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A family, a hotel, the story of a resort

In 1895, when Valloire was just a large village on the road to the Galibier and the High Alps, Nicolas Jean-Baptiste Magnin and wife Hélise built the Grand Hotel in Valloire.At the time, it was used as a stop for travellers and their horses.

 

In 1920, their daughters Léonie  and Angeline took over.The 25 room hotel was only open in summer.In 1921, Angeline married Alexis Michelland.

In the 1930s, Valloire became one of the first winter sports resorts.The village developed fast and the hotel adapted to provide a restorative resting spot for a new generation of skiing enthusiasts.

 

After the war, the couple’s 3 children worked together.Jean was in the kitchen with his mother, Marie-Hélène was in charge of service and Pierre managed the accounts.

 

In 1949, Pierre married Huguette Ferrer.They had two daughters, Joëlle and Régine, the current owner.

Many renovations were carried out:toilets and direct phone lines were added to rooms, the circular dining room with a central fireplace and space for 120 was built, with a new kitchen, and a television room, 20 extra bedrooms and an elevator.The hotel was awarded 3 stars with the extension of the lounges and the terrace.

 

In 1993, Régine and her husband Gilles Tonone took over.The pool was added in 1997 as an extra attraction.Since then, renovations to improve comfort and security have constantly been carried out.

 

The Grand Hotel is the oldest hotel in Valloire.It has been managed by the same family for 4 generations...