this is us

The French and Austrian owners have poured their hearts and souls into creating an authentic atmosphere that is best described in one German word:


The word refers to a feeling of warmth, friendliness and a sense of belonging, which guests experience in this charming candle-lit hideaway.

The couple, who designed the restaurant themselves, furnished their award-winning establishment with rustic wood panels and precious antiques from the old world. “It’s in me. I inherited the talent from my interior design mum”, Raphael Derly points out. “Growing up, I also spent a lot of time in Switzerland, which is a continuous source of inspiration for me”, he adds.

Family heirlooms adorn the walls, while soft sheepskins dress the comfy chairs. A heated patio and a street-level lounge invite guests to relax with a glass of wine, while taking in the spectacular mountain views and watch the world go by.

According to co-owner Karin Derly, “We envisioned this as a place for people to create happy, lasting memories.” Many satisfied customers from around the world agree that French Alpine Bistro – Crêperie du Village is unquestionably the most adorable and celebrated restaurant in town, not to be missed when visiting Aspen.