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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,
day and night skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding and more
innovations such as telemark, paragliding and husky sled excursions.
list of activities is almost endless to ensure you unforgettable
in this Eden of winter white!
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
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
set up the “Village Project” 2003/2013, orientated towards the
sustainable development. This step
Gets generations to continue living with tourism, but must also
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
above all to control the rate of development by not building quicker
existing infrastructure can bear. Important building development
the last 10 years has led the local council to impose rigorous limits
planning permission as it reacts
to the water
shortage, despite considerable pressure for land and buildings within
village. In order to satisfy demands concerning the habitat and a
style, today it is important to give Les Gets an architectural
line with today’s ecological, safety and
• 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
searched for underground water sources (using hydro geologists),
lakes and artificial reservoirs, including work carried out in the
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
With the Mobil’Alp project,
Les Gets joined
the “Alpine Pearls” association at the beginning of 2006,
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
“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
with mobility services that work in one of the major goals of
Remember that the project’s origin was due in part to
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
to alternative methods of transport. By undertaking such a
Gets - the only French “Pearl”- has made up for lost time by
policy of responsible tourism, caring about its clients’ well-
The main criteria for membership of the “Alpine Pearls” are the
• 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
• 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.
in Les Gets: The ‘Mobility management centre’ website which should
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
• To possess quality infrastructures, top quality
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
This restaurant will offer you a traditional
2 person minimum, price by
Charcoal 3 meats Braserade
French fresh cheese with
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.
visit, discover our exposition: "The first tracks
Skiing", a retrospecive on skiing, and the sports history.
You will appreciate this friendly
atmosphere and taste such delicious
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.
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
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
and at the slopes and lifts departures in the winter
has an ideal altitude either in the
summer or winter time.
16 comfortable bedrooms (bath
or shower, wc, telephone, tv, terrace
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
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
with in house management providing a whole range of services,
ensuring that you have a personal holiday to remember. There are
for 3-10 persons and possibilities for large groups all in the same
with one apartment having a dining room that can take over 30
They are all situated in Les Gets, a very picturesque Alpine
renowned for skiing and linked to the massive Les Portes du Soleil
but also an all year playground with mountain biking, walking,
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
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
Geneva International Airport is 55km away (1 hour by road).
- By Train: TGV station at Cluses, 22 km away.
car: A40 motorway, Cluses exit.
French school holidays, several courses are
available: Slalom, Competition,
Bud-ding Champion, Snowboard, Free
Ride, Trop Top.
the button for Ski School, Nursery, Transport info.