For skiers with sore feet in their boots, for those whose thighs burn from mogul fields and edge-to-edge transitions, or simply for epicureans looking to indulge themselves, the mountain restaurants of Sainte Foy welcome you with hearty and delicious meals. Relish a delightful respite by a fireplace or on a sunlit terrace, a moment where time seems to stand still.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the larger surrounding resorts, in Sainte Foy Tarentaise, there are mountain restaurants where the soundtrack is nature’s own, and the main attraction is the view. Filled with tranquillity and serenity, let yourself be taken aback by these mountain eateries nestled in the heart of the Tarentaise mountains. In an authentic and intimate atmosphere, they invite you to a flavorful and rejuvenating experience.
To guide skiers towards quintessentially Savoyard flavors that will undoubtedly tantalize their taste buds, here’s a list of five must-visit spots you can ski right up to, places where the love for culinary delights, hearty recipes, and nature converge.
The highest restaurant in the ski area, Les Marquises is the perfect haven for both tasting and relaxation atop the slopes. At nearly 2000 meters altitude, skiers praise this spot for its terrace offering a stunning panoramic view facing Mont Pourri and the Aiguille Rouge.
However, the cuisine doesn’t fall short either. In this former alpine chalet, Nadine and Jeff offer a curated menu of fresh, seasonal, and local products, including lamb sourced from Séez.
Perched at 1800 meters in the heart of Sainte Foy Tarentaise’s ski domain, “Les Brevettes” is a charming restaurant steeped in history. An old alpine chalet from 1819, it’s named after the region’s traditional boxed beds.
Today, this special spot at Plan Bois offers skiers a hearty and warm respite, a well-deserved break between runs, deeply rooted in alpine authenticity. The menu stays true to local culinary traditions and offers it at affordable prices, all wrapped up in a one-of-a-kind friendly ambiance.
At Chez Léon, you’re guaranteed to savor traditional Savoyard cuisine, with their standout house specialty: the tartiflette. Meals, carefully prepared over a wood fire, celebrate the region’s authentic flavors.
The expansive sunlit terrace beckons relaxation, boasting an unparalleled view of Mont Pourri. It’s the perfect spot to take a break between runs, feast, and soak in the alpine panorama.
As you launch from the top of Col de l’Aiguille, Natur’Morion gives you the thrill of being a pro freerider, promising sheer exhilaration as you zoom down its steep slopes. Remember to pause, breathe, and especially, to admire the breathtaking chutes overlooking the valley.
La maison à Colonnes
Distinguished by its twin stone columns, “La Maison à Colonnes” is an 18th-century farmhouse that’s preserved its historical touch. The venue’s story, represented by period agricultural artifacts that adorn the interiors, lends a unique atmosphere to this slopeside restaurant.
Here, beneath the expansive sky, savor Savoyard specialties on a panoramic terrace with a striking view of Mont Pourri. And when summer arrives, Tuesday evenings come alive to the rhythms of spirited concerts, making “La Maison à Colonnes” a place where time dances to musical notes.
How about a lunch break outdoors with a breathtaking mountain view?
Picture yourself, perched at the peak, sandwich in hand, reveling in nature’s serenity and grandeur?
It’s these moments of simple joy and peaceful contemplation that make Sainte Foy truly unique. And we have some special spots for such times, perfectly situated picnic locations allowing you to pause, catch your breath, and immerse yourself in mountain tranquillity.
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