6 Days Luxury Cookery Holiday in the French Alps

  • Chalet Savoie Faire, Fontaines-Naves, La Lechere. 73260, France

6 Days Luxury Cookery Holiday in the French Alps

  • Chalet Savoie Faire, Fontaines-Naves, La Lechere. 73260, France

France Culinary Vacation

A hidden treasure in the heart of the French Alps, a remarkable region of France - not only because of the different culinary styles but also because of the local culture, the history, and the people that have forged this cuisine. It's a beautiful place to learn: cozy, warm, spacious, and surrounded by breathtaking views across the Col de Madeleine. Experience a relaxed, hands-on learning, where you will build your understanding and knowledge of local food styles and learn how to confidently present your cuisine. Come and play in paradise. Its all about food and having fun.


  • 4 hands-on cooking lessons
  • Walk in the local forest and sit by the fire
  • Pick your own ingredients based on the season
  • Trip to the local market or picnic on a mountain top
  • Delight yourself with savoyard French cuisine with wine
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Apron and recipe
  • 4 days with instruction
  • French, English
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Chalet Savoie Faire

Savoie Faire is at long last available for you to enjoy after 5 long years of hard work restoring this once-ruin. The farmhouse offers a cozy comfort that you will feel as soon as you walk through the front door. Colors are warm and make you feel at home - it's the perfect place to rest and watch the world go by. Your hosts, Nikki and Hugh, live in the adjoining house, where Nikki runs her cookery school.

This luxury mountain retreat offers you amazing value for money and a wealth of activities on the doorstep or a short drive away such as mountain biking, ski touring, Nordic skiing, road cycling and hiking. The chalet sleeps eight and can be booked on a B&B, self catered or fully catered basis. This flexibility ensures that you have the perfect holiday to suit your needs. Wi-Fi is available and free.

Whichever season you visit us in youll find that Chalet Savoie Faire is perfectly equipped and laid out to ensure maximum comfort. In the colder months, the floor heating keeps your toes warm, and the triple-glazed windows will keep the cold out whilst sitting in front of the open fire. In the warmer months you can enjoy your meals outside on a sunny terrace overlooking some of the most spectacular views in the French Alps. A BBQ is available to use.

The chalet is equipped with everything you need to make it your home away from home - a kitchen with oven, gas burners, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, music, movies, comfy sofas and beds you wont want to get out of. Special attention has been paid to the beds since a good nights sleep after a day on the mountain is essential. All beds are made up with quality bed linen, 100% woolen bed toppers, feather quilts and as many pillows as you want.

The main house provides accommodation for up to 8 people, with a beautiful open-plan living area, vaulted dining hall and walled terrace with views across the valley. There are also three individually styled and beautifully appointed bathrooms in total. This property has been built with you in mind, it's spacious and warm and a home-away from-home. We are a dog friendly chalet and our canine friends love the mountains as much as we do!


  • BBQ
  • Bathrobes and slippers in every room
  • Beautiful quality bed linen
  • Comfy sofas
  • Free wifi throughout the chalet
  • Individually sourced antiques and furniture
  • Large selection of books and DVDs
  • L'Occitane luxury toiletries
  • Plasma TV and DVD in every room
  • Playstation
  • UK free view television channels
  • Vaulted dining room with chandelier

The atmosphere

You will be enabled to understand your ingredients, the importance of the combinations of color and texture to produce an amazing array of dishes you can carry along as you cook for family and friends. You will be picking your own mushrooms, vegetables, and berries depending on the season. You will also be using ingredients that are easily sourced from local suppliers such as cheese and wine. At Chalet Savoie Faire, they are also conscious that food budgets need to go a long way. So recipes are affordable, as well as delicious!

The kitchen

Enjoy the cooking course in a relaxed and fun atmosphere, gaining confidence each day. The kitchen is beautifully appointed with plenty of room. It has been designed to feel as close to a chalet kitchen as possible, so skills can be easily replicated. It is attached to a large dining room where we share the meals you have produced.

The training

Having been in the Catering industry for more than 25 years, working and developing menus for hotels, chalets and yachts, Nikki has put together a program that will motivate you back into the kitchen. The course is fun, hands-on, with interesting and easy recipes that can be replicated back in your own kitchen. You will look at ingredients, how they work together, different ways to cook the same item but with completely different twists and importantly the art of presentation to the table.

