Starred, Seasonal, and High Altitude Tables

Fans of good restaurants will have their fill: in addition to four Michelin-starred restaurants, the Alps abound with great places to enjoy local, seasonal produce. Some are even perched at more than 2,300 metres!

Four Michelin Stars in the Alps

Tuck into to four Michelin-starred restaurants in the Alps. For a gourmet break at high altitude, head to Le Roc Alto de l’Alta Peyra. It’s is the most elevated star in France – located in Saint-Véran, the highest commune in Europe. This top table offers a dizzying view of the rooftops of the village’s typical chalets. The Chef, Alexandre Lechêne, serves simple, authentic cuisine with Mediterranean influences. Next, in Saint-Crépin, Chef Sébastien Corniau works with vegetables, seasonal produce, and local meats. His delicious dishes can be enjoyed in the vaulted dining room of the Tables de Gaspard, where an intimate atmosphere reigns. For a culinary journey full of surprises, book a table at the Pêché Gourmand, in Briançon. Here, the Franco-Australian duo Sharon and Jimmy Frannais dream up audacious sweet and sour combinations and original pâtisseries. Lastly, in Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban, near Digne-les-Bains, Jany Gleize will welcome you to La Bonne Étape for a fabulous culinary journey to the heart of Provençal flavours.

Local Seasonal Produce

At L’Araignée Gourmande, close to La Haute-Provence in Laragne-Montéglin, Chef Thierry Chouin puts the emphasis on local produce, harvested in his grandfather’s garden. His tasty cuisine was awarded a Bib Gourmand in the Michelin Guide, bestowed to establishments which offer excellent value for money. Likewise, this distinction was also obtained by Michael Chassigneux, who mans the kitchens of Le Plaisir Ambré. Nestled at the heart of the old town of Briançon, one of the best restaurants in the Alps showcases fresh produce. Just like Christophe and Pauline Billau, whose charming Auberge Quintessence, in Roubion, promises to delight your tastebuds in an authentic, convivial setting. Finally, to enjoy seasonal, local cuisine in a retro setting, pop over to Les Alisiers, in Montclar.


High-Altitude Restaurants

Want to enjoy simple, tasty cuisine while enjoying an incredible view of Alpine peaks? Drop by Le Peguieou, in Pra Loup, a mountain restaurant that looks like a refuge perched at an altitude of 2365 metres. To take full advantage of the purity of the Alpine sky, this top table organises dinners where the guests arrive by snowcat. Further, for lovers of snow, walking, and good cuisine, go to L’Alpage, in Saint-Martin Vésubie. In winter, you reach this utterly charming mountain restaurant after an easy 30-minute snowshoe walk. In short, a guaranteed change of scene!