You know you are in for a culinary adventure if you stay at the luxury Hôtel Flocons de Sel by three star Michelin chef Emmanuel Renaut and his wife Kristine in Megève. The mountain village in Massif du Mont-Blanc, known as one of the most beautiful ski destinations of the world, is also a surprising summer destination!
Why stay at Flocons de Sel?
- For the intimate atmosphere in the luxury mountain lodge: there are only six individually decorated rooms
- For the cuisine by Emmanuel Renaut, who was trained in Paris and worked at Claridge’s in London and other top restaurants. He is inspired by nature and works with the best French ingredients, local where possible.
- For the location of Hôtel Flocons de Sel in the magnificent Mont-Blanc area, with glaciers, white mountaintops and green valleys
- For the culinary high-end village of Megève (also known for the famous spa les Fermes de Marie)
Relax: on a daybed next to the small swimmingpool, in the sauna, in the outdoor whirlpool or during one of the treatments in the spa of Hôtel Flocons de Sel.
What to do in winter: skiing, snowboarding, husky sledging, ice climbing, cross country skiing, winter hiking.
What to do in summer: swim in the natural lake nearby Combloux with amazing views of the Mont Blanc, walk the peaks of Rochebrune and Mont d’Arbois and take a picknick, go mountainbiking, rockclimbing, hiking or horsebackriding. Chamonix (30 minutes) and Annecy (45 minutes) are pretty little towns nearby.
How to get there: the nearest airport is Geneva airport, about an hour’s drive from Megève.
Text by Linda van de Pavoordt, photographs courtesy of Flocons de Sel. Published March 8th, 2016.
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