Epic Europe


Cogne, Italy

There are places in the Alps that are at once timeless and innovative, where you immediately feel at home, yet spoiled as a guest. The Hotel Bellevue is one of these places, and one of our favorite hotels in Valle d’Aosta, or anywhere for that matter. Nestled in the heart of Gran Paradiso National Park, the hotel offers great service and an amazing spa area. This historic house is in a unique setting and boasts carefully curated furnishings, history and an atmosphere like no other. A family run property, immense effort has been made to maintain the traditions of the Cogne Valley.


Hotel Bellevue was built in 1925, just 3 years after the creation of Gran Paradiso National Park, from what was previously a game reserve for the Italian royal family. In 1926, a law was passed that blocked any further construction in the Sant'Orso meadows, which is why Hotel Bellevue has such a privileged position today, with a completely unspoiled view over the Gran Paradiso peak and its glaciers.


Despite substantial renovation over the years, this old mountain château still continues to transmit emotions of an atmosphere of times gone by. The hotel has 38 rooms, and 2 chalet apartments situated in front of the main building.


SPA & WELLNESS: The new and charming wellbeing area “The Gran Paradiso Spring” has the privilege of uniting the beauty of the mountains and the alpine culture with the pleasure of immersing yourself in the hot spring waters. At the 1,200 m2 spa area, guests can make use of two swimming pools with lots of water jets, four types of sauna, two steam baths, a large salt grotto, a hydromassage bath, an ice grotto, two sensual showers, a Technogym and lots of relaxation areas. The spa has been awarded Best Spa in a hotel in Europe in 2013.


FOOD & DRINK: The three restaurants offer a great variety of taste from Cogne Valley and use local produce as well as vegetables from the kitchen garden located in the backyard of the hotel.


The "Gourmet Restaurant" serves refined mountain cuisine. "The Petit Restaurant", the Michelin starred restaurant with only four tables in a setting surrounded by 19th-century paintings, where chef Fabio Lacovone, head waiter Alessandro, sommelier Teo and cheese waiter Roberto represent the epitome of their art.


"The Bar à Fromage", restaurant de montagne, offers typical dishes drawn from the pastoral life of yesteryear and based on recipes using choice local produce. This is a popular choice on the "Saveurs du Val d’Aoste" circuit. And the "Brasserie du Bon Bec", located off-site in the center of the village specializes in mountain cuisine and local dishes, served in a beautiful antique dining room.


LOCATION: The Bellevue is located at the southern end of the small village of Cogne, bordering the Italian National Park: Grand Paradiso.



  • Luxury 4* hotel and spa in the quiet Cogne Valley
  • Privileged location with unobstructed views over the Gran Paradiso National Park
  • Family owned and operated for generations, the Roullet's private collection of art and antiques fills the interiors
  • Hotel Bellevue awarded the prestigious
  • In-house authentic cheese cave, where local raw milk cheeses from the western Alps are aged in a cool and humid grotto
  • Family alpine mountain hut where summer time BBQ's and parties are organized in the midst of the National Park
  • Member of the international association Relais & Châteaux since 1999
Hotel Bellevue 4*+


Destination: cogne
Experience options in: Cogne


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. 

  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • “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
  • "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
  • "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
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