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About the Resort

A dreamlike resort waits to be visited

Between Lake Geneva and Mont-Blanc, at the heartof the region known as Les Portes du Soleil, Les Gets(1172 m – 2002 m) is a heaven that everyone wants to keep as a personal secret. Here, we respect traditions, guaranteea warm welcome and ensure quality service at all times.Les Gets epitomises the Savoy region and has retainedits spirit as a mountain village with its typical architectureof stone and wood chalets and its rich cultural heritage.

The outstanding quality and diversity of its skiing facilities are a delight for all, both young and old. As the perfect family mountain resort, Les Gets is ideal for younger skiers who can taste the joys of winter sports in total safety. Right from the centre of the village, the slopes, pine trees and upland landscapes are within easy reach. Discover the delightsof skiing and the breathtaking landscapes across the whole of the Portes du Soleil.

A rich source of sensations
This is a real paradise for all lovers of winter sports: hiking, snow-shoeing, day and night skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding and more recent innovations such as telemark, paragliding and husky sled excursions. The list of activities is almost endless to ensure you unforgettable moments in this Eden of winter white!

New winter sports delight!
At Les Gets, new winter sports can be found at Le Mont-Chery. There are well-maintained slopes for all innovative sports and all levels. The Cross District features a range of tables, hoops, crafted turns and much more. The Freestyle District is ideal for experienced enthusiasts who can add to their range of tricks on the big airs, the hip and handrails. Come and live your passion to the full in our warm and friendly atmosphere and to the sound of background music.

A spirit of exploration
The landscapes extend as far as the eye can see for those in search of wilderness and unspoilt nature. Les Gets is truly the privileged realm of fantastic panoramas, relaxation and sporting pleasure for young and old alike. Come and discover new domains, far away from the crowds where nature is king.

Eco-tourism

The Village Project: a 10 year undertaking 4 years ago, the local council set up the “Village Project” 2003/2013, orientated towards the future and sustainable development. This step allows future Les Gets generations to continue living with tourism, but must also henceforth teach us to fulfil our clients’ exact wishes.

This project consists of different plans of action:
• Revising town planning (the P.L.U.): the main purpose of this revision is above all to control the rate of development by not building quicker than the existing infrastructure can bear. Important building development over the last 10 years has led the local council to impose rigorous limits on planning permission as it reacts to the water shortage, despite considerable pressure for land and buildings within the village. In order to satisfy demands concerning the habitat and a good life-style, today it is important to give Les Gets an architectural identity, with projects in line with today’s ecological, safety and aesthetic standards.

• management of water resources : the village is confronted by a water shortage during certain times of the year, due to : - an important lack or rain over the last 4 years. - the development of tourism, meaning that the periods when the village is most populated coincide with the times when nature is less generous with its water. - water consumption has increased from 150 litres per person per day 20 years ago to about 250 litres per person per day in 2004.In order to compensate for this water shortage, the village has searched for underground water sources (using hydro geologists), natural lakes and artificial reservoirs, including work carried out in the summer of 2006, and looked into the use of underground water.

• Mobility management: resolving mobility problems, especially during peak season, is the principal focus of Les Gets’ good life-style policy, as we reject a ‘100% cars’ policy...

• Improving services, developing cultural activities, preserving authenticity: these are the tools for management and for local governing.


Alpine Pearls: a hall mark on a European scale

With the Mobil’Alp project, Les Gets joined the “Alpine Pearls” association at the beginning of 2006, which groups together about 20 Swiss, Austrian, German and Italian resorts -for example Interlaken and Berchtesgaden...- which undertake to make mobility chime with respect for the environment, client service and sustainable development.

“Alpine Pearls” are tourist destinations that adhere to a project of sustainable development, whose aim is to strengthen environmental protection in the Alps as far as tourism and mobility are concerned. Combining tourist services with mobility services that work in one of the major goals of this program.

Remember that the project’s origin was due in part to clients’ requests, as they became increasingly aware of environmental problems. To give an example, 20% of the German or Austrian population chooses places where ecological measures are taken. Certain English tour operators suggest, right from the first page of their brochures, destinations that take positive steps to protect the environment. The aim is therefore to attract this clientele, attached to alternative methods of transport. By undertaking such a challenge, Les Gets - the only French “Pearl”- has made up for lost time by organizing a policy of responsible tourism, caring about its clients’ well-being.

The main criteria for membership of the “Alpine Pearls” are the following:

• Have a mobility system that respects the environment and is adapted to tourist needs. Example in Les Gets: a service of free shuttle buses in the season and two little trains serving different sectors of the village.

• Have areas with limited traffic flow or pedestrians only. Example in Les Gets: organizing a semi pedestrian area in the village centre.

• Inform its clientele about special offers linked to mobility. Example in Les Gets: The ‘Mobility management centre’ website which should be operational from winter 2007.

• Easy access by bus or train from the nearest stations right up to the village. Example in Les Gets: plan to strengthen links by bus into the village and improve the understanding of transport services.

