Prachi and Benoît, the Franco-Indian couple

Prachi and Benoît have created a place that opens the doors to well-being. Located on the edge of the forest and along a river, Sanskriti is a peaceful place where life is good! A unique story “A few years ago, I (Benoît) learned about yoga in London while I was still…

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Léa and Corentin, the managers of the Petit Fourneau

Of Alsatian origin, Léa and Corentin, both passionate about cooking since they were young, took over management of the restaurant Le Petit Fourneau, in Mont-Saxonnex, last year. https://youtu.be/PP74Dwr1MEg Corentin: My name is Stoll Corentin, I am from Strasbourg. I did a professional cooking baccalaureate, then a BTS in hotel and catering management. I…

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Marie Anceli, Swap your pants

Established in Mont-Saxonnex for 9 years, Marie Ancelin opened the brand new village boutique “Troc ton froc” a few months ago https://youtu.be/fUNOhr9d3Aw My name is Marie, I am almost 41 years old and I I opened the “Troc ton Froc” store on October 11, 2023 The beginning of the adventure I started in mass distribution. We changed…

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Marina and Fabrice, between greed and friendliness

Marina and Fabrice are the owners of the restaurant La Rebloche in Romme. With them, you are guaranteed a warm welcome and good local products. We love the atmosphere that reigns in this place, between locals who are used to the place and people passing through delighted to find themselves in such a privileged setting...welcome to La Rebloche! https://youtu.be/ZFNaxN0sBAY…

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Tiffanie Favrat, Big Mountain bar

https://youtu.be/41775Xz93jM Je m’appelle Tiffanie, je suis directrice commerciale chez Big Mountain et le bras droit de Jack qui est le fondateur de la brasserie. La naissance de Big Mountain Le projet Big Mountain est né grâce à Jack qui est allé aux États-Unis, il a vu ce qu’il se passait là-bas au niveau de la…

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Thomas Pellier, at Bargyton

Thomas makes you discover his little haven of peace at the foot of Bargy. Before or after a visit to Lac Bénit, stop at Chez Bargyton for a well-deserved break. https://youtu.be/G3lPkXsFohw An atypical career path I went to business school in Chambéry, it didn't work out so I followed up with 2 years abroad. I…

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Albert Félisaz, the entrepreneur and passionate mountaineer

PLUM in Thyez is a family affair! Albert took over his father's company with his brother in 1994. They knew how to surround themselves with the right people to innovate and create precision parts. They have become the specialists in ski bindings, but not just any ski binding… light bindings like…

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Kari Caramik, pottery has heart

At the Kari ceramik workshop, it is first of all the smile and kindness that welcome you. You will then be seduced by the refined creations, each more beautiful than the next! A successful reconversion! “My name is Kari and I am a ceramist by trade. At the Kari ceramik workshop, I spin, decorate and enamell…

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Claude Machado, the illustrator in contact with nature

The artistic fiber in her since she was little, Claude Machado first worked in children's fashion, before finding her way of expressing herself: watercolor and Indian ink in paintings. https://youtu.be/lZmsivf0Uro My name is Claude Machado, I am an illustrator, and I live in Mont-Saxonnex. From fashion to paintings Since the age of 7, I have…

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Gwenaëlle and Fabrice, the Great Foodies

Do you know the Grand bakery? But yes, the specialist in whipped meringues. It's Fabrice Grand who brings this old baker's recipe, created during the war, up to date. Today, with his partner Gwenaëlle, they are keen to make everything at home: from the flour to the kneading, everything is local. Their credo: to please…

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Robin “des bois” Truchon, right on target

We could say of Robin that his passion comes from another time, from a bygone era….and yet, nothing could be more natural for this passionate young man. In perpetual search of a perfect and environmentally friendly bow, its quest for a local and quality raw material echoes the problems of our generations. Meeting… A…

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Adrien Bonnaz, passion for the profession

A desire for good cheeses? Stop by the Oulettes goat farm. Adrien will welcome you and introduce you to his quality products. A turning point in life “I obtained a CGEA professional baccalaureate (farm management and management) at the MFR (Maison Familiale Rurale) in Cruseilles in 2005. I then worked as an agricultural employee…

