Monday, 28 October 2013

Did you know?

That Megeve tourist office was opened In 1914 and celebrates its centenary next year.  It now occupies the building by the stream near the St George hotel.   

That in 1933 an entrepreneur by the name of Charles Viard built the first cable car  in Megeve  specifically designed for skiers.  The old cable car has since been replaced but the old one can be seen at the entrance to the village. 

That Allards, the smart clothes shop in the square, designed the stirrup type ski trousers which were all the fashion 50 years ago.

That the local boy, Emile Allais, who won all three events at the 1937 World  Championship and the gold in the combined event in 1938, died last year at the age of 100.

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