Les Gets

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The village of les Gets

Located between Lake Geneva and the Mont-Blanc, in the heart of the ski area of Portes du Soleil, les Gets (1172-2002 m) station is a little paradise corner. Typical savoyard, Les Gets village has preserved its mountain and village soul architecture made of stone and wooden chalets, an intact landscapes and a beautiful panorama on the Mont-Blanc chain

You can practice many sports: hiking, mountain biking, golf facing Mont-Blanc, Tarzan jumps has the Adventure Park. In winter the vast Portes du Soleil ski area is suitable for all skiers.

Brief summary of history

The village of les Gets appeared for the first time in history between 1135 and 1140 in a charter of the abbey d'Aulps. The main activity of les Gets, before becoming a tourist village (ski resort in winter), was agro-pastoral as well as the enhancement of wood used as building material fuel and combustible.

The Museum of mechanical music

In a beautiful XVIth-century building, the Museum of mechanical music revives in the context of its time all types of breeding units of sounds having existed. One can admire a unique collection of 500 pieces very diverse. Music boxes, phonographs and various organs (barbarity, dance street and merry-go-round). There are also automatic pianos and orchestrions which replace an orchestra. Also of music devices: gramophones, jukeboxes, chimes, music boxes, automatic violins.

The fabulous collection of Roger & Gallet by the famous perfumer presents forty scenes animated between the 1930s and 1950s. A concert hall has been installed under the superb frame.

Animated visits will amaze your ears with instruments presented in the context of their time, in five rooms and a gallery.

Museum of mechanical music - 294 street of the old village, 74260 Les Gets - Tel. 33 (0) 4 50 79 85 75.

The Philharmonic Aeolian organ

The Philharmonic Aeolian organ instrument is of unique mechanical music in Europe, it is classified as historical monument. The Aeolian company was founded in New York to build automatic organs from 1901 until its closure in 1972. After four years of restoration, it took place in the Church of the Nativité-de-Marie in les Gets. The organ has 1,000 pipes with a chime. It reproduces the sound of violins, flutes, human voices, clarinets and trumpets.

Every Tuesday from the season an organ Philharmonic Aeolian concert, is organised in the Church of les Gets.

A golf course in a unique setting montagne

In the heart of the Portes du Soleil, in a wooded area with exceptional views, les Gets golf course has christened each gap in the name of a surrounding summit. The Mont-Blanc overlooking the path is in the 7 hole axis. This diversity, this rather technical 18-hole course designed by architect Olivier Dongradi in 1995 draws all its originality. The variety of holes and the quality of maintenance of the field are there. To facilitate its access, the golf course of les Gets has equipped itself with a fleet of high-performance electric carts.
Gets golf course - Route des Chavannes 74260 Les Gets - Tel. 33 (0) 4 50 75 87 63.

Useful information :

Address :
Les Gets,74260 

Good to know :
Tourist Office of Les Gets
Route du Front de Neige
74260 Les Gets
Tel 33 (0) 4 50 75 80 80

Free of charge.

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