Chalet Savoie Faire French Cooking Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival, afternoon tea

  • Arrive into Chalet Savoie Faire and settle into the luxury accommodation.
  • Later, go for a walk around the village.
  • Afternoon tea will be served and Nikki will talk the guests through the program.
  • This is followed by pre-dinner drinks and a 3-course meal with wine.

Day 2 - Cooking class, local forest walk

  • Breakfast is served in the dining hall at 08:00.
  • Into the kitchen, from 09:00 to 13:00, you will make 2 entrees, 2 main meals, one meat and one vegetarian, 2 desserts and pre-dinner snacks.
  • You all eat together either in the top dining hall or on the outside terrace under the apple trees.
  • In the afternoon, take a walk into the local forest or guests can rest by the fire or in the sunshine depending on the time of year.
  • Pre-dinner drinks and nibbles served in lounge area; during this time you can go through recipes.
  • The evening meal is served at 19:30.

Day 3 - Local market trip or picnic in the mountain area, cooking class

  • Today, you will either go on a trip to the local market to purchase local farm fresh produce or enjoy a picnic in a stunning mountain area.
  • In the afternoon, you will start cooking at 14:00 and continue until 18:30.
  • The evening meal is taken together in the kitchen dining area.

Day 4 - Cooking class, thermal spring

  • Cooking class from 09:00 until 12:30.
  • Next, get down to the local thermal restaurant, where a 3-course lunch awaits you.
  • Then, get into the natural thermal spring to relax.
  • Pre-dinner drinks served in the top bar area, followed by 3-course meal.

Day 5 - Cooking class

  • Breakfast.
  • After breakfast, walk around the top villages for 1.3 hours.
  • Cooking class from 10:00 until 12:30.
  • Have lunch together or have a picnic on the mountain top, depending on weather.
  • Kitchen cooking from 15:00 until 18:30: soups, salads, mains and desserts.
  • Pre-dinner drinks and evening meal served.

Day 6 - Departure

  • Breakfast.
  • Departure by 11:00.
  • Nikki Shields

    Nikki was born in Melbourne, Australia and has always had a passion for food, wine, and rustic architecture. After her stint at Hotel & Catering College, she left for Europe in search of a new dream. Nikki has run training and cooking courses the last 15 years and promotes a relaxed atmosphere where she will build your confidence and knowledge through learning fundamental culinary techniques. She likes to achieve the right balance between hard work in the kitchen and enjoyment with food creativity. She prides herself in delivering a high-quality service to all her guests.


The medieval county of Savoie (or Savoy) became French by vote in 1860. Savoie is dominated by the Vanoise range, the second most important one in France after that of Mont Blanc. Savoie is famed for its world-class ski resorts, amongst which are the clutch in the Trois Valles, including Courchevel and Mribel. The ski trains are a popular means of reaching the slopes easily and painlessly.

Alternatively, you can fly to a number of airports. As one might expect of such an alpine stronghold, there are some very impressive mountain passes, many of which can only be crossed in summer and which include the Col de lIseran, the highest pass in Europe at 2,764 meters. The scope for those to whom heights hold an appeal is endless in this alpine department.

Fontaines Naves

Fontaines Naves is a picturesque mountain hamlet situated 15 minutes away from the nearby town of Moutiers and is only 30 minutes from the ski resorts of Valmorel and Meribel/ Courchevel. The stunning lakeside town, Annecy, is a 50-minute drive.

