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A lady hiking through the snow in les Gets

Les Gets Activities Things to do in Les Gets

Les Gets Activities

Although ski resorts in winter are focused mostly on skiing, Les Gets has much more to offer to non-skiers than most other ski destinations. There's a range of activities to suit all tastes, from the relaxation to gentle exploration of the village's 800 year old roots to adrenaline-fuelled adventure! Below is just a small section of what Les Gets has to offer, we'll be adding to this section so please check back soon!

Local Attractions and Tours

If you'd like to know more please just ask when you arrive and we'd be happy to point you in the right direction and book any tours for you.

Alta Lumina

Alta Lumina is a walk for the senses! This one kilometre walk is an engaging mix of imagery, lights and sounds and is open all year round.

Walking along the path of the travelling music maker in his hot air balloon, you first watch him take to the sky through a mix of visual effects. Then following his journey you come to a great storm, walking through the storm you're surrounded by the sounds of a huge storm. The music makers hot air balloon then crashes in the storm and you continue to follow him on foot through the forest making music as he goes.

Next you follow him into an open space with hundreds of little blue lights which are the enchanted musical notes that have been scattered from the storm. You then follow the music maker along a board walk style path with smoke and lights either side. You enter into a large area again and the hot air balloon has been mended, there is an interactive area where you have the opportunity to make music just like the music maker and join in a celebration for the hot air balloon being repaired.

To finish the music maker then takes to the sky again and you watch him manoeuvre through the trees onto his next adventure!

Alta Lumina is the latest in the series of enchanted night walks created by Moment Factory, there is similar Lumina attractions in Canada, Japan and Singapore.

Alat Lumina attraction in Les Gets

Tickets and Prices

  • €19.50 Adults (16 years and older)
  • €10.50 children (5 to 15 years old)
  • Under 5 are free
  • There is a family pass for €55.00 which is for 2 adults and 2 children
  • Tickets are only available online and must be booked beforehand
  • See the Alta Lumina Website for more details.

Local Tours

The Church in Les Gets holds regular concerts, including those performed by it's Mechanical Organ.

There's a local cheese dairy which offers tours and tasting. They run every Wednesday and Thursday at 10:00. It is a free tour of cheese being made at La Fruitière des Perrières Fromagerie.

If though you have the opportunity to take half a day off from the slopes it's well worth visiting the weekly farmer's market or wandering up and down the main street visiting the countless artisan shops with a whole range of local produce.

Mechanical Museum

Les Gets claims to be the world capital of Mechanical Music, and each summer they hold a festival in the village. There's a museum of Mechanical Music, and the tour is surprisingly interesting, especially to see the enthusiasm of the Museum guide. We recommend reservation for all guided tours.

Winter opening times: From Christmas, from 2.30 pm to 6.30 pm (closed on Saturdays)

Tickets start at €7 per adult and €4 per child. Access is free for Summer Multipass holders.

Merry-Go-Round

Thought to be the oldest in france the Merry-go-round in the centre of the village dates from 1871. It is the pride and joy of the people of Les Gets. It was recently renovated and put under a new cover to allow it many more years of bringing joy to the people. It's open every day through summer from 10:30 am till 12:30 and from 15:30 to 19:30 and the evening during events.

1 ride is €2.50
6 rides are €12.00
24 rides are €35.00
Weekly pass is €15.00

Opening dates and times are here.

Cinema

Can be found along the street after the L’as des neiges restaurant; next to the interior design shop, offering later afternoon and evening films. You will find details about the cinema in Les Gets here.

Programme can be found at the Tourist Office and also on the door of the cinema itself.

Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride

There is no better way to relax than to sit back in a luxury horse drawn sleigh and survey the majestic mountains around the Portes Du Soleil. Head on over to Avoriaz in the evening, and travel around this car free town on a beautiful sleigh ride. No need to book, just pay the driver and off you go.

TeePee / Igloo Dining Experience

Have dinner or stay in an Igloo out in the wilderness. Spend a relaxing evening in a place totally cut off from the world. Featuring a cheese fondue and a snow shoe walk to the secret location. Prices start at €55 per person. See the website here.

Lantern Walk

This night time snow-shoeing expedition is a great way to experience the surreal natural beauty of the mountains by night. Run by ESF ski school. See their Snow-Shoeing Page.

Helicopter flights

A scenic helicopter flight high above the beautiful French alpine countryside is truly a "bucket list experience". See the mountains and the snow capped peaks from a whole new perspective can really take your breath away. You can book a flight today here.

Avalanche Cocktails Morzine

An exciting venture based in Morzine. Take a Master-class from one of Avalanche Cocktails highly trained Mixologist and learn the history and recipe behind some of your favourite cocktails. Enjoy a class from the comfort of your own chalet. Classes from €30 per person. Also ideal for weddings and parties. Visit their website for more information.

See an Ice Hockey game

Head over to the Morzine Hockey Club and catch local team The Penguins in a fast paced game of ice hockey. Matches usually start at 20:30 and run to about 22:00. There is a bar at the rink and tickets can be bought online or at the door. Tickets start at €10 per adult and €6 per child. Children under 5 go free. See the official website here.