Guide to Michelin-Starred Restaurants in the French Alps

gourmet food in french alps

The Rhone-Alpes in France must be one of the most charming regions on Earth. Home to the biggest ski area in the world, with more than 180 ski resorts and a combined 6000 km of pistes, the Alps is also a gastronomic paradise, boasting as many as 61 Michelin-starred restaurants and five top-rated three-star Michelin chefs.

With so much choice, visitors to the area would be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed. Here at Heli Securite we can help our luxury helicopter transfer clients select the most exclusive venues to sample fine dining delights after an exhilarating day on the slopes of Courchevel or Chamonix.

For those that want to maximise their time on the snow, Restaurant Jean Sulpice in residence L’Oxalys at Val Thorens is an excellent option being one of the few Michelin-starred restaurants in the Alps with ski in, ski out access. The restaurant, which has two prestigious stars, can be reached on skis from Courchevel and Méribel.

At Courchevel 1850, chefs Michel Rochedy and Stéphane Buron at two-starred Le Chabichou on Rue Des Chenus, have opened their kitchens so that keen gastronomes and budding chefs can learn from the masters of fine French cuisine. Cooking lessons are available for both adults and children and make an unusual and thoughtful gift.

Megève may once have been a typical Haute Savoie farming village. Today, however, the ski resort belongs to an exclusive club known as Best of the Alps and punches well above its weight in culinary terms, with no fewer than four Michelin-starred restaurants including the three-starred Flocons de Sel.

If your day has been spent in the boardroom rather than on your board, our Geneva transfer service makes it possible to treat your clients to an aperitif while watching the sunset on Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe. Chamonix is just 25 minutes from Geneva by helicopter and home to Albert 1er and Le Bistrot with two and one Michelin stars respectively.

If you choose to make a night of it and put your guests up in one of Chamonix’s luxury chalets or hotels, you’ll be perfectly primed for fresh tracks the next morning. An impressive way to seal any deal!

With so many exquisite restaurants in stunning settings, Heli Securite’s luxury helicopter transfers will help you navigate the unparalleled gastronomic landscape of the French Alps in style, comfort and speed.

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