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La Folie Douce - La Petite Cuisine Restaurant, Val d'Isere

Canteen-style restaurant in the famous La Folie Douce mountain hotspot

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La Petite Cuisine is La Folie Douce's gourmet-quality, canteen-style restaurant. They serve a perfect mix of high-class local cuisine in a friendly, family atmosphere. 

Located at the top of the La Daille bubble, it is a great choice for lunch for skiers and pedestrians alike! Their wholesome menu includes regional favourites made with local produce and lovingly prepared in the knowing ways of yesteryear. Think generous servings of salad, pizza, quiche, grilled meat, pasta and homemade desserts, as well as daily specials (including a soup and a 'plat du jour').

La Petite Cuisine's magical mix of ancient and modern is reflected in the wall décor made by celebrated artist Tarek Benaoum, which has transformed the traditional wood cabin interior into a contemporary, cosy space. The informal seating and style, the no-concession ampleness of the servings and service (often by the chefs themselves!), are as tasteful and tasty as the dishes and their ingredients.

La Petite Cuisine is open daily from 12:00 to 17:00.

This is not the only restaurant available at La Folie Douce. Just next door, La Fruitière serves contemporary cuisine made by Chef Franck Mischler. At The Butcher Shop, on the sun terrace, you can enjoy a quick but tasty lunch; choose from burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, paninis, crepes, waffles and a lot more from 12:00 (take away available). For a mid-afternoon break, try Les 3 Caves, their very own wine bar serving delicious local cheeses and cigars.

After lunch, enjoy La Folie Douce's famous parties. Every day from 13:00, the best performers, dancers, musicians and DJs gather on the terrace of this clubbing hotspot for a cabaret show and, from 15:00, La Folie Douce turns into a club for the ultimate après-ski experience.

Reviews

Visitor comments

  • "Excellent food and drinks with an excellent - and wonderfully camp - open-air burlesque cabaret, on the piste. We (family with older teens) went for lunch twice and had a great time." - Trip Advisor
  • This is a huge complex, at the top of the funicular from La Daille, which caters to all tastes. It has an active cabaret show, a self service restaurant, plenty of space to sit our to enjoy the sun and La Frutiere Restaurant, whose food really stands out. All dishes are well constructed, there is a varied menu with a pretty substantial wine list. Pretty much all we tasted was of excellent quality. They have the best Grissini, I have ever tasted. The setting on top of that, especially on a shiny bright day eating out is fantastic. Eating in, in the converted dairy is also very pleasant. Prices were not cheap at around €50 per head for 1 or 2 dishes with moderate wine consumption but worth it.  - Trip Advisor
  • "Had lunch here and all food was amazing! Dancers were very entertaining and the sleeping bag coats topped it off!" - Trip Advisor​
  • "We ate here one lunchtime and found the quality of food to be surprisingly pretty good. There was a very good selection of food available and plenty of tables both inside and outside. We have been here for drinks on several previous occasions and the atmosphere is always rocking in the late afternoon." - Trip Advisor

Getting Here

Directions

Accessible via the La Daille bubble. If you are coming from Tignes, you can get to La Petite Cuisine by taking the Aeroski lift in Tignes Le Lac and then skiing down the Tommeusses piste.

Facilities

  • Outdoors
  • Terrace
  • Entertainment
  • Live music
  • Meeting Spaces
  • Drinks bar
  • Restaurant
  • Accessibility
  • Pedestrian access
  • Ski to door

Contact

  • Open Seasons
  • Spring
  • Winter
  • Address
  • Top of the Daille lift
  • 73150