Mont Blanc offers so many pleasures! Whether you come to admire its slopes in the summer or when white with snow in the winter, or whether you like winter sports or hiking trails, everything here is focused on nature. You’ll pass by a peak called the "Gran Paradiso", hundreds of waterfalls, a Roman aqueduct bridge, and Baroque churches. You’ll meet the masters of the mountain pastures, mountain cheese producers, and follow passionate ethnobotanists and snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, and boardercross enthusiasts...
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Restaurant and hotel in the mountains. The hotel’s exceptional natural setting on the heights of Megève, the intimacy of the spa, the spirit of the cuisine, the creativity of the chef and the quality of the service unite to make this a truly unique place for a romantic dinner, a lovely lunch with friends or a relaxing and cosy getaway. At the restaurant, three- Michelin-star chef Emmanuel Renaut, a Meilleur Ouvrier de France winner, delivers a cuisine as subtle as it is inventive, which can be paired with any of the many vintages on the wine list. Enjoy as the finesse of the ingredients, the technical mastery of the chef and the interplay of textures marry with delicate seasonings to create a masterpiece. ... Learn moreless
Behind every stone there is a story. Explore the centre of the village in the company of a heritage guide, who will tell you the story of Megève and of its incredible inhabitants. These local guides reveal a hidden past and heritage that sometimes even those who live here are unaware of. You will discover...Read More less
How many of these baroque churches are there, built from the seventeenth century onwards in the Maurienne, Tarentaise and Beaufortain valleys, and in the Val d’Arly? Almost eighty sites are listed with this very distinctive style, often modest from the outside but magnificent inside. Step through the...Read More less
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Restaurant and hotel in the mountains. At the foot of Mont Blanc, the Carrier family (today Pierre and his daughter Perrine) has presided over the destiny of this establishment since 1903 — its history written by their many hands. In the gastronomic restaurant, new chef Damien Leveau follows in Pierre Maillet’s footsteps, drawing inspiration for his creativity from the cuisines of the Piedmont, Liguria and Savoy. At La Maison Carrier, enjoy local specialities in the warmth of an old mountain farmhouse or on the terrace facing Mont Blanc. As for the rooms, the contemporary style of the original hotel, the rustic atmosphere of the farm and the intimacy of the chalets in the park, each in their own way, highlight the art of living in the mountains, all while boasting views of the eternal snows. ... Learn moreless
Walking in the sublime Chamonix Mont-Blanc valley in the company of the ethnobotanist Charlotte Passelègue is like opening a book of infinite charms and attractions. Alongside this young artisan and plant gatherer, we discover unexpected flora, including wild plants with soothing virtues such as larch...Read More less
Built in 3 BC, this Roman aqueduct bridge is situated 66 metres above the Grand Eyvia and once supported an aqueduct nearly six kilometres long, enabling the irrigation of crops in the valley. The former watercourse is today used by hikers to cross the gorge on their way to Cogne.
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Hotel and restaurant in the mountains. Nestled in the heart of the Aosta Valley’s Gran Paradiso National Park, at the crossroads of Italy, France and Switzerland, Bellevue Hotel & Spa stands encircled by pristine nature. With stunning views that will leave you speechless, Cogne is the ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Summer welcomes hikers to unparalleled panoramas of the national park; while winter is nirvana for cross- country skiers and ice climbers. Amid all the splendour is Bellevue. Renowned for its intimate atmosphere, the hotel offers refined gastronomy in its four restaurants, a vast collection of wines, a superb spa and above all a warm welcome. ... Learn moreless
Gran Paradiso is the only peak higher than 4000 metres (4061 metres) which is located entirely in Italy, between the provinces of the Aosta Valley and Turin. It dominates the national park which bears its name. Established in 1922, the park, which was once a hunting reserve of King Victor Emmanuel of...Read More less
This hamlet in the municipality of Cogne is the starting point for some superb walks in the Aosta Valley and it also has some very beautiful waterfalls. Close to the village of Lillaz, a succession of waterfalls, almost 150 metres high, forms the Grand Eyvia. In winter, when they are frozen, the sight...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in the mountains. Situated on the south side of the Matterhorn, the Cervinia ski resort is one of the highest in the world, peaking at 4,000 metres, and one of the few to cross the Italian-Swiss border. Choose between slaloming on the Swiss side, or a descent down the trails of the Aosta Valley. The Hermitage, this grand chalet has been designed in the purest of mountain traditions, with interiors of warm brown wood, and equipped with a spa to relax in after a day of intense skiing. The Whymper Suite, designed as a private chalet, boasts breathtaking views of the Matterhorn. Succumb to the beauty of the mountain. ... Learn moreless
Situated on the border between Italy and Switzerland, the Matterhorn is one of the legendary peaks of the Valais Alps. Its pyramid-like shape –from Zermatt – and the story of its ascent (the summit is 4478 metres high) are part of the mountain’s legend. The English poet John Ruskin spoke of the most...Read More less
This superb par-69 course, 5300 metres long, is the highest golf course in Italy. Founded in 1955 at the foot of the mountain, it is also one of the oldest Italian courses. It was completely redesigned a few years ago by the architect Luigi Rota Caremoli, and transformed from a 9-hole course into an...Read More less
Boardercross became an Olympic sport at the Turin Games in 2006. A timed obstacle course made up of moguls, gates and cambered turns, this discipline first practiced by snowboarders is now very popular with skiers. At the heart of the natural amphitheater of Plan Maison, the resort of Cervinia offers...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in the mountains. In a postcard setting with unbelievable views of snowy peaks, Le Chalet d’Adrien seems to cling to the mountain. It overlooks Verbier, one of Switzerland’s most charming mountain resorts. An unrivalled ski paradise in winter, its mountain pastures host magnificent hiking trails in summer. Inside the chalet, the matching wood panelling and fabrics, antique furniture, books and unassumingly scattered artwork, create a charming and cosy setting from which you can enjoy the untamed beauty of the pristine landscape. The pool has a view of the mountains, and Spa by Nuxe offers many pampering treatments. The restaurants feature the culinary flavours of nearby Italy, mingled with Valais ingredients and wines. ... Learn moreless
The Chalet d’Adrien offers various excursions in the region. These include watching the sun rise at a height of 3300 metres from Mont Fort (with views of the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa!) and a day spent in mountain pastures, during which you can watch cheese being made in a dairy at 2000 metres...Read More less
In twenty years, this classical music festival has become one of the most important in Europe. Its extremely rich programme includes talented performers from all over the world. For several days in high summer, the ski resort and neighbouring villages are filled with the sound of strings, bows and brass....Read More less
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To give you inspiration, Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: Suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully personalise according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover. Our consultants are available to help customise your route and assist you in making reservations at our properties. It is up to you to reserve any recommended activities on-site or nearby that might interest you.
Emmanuel Renaut is one of the leading figures in modern French cuisine. After working with, amongst others, Christian Constant and Marc Veyrat, he settled in Megève in 1998, in a region that today he could no longer bear to leave… "I probably decided to live in the mountains even before deciding to become a chef. As a small child, I spent my summer and winter holidays in the shadow of permanently snow-covered peaks in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains and Les Houches. Later on, I did my military service in the mountain infantry in Chambéry. Then I had the opportunity to work alongside Marc Veyrat, which introduced me to another mountain. I like to walk through the mountain pastures and pick flowers and gather plants or mushrooms. As soon as the snow arrives, I strap on my skis or snowshoes and get away from it all. My skis are never too far from the kitchen..."