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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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.... top Eat Les Gets
top Sleep Les Gets
La peau de vache
This restaurant will offer you a traditional Savoyard cuisine.
2 person minimum, price by person
Charcoal 3 meats Braserade
Charcoal 4 cheeses raclette
French fresh cheese with cream
home made pie
3 scoops of ice cream.
Prices between 30-60 €
Le Belvedere, a traditional Savoie restaurant, with a genuine alpine-chalet
decor, offers you the occassion to enjoy a meal around the open fireplace.
your visit, discover our exposition: "The first tracks
of Skiing", a retrospecive on skiing, and the sports history.
You will appreciate this friendly atmosphere and taste such delicious
This traditional restaurant offers a huge variety of courses !
top Drink Les Gets
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.
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.
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
Near the Gets town centre, in a peaceful garden in the summer
and at the slopes and lifts departures in the winter time.
has an ideal altitude either in the summer or winter time.
16 comfortable bedrooms (bath or shower, wc, telephone, tv, terrace
The restaurant suggests a traditonal cuisine and some savoyarde specialities.
Bar-Brasserie with a south side terrace on the ski slope, car park, garage.
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.
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.
Situated between Leman and Mont-Blanc, above the village of 'Les
Gets, Therese welcome you to her south facing Mountain home full of charm
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.
top Play Les Gets
Le Black Bear
Le pub irlandais
top Getting to 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.
top Practical Guide
- 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.
French school holidays, several courses are available: Slalom, Competition,
Bud-ding Champion, Snowboard, Free Ride, Trop Top. Click
the button for Ski School, Nursery, Transport info.