“Les Chemins de Traversaz” is situated high in the mountains, on the south side of the Maurienne valley in Savoie. Nestling at the heart of the hamlet of Traversaz, this solid stone building rubs shoulders with a small, listed, newly-restored, Baroque church. In just a few years, Anne and Alain have turned a ruined house into a superb, charming B&B. They have used stone, timber and metal in the restoration and have restored its character and added contemporary touches, such as the open fireplace, the staircases and the designer furniture. Under the beautiful vaulted timber ceiling is a large living-cum-dining room and a kitchen whose huge windows look out onto the mountains. Breakfasts and evening meals are served on the large, convivial dining table. Alain creates his meals using the best fresh local produce: bread, cheese, meat, fruits, wine and herbs… And the vegetables all come from his garden. On the lower floor are the three carefully designed guest bedrooms and the family suite, named ‘’Tintin’, ‘’Tchang’’ and ‘’Milou Mi-ange’. They have prettily painted walls, beautiful shower rooms and comfortable linen sheets. Guests have access to the relaxation area with its infra-red sauna and massage table, which would be particularly welcome after a day’s hiking in the mountains, as well as a terrace and pétanque court. There are lots of brochures and books of all sorts - art books, guides, stories, magazines and maps – which can be used to choose your itinerary for walks in both summer and winter, or to discover chapels, abbeys, museums, forts and other historic buildings nearby.
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