A favourite amongst Avery Crest guests as the perfect end to a night of Champagne, delicious food and fine French wines!
Produced using plants native to the Savoie region of the Alps Genepi is the ultimate digestif. The Savoyard liqueur is made from a high alpine plant only found above 2000m. The plant is characterised by its light silvery branches and yellow flowers and is harvested by locals in late July and August.
Genepi is made by steeping the flower heads (Artemisia or Wormwood flower) in clear alcohol or pure grain alcohol. Its primarily produced by Savoie families and always includes Grand-Pere’s secret recipe – which is why you will get differing tastes depending on who has made it! However the standard recipe is 40-40-40. 40 flower heads, 40 lumps of sugar (add to 1 litre of alcohol) and 40 days of rest! Voila.
Its such a part of the savoie dining experience you will be offered a shot of this pale yellow liqueur after your meal in most reputable restaurants.
Best served after a delicious Fondue or Raclette but equally as good by the fire in the chalet – something all of the Avery Crest guests can attest to.
S Family March 2016
Thank you all so much for such a wonderful time. You were all so helpful and made our stay very special.
RD January 2016
A million Thank yous for the most fantastic week in your chalet. It is beautiful and you have spoilt us so much.
PD Jan 2016
Thank you so much for an amazing trip. I can honestly say it was the best holiday I have been on in a very long time. It was amazing.
A five star strike. Ruth, Tom, Digby, Sophie and Mike provided the dream of luxury supreme. What was there not to like!?
EA March 2016
Lovely attention to detail. Clarins beauty products, scented candles etc all adds to the experience. Thanks a lot for a lovely stay EA March 2016
PL March 2016
What a wonderful week! Would come back anytime.
FP Feb 2016
It has been another fantastic week – we love coming to stay here. All the staff have been amazing. The food has been outstanding and the week has been awesome. Thank you!
NH December 2015
We had a fantastic time. Both John and Olly were excellent hosts – very polite, professional and accommodating to all of our needs. The chalet was always spotless and the food tasty and varied.
We had a fabulous time and really enjoyed our stay. Extremely comfortable and cosy chalet. The food was good and everything was perfect.
ES Feb 2016
Perfect all round, a fantastic stay! Thank you for making the stay amazing and being so great with the children.
Family J. 2015
Dear John, Ollie, Ruth & Tom. Thank you so much for an amazing holiday! It was the best ski holiday and you have been so nice and fun. Thank you so much.
Dear John, Ollie, Tom and Ruth. Thank you so much for looking after us so nicely. I’ve had the best holiday ever and enjoyed every minute of the stay. I wish I could stay forever!
Dear Olli, John, Ruth & Tom. This holiday has been absolutely amazing. The chalet was so welcoming and my stay has been the best. The food was the best thing I have ever tasted. Thank you so much.
Ollie, John, Ruth and Tom. Thank you all so much for the amazing 2 weeks we have had. We had a wonderful time with you all.
John, Ollie, Ruth and Tom. Thank you for a wonderful 2 weeks and for spoiling us! We would love to come every year!
Great stay and hospitality as usual. Thank you Ruth, Tom, John and Ollie. Superb service and menus. We enjoyed out vacation in Chalet Du Vallon for the 8th time!!
Here writes a group together staying in this wonderful chalet enjoying service, food and wine. Every day full of great skiing and great dining, concluded at night with a glass of Genepi.
Family E from NYC
Dear Ruth, Oliver, John and Tom. Thank you for the spectacular food, stories, accommodation and fond memories! The entire family will never forget our ski trip here and we hope to return again ASAP!
M & R H March 2015
Dear Lucy, Hannah & Annie – Thank you for making our first ski experience incredible. Delicious food, wonderful wine and great hospitality.
Family B with love March 2015
It was a wonderful holiday. Thank you so much.
M.A. February 2015
Fifth year in a row ! Great as always. Fabulous food!
The Girls January 2015
This was such a special time for an Alex Girls Reunion. We laughed and laughed. Drank, ate and drank some more. Lucy & Hannah you were great. The place was spotless and the food was the best I have ever had on a chalet holiday. We would all love to come back !
Family J January 2015
What a chalet; what a team! Thanks for looking after us so well. Nothing was too much trouble. The food was out of this world – Lucy you have real talent. Hannah you were a great sous-chef. The whole Avery Crest philosophy is fantastic. And I would recommend Rab as guide/instructor to anyone. We will be back !
Family D. December 2014
What a special and memorable few days we spent in Les Trois Ours. Thank you so much for giving us the greatest holiday.
Dublin Sailing Crew January 2015
Thank you all so much for a fantastic week! We all had an absolutely amazing time.
S.L January 2015
Thanks to the wonderful care of a great team who spoilt and pampered us, it was one of the best. Your kindness and great care ensured everyday was one to remember.
Family M. February 2015
Thank you all for the best EVER chalet experience, a beautiful and cosy environment in an amazing location, nothing was too much trouble for your hardworking/charming staff… we’ll be back!
S&S. February 2015
We have thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in ‘The Three Bears’ – Very beautiful chalet in a great location. We have been wined and dined in style and nothing was too much trouble from all your hardworking staff.
AM. February 2015
This place is really a paradise! What a wonderful chalet and we were pampered with delicious food by the great staff, Thanks a lot!
Family D. March 2015
It is not ‘Au Revoir’ since we will be back next year. Thank you for everything, we enjoyed two beautiful weeks in the chalet with our family and friends. Thanks to Rupert, Rosie, Claudia and Doug, a great team! A bientot!
D.S December 2014
Annie, Annabel & Hannah – thank you so much for a fabulous week and amazing food. You are all blooming brilliant!
J-P.C December 2014
Excellent service & a great week. A beautiful team – thank you.
EK February 2014
“Chateau Vallon” keeps us enchanted – you just have to keep coming back ! Excellent food – great stay – thank you all !
Family M February 2014
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay – the food was absolutely delicious. We will definitely be trying some of the recipes at home ! You looked after us so well – thank you all.
Family V.W January 2014
Thank you Lucy for the spectacular food. Thank you Jed for your quiet and dignified help. Thank you Annie for your warmth and efficiency. Thank you Sam for your friendly, relaxed help. We have had a wonderful time !
I would like to Thanks Annie, Fraser, Sabrina, Gracie and Sam for being such wonderful Hosts. We will return.
RB, April 2013
An amazing week. The chalet is fantastic, very comfortable and every detail thought of. Wonderful food and looked after exceptionally well by Jess, Damien, Annie & Mark. Thank you – we would love to return. PS can we steal your view?!
LS, Mar 2012
You cannot improve on perfection! Adam and Ellie were fantastic and could not do enough for us.
LG, April 2012
Fantastic holiday – many thanks to Annie & her team. Look forward to next year!
SM, Feb 2012
Wonderful experience. I will recommend and hope to be back.
PS, Feb 2011
Totally faultless & wonderful stay in this amazing chalet! We’ll be back next year.
Miss A, Feb 2011
Amazing. Luxurious, beautiful cosy, divine, eye-catching….. Loved every minute!
In Style Magazine March 2012
What an unbelievable experience it is staying at Chalet Trois Ours…beautiful chalet, unbelievable food, fantastic people.