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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.
*Total price provided for information only, based on accommodation for two people in a double room for the number of nights per property as indicated on this page, exclusive of recommended activities, properties that cannot be reserved online and restaurants.
Restaurant and hotel in the mountains. In an idyllic setting in the heart of the ski region of Trois Vallées, La Bouitte has opened its doors to a sublime and timeless mountain since 1976. René and Maxime Meilleur, father and son, have built with their hands a unique chalet, an ode to Savoy living. Comforting and pure, their cuisine is the perfect balance between simplicity and elegance, delivering a chiselled and mischievous interpretation of the region's best products. The wine list is immense and the evenings for oenophiles are not to be missed by those who love wine. The lounges and rooms, delicious cocoons sculpted in wood, and especially the very caring family atmosphere make La Bouitte a residence of incomparable charm. ... Learn moreless
Established in the little village of Séez-Saint-Bernard since 1817, Arpin Woolen Mill keeps alive a family wool spinning and weaving business. Jackets, blankets, bags, cloaks, mountain knickerbockers and the renowned Draps de Bonneval are manufactured on century-old machinery some of which are included on the National Heritage inventory. The same gestures of shearing, washing, drying and carding the wool have been made for almost 200 years. The spinning mill is open to visitors and the adjoining shop sells products made on site.
I love making nibbles based on Beaufort serac cheese, a cow's milk cheese that is sweet and creamy. In the Vanoise national park, at nearly 1 600m altitude, a country cheese shop is home to some wonderful alpine Beaufort cheeses. This is where Gaël Machet (Michelin-star chef Julien Machet's cousin) brings his cows to the summer pastures and produces some really flavorful cheeses, which are on my menu seasonally. To get there, walk towards the refuge at La Roc de la Peche and follow the signs for Alpage du Ritord ...
Hotel and restaurant in the mountains. In the heart of Méribel, at the foot of the slopes, this authentic Savoy chalet doesn’t keep its “big heart” hidden away. Enjoy direct access to the 600 km of ski trails in the “Trois Vallées” area. After skiing, treat your aching muscles to a therapeutic spa treatment, enjoy the coziness of the sumptuous rooms, with their blend of bright wood, tone and fur and enjoy the piano bar and restaurant. In the dining room or on the comfortable terrace oriented towards the South, you can admire the 1992 Winter Olympics women’s downhill piste or the Mont Vallon with a height of 2,300 metres. ... Learn moreless
Restaurant and hotel in the mountains. The immaculate façades are as white as driven snow. This typically Savoyard chalet at the foot of the ski slopes exudes discreet elegance with its traditional décor and no-one is left unmoved by the warm welcome of a family who are passionate about their profession. The large spa takes you on a veritable sensory journey, and the high point of the Chabichou is the memorable opportunity it provides to sample the sophisticated gourmet cuisine of two Chefs: Michel Rochedy and Stéphane Buron. It showcases fine ingredients such as Bresse pigeon and creates subtle pairings of flavours such as caramelised pork belly and verbena and creamy truffled polenta. ... Learn moreless
Hotel and restaurant in the mountains. At the foot of the famous Face de Bellevarde Olympic slope, Les Barmes de l'Ours welcomes guests into an elegant and traditional setting. Each floor of the the hotel offers unique and warm decors inspired by Scandinavia, North American cabins, alpine chalets, and contemporary lofts. La Table de l’Ours, a fine-dining restaurant, is renowned for its high quality regional cuisine, while the Rôtisserie and Coin Savoyard tend towards choice cuts from the butcher and local specialities in a more relaxed atmosphere. Sports lovers and pleasure seekers will appreciate the hotel's pro shop, pool, and 1,000 m2 spa. Lastly, a cigar bar, bowling alley, and family play area come to complete the selection of offerings aimed at freeing the body and mind. ... Learn moreless
In 1963, this was the first national park to be created in France. It stretches from the high Maurienne valleys to those in the Tarentaise. With imposing glaciers towering above, there are some 1,200 species of plants found here. You can walk the park along 500km of marked paths. In bad weather, head over to the Maison du Parc which has a wealth of documentation and shows documentaries on the local flora and fauna.
This is one of the region’s most popular itineraries: from mid-June to mid- September, the Vanoise glacier tour offers an incredible journey along marked paths amid the permanent snow cover. Allow seven days to complete the full loop starting from Pralognan-la-Vanoise, staying overnight in a serviced hut (in between two more comfy stays in the Relais & Châteaux).