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At the foot of Mont Blanc, in a quiet haven in the center of Chamonix, lies the Hameau Albert 1er. Charm, prestige, warm welcome, and gastronomy are the key principles of this 5-star hotel founded in 1903 by “great grandfather Carrier”. A far cry from the original Carrier guest house, today’s Hameau Albert celebrates tradition while embracing the 21st century luxuries. The modern Bachal Spa (Savoyard patois for basin) blends seamlessly with its surroundings of old wood, snow-capped peaks and glaciers. All of this, just steps from the center of the village of Chamonix.


The rooms in the main hotel have a luxurious and contemporary décor, while retaining a sense of local mountain heritage, expressed through antique furniture and carefully chosen artwork. In “La Ferme”, the rooms and chalets in the garden are a combination of architectural alpine tradition, modernity and design, pieced together from historic alpine barns, creating a warm and authentic atmosphere. The rooms are decorated with a mix of modern design and local antiques and most have private fireplace.


SPA WELLNESS: “Le Bachal” Spa with beautiful views of the Massif du Mont Blanc, full range of beauty and massage treatments. Choose from a massage, body scrub, manicure, pedicure, a shea or green-tea body wrap, an Indian head massage or foot reflexology, as well as specific treatments for men.


FOOD & DRINK: "Restaurant Albert 1er", 2-stars Michelin, is devoted to exceptional cuisine and local delicacies; the modern French cuisine with Northern Italian influences is “the” table in Chamonix.


"La Maison Carrier", serves “montagnarde cuisine” enjoyed in the atmosphere of an old farmhouse, and the “Quartz bar” a chic lounge offering wine, cocktails and small plates.


LOCATION: Chamonix center, walking distance to shops, restaurants, train and skiing.



  • Luxury 5 star hotel located in the center of Chamonix
  • Private garden oasis in the middle of the Chamonix
  • Restaurant Hameau Albert 1er: 2 Michelin Stars, modern French cuisine with Ligurian and Piemontese influences
  • Chalet Soli (sleeps 6) and Chalet Grépon (sleeps 2-4), two independent chalets located within the Hameau
  • Maison Carrier, enjoy local cuisine by the fireplace in this reconstructed Savoyard farm
  • An intimate location for small events, conferences and incentive trips
  • More than 110 years of tradition, constructed in 1903 by Joseph and Lydie Carrier, the original hotel was a simple, family-run guesthouse open only during the summer months
Hameau Albert 1er 5*


Destination: chamonix
Experience options in: Chamonix


Epic Europe is a luxury experiential adventure travel operator based in the Swiss Alps.

Epic Europe specializes in private bespoke itineraries for small groups. Experiencing the best of each region, from interacting with the local people and enjoying authentic regional food and wine, as well as time-honored traditions and festivals, to recreating in the alpine landscape, and truly understanding why the Alps are the birthplace of adventure travel. From custom ski, hiking, or cycling trips to building in city tours, cultural itineraries, or gastronomic discovery, these award-winning, multi-dimensional trips are tailored to our clients' wishes every time, and are not packaged tours. From Switzerland, Italy, and France's Alps, to world-class cultural cities and larger towns, Epic Europe can design a tailored adventure that fulfills your every need. 

  • "Hiking in the Alps has always been on my bucket list, but I wasn't sure that a typical trip was my style. Epic Europe designed a custom route for our group, staying in the best little inns and hotels, and we felt like we had the trails to ourselves. I will come back again and again to explore new trails with their guides every year that I can!" - R.B., NY USA
  • "A day of heliskiing in Italy culminated with a sunset run off the Breuil saddle of the Matterhorn - one of the most thrilling runs of my life - and we left our tracks in a place where they remained for a week afterward, reminding us of the best day of skiing in our life!" - WG, CT USA
  • "Epic Europe has coordinated several corporate events for us over the past 5 years, and I cannot imagine a more professional operation to handle all of the details. From a team-building event for 50 people in a 17th-century castle atop a mountain pass, to marketing conferences and catalog shoots, their knowledge of the best locations in the Alps is second-to-none, and they are as good as it gets at being creative." - E.P., Lugano CH
  • "I would have to say that Verbier and Zermatt might be the best places I have ever ridden a mountain bike, and I couldn't imagine going without the help of Epic Europe's guides. It was a dream trip for sure." - B.S., PA USA
  • "Epic Europe's custom road biking trip that they put together for my buddy's bachelor party was great - the right combination of killer rides, great hotels, and outstanding restaurants. Great guides, and overall a perfect trip." - A.S., London UK
  • "Our family spent last Christmas in Zermatt on a bespoke Epic Europe ski trip. The special thought and care that they put into our holiday made it our best yet." - L.M.; CA USA
  • "I have done trips in the Alps and surrounding regions with Epic Europe for the past 4 years, and every one has been unique and surpassed the last. The experiences that they deliver due to their personal relationships are a window into the real life in these incredible locations, and they share these friendships with us." - K.B., CT USA
  • “The team at Epic Europe created the most incredible trip for us, where everything came together seamlessly, and we never had to think about what came next - it just magically happened as if it was meant to be. That takes real talent, and they make it look easy." - B.N., WY USA


Would you like more information, or to have us create a tailored trip for you? We would be glad to begin the design process for your ultimate experience in the Alps. 

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