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    © Atout France/Michel Laurent-CRT Lorraine

  • Established in 2007, the label « Maître Restaurateur » is a real recognition for traditional restaurants.

  • Burgundy's reputation has crossed borders, notably because of its famous mustard, its snails and yes, its fine wines.

  • From the Alps to the Pyrenees, and the Jura to the Auvergne, soups, cheeses and charcuterie take pride of place!

  • France can be likened to a huge gastronomic buffet where every region showcases its own specialities.

  • As the name itself reveals, après ski is a concept born and bred in France, before spreading to alpine hubs across the globe. It’s no surprise that drinking, eating, partying—celebrating in some form—sits at the top of the priority list for skiers everywhere. Compared to the U.S., the après scene in the French Alps literally goes from dusk ’til dawn. It features a higher fur to Gore-Tex ratio, more wine and elaborate cocktails, better food, more electronic dance music than acoustic guitar, more dancing in general, and a significantly larger crowd. Expect to shed some layers amid the collective body heat. Here are just suggestions for where to start your post-slopes partying.

  • Savour Alsatian cuisine, renowned for its many family-style specialties and, yes, the Alsace Wine Route.

  • Located in the heart of Champagne, only an hour and a half from Paris, Epernay is just waiting to be discovered. 

  • With towering peaks and seemingly endless runs, the Rhône-Alpes region of France is known for some of the best skiing in the world. Just looking at the numbers can be overwhelming: Skiers can choose from 160 different resorts, including the largest linked skiing terrain in the world. The region hosted the Winter Olympics three times—in 1924 (Chamonix), 1968 (Grenoble), and 1992 (Albertville)—and the mountains offer everything from the ultimate luxury accommodations to small traditional villages.

  • As the name itself reveals, après ski is a concept born and bred in France, before spreading to alpine hubs across the globe. It’s no surprise that drinking, eating, partying—celebrating in some form—sits at the top of the priority list for skiers everywhere. Compared to the U.S., the après scene in the French Alps literally goes from dusk ’til dawn. It features a higher fur to Gore-Tex ratio, more wine and elaborate cocktails, better food, more electronic dance music than acoustic guitar, more dancing in general, and a significantly larger crowd. Expect to shed some layers amid the collective body heat. Here are just suggestions for where to start your post-slopes partying.