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Issue No.26

Les Gets foodie

Les Gets foodie sceneApres ski isn’t just for the ski season, it’s allyear round in Les Gets! There are more than40 restaurants and bars in the village and awide range of styles from vegan togastronomic.There are plenty of shops in the town sellingfabulous food for self-catering.Locals Love: L’as de Neiges, relaxed, cosy,friendly and fun, eat in or take away A reallytalented chef and team make this anabsolute stand out restaurant. Fabulouspizzas and pasta as well as local Savoyarddishes with the chef’s modern take. Superb.asdesneiges-lesgets.comPush the boat out: Vinna Annapurnarestaurant and wine bar. Lovely sunnyterrace, smart interior and delicious dishes.vina-annapurna.comVegan/vegetarian/healthy cuisine: Wild BeetsCafé - Breakfast or brunch, salad boxes, andwraps and dinner. Quite simply –scrumptious. wildbeetskitchen.comDon’t miss: Les Durs à Cuire is funky and funwith a fabulous menu. The restaurant callsitself an Alpine speakeasy! Tartiflette andfondue are on the menu but also gourmetdishes. 479 Rue du Ctre, 74260 Les GetsRecommended: Restaurant du Lac – on theslopes overlooking a lake and kids float park,next to Alta Lumina, the salads and burgersand generous and delicious.lesgets.com/details/le-restaurant-du-lac

Where to stayThere’s plenty of accommodation in thevillage. It’s very French in Les Gets, more sothan its near neighbour Morzine (just acouple of km away) but there are plenty ofhotels and numerous chalets and apartmentsI stayed in an utterly gorgeous chalet in thecentre of town. And when I say gorgeous I’mhonestly not exaggerating. Called UrbanCorniche, a nod to the fact that it’s an“urban” escape in the mountains and situatedright in the main hub of Les Gets, it had a hottub and sauna on the balcony. It had a grandpiano, its own bar and an indoor swing. Apool table and chill out zone. The welcomepack included Champagne and snacks. Therewas ski/boot storage and plenty of room forup to 10 people. It was luxurious, elegant andsophisticated but so comfy. I felt pamperedand spoiled - and slept like a baby.If you want special – you’ll absolutely getthat here. You know when you staysomewhere and never want to leave. This isone of those place. hunterchalets.comWhy go to Les Gets in the summerLoads of activities, you’ll never be bored, andperfect for families, even teens! Nature at itsbest with spectacular scenery. Brilliantwellness break with spas, cycling, hiking,swimming and sports galore in the purestmountain air. Friendly folk, fabulous forfoodies and seriously fun…Les Gets Tourism: lesgets.com/en/Useful Informationwww.lesgetsbikeschool.com: a professionalmountain bike instruction school with highlyqualified instructors and guides who helpriders to progress and learn new techniques.They offer group and private lessons.Road Cycle Hire: www.toricomorzine.comsupply pedals and bikes with helmets. spareinner tube, cycle levers and pumps. Toricoalso have downhill, enduro and e-bikes forrent.Road Cycle Guide: buzzperformance.comTriathlon, cycling, swimming and fitnesstraining. Try the Cold de la Ramaz guidedtour if you really want to experience thebuzz!