ABOUT OF LES GETS
The traditional alpine village of Les Gets is situated between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc and is a one hour drive from Geneva airport. At an altitude of 1172 meters with skiing up to 2460 meters Les Gets is one of 12 ski resorts making up the huge ski area of The Portes du Soleil. Les Gets has a fabulous 'winter wonderland' feel during the winter season, with twinkling Christmas lights, flood lit pistes and an outdoor ice skating rink in the town hall square. Each evening bustles with life - children playing in the snow and adults enjoying the après ski and boutique shopping! Voted as the number one family resort by many newspapers, gaining the 'Family Plus Mountain' Award that guarantees a welcoming environment for children and a fantastic snow record, Les Gets is the ideal place for families and friends to experience the best ski holiday possible.
In summer an exuberant alpine feel with luscious green hills and a large array of flowers and wildlife replaces that 'winter wonderland' feel. Business goes on as normal with traditional restaurants to try and the stunning backdrop of Mont Blanc to admire. With an 18 hole golf course and a huge array of activities, Les Gets is a great adventure holiday location.
LES GETS HISTORY
Les Gets retains its traditional Savoyard mountain village soul and a heritage that brims with historic and cultural riches. The name of the village refers to the channels (gittes or giettes in the local dialect) in the forests that were used to send logs rapidly down the hillside during logging work. Les Getois (the locals) hold a strong bond to their Savoyard heritage and this makes Les Gets such a uniquely attractive and friendly place to visit. Les Gets opened its first chairlift in 1938 and started to develop tourism. The French Ski School ESF originated in Les Gets with its first ski school opening here in 1940. The quality and diversity of the skiing in Les Gets is enough to bring a smile to anyone's face.
LES GETS SHOPPING AND FACILITIES
Les Gets has a central shopping street that offers an array of boutiques and outdoor shops, as well as a selection of bars and traditional restaurants. On Thursday mornings there is a market selling local produce and souvenirs and there are two supermarkets, banks and a pharmacy/ perfumery. Typical French bakeries sell freshly baked bread and cakes and the town brims with Savoyard shops that sell local cured meats and cheeses.
LES GETS RESTAURANTS.
Our chef has one night off per week that gives guests the opportunity to indulge in one of the many restaurants in Les Gets. From Indian restaurants to traditional Savoyard restaurants, there is an abundance of choice for an enjoyable evening out.
Typical local dishes:
A few of our favorite restaurants:
Takeaway options are available from most restaurants if guests prefer to stay in, ideal for families with young children.
BARS AND NIGHT LIFE IN LES GETS
A few favourites: