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Checking in at Les Marmottes in Les Gets: An Alpine Paradise

For decades, Les Gets has been a European favorite amongst winter sport enthusiasts, and maybe especially those with an infinity for French culture and idyllic mountain settings. But how’s it like during summer? And where should you stay to truly enjoy the beautiful Alpine surroundings? The charming Hotel Les Marmottes gave us the answer.


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Summer or winter, Les Gets attracts outdoor enthusiasts with an infinity for mountains and laid-back surroundings. As soon as you enter the alpine village, it feels as though time stops. The protected natural areas has kept its soul and authenticity for centuries making it a popular, but still not overrun destinations. And it only takes roughly 1 hour to get here from Geneva airport. Popular said, it’s located in the middle of Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc (which is probably the best location I could think of!) Skiers will most likely prefer the village in winter, where the magic really comes to life, but summers are lovely too, and they’re often very hot! From May-September, Les Gets is meant for hiking, biking, golfing and relaxing.

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Hiking in Les Gets

During our time in Les Gets, we had the pleasure of staying at La Marmotte, a four-star, family-owned hotel, which has been in the same family for generations. While La Marmotte is not the village’s most luxurious hotel (if luxury is what you’re looking for), it’s certainly the most authentic and traditional while still keeping up a certain standard. Located literally at the foot of the slopes, it’s the ideal place to stay whether you’re skiing or hiking, but the best part is the cosy interior (which couldn’t possibly be more alpine-like) and the lovely spa area with a large pool, jacuzzi, sauna and relaxation area. There’s also a small wellness area for treatments.

Hotel La Marmotte houses a selection of Traditional Rooms, Superior Rooms and Suites, where of the largest fit from 4-7 people; an ideal solution for families traveling together, or couples who prefer additional space. Additionally, there are four different restaurants offering anything from brasserie food to fine dining delicacies. La Pivotte specializes in regional specialities and cheeses from Savoie while La Piste Noire serves gourmet food based on local produce.

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The spa at La Marmotte

A stay in Les Gets – and at La Marmotte – will leave you relaxed and rejuvenated. It’s the perfect location for exploring the Haute-Savoie region and everything it has to offer including a day-visit to Evian, Geneva or Annecy, if you need a bit of a city vibe. For more information about the hotel, go to www.hotel-marmotte.com.

Les Gets has obtained several environmental accreditations due to its effort in sustainable tourism. Eco-friendly transportation, rubbish collection and extensive nature preservation; this is all a part of the eco initiatives, which the surrounding Chablais region is also highly involved in. Visitors can enjoy the Georoute and the Geopark; a walking route linking 20 of the most interesting sites in the area, where one can learn about the local geology. For more information, go to www.lesgets.com.

 

 

Top 5 things to do in Les Gets:

 

  1. Relax in Sereni-Cimes spa (Hotel La Marmotte)
  2. Rent a bike and explore the area 
  3. Embark on a guided hiking tour 
  4. Visit Les Apprentis Fermiers: a farm, where you can feed the animals and learn about local farming 
  5. Spend a day in the tree tops at the Aventure Parc 

 


 

 

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