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Laetitia and her herd of goats

Laetitia swapped her job as a salesperson for that of a goat breeder. After finding land, she built her goat farm at La Pierre in Laya d'Arâches, on the Route des Carroz. Towards a healthy reconversion close to nature “One day, something clicked and I decided to reconvert myself.…

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Julien Maniglier, blacksmith at heart

Do you know, Julien, the cutler blacksmith from Saint-Sigismond, finalist on the famous show Forged in Fire? The guy has worked his way through his 1000 lives: soldier, ski instructor, cowboy in Texas, snowmobile guide… But that was before, before his revelation… Totally self-taught “One fine morning in 2014, I wake up and me…

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Sarah Kafi, the syrah fantasies

Sarah is the creator of Lutineries de Syrah, a creative sewing business specializing in handmade zero waste items. She reveals her inspiring journey, her projects and her commitment to a more ecological lifestyle. https://youtu.be/aTN_iRW1KFs?si=63OdH8P0iCg5iV0r Hello, my name is Sarah, I'm 35 years old and I sew…

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Sabrina Presset in her small grocery store

In the middle of its wooden shelves, Sabrina offers you a wide choice of local products for your shopping. L'Épicerie d'Amélie brings the small village of Mont-Saxonnex back to life. It has become a real local business, a place of life and conviviality. A desire for change “I first worked in the pharmaceutical field for 27…

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Stéphane, Dumont from father to son

For several years, Stéphane Bastian has been the owner of the refreshment bar located on the banks of Lac Bénit in Mont-Saxonnex. Discreet by nature, he nevertheless willingly shares his passion for the lake, the Bargy and his village, as long as he listens attentively. Meeting with this passionate dumont… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_7WRk-8kxc&list=PL81DVuZaCqdADunuAg8yyw0mUanz-7VH3 The rule of…

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On the Coux d'Evelyne and Jean-François Boisier

To meet Evelyne and Jean-François and discover their guest house, it’s worth it! In the middle of the mountains, in Thyez, nestle a room and a guest table which invite you to recharge your batteries. Their little corner of paradise! A true haven of peace “I wanted to revive my grandparents’ alpine chalet…

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On the lands of Stéphane Cartier

Stéphane Cartier was predestined to work the land. His great-grandfather grew garlic, his grandparents grew vegetables, and his father took over. 13 years ago, Stéphane took over the family business with his partner. Meeting among the vegetables with this passionate market gardener… Here, we work as a family “And then at…

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Thomas Benedetti, the Frenchie rider

Sliding on ramps, jumping in the air, doing tricks... that's the passion of BMX. Like any good little brother, Thomas followed in his elder's footsteps in the skateparks. After several training sessions between siblings, he achieved good results with numerous podiums. From the English “Bicycle motocross…

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Hilary Honorine, the young clusian wrestler

Hilary Honorine Love at first sight for wrestling "I did a lot of sport when I was younger, karate, judo, dance, football, but it's the sport with which I got the most hooked. Wrestling is a very complete sport which requires intelligence, strength, endurance, flexibility and many qualities." His…

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Marielle, Philou and the Bobby

Marielle tells us... "It all started in 2009, Frédéric Blanchet (Bobby for short), with the help of his father, decided to take over the central bar in Scionzier and change the concept. I will work with him for 5 years, then Bobby decides to sell With 2 partners, I bought the Bobby but a…

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Jérémy Delacquis, interview on a straw bale!

Fallen into the pot at a very young age "Already very young, I participated in the life of the family farm. It is thanks to my father and my uncle that my passion was born. As soon as I was able, I trained in agricultural professions at the Cruseilles school and then continued my training…

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Léonie, Agy as a playground!

Being born with skis on your feet! “It’s an activity that I discovered at the same time as my parents when I was little. At first it was just to wander around and have fun. Then I went to the Agy foyer discovery school to take lessons and I had the chance to practice at primary school...

