No other restaurant in France boasts as intense an association with Napoleon Bonaparte, but that’s less important to diners than the fact that the restaurant is the area’s finest. In 1815, Napoleon spent the night here at the beginning of a 100-day reign that ended with his defeat by Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo. You’ll find enough references to the history of France, from the Revolution to around 1820, to keep even a student of French history busy. The restaurant seats only 23, in a plush, manicured dining room. We’d vote the bouillabaisse here as the best in the Alps. Try velvety-smooth crayfish-and-shrimp cream soup or duck foie gras terrine. The chef makes a superb filet of beef in game sauce.