Live Like A Local In Les Gets

By |2020-02-07T14:05:29+00:00July 16th, 2019|
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

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.

FOR HIGH ALTITUDE COFFEE WITH A MONT BLANC VIEW

Le Relais Panoramique (pedestrian access)

Located at the top of the Mont Chèry chair lift is this unassuming restaurant that serves coffees from first lifts, has an indoor picnic area (as the french say) for anyone bringing up their own lunch, a low fuss canteen, and a restaurant. Their terrace is always sunny with incredible views across to the Mont Blanc, and the front side of the terrace allows you to watch skiers descending Mont Chèry’s pistes. We recommend the sunny terrace as a great meeting place for your whole group, non-skiers alike, and a perfect early morning coffee spot. If you decide to have lunch, finish with a Cafe Gourmand for dessert!

FOR VILLAGE BRUNCHES TO KEEP YOUR SKI ENERGY UP

Café Alba, Les Gets

From a chef as passionate about breakfast foods as he is about fine dining, brunches at Alba are a treat. Traditional Scottish, Welsh and English including incredible black pudding. It will set you up for your ski day. Perhaps use it as a mid-morning stop off after skiing Les Gets. Book ahead, then follow up by skiing Mont Chèry, especially on a powder day.

FOR THE BEST BURGERS IN TOWN
K2, Les Gets

K2 is an unassuming street side cafe close to the main square in Les Gets. With friendly staff and an extensive and delicious burger menu it offers a choice of meats and cheeses second to none. It makes a perfect stop-off for a quick lunch (perhaps on a trek from Mont Chèry to the Les Gets pistes) or perhaps for a sneaky après or late night snack. This is the locals’ choice for burgers, and has received rave reviews on TripAdvisor. If you are not into burger-eating check out their list of crepes. Let’s just say, we are definitely a fan of those.

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