Megève, France

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It is difficult to imagine a more picture-postcard setting for a ski holiday than Megève’s charming village, set around a grand square. This is a resort with bustle, chic and 250 miles of scenic, intermediatefriendly ski terrain, shared with neighbouring St Gervais. Dotted around the slopes are some of the Alps’ cosiest mountain huts, so you won’t be short of options for lunch or a hot-chocolate stop. The resort prides itself on forwardthinking non-ski activities, too, and the sports centre there has introduced Zumba and yoga classes for five- to 12-year-olds, and free Baby Glider ice-skating activities for under-fives.

Catch the train: Depart London St Pancras at 17.31 by Eurostar to Paris Gare du Nord and take a taxi (or Metro) to a hotel by Gare de Lyon. Next morning, take the 10.11 TGV, arriving at Sallanches station at 15.07. From there, it’s 20 minutes by taxi or bus.

Price: For two adults and two children travelling to Paris from London, it will cost around £513. Continuing your journey from Gare de Lyon to Sallanches station starts from £166 for a family of four with two young children.

Find out more: For the best time to visit and where to stay, en.megeve.com

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