Everything about Le Prieuré will make you want to relax: possibly because its very walls are steeped in history...
A little history...
The Benedictines, monks from the order of Saint-Benoît, were in Megève in 1085. When Monseigneur Bartolome de Corneto visited on 28 September 1443, there is evidence of a religious service having been held in Le Prieuré chapel. The building therefore predates this date.
It is thought that in 1646, the building served as a school.
It was partly destroyed by fire in 1728 and then again in 1754.
In the 1930s, Le Prieuré became a tea room, before later becoming a restaurant.
The Frémondière family took over ownership of the restaurant in 1989.
A listed building
The restaurant, together with the church which adjoins it, is a listed building on the historical register.
In order to preserve the building, the architect Henry Jacques Le Même has been entrusted with restoring Le Prieuré's ceiling, which dates from around 1935.