Art of living / gastronomy

Art of living / gastronomy

Taste and discover wonderful local products

What if spring in the mountains meant a chance to meet those working the land? The opportunity to discover a thousand flavors produced with passion over generations? To satisfy your curiosity about the traditions behind the mountain regions? Or, on the simplest level, a time to sample essential mountain dishes in a fantastic setting?

Discover ‘L’Art de Vivre’ in the mountains

In March, April and May, a stay in the mountains means meeting people. There’s time to talk with the locals, who love to share insights into their region’s history, traditions and customs. Understanding ‘l’art de vivre’ in the mountains is a truly immersive experience. Take the opportunity to discover local artisans, farmers and breeders, who build the traditional chalets, and create the delicious mountain cheeses taste during your stay or take home with you.

Sample life with an XXL view

Is there a better location than a terrace with a panoramic view of the mountains to hit 100% relaxation, 100% temptation? Settle in, let the sun warm your skin and enjoy great local fare in a dream setting: this is the French Mountains!

  • For the best combination of cuisine and views, head to Chez Pépé Nicolas, in Val Thorens. Have lunch, dinner or simply sample their homemade fare on one of two terraces. Here, tradition and local dishes are the byword;
  • If you want to imagine yourself in a hunter’s hut, then join us at Le Louzat in Ax 3 Domaines in the Pyrenees. Constructed in wood and with extraordinary views of the mountain, it’s hard not to give in to the temptations of a long lunch on the large deck;
  • With tasty dishes designed on site from local ingredients, plus a warming ambience and a terrace facing the peaks of La Muzelle, Le Diable is a restaurant in the heart of Les 2 Alpes. Located at 2400m, the landscape will take your breath away, while your taste buds rejoice.
  • And if you’re carrying your own lunch, take a picnic break in Orcières, on a 100% wooden terrace with deckchairs, to enjoy the sun and the view. That's spring, too.