  • Cooking classes
  • Massage nearby
  • Mountain biking
  • Spa nearby
  • Steam room nearby
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Fireplace
  • Lobby
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Bicycle rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tour assistance
  • Cross country skiing: Nordic skiing as it can also be called is hugely popular in the Savoy region of France and in particular around Fontaines, Nave. World class cross country ski trails are on the doorstep of Chalet Savoie Faire and all runs are well marked. Not for nothing do the Nordic ski trails around this beautiful area have a worldwide reputation amongst those in the know!
  • Hiking: The vast number of marked trails in the area ensures that walkers can trek in safety whilst enjoying the stunning views the area has to offer. Ramblers and hikers get to see the mountains at their best from snow capped peaks to shady forests and magnificent waterfalls to picturesque Savoyard villages.
  • Mountain Biking: Whether you prefer your mountain bike action to be cross country, downhill, all mountain/enduro, freeride or trail riding then the French Alps provide some of the best terrain and backdrops in the world. The area around Fontaine, Naves is also the perfect setting for the increasingly popular activity of mountain bike orienteering combining the skills of map navigation and mountain biking.
  • Ski touring and ski mountaineering: It is about getting away from it all and being far from the ironmongery of ski resorts. The stunning scenery surrounding Chalet Savoie Faire is some of the most beautiful in the French Alps and will quite simply take your breath away. Theres no doubt that this is nature at her best.
  • Snowshoeing: Racquettes neige as it is known in France has to be one of the most beautiful and environmentally friendly ways to experience the mountains. The area around Chalet Savoie Faire in the French Alps is one of the most spectacular and stunning to explore. Indeed Naves is renowned for being a remarkable winter games area.
  • White water rafting:The Savoie region provides a perfect backdrop for rafting and other white water activities such as canyoning, canoeing, air boating, river boarding and hydro speed. White water activities or sports deau vive as theyre called in French are becoming more and more popular in the French Alps. The best time to enjoy these water based activities is from May through to September.
  • 4 cookery lessons
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Apron and recipes
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

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    Review by Paula Vaux from United States

    PROS Pros: Nikki is a wonderful hostess and instructor - we were amazed at how much we could accomplish in the kitchen in one session and always also had plenty of time for other activities and sightseeing. The chalet is a gorgeously decorated and meticulously kept -- and surrounded by amazing scenery. This was an incredible getaway from the busy city environment - a peaceful, quaint retreat with fresh air and excellent fresh, in season produce.

    Organizer response: Dear Paula Thank you so much for your wonderful review, it was a real pleasure meeting you all having you in my kitchen, laughing, learning and site seeing. Kind regards Nikki

    2017-Sep-12 13:29:48

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    Review by Lauren Israel from United States

    Amazing cooking school with gluten free options!

    PROS Pros: Chalet Savoie Faire was even more perfect than the reviews I read online!! My friends and I were looking to book a cooking holiday and my first question when I reached out to Nikki was if she could accommodate gluten free. Not only was she able to accommodate, but everything was available gluten free including fresh bread and pastries that we learned to make. Overall, the food was absolutely amazing and recipes you can totally recreate at home. Nikki, Hugh and Hannah were amazing hosts who made us feel right at home, the accommodations were lovely and we enjoyed the beautiful setting in the picturesque Alps. We enjoyed long walks and excursions to local attractions like the market, spa and a picnic lunch. I would recommend this spot to any friends and family who want a relaxing break in the Alps while looking some great cooking techniques.

    Organizer response: Dear Lauren Thanks for coming to stay with us on the mountain tops, it was such a pleasure teaching you some new gluten free recipes - hope you enjoy them once back in the States. Thanks for the great feedback, Warm regards Nikki

    2017-Sep-11 18:42:38

  • Review by Lyn Finkelsen
    10 out of 10

    "Chalet Savoie Faire was a fantastic experience. Set up in the French Alps, the Chalet is fully renovated to the highest standard and has the bests hosts - Nikki and Hugh. I stayed six days with the cooking school and cooked the best food and enjoyed plenty of great wine. It is also a B&B and I enjoyed the company of those guests as well. A very enjoyable, very friendly experience and would recommend highly to anyone looking to travel to this area - also a cyclists haven!"

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  • Review by Tracey Reed from Japan
    10 out of 10

    "This was by far the best cooking vacation I have ever been on and I have enjoyed several. Nikki is a remarkable host, the cooking classes were outstanding because they were hands on and easily replicated at home. I loved that each class included learning, cooking and eating four to five dishes in a spacious kitchen using local ingredients. The accommodations are beautiful and have all the right touches including high-end linens, L'Occitane products in the bathroom, and very comfortable beds. A must do trip!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Australia

    "Our trip to Chalet Savoie Faire was out of this world. Owner/Manager Nikki was the most generous, fun, kind-hearted host you could imagine. The adventures she took us on were delightful. Old world local food markets, shopping in Annecy, yummy restaurants, walking the mountains and quaint woods, picking food along the road side and cooking up magnificent meals back at the Chalet. The Chalet was renovated and the bedrooms, kitchen, and dinning area were beautiful and of course a wonderful, cozy lounge area with a big open fire. We were a group of five friends and we had the whole Chalet to ourselves. Everything we needed was there. If we wanted to spend time relaxing nothing was too much for Nikki to provide as we lazed. But if we wanted to go on a day trip, Nikki had the perfect plan for us. We spent a week laughing, joking and soaking up the amazing beauty of the French Alps. Everyday was magical. I will be back one day!"

