The Boulanger’s, owners of the place, greeted us with warmth and generosity and the staff seem like experts, they’re rigorous. Were they always well into the hotel business? Bingo. I learned that Anne-Christine and Frederic Boulanger were trained in a great school in a prestigious palace, Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne. Him in reception and her in management. From all these years in Switzerland, they’ve conserved exigence and precision that’s the DNA of this location. “At Beau-Rivage, I learned good taste, respect for the client and we always feed this experience,” admits Anne-Christine. And you can feel it.
Hauteluce? It’s primarily an obsession for this classy village, and for an old farm that swam in the straw and battled land. “Things came pretty naturally, life changes, we wanted to have the pleasure of conceiving a chalet for ourselves,” justified Anne-Christine, a Swedish native. It’s made with the farm of 300 square meters which dominated in Beaufortain, opening it ten years ago. The village of Hauteluce, it’s isolated, but it’s precisely this harmony with nature that caught the eye of the Boulanger’s and attracts clients searching for a break. “We were obliged to put wifi, but I wanted so much that the clients disconnect even more,” regrets Anne-Christine.
On the decor side, the comfortable rooms, mountains, noble and abundant materials, that still have the Alps in harmony. In their creation, the Boulanger’s share their passion for the mountains. But it’s not just the decor. It also comes with it, but for Chozal, it’s the gastronomy. The Spanish chef makes his feat from 100 percent of its products from the region. In result, the restaurant was awarded the title of “Master Restauranteur”, justified by the use of fresh and seasonal products and that makes a point of honor to separate it from pre-made dishes. The outcome, people all over Europe converge to Chozal! During my visit, I realized that the Dutch and Swedish crusaders were regulars…
The magic of this location? Being situated in the small listed village, but being connected at the domain of Les Saisies. The ski lift of Chozal allows you to access it, it’s simply walking distance from the hotel.
At Les Saisies, the practice of ski is multiplied. The alpine ski, of course, but the Olympic route for cross-country skiing and snow skating drowned in the pines of pure joy. Possibly the growing trend of cross-country skiing.