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.
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.
- The Ski Area
- Off-Snow Activities
- Lodging/Where to Stay in Courmayeur
- Foodie On-Mountain Guide to Courmayeur.
- Other Services– heliskiing, guides, lifts, ski schools.
- Calendar of Events
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.
This coming season, in January 20-22 and 03-04 March there will be the Courmayeur Black Saturday powered by American Express – where all the shops will open with sales and the latest collections. The Amex card holders will receive special points and exclusive benefits.
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.
Restaurants to recommend:
- L’Aubergine (from L’Auberge de la Maison hotel in Entrèves)
- Cadran Soleir
- Pierre Alexis
- La Viex Pommier (by the main roundabout), with an apple tree inside the restaurant.
- La Terraza
- Pizzeria La Padella
- Pizzeria Le Sciatore
- Pizzeria Mont Frety
- Pizzeria Il Tunnel
- La Bouche
Aprés –ski on piste: (at Plan Checrouit)
Après ski from 5 PM till midnight
DJ set (week days or weekeneds)
Last descent at 12 midnight
Authentic and contemporary restaurants.
On-Mountain Restaurants not to miss:
*La Maison Vielle
For a more detailed foodie guide to On-Mountain Dining in Courmayeur, check here.
– at Le Royal
-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):
Wine tasting at Enoteca Armadillo
For cocktails: La Luge – you can also eat hamburgers there.
- La Bouche
Feature Picture credit: Gughi Fassino – Centro Servizi Courmayeur
You can read our family trip to Courmayeur here.
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