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Why Les Gets

Why Les Gets
Monday, 04 September 2017

Les Gets is popular because it offers an intimate, authentic French atmosphere. The small, attractive, family-friendly resort offers a genuine Savoyard experience. The main street is lined with appetising food and wine shops that specialise in the local produce. The two main pistes (Chavannes and Mont Chery) both begin and end in the village itself, making access very easy. The base of the Chavannes piste offers specially designated slopes for sledding - a winter sport the whole family can enjoy. The village has a quiet ambience that appeals to families. This is not to say that the village does not cater to all types of guest as there are a variety of bars and a nightclub to liven up your a...

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Christmas and New Year in Les Gets

Christmas and New Year in Les Gets
Sunday, 03 September 2017

Did you know that Father Christmas lives in Les Gets? It is one of the best kept secrets in the Portes du Soleil. He and his faithful elves live together in their grotto, a log cabin hidden deep in the middle of an enchanted forest high above the village. In this magical place they work all year round making toys and presents for Christmas. If you are lucky you may catch a glimpse of him with his elves as you stroll through the village. Should you miss him in the village, there is still a unique chance to meet him and his elves in the enchanted forest. This is something the whole family can enjoy. Take the shuttle bus from the Santa station in the village centre to his grotto in the Enchant...

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Chalets1066 continue to expand and take on three more new Chalets

Chalets1066 continue to expand and take on three more new Chalets
Saturday, 26 August 2017

Chalets1066 are continuing to expand and have just taken on three more chalets. Each of these chalets has something special, Marais is in the village centre, de Vantaa is very close to the village centre and Ferme des Amis is a beautiful traditional recently renovated with many traditional beams and features with a bus stop right outside. Ferme des Amis This is a beautiful traditional farm house, recently converted. The building work was carried out sympathetically and the original beams and structure have been retained whilst the property now benefits from insulation to current standards. The chalet was previously owned by the Head of the Ski Lift company, and he arranged for the bus st...

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Test Drive of a Harley in Morzine

Test Drive of a Harley in Morzine
Saturday, 22 July 2017

Dave went to the Harley event in Morzine and was fortunate to be able to test drive one of the bikes, this is his report: "I have been riding motorcycles for over 37 years both man and boy and now own a beautiful Ducati. I have ridden just about every make of motorcycle you can imagine, Kawasakis,Triumphs, BMW etc, but never a Harley. The opportunity presented itself to me at the amazing spectacle that is Harley Days here in the Alps at Morzine. I am going to be honest with you in that I've had my preconceptions about Harley's being slow, agricultural, heavy and well not very good around corners. So when the time came to throwing my leg over the bike I kinda already made up my mind. let ...

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Festival of Mechanical Music

Festival of Mechanical Music
Monday, 17 July 2017

Les Gets is home to the Mechanical Music Museum, and every 2 years there is a festival featuring various artistes from around France and Europe. These enthusiasts have a great collection of organs, mechanical pianos and phonographs. They play their instruments in the streets in full traditional costume, and many of them have song-sheets to pass out to the audience to encourage sing alongs. Even if you don’t speak good French, it is good fun to join in with the localsThe theme this year is “the Five Senses”, and the local restaurants are taking part hosting artistic and gastronomic eventsThe streets are closed off with childrens games, puppet shows and there are also many concerts in th...

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