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Why do we think luxury family ski holidays with childcare come close to perfection with Fahrenheit Seven and some of the best of restaurants in Courchevel 1650 are within easy reach? And that ski holidays Courchevel 1650 are ideal for skiing addicts, beginners, intermediates and bon viveurs equally? Read on, favourites and reasoning!
Indulging into French food comes at affordable prices and great value for money in Courchevel: from £28 euros menu offer at two Michelin star, to cosy restaurant near to Fahrenheit 7, all yum and child friendly – afterall this is France! Amidst best Courchevel restaurants from us and our friends :
*LA ROTISSERIE – located at the ground floor of Fahrenheit 7, with splendid view on slopes, a sunny terrace with tables and chaise longue, DJ included! Aperols, mulled wine and champagne go well in here with pokes/ lobster rolls / sea bass ceviche/ linguini with pesto/ risotto with Lobster. For kids there is lasagna, burgers, fish and chips. The wines selection is beautiful and their poke bowls and seared tuna have been our favourite lunch on slopes, even with the high competition from La Casserole and La Fruitiere!.
*Le bistronomique Chabotte – traditional Savoyard dishes cleverly reinterpreted like “grandma used to cook”. Our friends had a nice a la carte dinner and opted for Chestnuts velvety black truffles and foie gras / lobster ravioli/ scallops reduction of orange with vanilla flavour and sole meuniere cereal risotto. Their son loved their pata negra and cheese plate as well as pasta Bolognese.
*La table de Marie – located just next door to Fahrenheit 7: the 5 years old enjoyed “the best pizza ever”; the grown ups loved the snails and traditional onion soup. This is also an easy option for overtired kids after so much skiing; they also arrange take aways : pizzas, salads and crepes to your room/ suite/ chalet.
*AZIMUT – 1 Michelin star, located in Courchevel 1550, aka La Praz. The adults opted for fois gras escalope / turbot with chow flower mousse and the traditional tartiflette ( lunch and dinner set menus from 55 euros to 95 euros). Lovely attitude to kids and 12 euros delicious menu.
Lunching and wining on the slopes. Our votes go for La Casserole and La Fruitiere.
Tartiflettes, steaks, fondus, foie gras and some more cheese – yum! And lots of wine and aperol!
The dining options at Fahrenheit 7 are exquisite: we dined twice, some outstanding tartare and truffled dishes.
Another glorious dining option next door is La Portetta, Angela Hartnett’s child that we got to know and love from Murano in London and its casual sibbling on St James street.
And after all that glorious food, one may be be ready for apres-skiing! Some brilliant options, we have attended regularly to La Folie Meribel Courchevel and we even brought the 5 years old who fell in love instantly! Some high standards now to live up to!
Fahrenheit 7 lounge bar
Fahrenheit 7 bars are also cool and atmospheric with the 2 fireplaces, plush pillows and rugs. The staff uniform is part of the story and charm and staff themselves have been delightful with our cheeky monkeys, even when running around.
For more bars: Rok was brilliant as well as La portetta next door to Fahrenheit 7.
And if one needs further reasons than glorious restaurants in Courchevel 1650 and apres skiing, kep on reading why ski holidays at Fahrenheit 7 are ideal for families, ski addicts, beginners, intermediates and bon viveurs equally.
1. Located right on the slopes, Fahrenheit 7 has amazing ski-in ski-out access. And for full convenience, a generously-sized ski room also dedicated to hotel guests, including lockers, adjacent the ski and rental shop. Getting ready and on the slopes could not possibly get any easier!
2. The ski school Courchevel 1650 and the childcare is literally next door: Esf ski school just in front of the hotel as well as the New Generation – one can almost spot the offsprings at le jardin d’hiver from Fahrenheit balconies and Rottisserie terrace. Petits Pralins nursery is also next door – same building with the new Arondiaz cable car.
Our 5 years old spent 5 mornings with ESF ski school Courchevel 1650 – he loved it, with Friday, the awards day being of course his highlight.
3. Fahrenheit’s 7 sleek new suites. We spent 5 fabulous nights in their just refurbished designery vintage suites. We found them impeccable for spending grown up time as kids have their own room, spacey enough to invite our friends over for playdates and catching up over bottles of wine.
4. Ski holidays Courchevel 1650 are brilliant for skiing and options. We’d spend the mornings chilld free on redruns: Bel Air and towards Meribel on Monvallon and its stunning glacier.
For families and kids there’s lots of options in terms of Greens and Blues and once we figured that out, our 5 years old skied with us in the afternoon.
5. Spa, sauna, hammam and ice treatments are essential ingredients to any luxuryski holidays! For me personally it’s the perfect wrap up after La Folie Douce, the last ski run and pre dinner. And yes, Fahrenheit 7 has them all.
In need of more reasons tohead for Courchevel and stay with Fahrenheit 7? Check our article on Top things to do in Courchevel, including sledging on the latest race track, splashing at AquaMotion, dog sledging, iceskating, snowman building, shopping, more winning and dining.
A concept created after the temperature at which the most elegant of snowflakes forms, Fahrenheit 7 is coming close to perfection when it comes to luxury family ski holidays with childcare next door as well as brilliant restaurants in Courchevel 1650.
For more inspiration on European ski breaks, check our article with our highlights over 20 years in here. For more French skiing, great food and cool apres skiing, check our Chamonix post , Tignes with kids , Best restaurants in Tignes and for best April skiing and snow bistronomy, head here for Val Thorens(the highest in Europe at 2300m afterall and highest point in 3 Vallees ski area) . All Covid restrictions in France have been lifted on March 14th 2022 other than wearing masks on public transport and in certain public places such as clinics and hospitals. Therefore, if you meet the travel entry requirements there are no further restrictions on your holiday, hurray and fingers crossed it stays this way!
Pining for the mountains now, I especially love the big red beasts. #CulturedKids
Yes Orlinski is fab and it’s great to see modern art on Courchevel slopes! Truly where his Born Wild collection belongs if you ask me!
Sounds brilliant! I haven’t skiied for years (dodgy knee) but this has reminded me how much fun it can be. #culturedkids
Best treatment for a dodgy knee is apres skiing and there’s lots in Courchevel 😉
Fahrenheit 7 looks like a fun and cosy place to stay. I like all those red sculptures dotted around the place! #CULTUREDkids
Yes the French are so lucky with slopes and Orlinski! And Fahrenheit 7 ! And food !
Farenheit 7 looks incredible. Definitely somewhere I would love to hang out while my ski mad lot enjoyed chucking themselves down mountains! #CulturedKids
Yes it’s perfect to hang out in style 😉
Looks like a fantastic option for skiing with kids. We love skiing and can’t wait to hit the slopes this year.
Great to hear, will keep an eye on your adventures!
Such lovely photos, it seems like the perfect place to go skiing. The idea of great food and a hammam sound heavenly. Is there a decent ski school for adults too? I took lessons once and was dreadful #CulturedKids
Yes absolutely, few great ski scools! Courchevel has heaps of options with everything
Our friends took also ski classes (aling with our kuds) – happy to email you the details
You had me at tartiflette!
😉 we had an obscene number of great tartiflettes on this trip …😹
Wow, the food sounds amazing!! I love skiing vacations they are the best. There’s nothing like getting great outdoor exercise in the mountains, followed by good food and drink. Thanks for linking up with #farawayfiles
Thank youCorey, indeed nothing like a sunny ski holiday in the French Alps <3
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