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What’s on in the Evasion Mont Blanc: Summer 2024

The Evasion Mont Blanc is home to picturesque resorts such as Saint-Gervais, Combloux and La Giettaz, as well as the glamorous Megève. While they may be better known for their world-class skiing, come in summer and you’ll find fabulous activities and entertainment waiting for you.

As well as these main events, you’ll find lots of other guided tours, concerts and activities to enjoy – take a look at the individual tourist office websites to find out more.

Please note – All details were accurate at the time of publishing this article, however all events and activities are subject to change. Please check the details of the event before setting out to visit. Wherever possible we have included links to English information pages.

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General activities

Local markets

Enjoy shopping at one of the area’s local markets, where you can find everything from fresh produce and charcuterie to pottery and handmade gifts.

  • Saint-Gervais – Thursdays, 08h – 13h
  • Combloux – Wednesdays, 08h – 12h
  • Megève – Fridays, 09h – 13h

Farm Visits

In most resorts, you’ll be able to visit some of the local farms and try the cheeses. You’ll get a fascinating insight into the traditions of the mountains and you’ll be able to buy some cheese to enjoy at home.

Dive In!

In Saint-Gervais you’ll find a fabulous swimming pool complex, with an outdoor pool, a 25m pool with underwater speakers and a leisure pool suitable for families. There’s also a wellness area with a sauna and hammam.

If you’re in Megève head for Le Palais Megève, an aquatic centre with an outdoor Olympic pool, an indoor swimming pool, an indoor paddling pool, a sauna and a Turkish bath.

While in Combloux, relax by the biotope lake. Facing Mont Blanc, the lake’s waters are naturally filtered and offer a fantastic outdoor swimming pool with a difference.

Le Palais de Megeve swimming pool in the snow
Le Palais Megève is the ideal spot for entertaining the whole family off the pistes! © Commune De Megeve

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Calendar of events

Calendar of Events and Entertainment in the Evasion Mont Blanc

Want to know what’s on during your stay in the Evasion Mont Blanc? Take a look at our calendar of things to do in the area, including festivals and activities. We have tried to provide the latest information available at the time of writing. 

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Rally – 35th Alps Cup

Date: June 13th
Location: Megève

This classic sports car rally comes to Megève, with cars dating from 1950 to 1986. Covering 1,000km and 18 mountain passes, the rally crosses the Alps from Evian to Cannes. A great spectacle for all the family.

Criterium du Dauphiné

Date: June 8th
Location: La Giettaz, Crest Voland

The 7th stage of this famous bike ride passes through La Giettaz, heading for the finish line in Crest-Voland. It’s a great spectacle, so be sure to find a good viewing point!

Megève Mont Blanc Cycling

Date: June 9th
Location: Megève

A fantastic weekend of cycling events, with something for almost all ages. This year, five disciplines are represented – a cycling challenge, a gravel bike race, an e-bike tour, a kids race and the ‘Phénoménale’! If you love cycling, come and join in.

La Comblorane

Date: June 8th & 9th
Location: Combloux

The 28th edition of this trail race comes to Combloux, with three timed races of 7, 25 and 42km, through forests and mountain pastures. There will also be a canicross race for runners and their dogs, an obstacle course for families and mini trails for children.

Runners at the starting line of a race in the mountains
Come and join the buzzing atmosphere at La Comblorane © Marine Martin, Combloux Tourism

Aravis Bike Tour

Date: June 9th – 14th
Location: La Giettaz

Come and discover the best of this beautiful part of the Alps, with five days of cycling. There are two different levels – ‘loisir’ and ‘performance’, so you can choose what’s best for you!

10th Rally Megève to Saint Tropez

Date: June 10th – 13th
Location: Megève

This 900km rally gets a makeover for its 10th anniversary. The route will take drivers from the tops of the greatest French passes, to the heart of Luberon and Verdon before heading to St Tropez. The cars arrive in Megève on 10 June, and set off for L’Alpe d’Huez the following day. 

Euro Nordic Walk

Date: June 14th to 16th
Location: Megève

Try Nordic walking on themed routes, suitable for a range of levels, in the heart of Megève. There are also conferences and workshops where you can exchange ideas and meet new people, followed by the traditional Nordic Walking Parade.

St Jean Bonfire Night

Date: June 22nd
Location: Megève

Join in the fun and discover the local traditions at this fun event, with a lantern parade, bonfire and folk music taking place in the centre of the village.

