Recharge your batteries
and reach new heights



The HAMEAU DE MARCANDOU is located in Courchevel Village (1550m/5085ft), in the heart of the French Alps, on the heights of the Tarentaise valley. The topography of Courchevel and its six villages spread out across the mountainside offer a wide variety of vibes, particularly suitable for numerous family, sporting and cultural activities. 



And the snow came...

Welcome to the heart of the 3 Valleys, the largest connected ski area in the world, a paradise for expert skiers and beginners alike. In Courchevel everything has been thought of so you can enjoy stress-free skiing with your family in complete safety: "Easy Riders" areas for beginners, "Family Park" accessible to all, "Western Ski Park" for adventurers or "Stop Zone" to test your speed... Craving some powder?  Head for the "Peuf Experience" slopes.

For some challenging high mountain skiing, head to La Saulire and its legendary Grand Couloir... Looking for a personal challenge? Take part in the timed slalom of the "xDrive Cup" with a personal video at the end!

With direct access to the seven linked resorts of the area and their 600km/375 miles of ski runs, you will discover the legendary summits and exceptional panoramas which dominate more than 300 secure runs.

In addition to these downhill, cross-country and snowboarding activities, a vast array of attractive options are available for non-skiers. Between the high-altitude lakes, the snow-covered forests and the awesome scenery of the mountains, the area around the HAMEAU DE MARCANDOU is home to an incredible natural heritage. A wealth of footpaths and snowshoe trails run through the area.

What about a dog sled ride, or a more sporty fat bike or snowmobile ride? For those looking for thrills and spills, why not venture a paraglider, hot air balloon or hang glider first flight? 

Back on dry land, you may be tempted by an ice climbing experience before après-ski activities at the skating rink, bowling alley or cinema. Or, opt for a relaxing interlude at the Aquamotion water park located near the hamlet!

When you’re ready to take a break from winter sport, an array of unusual sensory experiences awaits. Just choose from the countless treatments and rejuvenating services offered by the scores of Courchevel spas: exceptional rituals, unusual massages, jacuzzi, sauna, experience shower, infinity pool, treatments based on salt crystals extracted from glaciers... Drink in the calm! 

Last but not least, don't forget the fantastic fine-dining pilgrimage that your stay in Courchevel represents. A multitude of must-see restaurants, traditional or avant-garde, starred or not, always vying with each other in audacity, creativity and imagination to delight the palate and honor the epicurean traveler that you are!


In short, you have an unlimited catalogue of activities to recharge your batteries and fill up on memories. Our team will be happy to recommend and organise a tailor-made program for you, to make your stay even more enjoyable and hassle-free.






Nature in its purest form…

The days are getting longer, summer is coming and you’re ready to discover new horizons far from the fast-paced world, As the heat rises, you seize the opportunity of a breath of fresh mountain air in the mountains. In choosing LE HAMEAU DE MARCANDOU you’re guaranteed a unique and preserved natural setting, surrounded by rich and varied fauna and flora.

Beyond the breathtaking scenery and exceptional landscapes, Courchevel is a realm of fabulous activities all year round, a privileged expanse of freedom that opens up the field of possibilities for the whole family. A playground for children, an incredible paradise for sports enthusiasts and a rare treat for lovers of peace and relaxation of all kinds...

The green and omnipresent nature of this natural heritage reserves precious and unique moments for you from spring to autumn.

What about a family walk to discover the pastoral traditions closely linked to the cultural heritage of the valley? Higher up, numerous lakes with their crystal-clear waters will enrich your hikes - and why not take the opportunity to picnic in a refreshing alpine atmosphere on top of the world?

True hidden treasures of Courchevel and the Vanoise National Park, charming inns or mountain refuges will also enliven your walking excursions.

The Merlet Lakes refuge, open in summer, is typical of the mountains and very welcoming. The Grand Plan refuge, nestled at the bottom of the Avals valley, offzrs small rooms facing the glacial peaks of the Mont Blanc range. Higher still, the eternal snows of the summits will welcome the most adventurous, accompanied by a high mountain guide. 


For those who prefer to abstain from ambulatory pursuits, many options exist: canyoning, rafting, golf, horse riding, paragliding, high rope course, climbing and via ferrata, etc. 

Cycling enthusiasts and cycle touring lovers will be eager to meander through the mountain pastures and take on the challenge of the famous Col de la Loze. The location of the HAMEAU DE MARCANDOU gives you same-day access to many legendary passes regularly taken by the Tour de France riders.

We can provide recommendations for a wide range of routes of varying difficulty and can provide assistance for your climbs.
You can also get off the beaten track by exploring the potential of the E-Bike, an electrically assisted mountain bike (VTTAE) that adapts to your level and preference. From short discovery rides to longer major routes, there is no shortage of options in Courchevel!

You will discover the freedom to climb peaks you would otherwise never dare dream of, and the pleasures of riding an array of splendid routes!  What's more, you can set off on an electric bike to discover the breadth of the 3 Valleys and still have time for lunch in a mountain refuge or restaurant!

Fell like going to the beach? What if, for a change, the beach would meet you in the mountains?

There is no shortage of lakes and natural pools suitable for swimming, fishing, or water sports around the HAMEAU DE MARCANDOU. The Rosière lake, a treasure preserved in a verdant setting surrounded by forest, is particularly suitable for chill out moments with family or friends.  

As for resting and repose, in addition to the relaxation and well-being facilities offered in our chalets, the range of pleasures is almost infinite.

Treat yourself to a beauty and relaxation interlude in one of the many Courchevel spas and take advantage of the balneotherapy center located in the heart of the Aquamotion complex, the largest European water park in the mountains!

Finally, for a definitive detox and "healthy" experience, the Thermes de Brides-les-Bains offers slimming and fitness thermal treatments as well as a spa with à la carte treatments, in a natural and zen environment at the gateway of the Parc de la Vanoise.

In other words, staying at the HAMEAU DE MARCANDOU outside the winter season means enjoying a wide range of activities that are both stimulating and beneficial to recharge your batteries and fill up on memories.


Don't forget that in addition to the essential qualities of hospitality and accommodation, the HAMEAU DE MARCANDOU team has extensive expertise in organizing top-of-the-range holidays and supervising exceptional activities.

For more than twenty years, with the label "Marcandou Worldwide", Marc & Candice have been organizing extraordinary adventure trips and stays around the world, from Greenland to Antarctica, from Kamchatka to Patagonia... a guarantee of passion and commitment for the greatest satisfaction of demanding travelers.