Located on the shores of Lake Annecy, the Auberge du Père Bise is a legendary landmark and a memorable venue for well-being and fine dining, where chef Jean Sulpice and his wife Magali display a deeply rooted cuisine with plenty of enthusiasm and energy.
“In this legendary venue I’ve found a soul and an environment that perfectly match my personality.”
At the age of 40, Jean Sulpice has found in the Auberge du Père Bise a venue in perfect harmony with his culinary identity. A serene and glowing setting surrounded by nature, from the lake’s translucent shores to the rocky cliffs. Both these natural dimensions – liquid and mineral – inspire Jean Sulpice’s pure and flavourful cuisine from season to season.
A lake with translucent waters, a natural reserve with steep cliffs and high mountains. Here you are at Talloires, on the eastern shore of Lake Annecy.In this well-preserved village, you can find a legendary holiday destination and gourmet cuisine: the Père Bise inn. Jean Sulpice creates his delicacies here, while continuing to explore a region that is dear to him, within which he grows with self-determination and indulgence.
“TODAY WE START A NEW CHAPTER WHICH SHALL CARRY THIS BEAUTIFUL STORY FORWARD. ”
In 1903, Marie and François - known as “Père” Bise - founded the inn, a modest cabin by the lake’s shore. In 1928, their son Marius turned it into a fine hotel, hosting prominent figures of that era. In 1951, his wife Marguerite, who was working as the establishment’s chef, was awarded three Michelin stars. In the sixties, their son and his wife Charlyne took over, and their daughter joined in to help in 1987. In 2016, Magali and Jean Sulpice acquired the Auberge du Père Bise. They undertook massive renovation and decoration works. On May 5th, 2017 they reopened and presented a fully rejuvenated and transformed inn. The establishment features a brand new restaurant, the Bistrot 1903. The hotel received a five-star rating. In 2018, Jean Sulpice was declared “Cook of the Year” by Gault & Millau, and the gastronomic restaurant received two Michelin stars.
A day at the inn should be spent at the waterfront. The sweetness of the morning, will greet you as you wake up, to the view of mountains over the horizon. How about leaving the lake shores for a hike towards the mountain pastures? Then come back to the comfort of the inn, enjoy a swim, an exquisite moment of relaxation and rejuvenation. Jazz chords can be heard from the piano in the hall. As the evening unfolds, your table awaits you, to explore Jean Sulpice’s gourmet world. Savor his pure, bold and deep-rooted cuisine.
In between stays at the inn, or dinners at the Jean Sulpice restaurant, you can enjoy some of its atmosphere at home.