Awe-inspiring French Alps stay & Michelin-starred restaurant

L'Alta Peyra Hotel & Spa, France

A scenic mountain chalet in postcard-perfect Saint-Véran, with Michelin-starred dining and a soothing spa – including breakfast, optional dinner, spa access and more

Suspended over the Queyras Mountains of eastern France at an altitude of 2,040 metres, Saint-Véran is the highest village in Europe, surrounded by jagged snow-capped peaks cobwebbed by networks of walking, hiking and skiing trails. Enjoy panoramic views from multiple angles at L'Alta Peyra Hotel & Spa – from your room, from the restaurant, from the outside terrace with its steaming heated swimming pool. Breathe in the refreshing mountain air as you drift off in your cosy chalet bedroom, wake up to an indulgent Alpine breakfast of local meats, cheeses and freshly baked bread. Dine on Michelin-starred cuisine at the hotel’s on-site restaurant, where mountain food is given an upmarket twist, or head to the more traditional La Dardaya for classic, hearty dishes like tartiflette and casserole.

The spa will soothe any muscle aches you’ve developed from trampling the paths that criss-cross the nearby hills: book in for an uplifting massage, bubble away in the Jacuzzi or allow the steam room to bring tired legs back to life. When you’re fully restored, there’s via ferrata, canyoning on local rivers, mountain biking and mountaineering to keep you entertained.

Saint-Véran is one of France’s ‘plus beaux villages’ for a reason: characterful homes in the traditional chalet style line the streets - all slate roofs and ornate wooden detailing - sundials all around (Saint-Véran enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year), colourful flowers bloom, and chiming chapels negate the need for a watch.

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A local tax of €2.30 per person, per day is payable direct to the hotel.

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