Dining Travel

Five star L’Armancette to reopen with music, yoga and trail running breaks

A classical music festival, trail running and Yoga stay are three new themed breaks being lined up for the reopening of the five star L’Armancette Chalets and Spa, post lockdown.

Located in Saint Nicolas de Véroce, France, the hotel offers just 17 en-suite rooms all individually designed, with spectacular views out to Mont Blanc, the Dôme de Miage and the Aiguille de Bionnassay mountains.

Named after a local glacier, L’Armancette also includes the gourmet restaurant La Table d’Armante, with its menu designed by Michelin star chef Antoine Westermann. 

In addition, there’s a tea room, private wine bar, a full spa with gym and large inside-outside swimming pool.

Gourmet restaurant boasts menu designed by Michelin star chef Antoine Westermann…

L’Armancette stands on the site of an old bakery

The hotel stands on the site of the former village bakery and today operates onsite bakery, serving bread and pastries to locals each day. 

For avid runners there’s a trail weekend, running June 5-7.  Guests can spend three days learning from trail runner François D’Haene, multiple winner of the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc race in Chamonix. The package includes five trail running sessions,  in-house massage and full board in gastronomic restaurant La Table d’Armante. 

L’Armancette’s in-outdoor pool

In July (5 – 10), there’s a Yoga & Mountains wellbeing break. Attendees can enjoy yoga with local teacher and mountain guide Marie Claude Hubert. This combines mountain sojourns with yoga, stand-up paddle yoga on Lake Passy, spa in L’Armancette and a visit to the Saint-Gervais Thermal spa as well as a Tramway du Mont Blanc trip.

Finally, there’s the classical music festival, Musique & Patrimoine. held August 3-8, the festival is now in its 11th year. Organised by French Pianist Nicole Simon Laroche, the package includes daily concerts in a different locations, including a jazz concert mid-week in La Table d’Armante and a recital in the evocative surroundings of Saint-Nicolas’ Church.

For more info, go visit the hotel L’Armancette’s official site here.

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