The 2023/2024 season is proving to be a truly unforgettable chapter for Les Barmes de l’Ours, as we celebrate our twentieth year in business! Since its inauguration in 2003 by Delphine André, Les Barmes de l’Ours has become an indisputable reference in Val d’Isère. Derived from a deep passion for the mountains, the hotel’s name evokes the bear’s den, the refuge where it retreats to hibernate throughout the season. For twenty years now, Les Barmes has been a veritable cocoon for Val d’Isère enthusiasts.

The Retrospective: from 2003 to 2023

2003: Delphine André inaugurates Les Barmes de l’Ours in Val d’Isère. At that time, the establishment opened as **** Luxe.


2004 : Alain Lamaison joins Les Barmes as Head Chef.


2006: Alain Lamaison wins a Michelin star for the Table de l’Ours.


2007 : Anthony Maubert joins Alain Lamaison’s brigade at Les Barmes de l’Ours as Second Chef.


2008 : Anthony Maubert becomes Head Chef.


2010: Les Barmes becomes a ***** establishment. Valérie Boulenger takes over the reins of the hotel, working closely with Delphine André to offer guests a unique and warm stay in this exceptional establishment.


2013: Antoine Gras enters Les Barmes as a commis in Alain Lamaison’s brigade, back in the kitchen as Head Chef.


2014 : The hotel’s bowling is inaugurated, remaining to this day the only bowling in the resort.


2016 : The hotel receives the prestigious Relais & Châteaux affiliation, remaining to this day the only establishment in the resort to hold this title.


2017: Antoine Gras is promoted to Chef de Cuisine.


2019 : A Michelin star is awarded to the restaurant La Table de l’Ours.


Over the past three seasons, major renovations have been undertaken in collaboration with downstream cabinetmaker Christophe Mattis. In 2020, he transformed the gourmet restaurant into a showcase inspired by the surrounding nature. A year later, the Sofa Bar was redesigned in the same spirit as the Table de l’Ours. In 2022, the small reception room is transformed into an exhibition room: the Galerie des Barmes, where the works of a contemporary artist are presented each year.


2023: Following on from this work, Les Barmes de l’Ours kitchens have been completely renovated, as has La Rôtisserie, which now boasts an open-plan kitchen. Antoine Gras is named “Grand of Tomorrow” by Gault & Millau.


The last twenty years have been full of memories, and we’re delighted to be celebrating this twentieth anniversary with you!

Enter our twentieth anniversary contest on Instagram!

In honor of our twentieth anniversary, we’d like to celebrate the moments you’ve shared with us by organizing a memorable contest. Whatever your relationship with us is – loyal customer or newcomer, member of our team for nearly two decades or chance visitor on a past December 31st, you’re free to enter!

The rule is simple: share your fondest memory of Les Barmes with us on Instagram, mentioning #hotellesbarmes20ans! Whether it’s a hilarious anecdote, an unforgettable marriage proposal, a captivating video or a moving family photo… All formats are welcome! The most memorable souvenir, the one that touches our hearts, will have the opportunity to win a night for two at Les Barmes during the 2024/2025 season. So make us laugh, make us cry, make us dream, let your memories do the talking!