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6 High-Altitude Restaurants in the French Alps

A number of hidden restaurants is located on the many peaks of the French Alps. These are perfect shelter and dive into the local gourmet traditions.

The Well-Named

The Antigel restaurant - so named for its French meaning, anti-freeze - is located in a delightful wooden chalet and offers traditional dishes with the best of both Savoyard and Val d'Aoste culinary traditions. Whether by the fireplace or on the terrace overlooking the Tarentaise Valley, the food is always fresh.

L’Antigel
La Rosière 1850 - 73700 La Rosière
Réservation : + 33 (0)6 23 94 92 07 - contact@lantigel.com (External link)

The High-Altitude

This restaurant, located 3,032 meters above sea level on the La Grande Motte glacier, boasts a 360° panoramic view of the mountains. Here you will be served delicious, traditionally Savoyard cuisine, accessible either by ski or by the funicular. Three different menus are available: "food to-go," "traditional," and "Cantine des Bouvier."

Le Panoramic
Glacier de la Grande Motte - 73320 Tignes
Réservation : + 33 (0)4 79 06 47 21

The Elegant

At Jean Sulpice in the heart of Trois Vallées, recipient of two Michelin stars, you are welcome even in your ski clothes! The kitchen is both traditional and modern at the same time. Classic dishes from the chef's childhood have been given a modern twist along with mountain herbs.

Restaurant Jean Sulpice
Résidence l'Oxalys - 73440 Val Thorens
Réservation : + 33 (0)4 79 40 00 71 - contact@jeansulpice.com (External link)

The "Best"

La Bouitte is, first and foremost, a story about a family. The restaurant is managed by both René (father) and Maxime (son) Meilleur - their last names meaning "Best" in French. The concept is to serve traditional dishes from the region, which are cooked up in a new and surprising edition at the restaurant housed in a Savoie Cottage.

La Bouitte
Hameau de Saint-Marcel - 73440 Saint-Martin-de-Belleville
Réservation : + 33 (0)4 79 08 96 77 - info@la-bouitte.com (External link)

The Pure

L’Atelier d’Edmond boasts its second Michelin star, which it was awarded in 2015. The restaurant is even at the foot of the slopes and just above the city of Val d'Isere in 1850 meters altitude, surrounded by beautiful white peaks.

L’Atelier d’Edmond
Le Fornet - 73150 Val d’Isère
Réservation : + 33 (0)4 79 00 00 82 - restaurant@atelier-edmond.com (External link)

The Exclusive

Le 1947 welcomes a limited number of guests every evening in order to give each individual a unique experience. The creative and unconventional Michelin-starred chef, Yannick Alleno, welcomes you in his dazzling snowy universe in surprising and innovative ways.

Cheval Blanc Courchevel – 1947
Le Jardin Alpin - 73120 Courchevel 1850
Réservation : + 33 (0)4 79 00 50 50 - info.courchevel@chevalblanc.com (External link)

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