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  • Review by Jen B.

    "Lots of fun at the cooking school with our host, Nikki, making a whole range of delicious food which we shared for dinner. Fabulous place to stay with stunning views. Great for hiking or cycling in summer or skiing in winter."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "Savoie Faire is a bespoke B&B, full fare accommodation and cookery school. You may enjoy one or all offerings. We chose all and stayed for five days. Nikki is an Australian by birth, but has lived in France for over 20 years. She is a wonderful cook and shares her passion and expertise in the kitchen during cooking lessons. Each day we prepared our own lunch and three-course dinner. We were amazed and the delighted with the delicious results. All the dishes, while unique and elegant, will be easily replicated at home. If you love food, wine, and cooking, this is the experience or you. When not cooking, eating or drinking, we hiked in the mountains, encountered locals, Savoie cows and sheep and shopped in the Moutier market. The views of the mountains and tiny villages were lovely. We also spent a day in Annecy, the Venice of France."

    "Hugh, Nikki's husband, and mountain bike professional, was a wealth of information about the area and had great tales of his cycling experiences. Both Hugh and Nikki are such warm, charming hosts. Savoie Faire is nestled in a little village, 1200-meter up in the Alps. An experience not to be missed."

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  • Review by Mac S.

    "Wonderful, wonderful, magic place to visit. Hosts, Nikki and Hugh, are very easy going people and fabulous hosts. Some very scenic walks, enjoyable cooking classes, and nearby Annecy were the highlights of our visit. The location is off the main highway, so be prepared for some winding roads if you are driving yourself as opposed to taking advantage of Hugh's driving ability should you require an airport pick-up. A highly recommended spot, especially since Hugh did the reconstruction work on the buildings."

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  • Review by a traveler from United Kingdom

    "Nikki and Hugh are wonderful hosts and make you feel completely at home in their superb Chalet. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and relaxing, with many enjoyable walks. Judging from the excellent meals, we are sure Nikki's cooking courses must be a great opportunity to take join!"

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  • Review by a traveler from United States

    "This was our second visit to this marvelous alpine retreat and will not be our last. Nikki and Hugh clearly enjoy making this place special for their guests and it shows in all of the details. We were touring the Rhone Alps with two other couples on a cycling centric vacation and were so pleased that Chalet Savoie Faire had something for everyone, from the Col de Madeleine (via velo) to shopping in Moutiers for fresh ingredients for our cooking class. You can imagine that a Chalet that offers cooking classes that the food served to the guests would be really good, right? Well, it certainly is exactly that and elegantly-served. Nothing is overlooked which makes for a relaxing time which is just what we need when travelling overseas. Book early as this place fills up fast. We have already reserved our spot for next year."

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  • Review by a traveler from Australia

    "Just make an effort and go to Chalet Savoie Faire located in the French Alps. I did the cooking school and had a fantastic time, but it is a B&B and a cyclists haven. Beautiful renovated chalet, modern, clean, great food and wine, fantastic hosts and all comforts of home. Great villages to visit close by. Nothing more to say, but just go!"

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  • Review by Matt David Roberts from France

    "We took our two little boys (3 and 2) to Chalet Savoie Faire for a week in February. It was bliss. Log fires in the evening, a bed that you could be lost in and cooking that was not only delicious but incredible value for money. Hugh and Nikki are quite simply the perfect hosts, they are kind and have superb attention to detail. Best of all, they make you feel like you're so at home whilst remaining professional. They cooked (well Nikki did, Hugh is the first to admit that she is a whizz in the kitchen) for the boys every night, which after a long day out at nearby Valmorel was so welcome. They then got packed off to bed and we got spoilt with the evening meal, nibbles, aperitif, starter main, and desert with lovely wine. A great standard of cooking. The rooms were immaculate, our bathroom was tremendous and the chalet overall is just splendid. Hugh's talents in the building sphere match Nikki's in the kitchen, what a team. We loved it and will return."

