The best gourmet & unusual places in Val d'Isère: restaurants, bakeries: we tell you everything

January 3, 2024

Where to eat in Val d'Isère? 3 original restaurants you won't soon forget!

La Charpenterie, Les bronzés font du ski's restaurant

"You've got batter, you've got suc'. So with the batter, you make a crêpe and you put suc'on it!" This quote surely reminds you of the film Les Bronzés font du ski, shot in Val d'Isère in 1979, and the film's famous "Crêperie de Gigi". And what if we told you that you could eat in this restaurant run by Félix Remade, grandson of Marthe Taillefer featured in the film's legendary scene? Félix and chef Thomas Carassic welcome you to their " La Charpenterie" restaurant. The à la carte menu features French cuisine and original dishes, all in a warm 70s atmosphere.

René, a well-hidden restaurant in the heart of the Val d'Isère slopes

If you're looking for a little height and altitude, we recommend the Bonnevie family's restaurant René, hidden away in the slopes of the Val d'Isère resort. You'll recognize it at the foot of the Mangard blue run in the Fornet forest, with its carved stone building. A high-altitude restaurant also means breathtaking views and panoramas, so you'll be able to take in beautiful scenery such as the Mont-Blanc massif and the Vanoise park. Here, you'll be able to enjoy fine cuts of meat or fish cooked over an open fire, as well as a variety of side dishes and sauces, in a bistronomic setting of natural, bucolic beauty. You can also visit the restaurant for a drink.

Les Toits de Val d'Isère, Victoria Lodge's signature restaurant and bar

Located on the top floor of the hotel, you can dine with a breathtaking view of Val d'Isère and its mountains, snow-capped in winter and mostly rocky the rest of the year. On the menu, Chef Thomas offers dishes deliciously steeped in Basque traditions, his native land, and Savoyard produce. Our favorite: his Savoyard fondue with mushrooms. You can also enjoy an aperitif from the hotel bar on the rooftop terrace. The Les toits de Val d'Isère restaurant and bar is open by reservation only..  

Maison Chevallot and Oh Crazy Barns, 2 iconic Val d'Isère bakeries 

Maison Chevallot, between recognized expertise and family adventure

Right in the heart of the old village of Val d'Isère, Patrick Chevallot, "meilleur ouvrier de France" in pastry-making in 1993, puts his know-how, recognized time and again by the greatest in the kitchen, at your service in his parents' family bakery, founded in 1965. Another Maison Chevallot has also opened its doors in Val d'Isère. The Maison Chevallot offers delicious, finely-prepared pastries: lemon meringue pie, blueberry pie, Savoy cookie, we suggest you let your eyes and taste buds be your guide. If by any chance you'd like to try a pastry created to celebrate Val d'Isère, we suggest the famous heart-shaped columbine addressed to the Bellevarde piste.

Plus: Mercotte talks about them and seems to be won over by their blueberry tart. For pastry chefs at heart, you can find the recipe for the famous Chevallot blueberry tart on Mercotte's blog

So, if this article has made your mouth water, don't wait any longer to treat yourself in Val d'Isère.

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