Courmayeur Must-Read Resort Guide

Must-Read Guide to Courmayeur Mont Blanc:

Courmayeur is a lovely old town by the foot of the Mont Blanc, situated on the sunny side of the Mont Blanc – just in the border of Italy with France and Switzerland, and next to the Mont Blanc Tunnel entrance.

Courmayeur is boxed between mountains and the scenery is astonishing wherever you look – There are more than forty 4,000 meters + peaks. Plus it has the warm of Italian welcome; it has an effortlessly understated elegance, sparking Italian lifestyle at its best.

Via Roma in Courmayeur
Via Roma in Courmayeur – Photo Eleonora Greco – Courtesy Centro Servizi Courmayeur. Courmayeur Mont Blanc.

Courmayeur is very chic and the place to be for Italian, mostly rich Milanese and Torino citizens coming on the weekend – some rich and famous like Dolce & Gabbana own a house in Courma.

Index: 

Via Roma in Courmayeur- Soft Pastels Art by Martina Diez-Routh - 24x30cm. On sale at The-Ski-Guru HOME shop. Made with soft pastels and pastel pencils.
Via Roma in Courmayeur- Soft Pastels Art by Martina Diez-Routh – 24x30cm. Made with soft pastels and pastel pencils. On sale at The-Ski-Guru HOME shop.

Shopping

The place is amazing, small enough to go walking around, with lovely restaurants, bars, a couple of discos and great selection of shops.

For those shopping addicts, Via Roma is the place to be, with a great selection of the sorts of Gucci, Prada, Armani to Dolce & Gabbana, and  the famous jewller’s Aurum.

For ski slopes fashion on and off the piste, you have Moncler, Colmar, Patagonia, Napapijiri, Helly Hansen, The North Face, amongst others.

Friends and Family, ready to go back skiing after having lunch at Maison Vielle in Courmayeur. A soft pastels painting by Martina Diez-Routh. Get it at The-Ski-Guru HOME shop.
Friends and Family, ready to go back skiing after having lunch at Maison Vielle in Courmayeur. A soft pastels painting by Martina Diez-Routh. Get it at The-Ski-Guru HOME shop.

 

Food:

You have lots of good restaurants, but even any small eatery is good, this is Italian food that is good and very well priced! Italians do really live the ‘dolce vita’ and you see them taking their time for their coffees, their aperitivos and long and inviting meals.

  • 40+ bars in town
  • 5 pubs
  • 2 discos
  • 60+ top restaurants
  • 1 sushi restaurant + take away
  • 20 top pizzeria restaurants
  • 4 take-away pizzeria
  • 1 Michelin star restaurant in Morgex: Café Quinson – some 8 km away from Courmayeur – it is a small house with a simple menu that is superb! – cafequinson.it 
  • 3 crèpes shops
  • 1 fine gourmet take-away shop
  • 3 ice cream parlours.
The buzz of downtown Courma – Photo by Gughi Fassino – Courtesy Centro Servizi Courmayeur. Courmayeur Mont Blanc.

Restaurants to recommend:

Fine Dining:

  • Dandelion
  • L’Aubergine (from L’Auberge de la Maison hotel in Entrèves)
  • Caldran Soleil

Mid-Range:

  • Pierre Alexis
  • La Viex Pommier (by the main roundabout), with an apple tree inside the restaurant.
  • La Terraza

Brasserie:

  • Pizzeria La Padella
  • Pizzeria Le Sciatore
  • Padella
  • Pizzeria Mont Frety
  • Pizzeria Il Tunnel

Party bars:

  • Privè
  • La Bouche

Aprés –ski on piste: (at Plan Checrouit)

11 restaurants

Après ski from 5 PM till midnight

11 bars

DJ set (week days or weekeneds)

Last descent at 12 midnight

Authentic and contemporary restaurants.

Armani funicular at night - taking guests from Plan Checrouit to downtown Courmayeur
Catch an aperitivo or dinner on top of the mountain and enjoy the sun setting down – Photo by Lorenzo Belfrond- Courtesy Centro Servizi Courmayeur. Courmayeur Mont Blanc

On-Mountain Restaurants not to miss:

*Chateau Branlant

*La Chaumiere

* Maison Vielle

For a more detailed foodie guide to On-Mountain Dining in Courmayeur, check here.

Apres ski:

– Grand Hotel Royal e Golf – the bar is a favourite for aperitivo.

-Apres ski for aperitivo and dancing on the slopes at Super G (Super G has also some rooms in the restaurant on the mountain)

-Bar Café de la Posta (opened for breakfast but nice for aperitivo and drinks):

Chez Croux in Courmayeur with Monte Bianco painting- Martina Diez-Routh
The Chez Croux in Courmayeur with the Monte Bianco in the background. Painting of 80 x 60 cm, framed 100 x 80 cm. On sale in my shop for £1300. Painting by Martina Diez-Routh. Prints are also available.

Wine tasting at Enoteca Armadillo

For cocktails: La Luge – you can also eat hamburgers there.

Discos:

  • La Bouche
  • Shatush

Feature Picture credit: Gughi Fassino – Centro Servizi Courmayeur

Next – The Ski Area – click to read about the ski area of Courmayeur-Mont Blanc

You can read about our family trip to Courmayeur here.

 If looking to stay in the heart of the Mont Blanc Valley in the Aosta Valley, check Il Coure della Valdigne review here. This is our own family home in the mountains, that I am renting out when not using, you can always write me a private message if interested to info@the-ski-guru.com

Il Cuore della Valdigne. Stay at the Heart of the Valdigne to ski in Courmayeur, La Thuile and Pila/Aosta.
Il Cuore della Valdigne. Stay at the Heart of the Valdigne to ski in Courmayeur, La Thuile and Pila/Aosta.

You can book directly through Airbnb  through this link

Matterhorn from the Air- Painting by Martina Diez-Routh in soft pastels- The-Ski-Guru HOME
Matterhorn from the Air- Painting by Martina Diez-Routh in soft pastels- The-Ski-Guru HOME
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