Dining in Val Thorens

Le Blanchot is a good local restaurant in Val Thorens with a bumper wine cellar, specialising in local Savoy wines. La Face Ouest is in a central location and has a varied menu including pizza and pasta dishes. Le Rendez-Vous also does great pizzas either for dinner or on the south-facing terrace for lunch. John's American is a Danish-owned Tex Mex restaurant and also reputedly serves the best burgers in town.

Val Thorens' luxury 5-star hotels also offer an array of gastronomic restaurants to choose from including the Hotel Pashmina's Michelin-starred Les Explorateurs. The Fitz Roy at the Hotel Le Fitz Roy is also highly recommended.

On the slopes, La Folie Douce is better known for its wild après ski but it also offers gourmet cuisine with spectacular views on the terrace of La Fruitière. Tucked away between Val Thorens and Les Menuires Chez Pépé Nicolas is a must visit - bookings are vital!