ISSUE 6  |  The French Connection

Le Chalet Zannier in the French Alps

February 10, 2012 9:55 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Located near the ski runs of Megève in the French Alps, Le Chalet Zannier takes stealth luxury to a new level.

Arnaud Zannier (son of Roger, who presides over the global children's clothing giant Groupe Zannier, and founder of NDC Handmade) recently added the chalet to the family's small but growing hospitality business. Formerly occupied by La Ferme de Mon Père, a famed temple of gastronomy known for receiving a perfect score from Gault Millau, the chalet has been transformed into a rustic yet refined ski retreat. Zannier—who is also the founder of the handcrafted shoe company n.d.c.—worked closely with Belgian architecture and interior design firms to create a vision of comfort, from the furniture to the towels to the handmade ceramics. Twelve bedrooms are housed within three chalets, and a separate private chalet is available for rent; there's a restaurant (supplied with produce delivered from a specialty farm in Provence) and an indoor pool and spa for those après-ski treatments. To book, visit Le Chalet Zannier.