Those looking to soak up the last of the slopes and sunshine in true French fashion, need look no further than Maisons Pariente’s Hotel Le Coucou. The stunning ski in/ski out hotel located in the heart of Meribel, reveals its top five reasons to visit this serene Alpine retreat before it closes on 4th April. From the hotel’s unrivalled location to its mouth-watering gourmet offerings, and the unmissable Ski World Cup, Le Coucou provides the perfect base to experience the best of Meribel this winter season.
The ski-in/ski-out hotel is located in prime position in Meribel, the central resort of the Three Valleys, the largest ski-area in the world. Positioned between Courchevel, a destination that entices the wealthy, and Val Thorens which hosts the highest resort in Europe, Meribel is ideally located to gain the most from the Three Valleys. Le Coucou is nestled in the exclusive area of Belvedere, close to Le Rond- Point, in a peaceful piste-side location offering a ski-in/ski-out foodie and wellness base from which to explore the Three Valleys.
A Foodie’s Dream
Biancaneve, recently refurbished for the winter season, serves authentic Italian food from Riccardo Giraudi including Mushroom Cannelloni with fontina cheese and truffle, Puntarelle salad with Straciatella cheese and anchovy dressing, and Pizza Stracchino with stracchino cheese, rucola, prosciutto ham and truffle. The Beefbar, also created by Riccardo Giraudi, uses top quality ingredients sourced from highly distinguished providers offering the finest and rarest cuts of Black Angus Prime, Wagyu WX and Kobe beef alongside fresh grilled fish, ceviche and carpaccio.
Serene Tata Harper Spa
After a day of cool mountain air on or off the slopes, a pampering spa treatment with a highly trained therapist will allow guests to feel truly rejuvenated. Le Coucou’s Tata Harper spa boats an indoor and outdoor pool, six massage treatment rooms with specialist treatments from Tata Harper and a sauna area providing a deeply relaxing post slopes experience. Guests can trial the newly introduced Mother & Daughter and Father & Son spa package which includes a 40-minute body massage and 20-minute facial. The pool areas, divided by a bay window creates a stunning, trompe-l’oeil effect with views of the striking vista outdoors. State-of-the-art fitness equipment, boxing facilities and a dedicated space for Pilates and yoga all offer panoramic views across the peaks.
Enhanced Kid’s Club & Teen’s Lab
With the help of child entertainment specialist Ladislas Boehm, Le Coucou’s new Kid’s Club by Petit VIP* is dedicated to ensuring the youngest guests cherish a holiday to remember. Accommodating guests aged 4 – 9 years old, kids can take part in creative daily workshops and activities and will even get the chance to meet a very kind snow yeti as well as friendly monsters. Children will even discover a giant bear head wearing ski goggles upon arrival. The Teens Lab, for children aged 10 – 15 years old, offers a cool meet-up space, where table tennis, table football and karaoke are all available in addition to activities created especially for teens based on their interests. Kids Club by Petit VIP* is open daily and babies are welcome when accompanied by their parents or caretaker.
Endless Alpine Experiences & Events
Guests at Le Coucou will be spoilt for choice with the endless selection of unforgettable alpine adventures and experiences, all made possible by the concierge team. From hiking in the forest on snowshoe or on snowmobile, to dog or pony sledging down the slopes, magical hot-air balloon rides, visits to a yeti park, snow yoga on the slopes and paragliding amongst the clouds, the possibilities are endless. Lastly, those avid ski fans should be sure not to miss the Ski World Cup, set to take place in Maribel’s Chaudanne from 16th-20th March 2022.