Welcome to the Hotel La Verniaz
A true institution in the Chablais, the Hôtel La Verniaz has endured through time without losing any of its charm and authenticity.
The origin of the name of this former Savoyard farmhouse dating from the 17th century comes from the Celtic word “Vergne” which means alder, a tree which grows at the water’s edge.
In the 1920s, the building was converted into a tea room by Auguste Florinetti. Renamed “La Potinière”, it was a meeting and socialising venue for Evian society.
La Verniaz become a hotel in 1932. In the heart of a vast, verdant setting, it wrote the first chapter in its history.
Suzanne and Marcel Verdier took over La Verniaz nine years later. They transformed it into a prestigious establishment, applying all their knowledge and passion for the hospitality industry. They were important figures who would make their mark on the history of this establishment, and welcome numerous celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor, Charlie Chaplin, Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin. La Verniaz became a place-to-be on the shores of Lake Geneva.
Enchanted by the charm and the tranquility of the location, the Evian Resort took over management of the establishment in 2021. Their aims: to preserve the soul of the hotel and its chalets, and maintain the high standards of fine-dining at the La Verniaz restaurant, a gold-standard in the region offering traditional, generous cuisine with character as well as a wine list featuring appellations from all of France’s regions.
We are pleased to welcome you to this centuries-old establishment, which continues to make its own history as time goes by.