We won't lie. Flaine is not pretty, unless drab concrete is your bag. But what IS pretty is the first three-star alpine opening from the always brilliant Sibuet group. It is the ultimate antithesis of the resort itself, a blast of sunlight on a grey afternoon, a madly Instagrammable feast of a place.
Perched at an altitude of between 1,600 and 2,500 m, affording the most wonderful views of the Mont Blanc mountain range, the resort of Flaine, listed an historic monument and whose architectural design was influenced by Marcel Breuer, is a monumental masterpiece in a gem of a setting.