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January 31stMegeve, France

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Les Fermes de Marie, Jocelyne Sibuet and family invite guests to experience their very own slice of alpine paradise as they throw open the doors to their exclusive family farmhouse for the first time. Available throughout 2020, guests seeking a unique signature experience can visit La Ferme de Bacré which is set high in the mountains on the Planay plateau with breathtaking views of the Aiguilles Croches peaks and the Megève valley.  A complete retreat, the Bacré feels completely off-grid – just fresh mountain air, the sound of silence and incredible cuisine.

On an hour’s guided walk, guests cross a mountain stream to snowshoe or hike up a mountain path, taking in the scenery – frosted pine trees in winter, flower-filled meadows in the summer – to reach the traditional farmhouse where a feast awaits. In true Sibuet Family style the lodge features cosy Alpine interiors and provides the perfect setting for a charming meal amongst family and friends. A private chef is on hand to cook up whatever guests’ desire, or opt for the Sibuet family classics, such as potato fritters served alongside white Tomme cheese and local cured meats, with blueberry tart for dessert. Ideal for couples, adventurous family groups or meetings and incentives, La Ferme de Bacré is the perfect setting for a memorable Alpine experience.

Rates start from €300 per room per night on a B&B basis https://www.fermesdemarie.com/

Maisons & Hotels Sibuet https://www.maisonsethotels-sibuet.com/

Owned and run by the Sibuet family for over 30 years, Maisons & Hotels Sibuet are amongst the finest hotels in some of the most beautiful areas of France and, from December 2016, St Barths. The collection is one of Europe’s most innovative groups and includes ten hotels in the French Alps, Lyon and the South of France. The properties are characterised by their unique design, attention to detail and sensational gourmet offerings, as well as Pure Altitude – the group’s award-winning spa brand.

Les Fermes de Marie, Megeve: www.fermesdemarie.com

Megève’s most classic hotel, Les Fermes de Marie, is a collection of traditional farmhouses and chalets, painstakingly restored by the Sibuet family and converted into a 70-room hotel, with accommodation across nine interlinked chalets. Located in a two-hectare parkland on the outskirts of Megeve, the style is rustic chic with exposed beams, natural light and cozy furnishings. The hotel has two restaurants offering traditional alpine dishes. The hotel offers something unique for families with ‘Le Hameau des Enfants’; while the award-winning Pure Altitude Spa offers a range of treatments using Sibuet’s own award-winning Pure Altitude products.

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