Between lake and mountains, build a new programme everyday!
A stone's throw from the water
The Auberge du Père Bise’s privileged location grants you direct and exclusive access to the lake. Comfortable deckchairs, readily available towels, and a beverage service will enable you to enjoy relaxing, athletic and refreshing moments. Right from our pontoon, you can embark on our boat to explore the lake and discover its hidden treasures. A charming aperitif by the lake at sunset can also be setup. Directly nearby the inn, you’ll find the Talloires harbour where you can take part in numerous nautical activities (rent kayaks, water ski).
From the inn, you’ll have access to many cultural sites that are well worth a visit! In Talloires, the town church dedicated to Saint-Maurice holds several polychromatic wood sculptures from the 18th century. Just above the village, you’ll find the Saint-Germain Hermitage and its chapel, which was renovated under the impetus of Francis de Sales in 1641, on top of its 11th-century foundations. In the neighbouring town you’ll be able to visit a landmark very much reminiscent of the Sleeping Beauty castle, the Château de Menthon-Saint-Bernard, which overlooks the Talloires Bay. Finally, also nearby Talloires is located a hotspot of French Resistance, the Glières Plateau. The Department Memorial and Resistance and Deportation Museum are located on the road to Thônes. On the Plateau, you’ll be able to visit the Resistance National Monument, which was inaugurated on September 2nd, 1973 by André Malraux. Many trekking paths allow you to explore the routes of members of the Resistance.
Towards mountain tops
Towering over the inn is the iconic 2,351m-tall Tournette’s summit and the abrupt faces of the Dents de Lanfon. Multiple trecks of various difficulty levels are available in these two massifs. There are also numerous climbing routes in the area. Just a few minutes by car from the inn, you can reach the Col de la Forclaz and its magnificent panoramic view over the lake. Furthermore, it is a famous take-off spot for paragliders who usually lend right at the entrance of Talloires, on the Perroix site. Paragliding initiations are available everyday, depending on the weather conditions.
A little further, thirty kilometres away, you’ll have easy access to the Aravis Range. This is also a starting point to multiple, widely varied treks, including easy walks for inexperienced trekkers. On your way there, follow the scenic road: set out for Thônes, the town of Reblochon cheese, then climb towards Manigod and the Col de la Croix Fry before reaching the Col des Aravis, where a lot of trails start from. One of them can be walked by the whole family, including small children, and will take you, in thirty to forty minutes, to an exceptional viewing point, across the Mont Blanc massif.
For everybody, residents at the inn or visiting guests, a day at the inn offers heaps of warmth. Welcome, come enjoy this enchanting place!
Morning breakfast — In the mild morning, enjoy a calm and peaceful place to start the day with delicacy, have your breakfast on the lakefront.
served to visitors and to the residents of the inn, from 7h30 am to 10h30 am. On the terrace when the weather is beautiful.
Lunch — View of the lake or the roc de chère? Innovative cuisine and signature or simple lunch at a cozy pub? In all cases, perfect products, intense and vivid flavors, delicacy.
Snack time at the inn — Relive your childhood at snack time in the inn.... sponge cake, homemade jams, lemonade, tea or hot chocolate ... a simple and delicious moment. Every day from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. At the patio when the weather is beautiful.
Early evening — After a nice day in the mountains or by the lake, your evening begins at the bar.we will be happy to welcome residents from the inn or visiting guests, to this space of conviviality and relaxation. Sunset over the lake, jazzy music, a cocktail menu card or a selection of champagnes, some signature appetizers by Jean Sulpice ... Here's a nice start to the evening! Bar open from 8am to 11pm