• To possess quality infrastructures, top quality accommodation certified by national standards, a cultural heritage and authentic architecture. Example in Les Gets: 2* and 3* accommodation, some of which are equivalent to 3* or 4*: the Mechanical Music Museum with its numerous instruments and its unique European collection of automatics, traditional wood and stone chalets built in a pure Savoyard style....


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Eat Les Gets

La peau de vache
This restaurant will offer you a traditional Savoyard cuisine.

Menu
2 person minimum, price by person
Charcoal 3 meats Braserade
Charcoal 4 cheeses raclette
And
French fresh cheese with cream
and bilberries
OR
home made pie
OR
3 scoops of ice cream.
Prices between 30-60 €

LE BELVEDERE RESTAURANT
Le Belvedere, a traditional Savoie restaurant, with a genuine alpine-chalet decor, offers you the occassion to enjoy a meal around the open fireplace.

During your visit, discover our exposition: "The first tracks of Skiing", a retrospecive on skiing, and the sports history.

Meme Confiture
Pancake restaurant

You will appreciate this friendly atmosphere and taste such delicious pancakes !

Le Tourbillon
This traditional restaurant offers a huge variety of courses !


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Sleep Les Gets

LES ALPAGES ***
22 quiet rooms with bathrooms and lift. Your car parked nearby, with a private parking and underground car-park. Our restaurant suggests you a large choice of mountain's specialities. But above all, don't hesitate to visit the bar, where our menu will without any doubt whet your appetite.more about LES ALPAGES ***

CHALET CRYCHAR ***

Family cheer! Yvette et Denis, Celine et Gregory are ever ready to serve and love sharing the cheerful lifestyle of their delightful mountain chalet set in the heart of a lovely village.

more about CHALET CRYCHAR ***

LA MARMOTTE ***

In the centre of Les Gets, close to the foot of the slopes and ski lifts for winter sports, and close to open countryside for summer outings The Chalet Hotel "La Marmotte" is in a really marvellous situation.

more about LA MARMOTTE ***

ALPINA **

Near the Gets town centre, in a peaceful garden in the summer and at the slopes and lifts departures in the winter time.

L'Alpina has an ideal altitude either in the summer or winter time.more about ALPINA **

HOTEL BELLEVUE**

16 comfortable bedrooms (bath or shower, wc, telephone, tv, terrace or balcony). The restaurant suggests a traditonal cuisine and some savoyarde specialities. Bar-Brasserie with a south side terrace on the ski slope, car park, garage. more about HOTEL BELLEVUE**
HOTEL L’OURS BLANC **

Welcome to L’Ours Blanc – a hotel with a authentic charm Savoyard chalet.

With a games room, reading areas, spacious bedrooms, safe sledging runs outside, flexible menus and family rates. Find us in Les Gets, close to the ski lifts and the village for more relaxing holidays.more about HOTEL L’OURS BLANC **

RESIDENCE HASTINGS Chalet 1066

Chalets 1066 is a group of quality Alpine apartments and chalets with in house management providing a whole range of services, whilst ensuring that you have a personal holiday to remember. There are units for 3-10 persons and possibilities for large groups all in the same building, with one apartment having a dining room that can take over 30 people!! They are all situated in Les Gets, a very picturesque Alpine resort, renowned for skiing and linked to the massive Les Portes du Soleil circuit, but also an all year playground with mountain biking, walking, adventure and plenty of other summer activities.more about RESIDENCE HASTINGS Chalet 1066

L’ENVALA CHALET

Situated between Leman and Mont-Blanc, above the village of 'Les Gets, Therese welcome you to her south facing Mountain home full of charm and tranquility more about L’ENVALA CHALET


Chalet Margaritka

Chalet Margaritka is a beautiful spacious modern chalet, only a few minutes drive from the centre of Morzine. Built to a very high standard in the local traditional style; the well-appointed chalet boasts of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (8 showers in total) with under floor heating to the main areas. more about Chalet Margaritka



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Drink Les Gets
Bars
Bush
Le Black Bear
Le Bowling
Le pub irlandais
Zebra 3

Clubs
L'Igloo


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Play Les Gets

It is impossible to summarise the Portes du Soleil region in a matter of words. Instead, discover it by yourself! On the slopes, savour the peace and quiet, admire the vast expanses of snow all around and take time to savour the fantastic views of Mont-Blanc. 14 resorts, 400 upland chalets, 207 ski lifts, 288 marked slopes, 243 Km of cross-country skiing tracks, 7 snowparks and 1082 instructors help you get the most of this vast territory.More about Les Gets Activities


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Getting to Les Gets

- By Plane: Geneva International Airport is 55km away (1 hour by road).
- By Train: TGV station at Cluses, 22 km away.
- By car: A40 motorway, Cluses exit.


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Practical Guide

During the French school holidays, several courses are available: Slalom, Competition, Bud-ding Champion, Snowboard, Free Ride, Trop Top.Les Gets - Practical Guide Click the button for Ski School, Nursery, Transport info.


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