Hotel Le Coucou reopens for the 2023/24 Winter Season in the heart of the French Alps

Maisons Pariente’s renowned Hotel Le Coucou reopens today for the winter season with an array of enhancements that promise an exceptional alpine experience in the heart of Méribel.

From a new French-style bistro to upgraded chalet experiences, exciting collaborations and special holiday events, Le Coucou continues to be a beacon of luxury and hospitality, offering an unbeatable ski-in-ski-out location, 55 rooms, including 39 suites, two private chalets, three restaurants, a bar, Tata Harper Spa with treatment rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness room, sauna and two kids clubs.

Le Coucou promises a truly unforgettable winter getaway in the heart of the French Alps.

Hotel Le Coucou © Patrick Locqueneux

New bistro experience at Biancaneve

Le Coucou will reintroduce Biancaneve as a French bistro restaurant in a warm, refined restaurant, designed by Pierre Yovannovitch. Biancaneve’s chef Romain Guyot, highlights the great classics of the brasserie, combining deliciousness, comfort and tradition, creating something for everyone. His menu explores the subtleties of the finest raw produce prepared according to the rules of the culinary art, plenty of vegetables and, above all, uncommon generosity.

Some of the delicacies on the menu include Hare à la royale, whole turbot with seaweed butter, whole sea bass in a salt crust with virgin sauce and butternut roasted with hazelnuts and white truffle. Biancaneve creates the perfect blend of everything cherished during a mountain holiday, following an exhilarating day on the slopes.

Immerse yourself in the delightful ambiance of a piano bar which includes classic French songs is covered by a charismatic singer, who inevitably invites you to end the evening dancing on the tables!


In just a few years, Beefbar Méribel has emerged as the must-visit restaurant in the Trois Vallées!

Le Coucou’s Beefbar remains committed to sourcing top-quality ingredients and offering the finest cuts of Black Angus Prime, Wagyu WX, and Kobe beef, as well as fresh grilled fish, ceviche, and carpaccio. At lunchtime, diners can opt for lunch inside in the warmth or comfortably seated on the sunny terrace with a breath-taking view of the valley. In the evening, young and old come together in a cosy atmosphere around a friendly meal and one of the largest wine lists in the Three Valleys.

Restaurant Le Fumoir, which debuted last season, returns this year to tantalise taste buds with beloved Alpine dishes including raclette, fondues, tartiflette and smoked meat.

Enhanced Chalet Experience

Le Coucou boasts two private chalets each kitted out with a pool, steam room, sauna, treatment room, games room, ski room and fully fitted kitchen. With direct ski in/ski out access, Hotel Le Coucou’s Chalet Eglantine and Chalet Eleonore offer the perfect private getaway, for family and friends this winter season. To elevate the already exceptional private chalet experience, Le Coucou will pamper guests with new beauty products including Tata Harper skincare, La Bonne Brosse, cashmere blankets and Dyson hair styling.

Christmas Festivities

Le Coucou’s Christmas events include fun activities for kids – decorating gingerbread houses, crafting Christmas wreaths and making shortbread with the hotel’s baker – and culminate in the arrival of Santa on skis, with a personalised gift for every child, and a festive Christmas Day brunch with a cooking demonstration and live music.

Non-Ski Experiences

Méribel caters for all ages and ski abilities and has so much more than just skiing and snowboarding to offer its visitors. Guests at Le Coucou can count on the concierge team to ensure everybody has an unforgettable stay in the mountains. From hiking in the forest on snowshoe or on snowmobile, magical hot-air balloon rides and paragliding amongst the clouds or snow yoga on the slopes, the possibilities are endless.

Nightly rates at Hotel Le Coucou’s Chalet Eglantine and Chalet Eleonore start from 6,500 Euros on a half board basis.

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