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Mélina, head full of projects

A unique concept "The Center is a space dedicated to Well-being and brings together several professions from well-being (Hairdressing, aesthetics, spa, massages and fashion café boutique)." Photo credit: Charles Savouret A Thousand & One Nights Lives "I love my job because it is diversifying and offers several choices of services. You never get bored…

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Elsa Roux or the passion for breeding

Here, farmers have been passionate about their profession since childhood. This is the case for Elsa, who has wanted to become a farmer since she was little! Firmly anchored in the land of her ancestors, Elsa is a young woman who knows what she wants. Still a student, she plans to take over the family farm and develop it in the years to come…

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Antoine Micard and his savate shots!

From swimming... to boxing "Initially, I simply wanted to change sports without necessarily competing, and it was a bit by chance that I wanted to try boxing. From the first training sessions, I knew that this sport was for me This discipline calls on combativeness, instinct and highlights...

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Aurélien, thousand and one services!

The ski center in Romme, meeting place "The ski center is communal, it belongs to the municipality of Nancy-sur-Cluses. There you can find ski rentals, sales of alpine ski passes, we have snacks and the bar." Versatility and attentiveness "I am a manager, I take care of the household at…

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Michèle Paccot - The smile of the Holiday Committee

Michèle Paccot is a well-known face in Cluses and for good reason: she has worked for years in the associative sector and more particularly within the famous “Festival Committee”… Volunteering suits her well and makes her come alive. It's impossible not to see his smile during a Clusian event. It is difficult for…

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Catherine Pléwinski, double Olympic medalist

Like a fish in water! "My father worked at the Cluses swimming pool as a surface technician. My sister and my brother, older than me, practiced swimming. It was logical that I followed in their footsteps. It was especially the aquatic environment that interested me in my childhood, my taste for swimming and competition…

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Claire Philipczyk, in connection with nature and oneself

A sensitive approach to Nature and Man "If I am here today, it is because I followed my heart. I started by studying and then during a trip to Latin America, I decided to opt for a life choice that makes sense to me." Credits Charles Savouret Doing what you love…

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Christophe Missillier

A meeting place "Originally, there was only a sports store with ski rental. Then, I decided to develop a grocery store. In November 2019, with my sister, we inaugurated the renovation of our activity We moved the ski store (Missy Sport) up one floor and renovated this…

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Emile Allamand, industry 4.0

Photo credit: Savoy International Once upon a time... "Emile Allamand, Clusien by birth and founder of the Savoy International Group. Savoy International was created in 1982. The company is an automotive equipment manufacturer and has a turnover of €155 million In March 2020, the company took a strategic turn by launching mask manufacturing in France...

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Didier Lathuille, bar turning machine from the valley

After several years spent in sales management, Didier Lathuille is now the president of a family business with more than 60 employees. The family business Lathuille Hudry specializes in precision machining for the aeronautics, defense and industrial markets. A family story “It all began in 1926, when my…

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Jérémy Picard, the autodidact

It is in Mont-Saxonnex, between forest and mountain that Jérémy Picard created his haven of peace. Its accommodation, called Altipik, lives up to its name. The concept is atypical. Residents stay in tepees. The open-air hotel is cozy and authentic. He built everything with his own hands “Originally from Haute-Savoie, I wanted to participate…

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Eloi Blanchet, respect for traditions

Eloi has been roaming his beautiful Reposoir mountains since he was old enough to walk. His parents, farmers since 1977, showed him every nook and cranny and it was quite natural that he fell in love with his environment. He opened the doors of his farm to us where we can buy quality products…

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Light on Alain Duval

You don’t know Alain Duval? So here is his portrait! He reveals a little of his history to us. A colorful character with 1000 ideas a minute, Alain is an optimist convinced that life is beautiful and that happiness is within everyone's reach. Not a minute to lose,…

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Dimitri Donat-Magnin, the melody of happiness

The beginning of a long story "It all started with my grandfather. He started in bar turning in Mont-Saxonnex, at the time, out of necessity. The company developed over time and specialized in aeronautics and small series I created the first mouthpieces within this company and to allow this product…

