A beautiful escape to savour, in the heart of the 3 Valleys

Between tradition and originality, Chez Pépé Nicolas is an invitation to travel, a farandole of colours and flavours for a unique experience, in the heart of the Belleville valley, in the Savoie Alps at an altitude of 2000 m, between Les Menuires and Val Thorens.

At Pépé Nicolas, it’s a family affair, the story of Nicolas JAY, a mountain farmer from Saint Martin de Belleville, who in 1957 bought the ‘La Chasse’ mountain pasture for his cows.

His grandsons, and then his great-grandchildren, Margot, Lucie and Valentin, took over the business and turned it into a unique place, with values of authenticity, sharing and the pursuit of excellence.

Today, the essence of the Suchet family is taking the time to savour the moment in the heart of the 3 Vallées, with a restaurant, a shop, a permaculture high-altitude garden and a mountain pasture farm.

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Restaurant & terrasses

from morning to night

Chez Pépé Nicolas’ cuisine is perfect for lunch, dinner and snacks, in winter and summer.

All our dishes, concocted by chef Martial Vuillemin, are made using fresh produce from our garden, our mountain pasture, our fishpond and our network of local producers, all of whom are committed to a locavore quality approach that respects the environment.

Our seasonal menu plays with colours, tastes and aromas to give you a different mountain experience. The trout from our fishpond are sparkling, our fresh goat’s cheese can be made into a fine tart with pesto from the garden, and the traditional Savoyard fondues and mountain raclettes are accompanied by morels or truffles.

The sweet treats, matafins and other homemade ice creams made with cow’s milk from our mountain pastures, can be enjoyed on the terrace in the sunshine or in the trendy trady chic dining room for a moment of pure cocooning.

Tours, themed evenings & events

in summer and winter

Chez Pépé Nicolas promises a thousand and one discoveries through its guided tours and themed evenings, in summer and winter. Life on the farm and in the mountain pastures, permaculture, honey, cheese-making… all subjects that explore an art of living that respects our mountains. Chez Pépé Nicolas also caters for private events (birthdays, weddings, etc.) on request.

To ensure the well-being of our animals, the goats are milked by hand and the permaculture garden is reserved for customers or by reservation.

Alpine farm

during the summer season


With the arrival of summer, the mountain pastures are in full bloom again and the farm is bustling with animal activity, particularly goat milking. We work with respect for the animal welfare of our goats, cows, hens, pigs, turkeys, guinea fowl, rabbits, ducks, …

High altitude

en permaculture

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Initiated by Magali Suchet, our high-altitude garden is an invitation to contemplate the protection of the environment and the preservation of biodiversity. Aromatic plants, flowers, fruit and vegetables grown at an altitude of 2000 metres enrich the menu of our locavore restaurant.


selling local crafts

Unearthing nuggets and other rare local gems. Fill up on delicious memories with cheese and delicatessen treats.
Treat yourself and others to home decor, local crafts and travel souvenirs.

A restaurant in an exceptional setting,

in the heart of the 3 Valleys

Chez Pépé Nicolas, a bistronomic mountain restaurant between Val Thorens and Les Ménuires, is an atypical establishment in the French Alps in the Tarentaise region, open in summer and winter.

In winter…

Located in the heart of the 3 Vallées ski area, Chez Pépé Nicolas is accessible in winter by shuttle, on foot, on snowshoes or on skis. From Courchevel, Méribel, Val Thorens or Les Menuires via Les Bruyères, follow the Chasse piste at the bottom of the Pluviomètre piste. We also have a private shuttle to pick you up and bring you back.

In summer…

In summer, you can come by foot, mountain bike, pushchair, car or shuttle bus from the Belleville valley. After crossing the Les Menuires resort, on the third hairpin bend, there is a car park, followed by a short 5-minute walk accessible to all.

Michelin-starred chefs talk about us...

‘This restaurant is an exceptional image, it's the image of truth.’
Mark Veyrat
Multi-starred chef
‘Represent the true values of the mountains, and promote gastronomy right up to the highest peaks’.
Jean Sulpice
2-star chef