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French Chefs Rebel Against Online Reviews

Petition launched to call for moderated restaurant reviews
Robin Deering | Val Thorens Editor | published: 28th August 2014

A French Michelin starred chef has launched a petition to call for  online restaurant reviews to be moderated in hope to put a stop to damaging reviews.
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A dramatic end to the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup series in Meribel

Athletes pay their respects to a fallen rider
Pam Williamson | Val Thorens Editor | published: 25th August 2014
Annefleur Kalvenhaar

The 2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup has finally packed up and is leaving Meribel and the 3 Valleys today after a very dramatic battle for the Cross Country series title on Sunday.
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The UCI MTB DH World Cup Season is Over for Another Year.. And Boy was it a good one!

Downhill mountain bike results and season results from Meribel
Ellie Mahoney | Val Thorens Editor | published: 24th August 2014
5 mens mtb winners

We all knew it was going to be a tight run competition yesterday with all to play for in the men's and women's races, and we weren't disappointed with the results.
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Results from todays UCI MTB Downhill World Cup Qualifier, Meribel Valley

A good day for the Brits in Meribel...
Pam Williamson | Val Thorens Editor | published: 22nd August 2014

Sunshine, big bikes and one of the most aggressive trails that the downhill World Cup has seen...not bad for the series final here in Meribel, France.
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39 Nations Head to Meribel & the 3 Valleys This Weekend

How will the French athletes perform on home soil?
Pam Williamson | Val Thorens Editor | published: 20th August 2014
UCI World Cup in Val d'Isere 2012

The last Downhill World Cup to be held in France was in 2012 in the resort of Val d’Isere.
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It's All to Ride for in the Meribel Downhill World Cup

2014 has been a dramatic year for DH racing, what will Meribel bring??
Pam Williamson | Val Thorens Editor | published: 13th August 2014
Women's podium at Windham DH World Cup 2014

After a thrilling weekend of racing in the World Cup Series at Windham in the USA, there is all to play for in the series final right here in Meribel, France in just under 2 weeks time.
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3 Valleys Gears up for Mountain Biking

Meribel leads the way in MTB development in the 3 Valleys
Ellie Mahoney | Val Thorens Editor | published: 5th August 2014
a mountain bike trail in Meribel

Meribel and the 3 Valleys may be better known to most of you as an extremely popular skiing destination, but the resort is investing a lot of time, money and focus on building their summer destination offer. 
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Fait Maison Label Comes into Effect

Val Thorens restaurants to clearly state homemade foods
Robin Deering | Val Thorens Editor | published: 17th July 2014
Homemade

Last year we reported that restaurants will be required to specify on the menu what is 'homemade' and the law came into effect on the 15th of July, just a day after the industry's often busiest day of the year - Bastille Day.
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Le Cure de France Charity Cycle Ride

An ambitious plan to cycle across France for charity
Ellie Mahoney | Val Thorens Editor | published: 9th July 2014

George Long used to work with us here at Valthonet.com so when he said he was embarking on a bit of a bike ride for charity, tackling three of the Tour de France’s most iconic climbs; Mont Ventoux, Col du Galibier and l’Alpe d’Huez we thought are you mad?!?
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Planes Grounded as Air Traffic Control Strikes in France Continue

Day 2 of strike action sees lots of flights cancelled
Ellie Mahoney | Val Thorens Editor | published: 25th June 2014
a photo of a plane and the airport control tower

*Update 26th June - strike action cancelled today*
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