Indulge in the Luxurious Alps

Courchevel is one of the most luxurious ski resorts in the world, and is a firm favourite with the glitterati. With the likes of Victoria Beckham and others frequenting its slopes, the resort has a certain cache. The popularity of the region has led to a number of positive developments in the region including excellent bars and a well-established lift network. The resort is also well linked with others, including Val Thorens, Brides-les-Bains, Meribel, Les Menuires, Saint Martin, Orelle, and La Tania, to form the Three Valleys, which is the largest connected ski area in the world. With ski holidays around the world, there are a number of different choices for your yearly ski trip, but Courchevel has that certain je ne sais quoi.

Courchevel itself is formed by four resorts, including Le Praz, Courchevel 1550, Courchevel 1650, and Courchevel 1850. The highest resort, 1850, is a hive of activity, with a number of restaurants, crêperies and designer boutiques. As MTV would say, this is where the magic happens. The region comes alive at night with bars like Le Jump at the heart of the action.

Courchevel itself has more Michelin starred restaurants than any other ski resort, so you can expect nothing more than sheer melt in the mouth deliciousness night after night, with the luxurious Jardin Alpin area at the heart of gourmet dining. The Jardin Alpin area is home to several upmarket restaurants, and with a mini pommel lift running up the side of the green slope you can sip a hot cup of coffee whilst watching your little ones ski down the short slope.

Not only the choice resort for the rich and famous, the region is also something of a celebrity. The pre-credit sequence of the James Bond film “Tomorrow Never Dies” was filmed in Courchevel, and this stunning sequence has extolled the resort’s well known credentials to Bond fans around the world.

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Jessica Festa is the editor of Jessie on a Journey as well as Epicure & Culture. She enjoys getting lost in new cities and having experiences you don’t read about in guidebooks. Some of her favorite travel experiences have been teaching English in Thailand, trekking her way through South America, backpacking Europe solo, road tripping through Australia, agritouring through Tuscany, and living with a family in Ghana.

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