Friday, February 26, 2016

Combloux, France - Aux Ducs de Savoie

When I'm not staying at Chalet One Oak, my favorite little alpine hideaway, in neighboring town Combloux, is the hotel Aux Ducs de Savoie. This property oozes that mountain charm from the minute you walk through the front door. The most appropriate word to describe the hotel is: cozy. From the wood paneled floors, walls and ceiling, to the warm tartans, checks and plaids of the rugs, curtains and upholstery, the hotel has set the scene nicely for lazing by the fireplace.

Rooms are a good size, most with balconies in view of Mont Blanc, and sufficiently modern bathrooms (ours had a separate toilet room).   

Love the pop of silver metallic pillows:

I don't think I'd have a problem getting snowed in at this bar:

In-house dogs/hotel mascots are a bonus in my book!

A view of the breakfast room:

I've never been to Megeve in the summer months, but by the looks of it, this would be a lovely property to visit when the weather is warmer, the snow is gone, and everything is in bloom. There's nothing quite like the fresh alpine air, no matter what the season.

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Megeve, France - Le Comptoir du Pere Sotieu

One of my favorite reasons for visiting France is its patisseries. From the smell of fresh croissants baking in the oven, to regional specialities found in different areas of the country, the intricate decorations on each individual confection, right down to the beautiful packaging and enticing store windows, its a full sensory experience. I recently discovered a new bakery and tea salon in the little alpine town of Megeve called Le Comptoir du Pere Sotieu

Here you can find pastries, jams and marmalades, fudge, caramels, homemade chocolates, and even the most wonderfully colorful macaroon fridge. 

There are also two separate floors of seating where you can enjoy a tea, coffee or hot chocolate alongside your sweets in a lovely setting decorated in the traditional chalet style. 

Nothing better than peaks and peaks of whipped cream on a hot chocolate!

Le Comptoir du Pere Sotieu is the perfect stop for a morning or afternoon treat the next time you are in the adorable French ski town of Megeve.

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