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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 pork and snail …
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La Folie Douce

Why wait until you’re back down in the village to party? From 2.30pm every day, DJs, singers, choreographed dancers and live bands fuel a riotous après-ski bash on this outdoor terrace at the top of the La Daille ca…
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Cocorico

The indie-rock alternative to après-ski stalwart La Folie Douce is Cocorico. The large outdoor deck, strung with fairy lights, stages excellent bands before morphing into a packed dance floor when DJs start up aroun…
Deli in Val d’Isère

La Fermette de Claudine

Claudine's 'farmhouse' is heady with the scent of Alpine cheese – much of it produced at the local Ferme de l'Adroit – and Savoyard sausage flavoured with mushrooms, berries and more. Other delectables include yoghu…
French in Val d’Isère

L’Edelweiss

Perched halfway up Le Fornet’s Mangard blue run, this wood-and-stone chalet has wondrous views around the valley. And at this restaurant d'altitude (ie up on the slopes), the food matches the prospect: lamb saddle s…
French in Val d’Isère

Restaurant L'Avancher

Even if you aren't staying at the chic Hôtel Avancher, it's worth booking a table at its classy restaurant. Borrowing influences from across Europe (and beyond), the upmarket bistro meals – like seared Iberico pork …
French in Val d’Isère

Le Barillon

Inside the quaintest stone cottage you've ever seen, ample Savoyard dishes are hauled onto tables by enormously friendly staff. At this family-run restaurant no corners are cut in preparing the raclette, a full half…
Wine Bar in Val d’Isère

La Cave...sur le Comptoir

This intimate, wood-eaved den is the sophisticate's choice for après-ski. Hunker down between book-lined walls and be served top-notch wines by the glass with generous taster plates of cheese or charcuterie (or half…
French in Val d’Isère

L’Étable d’Alain

Attached to the dairy La Ferme de l'Adroit is this attractively converted stable where, amid Alpine rusticity, you can feast on the farm's own produce: farmhouse diots (sausages), unctuous fondue, and seven varietie…
Bar in Val d’Isère

Le Petit Danois

Oxblood walls and wooden benches establish the cosy 'n' casual tone at the 'Little Dane', which heaves with après-ski action from DJs to live music – particularly around the two happy hours (4pm to 5pm and 9pm to 10…