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Edwige & Jérémy, responsible bikers

At Edwige & Jérémy, we live life at 200 miles an hour, but aboard 100% electric vehicles, please! These lovers of motor sports and mountain sports open their doors to us for a little motorcycle tour....shall we take you on? https://youtu.be/kjqY8uB2V9U Credit: CAMT Become the king of burn in 2 lessons…

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Ludovic Gloanec and his pack of huskies

Toulouse is renowned for its sausage, a true star of gastronomy. It's also impossible not to think of Cachou invented by Léon Lajaunie, a famous pharmacist from Toulouse. For us, the Toulouse star is Ludovic Gloanec and his passion does not come from the south! He swapped his swimsuit and flip-flops for fur-lined boots and a hat:…

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Anne-France Binder, attached to our History

As a heritage guide and history teacher, Anne-France is happy to take us on a journey through time. For more than 25 years, she has made History her vocation. Passionate about history "Through various trips, I was able to discover, motivated by my curiosity, the richness and diversity of…

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Rémi Zanin, Le Reposoir according to the seasons

Rémi is a great enthusiast: firstly passionate about the mountains where he decided to build his life there. Passionate about skiing, he gives tirelessly for the smooth running of the ski resort in his village. Passionate about Le Reposoir, finally, where he likes to share good times with his friends, his family…

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Christian Lacroix, the echo of rock

Engravings, friends and rock'n roll! This is how we could summarize this portrait. If his illustrious namesake rather traced his life in lace, our mountain Christian rather found his way in the world of industry and music...successfully! The Musiques en Stock festival has become THE reference for…

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Pascal Cartier, head in the handlebars

Without a bad pun (no never!), if there is one who wets the jersey, it's him! At the head of the Vélo Club Cluses Scionzier for less than two years, Pascal, a Clusian from father to son, is dedicated to the development of cycling open to as many people as possible. At the initiative of…

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Nathan Paulin, in balance ...

https://youtu.be/2wuO8cilK-U La highline ... Quésako ? "La highline c’est de la slackline dans le vide, cela consiste à marcher en équilibre sur une sangle élastique de 2,5 cm de large. C’est une pratique tout-terrain, je peux aussi bien relier deux montagnes que deux bâtiments. C’est un sport sans danger, je suis sécurisé en permanence." Le…

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Edith Molinier, the fiber of quality trade

When we are looking for a quality store for our teas and coffees, there is one address: the Mont-Blanc roasting. We love Edith's wise advice, who selects quality products to please and treat yourself (yes, that's important too)! The store opens its doors to you for a quick visit... THE specialist in…

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Nalani, gourmet and responsible

With Nalani, it's a bit of an improbable encounter with this young Tahitian, of Chinese origin, who lives in Mont-Saxonnex and who cooks delicious treats that will make you roll on the floor! His big smile always welcomes you for a tasting or explanations. It is with undisguised enthusiasm that she opens her doors to you here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHikafVNl3M&list=PL81DVuZaCqdADunuAg8yyw0mUanz-7VH3&index=8 The…

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Anne-Sophie and Bertrand, beer, burger & rock'n'roll

Are you looking for a place to come and have a drink with colleagues after work? Bivouac Malté is made for you. Do you want a good burger but not one made in famous fast-food chains? Bivouac Malté is made for you. Finally, you are looking for good beers to…

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Léa Janoli, rigor and ambition

Léa Janoli is only 22 years old and yet, “she has all the makings of a grown-up!” as some will say... 200% in her sport, French boxing, she does not forget her professional life and seems to have found the right balance between the two. Let’s wish him a successful season! https://youtu.be/XhbAStsCIiw An exemplary journey... Hello…

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Louis Pernat, friendly and committed entrepreneur

Louis Pernat is a passionate and exciting business leader. He drives the daily development of his companies with great dynamism. With customer demand at the heart of its priorities, it never neglects the social and ecological aspects of its activity. Example with the Precimask, created during the first confinement. https://youtu.be/MyO3YMpMENA Industry 360°... "My name is Louis…

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Patrick Monterrain, printing without pressure!

