Megève restaurant destroyed by fire

31st August 2015, by Abi Butcher

Mountain restaurant L'Alpette was razed to the ground by a fire on Sunday 23 August

Mountain restaurant L'Alpette was razed to the ground by a fire on Sunday 23 August

An iconic mountain restaurant in the French ski resort of Megève has been destroyed by a fire. The prestigious L’Alpette on Rochebrune/Côte 2000 was razed to the ground on Sunday 23 August and will be closed for the 2015/16 season.

Nicolas Sibuet, president of the company that manages L’Alpette and a number of other hotels and restaurants in Megève, described the fire as “violent and unexpected”, and praised the firefighters for working so hard at altitude and with a lack of water.

“We can only see the damage,” he told French newspaper Le Dauphine. “There are no injuries, this is the most important.”

A statement on L’Alpette’s website says the restaurant will be closed for the coming season, and that the management is “working to do everything possible to revive this legendary monument of Megève and preserve the spirit of the place”.

Readers of Where to Ski and Snowboard describe L’Alpette as the “prestige place” on Rochebrune/Côte 2000 in the 2015 edition and “good for a blowout”.



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