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    Les Gets

    • Just 1 hour 20 from Geneva
    • Upmarket atmosphere
    • Portes du Soleil ski region
    • Great restaurants and nightlife
    • Popular summer destination
  • France

    Les Gets

    • Just 1 hour 20 from Geneva
    • Upmarket atmosphere
    • Portes du Soleil ski region
    • Great restaurants and nightlife
    • Popular summer destination
The Alpine Property Specialists

Les Gets Resort Guide

Les Gets is a charming French village and one of the most accessible ski resorts from Geneva. At 1,1172 it is also one of the highest resorts in the Portes du Soleil ski region. Being just over an hour’s drive from Geneva, this family friendly resort is a popular choice for French property investors looking for a bolt-hole in the Alps that is easily accessible for weekends. With a multitude of flights into Geneva airport form all the main European airports Les Gets is one of the few French ski resorts which are ideal for weekends and short breaks. The resort itself is incredibly charming with a good mix of traditional Savoie architecture, original farm buildings and a buzzing restaurant and nightlife scene. Families are attracted here by the plentiful skiing and tree-lined pistes around Les Gets and neighboring Morzine which are all easily accessible without any need for a car or ski bus. The village has a lively mix of shops, bars restaurants and après ski venues that and you will find plenty going on here in both summer and winter. Les Gets is a great choice for property hunters in the French Alps who are looking for a family-orientated resort that is easily accessible from Geneva and with plenty of activities on offer for the kids.

  • Just 1 hour 20 from Geneva
  • Upmarket atmosphere
  • Portes du Soleil ski region
  • Great restaurants and nightlife
  • Popular summer destination
  • Property in Les Gets
  • Winter in Les Gets
  • Summer in Les Gets

Property in Les Gets

Given its high altitude and close proximity to Geneva, property in Les Gets tends to see strong demand. The property market offers a good mix of traditional Savoyard farm houses, some newly built modern chalets and some larger managed apartment residences – often with their own indoor swimming pools and wellness.

 

Most of the property in Les Gets in convenient for the pistes and there are even some rare true ‘ski-in ski-out’ apartments and chalets for sale that tend to command a 30-40% price premium over their non-ski-in ski-out counterparts.

 

Investment returns on Les Gets property tend to be strong since it is one of the main French Alps resorts for summer tourism. As a result, rental yields tend to be higher here than in some of the higher altitude alpine resorts that are reliant on winter tourism only.

 

Furthermore, property investors looking to buy a new build property in Les Gets are able to reclaim 20% of the VAT from the purchase price by agreed to commercially rent out their apartment or chalet.

 

This can help to boost the return from your property significantly since you are then able to reclaim the VAT, not just on the purchase price, but also all the running costs / agency fees etc on your ski property.

Winter in Les Gets

There are two main cable cars from operate from the center of Les Gets and link you directly up into the Portes du Soleil ski region.


The ski areas around Les Gets tends to attract families with its wide-open pistes, tree lined runs and gentle rolling hills. For a great lunch with a view try the Grande Ourse or Les Chavannes – both popular spots with a good selection of traditional French and international dishes.

 

The more advanced skiers are able to head straight up and over to Morzine and Avoriaz – all connected on the same lift system. Here you will find some steeper black runs, plenty of off-piste skiing and some more challenging terrain.

 

As one of the highest resorts in the Portes du Soleil it is possible to ski directly back to Les Gets for most of the year where you will find a lively but under-stated après-ski scene centered around Bar Bush and L’Après Ski Bar – both in the centre of the village and with great outdoor terraces when the sun is shining.

Summer in Les Gets

Les Gets is one of the main hubs in the French Alps for mountain biking. It is hosts serval major mountain biking competitions and has one of the largest bike parks in the Alps.

 

Both cable cars operate all summer and are welcoming to both mountain bikers and hikers.

 

Once up the mountain you will find some great family facilities including well marked hiking trails and the popular adventure playground built amongst the forest.

 

Back in Les Gets you can turn you hand to Tennis, horse riding, swimming or even an alpine-style 18-hole golf course.

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