If you probably know that I’m a decoration addict, you may not know the second thing that makes me particularly happy: skiing. So going on vacation in the Alps to hurtle down the mountain and stay in a beautiful establishment is a program that I particularly like. We therefore spent a few days in Les 2 Alpes, staying at Chalet Mounier.
The history of chalet Mounier
Chalet Mounier was built in 1873 and was initially a refuge. It was in 1933 that it became a hotel establishment and welcomed its first visitors. Now a 4-star hotel, it is the emblem of the 2 Alpes resort.
Always run by the Mounier family, the establishment has been able to renew itself, adapt without losing its extra soul and the charm of its history.
Le Chalet Mounier – The rooms
We stayed in a room that faced the mountain. A criterion which may seem like a detail but which nevertheless makes such a difference. From breakfast we could admire the white peaks.
The rooms are not very colorful: raw wood, brown leather, touches of red. The southern exposure makes them particularly bright and the neutral colors of the room accentuate the gaze towards the outside. We gazed at the landscape for hours on end.
The bathrooms, on the other hand, are colorful with beautiful cement tiles. I liked this bold choice. We felt far from the sanitized bathrooms that we come across most often.
In the rooms we have the impression of being in a cocoon, far from the hustle and bustle of the resort, from the cold of the mountains while keeping only the best: the view.
A hotel not overlooked, the mountains for neighbors.
Le Chalet Mounier – The spa
Also, our stay was an opportunity to enjoy the spa. I especially liked the sauna which is in a small chalet outside the hotel. Thus, in keeping with Finnish tradition, to return to the hotel grounds, you have to face the cold just after the heat bath. It is indeed common in Finland to roll in the snow or throw yourself into the Baltic Sea after having perspired in the sauna.
The P’tit Polyte
Chalet Mounier houses the starred restaurant Le P’tit Polyte. Dining there was the icing on the cake.
2 Rue de la Chapelle
38860 Les Deux Alpes
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