Lapr�riehotell och caf�

La For�t Juli 1st, 2008

S�kert d�ckar har den mest n�tt inst�llningen av n�gon cafe in p� den Chamonix dalen, pr�rien k�rts av den samma familjen f�r fyra utvecklingar. Upps�ttningen av ett 19th �rhundradeberg v�gleder upp vem kl�ttrade Mont Blanc d�rren f�r 99 tider framifr�n av hotellet p� fot (f�r dagarna av elevatorer), det stilla erbjudanden en varm v�lkomnande i enkla traditionella rum, hemlagad kir och andra fruktjuice, kr�ppar, teas och ljusa m�l. Ett underbart f�rl�gger f�r att ta ett avbrott fr�n en g�, har en ljus lunch eller en tidig sortaftondrink som h�ller �gonen p� den ljusa �ndringen p� Mont Blanc, som du sitter under pergolaen….,

H�tel Lapr�rie
53 Chemin Lavousse
74400 Chamonix Mont Blanc, Frankrike
+33 4 50 53 19 96
(�ppen sommar endast)


Det Les Lanchers hotellet, restaurang och bommar f�r i Les Praz

La For�t Februari 14th, 2008

Les Lanchers hotell, Les Praz

Les Lanchers �r ett gladlynt, och avkopplat f�rl�gga p� den huvudsakliga gatan av Les Praz, precis en sten kast fr�n elevatorn. Utanf�r har det �lskv�rda traditionella m�lade v�ggar med blommor. Rummen �r n�tt, modernt och godan v�rdera, och restaurangen g�r trevlig traditionell mat.

Bomma f�r �r ett laid-back, och v�nligt, besegrar ideal f�r en drink, efter du har kommit, fr�n Flegere. De har ocks� ett stort att avsk�rma den satellit- TV:N tr�nga n�gon, s� det �r en anv�ndbar lokalfl�ck f�r h�llande �gonen p� sport - TV:N �r inte i det huvudsakligt bet av bomma f�r, s� den �r inte f�r p�tr�ngande. Trevliga coctailar, bra lokal�ler och en v�lkomna atmosf�r f�r alla.
Lanchers hotell


La For�t Januari 7th, 2008

Terrass p� excelsioren
�ven om inte str�ngt i Les Praz, har jag inklusive denna, som det �r v�l v�rd per omn�mnande. It’s about ten minutes walk away in the village of Les Tines, and has a lovely garden with a swimming pool, which you can use if you go for lunch. It would be a particularly good place to stay in summer as it’s in a very pretty situation and the garden terrace with the pool looks really gorgeous.

Over the last few years, it seems to have made huge improvements in the food. The menu sounds delicious, and I have heard very good reports from friends that have eaten there. I’ll try it this summer and report back , purely in the interests of research, you understand!

Excelsior website

Auberge La Bagna

La For�t May 9th, 2007

Auberge La Bagna
(Summer only)
La Bagna has friendly new management for summer 2008 (Fans of former proprietor Alain Peru’s cooking needn’t worry, as he has opened a restaurant in Chamonix-sud). The converted farmhouse is once again the typical French Alpine gite that it was before, with lots of charm. They serve a good breakfast, ice creams in the afternoon, and plan to have a weekly barbecue, which should be excellent – look out for the sign outside for when the grilling will start!

The terrace is a good place for families as there’s plenty of room beside it for kids to play.
They also offer bed and breakfast accomodation.

Auberge La Bagna

Hotel Eden

La For�t April 14th, 2007

Hotel Eden
An excellent hotel, British and Swedish run. It’s very reasonably priced with bright, modern, unfussy interiors. They now have apartments on offer as well, which I haven’t stayed in but look very nice. In summer, the terrace bar is a good spot for a glass of wine.

The restaurant is one of the best in Chamonix – fresh, modern food, beautifully presented, and the ma�tre d’ is superb – he’s been there for decades and really knows his stuff. There’s usually a good choice for veggies too.
Hotel Eden

Hotel Les Rhododendrons

La For�t April 14th, 2007

Les Rhododendrons, Les Praz
A super location on the central green of Les Praz, next to the Flegere lift with a view of the church and Mont Blanc. The terrace is a lovely place to watch the sunset on Mont Blanc with a drink.

The bar , after its recent refurbishment, is a great place for a drink after coming down from Flegere – it’s friendly and cosy with a log fire and regular live music.

Join their Facebook group to keep up to date with events here – bands, barbecues and so on. The house speciality is a fantastic selection of home-made shots – try the figgy vodka or the caramel. Some of the finest Vin Chaud in the valley makes this place perfect!

Apres at the Rhododendrons, Les Praz, Chamonix

Molly the gorgeous and friendly dog:

The restaurant, has tasty, inexpensive food in generous plates – exactly what you want after a day on the mountain. It’s especially nice on summer evenings when you can eat outside on the terrace lit with torches. Ideal for families in summer, as there’s a play area for children, and plenty of room for them to run about on the green.