Patrick Monterrain and more broadly the Monterrain family, is one of those old Clusian families who knew how to undertake, develop and renew themselves. In the Savoyard printing world, Patrick, with a joking appearance, leads a life at 100 miles per hour to provide his customers with top products and to meet…

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Marc Callier, renowned butcher and charcutier

As discreet as he is recognized outside the limits of his village, Marc Callier is an institution in Mont-Saxonnex. Its charcuterie has made the entire Haute-Savoie salivate. He couldn't see himself living anywhere else, far from his village. Meet this colorful local figure who shares his profession with us with passion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr6bV4135fM&list=PL81DVuZaCqdADunuAg8yyw0mUanz-7VH3&index=9…

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Julien Arroyo, petanque enthusiast

Julien is what we call a fanatic! Petanque is his life. Very involved in the community, he keeps his club alive all year round. He has a multitude of projects in mind for the future. https://youtu.be/WjGK1v-dCAw A long-standing experience! “I was coach and selector at Scionzier pétanque for 4 years for the team…

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Maximilien Lejeune, archery champion!

Meet Maximilien, the Clusian Robin Hood. This archery enthusiast will surely make you want to shoot a few arrows. Concentration, precision and pleasure make this sport an atypical discipline! https://youtu.be/axSr4GFod-w A childhood dream... "Hello, my name is Maximilien Lejeune, I am 32 years old and I have been shooting archery since I was...

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André Genin

With André, there are always lots of ideas. Both a mountain guide and a mountain bike instructor, he can't be bored! Based in the Arve valley, it is a pleasure to help you discover nature in a different way. Forest bathing, hiking, snowshoeing, teepee stay, airboard, fatbike, mountain biking... It adapts easily...

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Chloe Challier

Chloe lives several lives in one. She leads them all with passion and rigor. We love this life lesson, between day-to-day adaptation and new projects. Take a break to discover this personality of the valley, who already appears to be a great source of inspiration! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0McTCcnv4do&list=PL81DVuZaCqdADunuAg8yyw0mUanz-7VH3&index=19 Many facets My name is Chloé and…

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Camille Sennegon

Camille Sennegon is one of the Clusian revelations. At just 20 years old, he was already a triple gold medalist in locksmithing and metalwork. Also a cutler, he turned his passion into an art, through patience, perseverance and precision. He opens the doors of his Clusien workshop to us, at home. https://youtu.be/0OlBAK9RtVo More in…

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Frédéric Boiteux, the passion for photography

Passionate about photography since his childhood, Frédéric Boiteux has been working in Cluses for more than 20 years. In his shop, with his wife Marie-Laure, or outside, he will meet your expectations. Committed to the region, he is also the creator of the Images & Neige festival, which has been a great success. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ySezgmZa8k&list=PL81DVuZaCqdADunuAg8yyw0mUanz-7VH3&index=18 The passion for…

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Alexis and Djemila Saïfi, a family story

After different paths, Alexis Saïfi and his sister, Djemila, came together to share their passion in their father's bakery and pastry shop in Mont-Saxonnex. Their complicity and complementarity guarantee a treat for your eyes and taste buds! https://youtu.be/kXIWNEuLQqI A family takeover Djemila: “I did my STMG baccalaureate specializing in Finance Management.…

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Frederic Borel _ Just Jump

Frédéric welcomes us to Marnaz! A trampoline enthusiast in his free time, he decided to make it his career by opening the doors to his own park: Just Jump. So, are you ready to turn your head upside down? Ready, Set, Jump! https://youtu.be/UYuXsVW_Mfo A new core business After years…

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Alix and Sylvestre, a new adventure

Having a restaurant was obvious for Alix and Sylvestre and what better place than Le Reposoir to bring this wonderful project to fruition? Discover their routes and their restaurant. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGIRZkk3TdI&list=PL81DVuZaCqdADunuAg8yyw0mUanz-7VH3&index=22&ab_channel=ClusesArve%26montagnesTourisme Alix: "My name is Alix Martinez, I did a general baccalaureate after an upgrade. continued on a BTS We all met…