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  • Review by Annie Gardiner from Australia

    "A bit late Nic and Hugh but what a wonderful place to visit. You two are the "hosts & hostess" with the mostest. I went there with Nic's mum Margaret, from Melbourne and we shared in the dinners, etc. that Nic's cooking school clients cooked. Wonderful food, wonderful company and of course Nic's one and only picnics. The ambiance and hospitality are second to none. Even 5-star restaurants would be hard pushed to emulate Nic's presentation of her culinary skills. She leaves nothing to chance. Thank you Nic and Hugh for sharing your wonderful home with me. One day maybe I'll get back again. P.S. - Look after Marg and Kim in May and happy birthday."

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  • Review by a traveler from United Kingdom

    "Fabulous location, Very cozy, delicious food. Nikki and Hugh deserve high praise for their attention to detail and their friendly warm hosting. After a few days we felt we had known them all our lives. We want to return as soon as we can. Highly recommended, probably the best holiday ever!! Thanks Nikki & Hugh for a very memorable time."

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  • Review by a traveler from Switzerland

    "It all started with a weekend away and in the past 12 months we have been regular visitors to this amazing place. Nikki & Hugh are just the perfect hosts with every attention to detail well thought of. This summer we hosted our wedding in the village & chalet and it was delivered on way beyond expectations. Nikki is a culinary genius, it's hard not to want to go back the weekend after you have left. This is our 4th visit this year and certainly not the last so if you have not been you really are missing something special!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Tokyo

    "What could be better than staying in a beautifully and thoughtfully refurbished chalet, with the spectacular backdrop of the Alps, in a picturesque hamlet, eating (and preparing - this was a cooking holiday for us) delicious food? What could be better is doing all that at Nikki and Hugh's Chalet Savoie Faire. From the moment we got there, they made us feel truly at home, and their warmth and gracious hospitality made us sad to say goodbye to friends by the end of the stay.It's a lovely chalet, warm and comfortable. Nikki went out of her way to show us some fantastic recipes that we cooked in her gorgeous kitchen and ate in a stunning dining room. She was also kind to take us on hikes in the surrounding hills (with her dogs, Milo and Bailey) and also to the surrounding towns, such as must-see Annecy. Hugh, who designed and did all the work in the chalet personally, was the behind-the-scenes force that helped keep things together.I can't say enough nice things about Nikki and Hugh, and I can't recommend strongly enough that you stay at Chalet Savoie Faire if you're planning a visit to that part of France."

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  • Review by Helen from Australia

    "A beautifully renovated 1900C barn situated in the most stunning setting of the French Alps in Naves. Spectacular walks amongst the most amazing autumn colours in October, great bike riding available nearby, tackling the Col de la Madeleine, or the gorgeous ambience of sitting by the fire with a glass of wine taking in the views.Hosts Nikki and Hugh are so welcoming and their hospitality is very spoiling. Beautiful catering on all levels, cooking classes available too, we hope to be back again sometime soon. Highly recommended for those who like to be indulged!"

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  • Review by Aileen from United States

    "It was one of the best days of our 2 week stay in France. Very personal experience. Nikki and Hugh feel like friends now. All of the food we made was excellent and easily repeated at home. The environment couldn't have been better."

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  • Review by Steve from Belgium

    "The most amazing place to stay - having just come from a great farmstay B&B near Uzes , and then a grand chateau outside Avignon, this place has left them for dead. Nikki and Hugh have created a magical place out of stone, timber and natural furnishings, complemented with delicious home cooking and hosts that really know how to look after their guests well with fun and friendliness without being overbearing. Close to, but in a tiny village tucked away from, the hustle and bustle tourist areas - We just couldn't fault it. Loved the wandering cows and their bells. Stayed May 2015, travelled with friends"

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  • Review by a traveler from Switzerland

    "Everything went wrong in the week leading up to the Friday we arrived, but as soon as we came, Nikki and Hugh welcomed us with the biggest smile and a glass of wine, we knew that we had struck gold. The weekend was bliss for our whole family, the food was amazing and we generally just felt welcome. We had full days of skiing and nights in front of the fire following three course dinners. Great value for money, but I would go again simply because of the atmosphere Nikki and Hugh have created."

