FOR PEOPLE WATCHING IN LES GETS VILLAGE
Les Notes Gourmandes
Les Notes Gourmandes, come winter, come summer, has the best people watching location in Les Gets village. In the centre of town with views up the mountain, from 8.30am you can enjoy coffee on the sunny terrace and watch the world go by. Better still, it’s located across from the village square so in winter it is the perfect place to watch families and children play on the ice rink. In summer there are numerous activities such as a kids cycle track. For afternoons there are cocktails and lots of crepes to choose from so this is a great central village stop off and a wonderful morning suntrap.
THE BEST HOT CHOCOLATE
Altitude Lodge, Les Gets-Chavannes Plateau
Altitude is just left of the two drag lifts on the Les Gets plateau. It is an unassuming chalet from the outside, modern and stark on the inside. But look beyond this. The hot chocolates (thick, like the Italians make it) are served in their own little carafe so you can pour it yourself, directly into your glass, that is already filled with marshmallows and cream. On the side you’ll enjoy a small brownie, perhaps another marshmallow or two. This is hot chocolate heaven. Enjoy, then back on your skis.
THE OTHER BEST HOT CHOCOLATE
La Grande Ourse, Mont Chèry
On Mont Chèry you have to go to La Grande Ourse. Their hot chocolate deserves an Instagram. Our recommendation, say yes to ALL available toppings. Just go early, or late,as they get very busy and you might find yourself waiting for service.
FOR A MOUNTAIN CAKE FIX
La Paika is without question one of the best and most popular restaurants in the entire region. It features heavily in any resort guide, or press review. Come winter or summer, for incredible mountain dining, drinks, mountain BBQs, the best views, you name it, they do it and they are the best. But we can’t even get past the front door. Because inside there is a cake display, two tables worth of the freshest most delicious cakes, homemade, fresh baked, cakes of every kind, everywhere. If you can get past them and look at the menu inside, you will enjoy the most wonderful mountain feast. We have never got further than an espresso and a huge slice of cake while sitting on the sunny terrace.