Le Chabichou, Luxury Hotel in Courchevel 1850
The adventure of a lifetime
One day back in 1963, Michel and Maryse Rochedy bought a traditional Savoyard chalet with 9 bedrooms in Courchevel 1850. He worked in the kitchen while she managed the hotel.
The seasons passed and the property established a reputation for its comfortable accommodation and excellent food. As the ski resort developed, Le Chabichou focused on improving its offering and its popularity continued to grow.
The proof? The Michelin star it was awarded in 1979 (a first for the village of Courchevel) which earned Michel Rochedy the flattering nickname of “the Bocuse of the Alps”!
The story continued. A mere five years after this accolade, the restaurant Le Chabichou received a second star from the Michelin Guide. Then, in 1987, Stéphane Buron began working in the kitchen; he won the Taittinger International Culinary Prize in 2002 and was awarded the prestigious title of Meilleur Ouvrier de France in 2004. From then on, Michel and Stéphane formed a truly unique team.
In 2003, the hotel received its fourth star. People came to Le Chabichou from all over France, Europe and around the world for its quality services and, most importantly, for its authentic and family-friendly feel in the heart of the ski area of Les Trois Vallées.
From one extraordinary family to another
After spending 55 years establishing and enhancing Le Chabichou’s reputation, Michel and Maryse Rochedy decided to take a well-earned break in 2018. Keen to preserve the spirit and values of their property, they gave the keys to the hotel and the Michelin-starred restaurant to Jean-Claude Lavorel, the chairman of a family-owned group.
The Lavorel Group shares Michel and Maryse’s passion for tradition, working to maintain and update these traditions to ensure a dynamic future and offering guests a sophisticated yet warm welcome at Le Chabichou in Courchevel 1850.
A new property from the Lavorel Group
And so a new era began. The Lavorel Group has continued Michel and Maryse Rochedy’s work, refurbishing the property in its entirety to ensure that Le Chabichou’s reputation as the ultimate 5-star hotel in Courchevel continues.
In the hotel’s restaurant, Stéphane Buron still thrills connoisseurs with his wonderful cuisine which boasts perfect simplicity.
With its impressive history, Le Chabichou is looking to the future with excitement and confidence. It continues to shine bright, above the snowy peaks of Courchevel 1850.