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Top tips for your lunch break

Already made your choice of restaurant? Plan your route according to the level of each skier in your group and try to book ahead so that you know you’ll have a table ready and waiting for your arrival, especially in school holiday weeks.

Think about how to get home afterwards! Following a leisurely lunch, it can be challenging to find your ski legs again, so opt for the easiest runs that are suitable for all levels. Choose pistes that are a colour below your usual choice when you’re heading back to your accommodation.

Do you prefer to linger over a later lunch? Don’t forget to leave plenty of extra time for your return journey and make sure you check the times of the last lifts, especially if you’re returning from the other end of the ski area - Orelle, for example. Check the lift closing times for the 3 Valley links to ensure you don’t get stuck in the wrong valley: download the 3 Vallees app or check online here.

Prefer to follow your nose and find a restaurant wherever you end up? If you use the app, you’ll have a list of mountain restaurants across the whole 3 Vallees, resort by resort, as well as the contact details to allow you to reserve your table quickly and easily.

OUR FAVORITES MOUNTAIN TERRACES IN MERIBEL

Le Plan des Mains

Perfect for lazing in the sunshine

With a huge sun terrace, protected from the wind and in an unbelievable spot at the end of the Méribel valley: chill out and make the most of it! The dishes are simple but with a mountain twist, and the chef is extremely generous, especially for the desserts! Good to know: you just HAVE to taste the homemade bread, and save room for one of the delectable desserts, or try the café gourmand if you can’t decide!

Location: At the end of the Méribel Mottaret valley, from the base of the Mont Vallon gondola. Accessible to pedestrians

Contact : Facebook - +33 4 79 07 31 06

La Folie Douce Méribel Courchevel

A spectacular atmosphere, but that’s not all the Folie Douce has to offer!

The setting is sublime, with the terrace that overlooks the whole of the Méribel valley. You have the feeling of being part of something unique. What’s the food like? Sophisticated gastronomy.

Two different options are available:

La Fruitière: Authentic, local fine dining, which is bang up to date thanks to the originality and creativity of the chefs Franck Mischler and Arnaud Nicolas. Average price: 42€ / main course La Petite Cuisine: Self-service revisited, with Folie Douce generosity and quality; delicious, friendly cuisine. Average price: 17€ Good to know: DO NOT MISS the cabaret! The singers and dancers put on incredible, colourful shows, so join in with the joyful atmosphere and dedicate some time to dancing to the DJ’s beats. No need to be a great dancer, the altitude makes dancing in ski boots easy!

Location: Saulire area, at the mid-way station of Saulire Express 1. Accessible to pedestrians.

Contacts : Folie Douce website - +33 4 79 00 58 31

Maya Altitude

New!

Up here, you’ll find a calm setting and a terrace with a 360° panorama Colourful and cosy decor inspired by Tibet and the Himalayas, the architect Sylvestre Murigneux of Hong Kong has designed a number of projects in the Maya Collection, including nearby Refuge de la Traye. With space to accommodate up to 300 covers, Maya Altitude is known for its carnivorous offerings, which see meats selected from their special maturation cave, beautifully butchered, and cooked on their famous Charcoal Grill; this dedication to heritage methods makes for perfectly tender and delicious dishes. The top of the range brasserie style menu is composed by Christophe Dupuy et Stephane Desprez and offers Savoyard specialities as well as main courses cooked on the flames of the Charcoal Grill or even in the traditional Tandoor oven. Expect exceptional cuisine and a purity of flavour. Average price: 35€ / main course

Good to know: Enjoy the magnificent decor, and the uninterrupted views over the Belleville valley and the peaks beyond from the terrace. The curries will transport you other mountains entirely – the Himalayas!

Location: Tougnète area of Méribel, at the top of Tougnète 2 and Saint-Martin Express

Contacts : Maya Altitude website - + 33 (0) 4 58 24 07 07

L'Adray Télébar

THE classic Méribel spot.

You’ll find a friendly atmosphere at this restaurant, which benefits from a large sunny terrace, protected from the breeze. The view of the valley is perfect, and the forested slopes surrounding you add charm. As for the food, you’ll find the usual local specialities, always excellent. Famous for: the escalope à la crème et aux champignons de montagne (veal escalope with creamy mushroom sauce) it’s been a favourite of locals and regulars in Méribel since… forever! And the recipe has been a long-guarded secret in Fabrice’s family.

Location: On the lower Saulire side of Méribel, just above the Chaudanne. At the start of the Adret chairlift. Also accessible for pedestrians.

Contacts : Adray Télébar website - +33 (0)4 79 08 60 26

Courchevel

The best restaurants in Courchevel

Don’t miss out, Courchevel has plenty to offer all tastes AND all budgets! Take some time to explore the Courchevel ski area and enjoy the gorgeous ski runs which are known for being groomed to perfection, all with emblematic views.

La Cabane des Skieurs

Good fast-food for all

The Cabane des Skieurs is a quality snack stop where you can check out the chef’s creations before tucking in. The prices are also pretty tasty: great value for hungry gourmets. On the menu: think healthy, tasty and nutritious… Fresh ingredients and a great variety: bowls, buns, salads, soups, tarts, crêpes and homemade desserts…

Good to know: try the lobster bun for some posh nosh!

