Le Refuge de Florimont

Following on from our previous post about the best fondue restaurants in and around Geneva here’s a recent discovery we hope you will enjoy as much as we did!

Perched only 6 km away from the Col de la Faucille in Gex (France), Le Refuge de Florimont serves up some delicious alpine specialities such as tartiflette, potencereblochonnade, raclette, fondue, pierrade and Gexiflette.

Le refuge de Florimont. Photo © 2016 genevafamilydiaries.net

Le refuge de Florimont. Photo © 2016 genevafamilydiaries.net

 

Le refuge de Florimont. Photo © 2016 genevafamilydiaries.net

Le refuge de Florimont. Photo © 2016 genevafamilydiaries.net

 

Le refuge de Florimont. Photo © 2016 genevafamilydiaries.net

Le refuge de Florimont. Photo © 2016 genevafamilydiaries.net

 

This is the perfect place to bring family and friends when they come over to visit not only for its traditional alpine interiors and stunning views over Mont Blanc, but also for the authentic dining experience.

In the past, Swiss and French alpine labourers used to place their cheese close to the fire until the cheese started to melt and then scraped it off with a knife.

Here at Le Refuge de Florimont you can get one step closer to this traditional form of raclette dining, as the cheese is served on an old-time metal machine filled with burning embers. It does get very hot at the table but it’s such a fun and unique dining experience that everyone will remember it!

Traditional raclette machine. Photo © 2016 genevafamilydiaries.net

Traditional raclette machine. Photo © 2016 genevafamilydiaries.net

 

Almost ready! Photo © 2016 genevafamilydiaries.net

Almost ready! Photo © 2016 genevafamilydiaries.net

 

Le refuge de Florimont. Photo © 2016 genevafamilydiaries.net

Le refuge de Florimont. Photo © 2016 genevafamilydiaries.net

 

Mushroom fondue! Photo © 2016 genevafamilydiaries.net

Mushroom fondue! Photo © 2016 genevafamilydiaries.net

 

Le Refuge de Florimont

3097 rte de La Faucille
01170 Gex

Tel : (+33) 04 50 41 88 59
Fax : (+33) 04 50 41 74 53

Opening Times:

Wednesday to Friday: 12pm to 2pm for lunch and 7pm to 10pm for dinner. 
Saturday: 12pm to 2.30pm for lunch and 7pm to 10pm for dinner. 
Sunday: 12pm to 2.30pm for lunch and 7pm to 10pm for dinner. 

Views of Mont Blanc from the restaurant. Photo © 2016 genevafamilydiaries.net

Views of Mont Blanc from the restaurant. Photo © 2016 genevafamilydiaries.net

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