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.
On a virgin site, the American architect Marcel Breuer designed the resort of Flaine in the 1960s. An urban model in the mountains raised to the status of an artwork by those who love this exceptional place.