Location: at the top of Verdons gondola, in the part of the building that houses Saulire cablecar.

Contact : +33 (0)4 79 08 98 87

Le 1928, au col de la Loze

A safe bet.

The charm lies in its simplicity and its local produce, as well as the fresh fish.

Good to know: The 360° views, from the Col de La Loze A fun atmosphere during the afternoons, which make it ideal for a hot chocolate or vin chaud stop!

Location: At the Col de la Loze – access via the Chenus gondola (from Courchevel) or Tania gondola (from La Tania) then Dou des Lanches chairlift. Accessible for pedestrians from Courchevel or Méribel

Contacts : 1928 website - +33479083234

La Bagatelle

Mediterranean cuisine, mountain views!

A stunning setting with uninterrupted view over Saulire and the legendary run, Combe de la Saulire, treat yourself with a trip to this restaurant which offers generous French cuisine amidst gorgeous decor. Average price : 45€ / main course

Good to know: Relax and enjoy the music, it’s like Saint Tropez in the mountains!

Location: At the top of Chenus gondola

Contact : Bagatelle - Website - +33486800760

Le Bel Air, à Courchevel 1650

A warm welcome.

Another reliable option. Traditional and generous cuisine alongside efficient service. Take a seat on the south-facing terrace and soak up the sunshine as the hours tick slowly by!

Good to know: Choose a seat on the south-facing terrace, or in the large dining room beside the huge bay windows so that you can fully appreciate every angle of the view. Average price: 27€

Location: Courchevel 1650 at the top of Ariondaz gondola. Accessible to pedestrians.

Contact : Bel Air website - 04 79 08 00 93

La soucoupe, la Loze

A gourmet cuisine with local produce and plenty of homemade options, plus views of the Courchevel valley.

Good to know: Appreciate the terrace and the typical Courchevel architecture. Carnivores will enjoy the selection of exceptional meats cooked on the wood fire! Average price: 44€

Location: At the top of Loze ski slope.

Contact : Soucoupe website - 04 79 08 21 34

Menuires & St Martin de Belleville

The best tables

Seitor Traditional and careful cuisine, at reasonable prices.

Good to know: You’ll have the impression of being immersed in history; part of an alpine village far away from the hubbub of the ski area.

Location: Bruyères hamlet, accessible via the Boulevard Cumin piste

Contact : Seitor - website - 04 79 00 74 28

Le Bouche à Oreille Homemade food, 360° panorama of our iconic peaks (Mont Blanc, Aiguille du Fruit, Pointe de la Masse)…

Good to know: The menu is created by the famous chef René Meilleur (3 stars in the Guide Michelin for his restaurant La Bouitte).

Location: At the top of Roc des 3 Marches, an ideal situation in the 3 Vallees as it’s one of the major junctions to get between valleys.

Contact : Bouche à Oreille facebook page - 04 79 00 46 48

Le Corbeleys A charming mountain restaurant, typical in style, with a warm welcome and a menu featuring our wonderful local products, all cooked with love.

Good to know: Discover the history of the family in this ‘chalet d’alpage’ mountain chalet, it really feels like home.

Location: The summit of Saint Martin gondola, accessible for pedestrians

Contact : Corbeleys website - +33(0)479089531

In Val Thorens

Our tips for the best mountain restaurant

Chalet de la Marine Surprising and delicious dining at this unmissable Val Thorens restaurant.

Good to know: Check out the dessert buffet – but be careful if you have a sweet tooth, don’t forget you have to get home afterwards!

Location: on the blue run, Dalles, accessible to pedestrians on the La Marine walker’s track

Contacts : Chalet de la Marine website - +33 (0)4 79 00 11 90

Chez pépé Nicolas Original cuisine founded upon Savoyard ingredients. Local, yet refined, with a terrace that overlooks the pistes. It’s a little way off the route of the main ski area, so it’s ideal for genuine relaxation.

Good to know: The food is cooked with homegrown ingredients from their garden and surrounding meadows, as well as handpicked from local producers.

Location: from the blue run Chasse, also accessible with a short walk from the car park.

Contact : chez pépé Nicolas website - +33 6 09 45 28 35

practical information

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Best photos spots
The October 18, 2023

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On vacation, we're all looking for the perfect vantage point to snap the perfect photo. The one that, in the moment, will make your friends back at the office envious of spending this moment with you. The one that will hang on the wall above your dining table as a souvenir of that fabulous ski vacation in Courchevel. Here's a selection of the most beautiful places on the slopes of Courchevel and in Les 3 Vallées.
The best picnic spots
The October 10, 2023

The best picnic spots

Whether it’s after two green runs or 5 steep couloirs in the powder; whether it’s for a quick cup of tea, a moment to rest your legs or to wolf down your sandwich… it’s definitely wise to take a few minutes away from the pistes for a well-earned rest! Here are 7 unmissable spots for your picnic, either with a picture postcard backdrop or to warm up somewhere cosy!
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