Overview This modest chalet enjoys prime real estate at the foot of the slopes of Montgenevre – France’s oldest ski resort, which straddles the French/ Italian border. The hotel is right at the heart of the humbly proportioned town, clad by exciting pistes, surrounded by classy restaurants and slowly being pimped up with glossy hotel developments. 

Wow Factor The rooms and communal dining area are cosy, with typical alpine stylings – just the trick when you’ve spent the day buried in snow – and underfloor heating keeps feet warm. Depending on the position of your room, there are views of death-wish skiiers flogging a black run, soaring craggy mountains, or goggle-marked tourists enjoying the aprés ski scene in the al fresco Le Graal Cafe beneath. One of the best haunts in the area, it’s packed to the gills in the high season.

bill Please A double room costs £41pppn during winter and £28pppn in summer, including a simple cosmopolitan breakfast of croissants and coffee.

 B. P. 5Route d’Italie