Situated at the foot of the famous Bellevarde ski slope, an iconic Alpine black run, Hotel les Barmes de l’Ours prides itself on its artistic spirit and family atmosphere—both personal passions for its owner. But these aren’t just reserved for its guests… the hotel promotes culture—all winter—to a wider audience too.
Les Barmes de l’Ours partners with the local "Vivre Livre" association, every winter, providing complimentary accommodation to a host of writers, speakers, storytellers, and actors. These characters share their stories through a series of literary salons held at the resort’s tea rooms, a central site owned by the hotel. Many of the hotel’s guests take part—perhaps encouraged by the ever-changing range of stimulating literature provided in guests’ rooms. In addition, the hotel works closely with the local, Jeanne Griffith Gallery, regularly exhibiting fine landscapes and abstracts that reflect les Barmes’s dramatic setting. The hotel also invites resident artists to produc