We are frequently driving between Geneva and Northern Italy (usually Piemonte). In our experience, it’s difficult to find even an Autogrill along the route, especially once you get into the Vallee d’Aoste, so getting lunch is pretty difficult.
On our last trip, we decided to stop in Chamonix, France for a quick lunch on our drive down. Chamonix is a quaint village at the foot of Mont Blanc, full of hikers and skiers ready to ascend the mountains. They also have several acclaimed restaurants including:
- Auberge du Bois Prin
- Le Matafan
- Le Comptoir des Alpes
- Les Chalets de Philippe
- La Telecabine
- La Maison Carrier
- Albert 1er (awarded a Michelin Star)
We stopped for lunch at Le Matafan in Hôtel Mont-Blanc. They offer a prix-fixe lunch using seasonal ingredients. If you go when the weather is nice, you can sit out in the garden. It was the perfect way to break up the 4-hour drive to Torino!
Le Matafan, 62 All. du Majestic, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France