Au Coeur du Village, HotelLa Clusaz / France / France Ski
With a gentle nod towards traditional ski lodge aesthetics, Au Coeur du Village has a rich interior décor created using aged wood and warm, lavish furnishings. The hotel’s services, however, create the modern expectations of a five star resort. Sumptuous dining, extravagant spa pampering and a 24-hour concierge service are all part of what makes a stay at Au Coeur de Village something to be remembered.
What to love
- Wonderful location at the foot of the slopes and in the heart of the resort.
- ‘Le 5’ restaurant creates a truly special dining experience using local ingredients grown with an eco-perspective.
- Cristal Spa area fitted with five treatment cabins, sauna, hammam and pool.
What to know
- Great family suite options with separate rooms for children.
- The recreational pool has multiple features: swimming against stream, relaxing bubbles and massage jets.
- There’s a friendly concierge service available to guests 24-hour, including champagne service.
The scenery surrounding Au Coeur du Village is truly breathtaking. Sitting as it does at the heart of the idyllic La Clusaz village, the French Alps tower watchfully over the hotel’s grounds, providing spectacular views all year round.
Attempting to transcend the natural beauty outdoors, the interior design inside Au Coeur du Village certainly captures an essence of Alpine charm. The hotel’s spacious suites have been carefully crafted with aged timber and parquet, while the luxury furnishings provide a refined, rustic ambience.
Each of the hotel’s 50 suites have been designed with a large lounge area, as well as an open air balcony, from which guests can while away the hours watching over majestic resort and mountain range. Each suite is fitted with an innovative Balneo bathroom, in addition to a separate multi-jet shower, ideal for sharing amongst families and large groups.
La Clusaz has a number of exclusive boutiques and restaurants lining its snowy streets, but guests are sure to be enamored by the Au Coeur du Village’s own restaurant ‘Le 5.’ With a kitchen headed by chef Christophe Pacheco, winner of top cookery award Meilleur Ouvrier de France 2009 – 2011, the menu provides a blend of innovation and tradition, using local and ecologically fair ingredients.
Branding itself as a ‘hotel and spa resort’, Au Coeur du Village sets high expectation for its ‘Cristal Spa’ facilities, and it duly delivers. Five cabins are available for private treatments, including one ‘wet’ cabin, which features a hot stone table treatment and direct access to a hammam. The hotel’s recreational pool has multiple options, including; swimming against stream, massage jets and relaxing bubbles. The spa also offers signature Cinq Mondes facial and body treatments.
Not only boasting a fantastic location just a short walk from La Clusaz’s ski lifts and gondolas, Au Coeur de Village also takes care of its guests once skiing is done for the day. The charming bar area has an extensive selection of French wines, which can be enjoyed in front of the lounge’s enchanting fireplace. While the hotel’s concierge service are available 24 hours a day, and even provide a premium champagne service.
When to travel
Travel from Mid December to April to enjoy the beautiful ski season. Summer hiking and other summer activities are best enjoyed from Mid May to Mid September.
The Au Coeur du Village boasts a fantastic location at the foot of the slopes, 50m from the ski lifts and in the centre of La Clusaz.
Private or shared transfers can then be arranged to La Clusaz. Transfer times are approximate depending on weather & road conditions but usually 55 minutes for the 55km journey from Geneva.
Children are very welcome at this hotel, although there are no specific childcare facilities. Cots are available on request as is a babysitting service. The hotel does have family rooms and interconnecting rooms which are perfect for families.
Leisure resort in summer: La Clusaz’s leisure centre provides fantastic fun for children and teenagers during the summer months, choose from: beach volleyball, trampolining, fencing, archery, basketball and other activities.
Sledging: At the heart of La Clusaz sits an 800m long sledge slope - great fun for all ages, at anytime of the year.