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Bertrand Sanglard, the mountain above all

After a professional career focused on industry and construction, Bertrand Sanglard developed a passion for the mountains. Living in Mont-Saxonnex, he became a mountain guide and multiplies his activities throughout the seasons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhD-xEfEu5U The beginning of a passion Hello, my name is Bertrand Sanglard, I am a high mountain guide and…

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Olivier Villeron, passion for the mountains

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJpMxbpu1jM&ab_channel=ClusesArve%26montagnesTourisme Un parcours sportif ! D'abord moniteur de sport dans l'armée, puis secouriste au PGHM de Chamonix, j'ai retrouvé les montagnes de Mont-Saxonnex pour être guide. Aujourd'hui, je pratique aussi bien les activités d'alpinisme, l'escalade, le VTT, le canyoning, la via ferrata que les passerelles de glace ou encore le ski de randonnée. La montagne…

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Enzo Milesi: the flight of a champion

Enzo Milesi is only 20 years old and he is already a double French champion (just that). In all humility, he talks about his journey and his love for Nancy-sur-Cluses, his village, and Romme, the resort where he did his first skiing. https://youtu.be/3R4SCf1h1_E?feature=shared My name is Enzo Milesi, I'm 20 years old, I'm…

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The Mont-Blanc Cabaret

Christophe Muffat, at the origin of the group Les Choucas, created with his wife Myriam, the Cabaret du Mont-Blanc, to keep the group going. After 36 years of touring, Les Choucas settled in Cluses. https://youtu.be/_0GM78vomb8 Christophe: Hello, I am Christophe Muffat, the founder of Les Choucas. I am also at the origin of this great initiative: The…

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Zanin: our emblem of the chocolate factory

The great pastry chef, chocolatier, ice cream maker and confectioner Roland Zanin transports us into his world of indulgence. After starting out in pastry making, he became passionate about chocolate making and set out in search of the best flavors: something to delight our taste buds! https://youtu.be/EPL0SFT5xoo My name is Roland Zanin, I am a pastry chef, chocolatier, ice cream maker, confectioner.…

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alexandra carle, the art of precision

Alexandra Carle takes you into her workshop to show you her precision work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKFcaQu2TYE&ab_channel=ClusesArve%26montagnesTourisme "My name is Alexandra Carle, I am an enameler, a micro-painter. I have been self-employed for 3 years and I arrived in the region 2 years ago." “It’s a profession that is truly specialized in watchmaking. I am…

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Romane Miradoli, alpine ski champion

Work, ambition to spare and the constant desire for challenge and adrenaline! This is what punctuates the daily life of Romane Miradoli, alpine ski champion. To meet her, go to her station, Flaine, located in the territories of Magland and Arâches-la-Frasse. https://youtu.be/97zt2oeZRDY My name is Romane Miradoli, I am from Flaine and I…

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Yoan Jeandemange, the Clusien Paralympic athlete

My name is Yoan Jeandemange, I am 32 years old and I am from Cluses. Today I live in Les Carroz d'Araches and I am an alpine paraski athlete. The next objectives My two disciplines are special slalom and giant slalom. My goals are to compete internationally for this season, with a little…

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The Ponthior still, the traveling distillers.

https://youtu.be/f1Mo-g77HdU Je m'appelle Gilles Mugnier, je fais partie de la famille Mugnier. Nous venons de Domancy et nous sommes distillateurs depuis les années 1940, lorsque mon grand-père avait commencé. Une histoire de famille Nous sommes distillateurs de père en fils : mon grand-père à commencé, puis mon père à pris la suite. De ce fait,…

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Le Jalouvre: Yoan and Lou’s little cocoon

Yoan and Lou open the doors of Jalouvre to us, which they have completely renovated to their liking in a relaxed and mountainous atmosphere. Passionate about hotels and restaurants since they were young, taking over the Jalouvre was an obvious choice for them. https://youtu.be/zw4T3r8Prl0 Yoan: “I’m Yoan Darrigrand, it’s been 30 years…

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