Les Gets

Set at an altitude of 1,172m in the region of Les Portes du Soleil, Les Gets is often compared to its famous contemporaries like Megève however, it is often considered more charming and less pretentious. A popular ski resort and an authentic Savoyan farming village, Les Gets has easy access to Geneva Airport (under an hour’s drive), making it an attractive choice for weekend ski visitors.

The village is laid out on a valley floor and is consequently quite flat surfaced. It is very popular with families with smaller children as the chalet-style restaurants are delicious but unpretentious. It is on the smaller side for Les Portes du Soleil, but offers fantastic ski pistes, as the lift pass is combined with Morzine’s and provides access to both. If skiing isn’t what draws you to Les Gets, it is most likely the snowshoeing, hiking or paragliding.

Despite the small size, Les Gets has some upmarket appeal, with beautiful hotels lining the streets and some premium restaurants offering some fantastic local, and international flavours. The residents are proud of their village and it is felt throughout their offerings. The Territoire du Grand Cry, a cross-country ski village filled with teepees, and is a fine example of local pride and fun for the whole family. Discover Athena Advisers' exquisite range of ski property for sale in Les Gets here.

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In the summer, the World Mountain Biking championships are held in the town of Les Gets and the town is filled with mountain biking enthusiasts. It’s great time to visit.

The property market in Les Gets

A property for sale in Les Gets can be found in various styles. There is a high demand for properties in the region, so the rental market is strong at the moment. It is not recommended to wait long when a house becomes available, as a Les Gets property for sale never stays long on the market. Studios can be found easily around the €100,000 price range, but can quickly escalade past the €200,000 mark depending on location and size. A two-bedroom apartment can be found for about €400,000, with standalone chalets priced above €750,000. Chalets, depending on the level of luxury, can reach upwards of €2,000,000, the most expensive property in the village being sold for €3,000,000.

How to Get There

By Train

Les Gets is around 30 minutes from Cluses station, which opens up quite a few options for those looking to travel by train. Overnight trains via Paris are available for a portion of the season and outside of this you simple change at Paris via Eurostar or other European rail service.

By Air

Les Gets is another of the Portes du Soleil resorts that are best served by Geneva when opting to fly. The resort is around 1hr 30 minutes from Geneva airport and there are lots of different shuttle companies that provide transfer services.

Three insiders tips for Les Gets

GET - a fish and chips meal at Mammas Restaurant. A local favourite and said to have some of the best and only fish and chips in all of the Alps.
DO - book an instructor with l’École du Ski Français. Not only are the instructors world-class, they are charismatic and charming and will be able to gauge your skill level and your willingness before they take you around the circuit in Les Gets.
SEE - visit Le Refuge de Marie Louise, the cheese and saucisson destination in Les Gets, to stock up on the best local and artisanal produce.

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