What: A complex of traditional farms restored into a luxury mountain vacation hideaway, maintaining the charm of yesterday in this little Savoyard village.

Where: In Megève, in the French Alps, just a stone's throw from the village square.

Why: This season, Les Fermes de Marie opens the doors of its new private chalet. Divided over three levels, the 200m2 retreat can house a party of up to 10 guests. In keeping with the hotel and its existing chalets, the warmth of old wood combined with the large spaces of traditional constructions evoke the undeniable charm of rediscovered authenticity.

The gastronomy matches the surroundings, with new pleasures for the palate changing daily, exalting France's regional savors and products.