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  • Review by Kate from New Zealand

    "I was travelling alone and decided to treat myself to a few days at a cooking school I'd read a snippet about in a travel magazine. All I can say is that my time with Nikki and Hugh was one of the best things I have done in all my years of travel!I arranged for Hugh to pick me up at the airport in Lyon so I didn't miss a moment of daylight in Fontaines-Naves and then took the train back at the end of the week (an easy journey). The days I had went by in a flash and although I was reluctant to go, I felt refreshed and as relaxed as I can remember.My time in the kitchen with Nikki was fantastic and my confidence grew each day. My family and friends back home in NZ are enjoying some of the delicious recipes I got from Nikki and there is more to come. Chalet Savoie Faire has it all whatever season you choose to come.If cooking isn't your thing you can still enjoy the wonderful meals Nikki makes in the comfort of the dining room or as a picnic to take with you as you wander from village to village. For the more sporty, there is an array of activities you can do while making Chalet Savoie Faire your base.If what you want is peace and quiet this is the place for you. Bring your book and curl up in front of the fire or enjoy the sunshine on the deck. I will definitely be back. Thank you Nikki and Hugh for making my trip so memorable."

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  • Review by Renardette from United Kingdom

    "This was a girly weekend for four of us; long overdue, so we wanted comfort, relaxation, great food and drink and some gentle activities. I can honestly say that the say after my return that I feel happier and more relaxed than I have in ages.Chalet Savoie Faire has been lovingly built by Hugh; literally. Nikki and he have lovingly sourced exquisite antiques and beautiful, functional bits and bobs that engage the eye at every turn. Nikki and Hugh run this superb operation which can be B&B, fully catered chalet, activity holiday from skiing to walking to cooking. The cookery school is amazing. In our group we had a very competent professional foodie and those with...less confidence!Nikki had us whip up an extensive menu of fabulous, indulgent and healthy dishes, including wild mushrooms and herbs from the garden. We had enormous fun and learned loads. Having had a 3 hour walk in the picturesque surrounding hills that morning, we were ready for our several course dinner after aperitifs that evening, despite the fabulous picnic Nikki had packed for us along with a lovely bottle of wine!We arrived late evening to find trays of delicious nibbles and homemade cold supper laid out to eat by the cozy log fire while we caught up with each other. These are the perfect hosts; friendly yet discreet, they think of everything you might want...just before you thought of it yourself. The chalet came recommended, and it exceeded all expectations. It's wonderful."

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  • Review by a traveler from United Kingdom

    "Having holidayed and sampled fine French cuisine I have always wanted to take that taste of holiday home with me. The combination of sumptuous accommodation and a fantastic regional cookery course it was a no brainer that Chalet Savoie Faire was the choice for us. To say that our experience was beyond expectation is an understatement. For an experience like no other an escape to Chalet Savoie Faire is a must.On entering our aptly named "Princess" suite for the week we were greeted with incredibly luxurious surrounding... The pictures do not do it justice! The lovely Hugh took us on a grand tour of the rest of the house, showing us all the intricate craftsmanship that he personally put into the house. Along with wife Nikki's chic sense of style and talent for antiquing their wonderful home leaves you excited for the week ahead.The cookery course it's self is a true find! Join Nikki in her incredible hand build kitchen and learn the secrets of the Savoie region. Her hits and tips leave you feeling confident and excited to show off your skills to friends and family. Nikki and Hugh welcome you through the doors to their home like a member of the family. You feel your shoulders relax and the pace of life slow down. We will be back!"

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  • Review by Marie from Australia

    "This B&B truly is a gem! You must take the time to drive the long windy road up to find this fabulously decorated, perfectly placed and warmly hosted, comfortable accommodation. The little touches to complete your comfort are unending. The house is an old barn which has been lovingly restored in typical Savoyard fashion. Hugh and Nikki are great hosts bending over backwards to your very need.The village is a typical mountain village, quiet and friendly. The views are magnificent, something you won't tire of looking at. If you like food, try a cooking school with Nikki. She makes it really fun and you learn so many little tips! Eating the sumptuous meal afterwards, either in Nikki's fabulous dining room or down stairs in the B&B in our own gorgeous chandelier private dining room, is a treat not to be missed!"

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Rhône-Alps , France

Chalet Savoie Faire is a bespoke luxury mountain retreat, cookery school, cycling & hiking paradise, stunning views, relax in the heart of the French Alps.

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