Why Les Gets is Perfect for Families

Excellent selection of stylish properties for sale in Les Gets. An Ideal Location for families offering a vibrant dual season resort.


Les Gets is a small, family-friendly resort in the French Alps. With plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained in winter and summer, it is the perfect location to invest in for a family holiday home.

Ideally Located

Nestled at the start of the northern French Alps, Les Gets is the ideal location for a mountain escape without the typical long journey times. With a short transfer time of just over an hour from Geneva Airport, it is quick and easy to get to whether you are visiting for a long weekend, a week, or longer.

For families travelling by car, Les Gets is just under a 10-hour drive from the Eurotunnel in Calais. The drive is straightforward and can be broken up with an overnight stay in Reims or Troyes. There are many picnic areas off the motorway to relax and rest.

Les Gets is well situated near other ski resorts, notably Morzine which is a 15 minute drive away (you can ski or bike across the slopes too), and Chamonix, which is about an hour’s drive. With an altitude of 1172m, the village of Les Gets is often overlooked by the hardcore skiers and party crowds, making it perfect for families looking for a quieter, beginner and intermediate friendly resort.

Les Gets – The Town

Les Gets village dates back to the 11th century and the village today retains a lot of the Savoyard charm with new developments being built in keeping with the traditional wooden chalet aesthetic. The old village centre is at the northern end of Les Gets, and includes the church built in 1895, and the unique mechanical music museum.

The town itself is easy to get around with a compact centre of vibrant bars, restaurants and shops right next to the Front de Neige which is the area at the foot of the ski slopes. This is a popular meeting place as you have a full view of the lower ski slopes so family members that aren’t skiing can still be part of the experience. A new piazza area in the centre of Les Gets will come soon with new shops and restaurants.

Les Gets has great transport links around the town with free buses linking the residential areas with the town centre and slopes. They also have a fleet of ebikes, GetsLib’, that you can rent to get around the town.

These are just a couple of examples of the eco-friendly initiatives that Les Gets has taken to reduce the resort’s impact on the environment. You can find out more about these initiatives and actions here.

Winter in Les Gets

For families with young children, and for beginner to intermediate skiers or snowboarders, Les Gets is a fantastic place to stay. The slopes are long, wide and well connected making progression easy and enjoyable. Along with the beginner areas, there’s a kids-specific adventure trail, Grand Cry, that winds through the trees near the Chavannes area.

Les Gets is also one of the resorts of the vast Portes du Soleil ski area, giving you access to the 600kms of pistes and 208 ski lifts across the resorts which cover France and Switzerland, so there is plenty to explore year after year.

For non-skiers, or alternative family activities, try snowshoeing, sledging, or have a go on the new 4 Seasons Luge in the Perrieres sector. In the evenings, you can visit Alta Lumina, a light and music spectacle through the woods; go bowling; or watch a film at the local cinema. For those who like to swim, there is an indoor pool and fitness area in the centre of Les Gets.

Summer in Les Gets

Les Gets is becoming more and more well known as an excellent summer destination https://www.lesgets.com/en/what-to-do/summer-activities/. The bike park is one of the best in Europe and regularly hosts World Cup events including downhill and cross country. This year, the UCI Mountain Bike World Series Festival Haute-Savoie will take place in Les Gets from 4th to 7th of July.

In addition to mountain biking, last year Les Gets was a departure village for one of the stages of the Tour de France so there is some world-class road cycling on the doorstep.

The lift system is open to pedestrians too, giving you access to some breathtaking mountain walks with ease.

To cool off, head to the lac des Écoles, Les Gets’ outdoor swimming lake. In peak summer the Wibit, an inflatable obstacle course, is open to adults and children and is great fun for all the family.

Les Gets is also home to an 18 hole golf course set against a stunning mountain backdrop, so there is something for everyone. The Les Gets golf course has a very good restaurant with a terrace and is open to non-members. https://www.lesgets.golf/services/restaurant/

Why Buy a Property in Les Gets?

With an amazing array of summer activities, and access to one of the largest ski areas in the world in the winter, Les Gets is an attractive prospect for a family holiday home any time of year.

Despite its proximity to Geneva, Les Gets is often overlooked for Chamonix and Morzine, making it relatively quiet yet with plenty to discover, and re-discover, time and time again.

Take a look at our properties for sale in Les Gets and contact us with any questions about the area or buying a property in France.

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