Benoît Vidal – l'Atelier d'Edmond Julien Gatillon – Chalet du Mont d’Arbois Le nouveau panoramic – Jean-Michel Bouvier VAL D’ISÈRE
Benoît Vidal – l'Atelier d'Edmond.
These mountain gastronomy classics are easy to make both during your stay in the resort and when you return home to extend - at least whilst eating - the exhilaration of being in the mountains.Bon appétit! The “Savoyard fondue” Ingredients (per person):a small glass of white Savoie wine; 200 g cheese (100g Beaufort and 100g Emmental); 1/2 clove of garlic; 1/2 glass of Kirsch liqueur; freshly ground pepper, grated nutmeg, large loaf of day-old bread cut into small cubes.
You no longer need to put away your mountain bike in the garage or your clubs and mallets in the cupboard just because the mountain is cloaked in white! Summer sports such as mountain biking, golf and polo adapt well to snow.In winter conditions, they can be more fun and often spectacular.
Circus arts are booming and this passion doesn’t show any signs of weakening.These fun circus activities - which require qualities found in several outdoor sports, such as agility, balance, concentration and flexibility – thrive each summer in the mountains. Festivals, shows and workshops multiply, and children – like their parents – ask for more.Discover the resorts where children can discover their hidden performer.
This viticulture, which is carried out at altitudes of more than 500m or on steep slopes of 30% or more, can only be described as heroic.It requires a much greater involvement from the winegrower than on the plain. An old occupation In the past, the plains with their rich soils were reserved for wheat and barley.The hillsides, steep slopes and higher altitude plots - poor arable lands – were entrusted to a resistant plant.This plant, which can grow even in poor soil, was the vine! Chronicle of a relocation
A real mountain cuisine.
We have selected ten of the best addresses for you, with original treatment ideas for a different taste of the mountains. Deep Nature Spa in Arc 1950 A new wellness centre has opened at Arc 1950, at the Residence Les Sources de Marie (open to all).In a 1000 m² setting, its grotto design, with a mineral space of wood and rock,includes baths, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, swimming pool, volcanic grotto, a succession of experience showers, and a manicure area and hair spa. Tel.04 79 41 42 90
If you are looking for family holidays in a preserved natural environment with magnificent scenery, in a place where tourism is synonymous with harmony.
Tackle the most scenic mountain roads in France during cyclo-sport or cyclo-touring events.If you are not available on the day, remember that many of the mythical passes are equipped with an electronic timing system (Timtoo®) which enables you to compare your ascent time with that of other climbers. Events in the Alps
It was a real hit at the Hameau de Pierre Blanche (Les Houches) and this winter, the CGH hotel group will roll out its trendy new concept - a spa specially for children – across all 15 of its Alpine residences. Every Wednesday, the spa will be reserved for six to 16 year olds, by appointment. Dorothy Bouteillec, director of Spas & Beauté Montagne, has developed some very special treatments with help from After the Rain, a Swiss cosmetics brand.
Bringing his passion for the mountains into every delicious bite, chef Marc Veyrat of Manigod is a star on the French culinary scene. Read about his journey to reach this envied position.
Book accommodation and activities in advance For a successful mountain holiday, prepare the essentials beforehand. Choose the right destination for you. Mid- and high- altitude destinations do not always offer the same environment or choice of activities. Gather information about the accommodation facilities and the activities proposed, and decide whether they correspond to your wishes and those of your children. Above all, book ahead, online or by telephone. Be prepared for the sun
Each year, the mountains gain popularity as a summer destination. Karim Soleilhavoup, Director of commercial development of Pierre&Vacances, Pierre&Vacances Premium and Maeva, tells us more about this phenomenon. The mountains are attracting more and more visitors each summer. What is the reason for this success ?