc was built in 1906 and skiing began in 1930. In reality, St Gervais incorporates three other villages, Le Fayet, St Nicolas de Véroce and Le Bettex, which makes this an area to discover on and off the slopes in both winter and summer.

Some of the architecture in St Gervais is exceptional but the general development over the years has been in complete harmony with the surroundings. While St Gervais is not for shopaholics, there’s a full range of jewellers, fashion, ski gear, butchers, bakers and artisans for those who need retail therapy.

St Gervais is hardly a sprawl but it’s possible to cover a lot of ground. The main street is a 15-minute walk to the gondola but is well served by a free bus service linking the four villages with the slopes.

Other Activities in St Gervais

St Gervais is famous for its natural hot spring spa – Les Thermes de Saint-Gervais. Situated in the Parc Thermal in Le Fayet in a stunning purpose-built building, Les Thermes offers a wide range of beauty and medicinal treatments. It’s well worth the trip down from St Gervais village but it’s necessary to make a reservation before you go.

St Gervais has good snowshoeing, 28km of cross-country pistes, paragliding, skiing behind horses, hot air ballooning, an indoor swimming pool and an ice skating rink which hosts an active ice hockey club.

As is usual in France, the Thursday market is as much a social occasion as a chance to sample and buy local produce.

The free Saint Gervais app has lots of useful information about St Gervais but of particular interest is the GPS tracker.  At the end of the day you can review all your skiing activity and it will impose your routes on a ski map.


Back To Top