Luxury Lunch in a Yurt in the French Alps

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Le Savoie, five-star hotel and restaurant

Skiing in the French Alps this winter? Here's an original experience you'll want to note in your little black book. Le Savoie, a five-star hotel in Val d’Isère that's part of the Relais & Chateaux collection, can arrange a decadent gastronomic lunch in a mountaintop yurt located on the Tovière plateau, more than 6,500 feet above sea level. A guide will accompany you on snowshoes to the summit, where you'll warm up over a four-course feast prepared by chef Alexandre Fabris of Grain de Sel, the hotel's acclaimed restaurant.

yurt for La Savoie lunch

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You might be tempted with foie gras, or salt-encrusted whole fish, or a hearty steak, followed by Tiramisu blanketed in red berries. A champion of local produce, the young chef picked up his skills at a number of Michelin-starred restaurants. Priced at 220 euros per person for four people; 75 euros per person for eight people.

Designed as a traditional alpine chalet, Le Savoie has been welcoming guests for a luxurious mountain respite since 1937. Today the restaurant attracted food-obsessed travelers who also appreciate desserts conceived by World Champion Pastry Chef Philippe Rigollot. For more information, visit

Le Savoie

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