Traditions, life & style
There’s a better way. Aim high and you’ll find not only a privileged environment, but also considerable comfort, including spa pampering and wellbeing relaxation options. We look at traditional mountain chalet style, visit artisan cheesemakers and offer inspiration to home-makers.
We meet its creators, a visionary couple with the Alpine Riviera touch
Meet Marielle and Nicholas Plummer whose latest creation is the stylish 4-star luxury Hyatt Centric Hotel at La Rosière.
A timeless design classic
Widely emulated and now highly coveted, the mountain chalet is an enduring design classic whose original constructors succeeded in creating a comfortable and supremely practical home.
Haute-Savoie, French Alps
Annecy’s irresistible lakeside setting and proximity to top class ski resorts have created one of the most desirable locations in which to live in France.
A taste for mountain living
Discover traditional methods of cheese-making in the valleys and the alpages, see the production process, buy and sample the best the region has to offer.
The highly prized Beaufort Chalet d’Alpage
In the high alpages beside Mont-Blanc we go in search of an award-winning producer of Beaufort, one of the most highly-prized of all mountain cheeses.