Restaurants

Top Choice French in Chambéry

Les Halles

This ordinary-looking bistro, beloved by locals, combines gourmet panache with a warm welcome and faultless service. Try regional specialities including chicken stuffed with diots (Savoyard sausages) and creamy Beau…
Top Choice Modern French in Val d’Isère

L’Atelier d’Edmond

Candlelight bathes stone walls, low beams and family heirlooms in this gorgeous double-Michelin-starred restaurant, where locally sourced ingredients are imaginatively transformed into dishes such as smoked pigeon w…
Top Choice French in Arbois & the Route des Vins du Jura

Bistrot des Claquets

Loved by vignerons (winegrowers) and other locals, this unpretentious, convivial little bistrot serves fantastic French country fare, but only at lunchtime! If you miss the petit salé (lentils with salt pork), blanq…
Top Choice Modern French in Chamonix

Le Cap Horn

Housed in a gorgeous, two-storey chalet decorated with model sailing boats – joint homage to the Alps and Cape Horn – this highly praised restaurant, opened in 2012, serves French and Asian-inflected dishes such as …
Top Choice Modern French in Val d’Isère

La Fruitière

At the top of the La Daille gondola (and next to La Folie Douce, the famous piste-side bar), this restaurant d'altitude is legendary for its fine dining and breathtaking mountain views. The creative cuisine is prepa…
Top Choice Modern French in Besançon

Le Saint-Pierre

Crisp white tablecloths, exposed stone and subtle lighting are the backdrop for intense flavours, such as lobster lasagne with spinach and lobster bouillon, which are expertly paired with regional wines. At €40 the …
Gastronomy in Around Annecy

Yoann Conte

Conte is the successor to French celebrity chef Marc Veyrat, who once ran the stoves in this delightful lakeside restaurant. His regionalism shines through in dishes such as grilled sea bass in Savoyard Mondeuse win…
Gastronomy in Around Annecy

Auberge du Père Bise

Whether by the shimmering lakefront in summer or in the elegant salon in winter, dining at this Michelin-starred restaurant is never less than extraordinary. Chef Sophie Bise, a Lac d'Annecy local who comes from a l…
French in Chamonix

Les Vieilles Luges

This impossibly atmospheric 250-year-old farmhouse can only be reached on skis or by a scenic 20-minute hike from the Maison Neuve chairlift. Hunker under low wood beams to savour dishes such as grand-mère’s bœuf bo…
French in Chamonix

Crèmerie du Glacier

A wooden forest chalet is the setting for Chef Claudy's world-famous croûte aux fromages (bread drenched in a secret white-wine sauce, topped with cheese and baked) and other cheesy Savoyard delights (including nine…