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5 Must-Try Tables in the Alps

The Alps are a hub of must-do gourmet specialities and excellent restaurants to test out during your travels! Welcome to a varied and exceptional culinary paradise…

Enjoy an afternoon snack 

At the Yurt Safran in Meyronnes

One of Ubaye Valley’s most unusual venues is situated in the village of Meyronnes at an altitude of 1,600 metres: Carole’s cosy yurt is a privilege you have to earn! But once you’ve arrived, simply put your feet under the table and let Carole spoil you with her latest goodies. From elder sorbet, perfect for cooling down in summer, to succulent saffron shortbread, all the food is home-made with local produce. Regulars will tell you there’s no better place to savour a tasty dish. What’s more, you can even take part in a cookery class to learn Carole’s tips and tricks on using the saffron she grows with her husband.


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Take a break

At La Cabane à Jo

If you’re spending time skiing in Le Sauze, be sure to stop off at La Cabane à Jo. Set in the Hautes-Alpes area, this chalet restaurant is a favourite hangout for hungry skiers. What’s more, the authentic decor is an ode to typical mountain hospitality! Opt for the simple and tasty herb pie (tourte aux herbes) and a must-try Alps speciality: blueberry tart – all home-made, of course. If the weather is nice, you can enjoy sitting out on the terrace and soaking up the jaw-dropping views over the surrounding mountains.

Succumb to the charm

Of Le Relais des Merveilles

After a walk through the awe-inspiring scenery of La Gordolasque, you’re probably starving. Fear not: Le Relais des Merveilles promises to get you back on your feet! This pretty restaurant is tucked away in a picture-postcard setting. You’ll love its warm, cosy, and typically Alpine atmosphere, and its menu packed with regional specialities such as nettle soup and blueberry tart. The plus? Simple and tasty family-style cuisine concocted with fresh produce.



Savour the Cooking 

Of Le Flavie in Breil-sur-Roya

Set in Vallée de la Roya, Le Flavie is a genuine local institution, acclaimed for the quality of its produce and welcoming staff. This delightful, brasserie-style establishment promises to please even the most demanding palates with its simple and traditional dishes. If you’re feeling extra-hungry, don’t miss the Creole chicken – the fave dish of your hostess from Reunion Island. It’s hard not to succumb to the irresistible list of desserts ranging from tiramisu to crème caramel: it’s all home-made!

Revel in La Dolce Vita

At the Refuge Terzo Alpini

The Refuge Terzo Alpini isn’t just the departure point for numerous walks – it’s also a meeting place for gourmets! Boasting stunning views over Mont Thabor, the Terzo Alpini is set in the Alps, with one foot in Italy. You’ll find plenty of influences from the Land of Dante on the menu. Don’t miss the house speciality: polenta. Legend says that it’s the best in the region.