Arly Cimes Trail

Date: June 23rd
Location: Crest Voland/Cohennoz

Enjoy this wonderful event which offers three running events in the heart of nature. Check the website for the latest information on the routes and times.

MB Race

Date: June 28th – 30th
Location: Megève, Combloux, La Giettaz

This incredible mountain bike race offers competitors plenty of challenges! The longest one-day mountain biking event, it’s 140km in length with riders climbing 7,000 metres.  But there are plenty of other races for all levels, including the MB Kids and the MB FTT – a 20km race for riders with reduced mobility.

Mountain bikers race up a mountain trail in the sun
Come and cheer on the MB race this summer © Christophe Bougault, Commune De Megeve

Cuisine Mon Village

Date: June 29th & 30th
Location: Megève

Discover delicious local specialities at this foodie event, with workshops for kids also available. With demonstrations by some of the region’s best chefs, bakers, pastry chefs, butchers and producers, this gourmet festival is a must for all food lovers!

A sunny Alpine town with market stalls and people walking
Cuisine Mon Village is one for the foodies! © Marie Bougault, Commune De Megeve

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The Megève International Showjumping Competition

Date: July 6th – 14th
Location: Megève

Taking place at the Sports Centre, this event will see more than 500 horses and riders from all around the world compete. Entrance is free for spectators.

Baroque festival

Date: July 19th
Location: Saint-Gervais

Enjoy a series of concerts at the 26th edition of this musical festival celebrating the Baroque era. The theme this year is “Light and Shadows”, often used to symbolise good and evil, truth and ignorance or truth and lies. There will be music from Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi, who used these contrasts to create dramatic effects in their music.

National Festival

Date: July 14th
Location: Saint-Gervais

Enjoy music from DJ Jay Will and refreshments provided by the local fireman. But make sure you take your seats by 10.15pm for the firework display at the Chatelet. More information here.

Megève Jazz Competition

Date: July 12th & 14th
Location: Megève

Enjoy warm summer evenings and fantastic jazz music at this weekend New Orleans-style competition between six jazz bands playing their music throughout the village.

Megève Blues Festival

Date: July 19th – 21st
Location: Megève

This fabulous music festival returns for its 10th edition, with performances by Vanessa Collier, Mr Sipp, Shemekia Copeland, The Devon Allman Project and many more  The growing success of the festival means that this year it will be based in the Palace Esplanade.

The town of Megève is just as beautiful in summer as it is in winter! © Marie Bougault, Commune De Megeve

Megève Nature Trail

Date: July 27th – 28th
Location: Megève

Not a gentle stroll through nature but a weekend of trail running, with several events for all ages, all with great views and a backdrop of Mont Blanc. Distances vary from 8 to 43km, and if you’re really keen, you can do one each day! Find out more here.

Theatre in the Alps

Date: July 30th to August 2nd
Location: Saint-Gervais

Enjoy outdoor plays and comedians performing in French in scenic Alpine pastures in Bionassay, at the foot of Mont Blanc.

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Theatre in the Alps

Date: July 30th to August 2nd
Location: Saint-Gervais

Enjoy outdoor plays and comedians performing in French in scenic Alpine pastures in Bionassay, at the foot of Mont Blanc.

Summer market

Date: August 4th
Location: Saint-Gervais

Enjoy a stroll through the village centre and discover some of the area’s delicious local produce at this morning market.

Music and Heritage

Date: August 5th – 9th
Location: Saint-Gervais

Enjoy beautiful music in some stunning settings at this wonderful five-day festival. Check the website for information on the programme.

La Haute Route

Date: August 25th – 31st
Location: Megève

This prestigious cycling race starts in Megève and heads for Nice. Described by ‘Cyclist’ magazine as “the ultimate physical challenge that will change your life” it’s a great event to watch – and challenging to be a part of! There are six classic stages, a point-to point route and a time trial. 


La Grande Bambée – Trail Marathon

Date: September 1st
Location: La Giettaz

If you love running, why not come and try this mountain trail run? With three different races, covering 16km, 28km and 44km, and with some challenging mountain terrain, there’s a great atmosphere.

A group of trail runners running in a forest
Do you have what it takes to participate in La Grande Bambée?

The Gourmet Hike

Date: September 15th
Location: Combloux

This wonderful event is back for its 3rd edition. Sign up for the 10km walk through Combloux and its villages, discovering the local foods and landscapes on the way.

More information

There are many other events taking place throughout the summer, including concerts, shows, nature walks and more. Visit the local Tourist Office websites for more information:

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