Our Alpine HQ Les Gets, France

If you’re a regular visitor to our social channels, you’ll know that our projects are scattered across the French Alps as well as NDID working on various projects in the UK this year. So bear with us for this feature. Whilst we hate to alienate our UK based readers who are unable to travel at the moment, our readers in France are being encouraged to boost the French economy by taking the opportunity to travel this month as the schools break up for the winter holidays in 2 weeks time.

With no cross border travel, many will be escaping the monotony of working from home, and their city homes for a couple of weeks escape to the Alps. Our build teams are still on site and working away in Val d’Isere, Les Gets and Paris, and it lead us to want to share our favourite Alpine resort this week, Les Gets.

You’ll know Les Gets to be our Alpine HQ, where our founder Nicky discovered and painstakingly restored Ferme de Moudon, which is available for private holidays and getaways through The Boutique Chalet Company.

The reason for our article today, is to share just how alive resorts are, and how family friendly they can be despite the lifts and restaurants being closed.

Ferme de Moudon last Spring time, showing you in all its glory the new plunge pool and hot tub

Our first point of call is to tell you that Ferme de Moudon has availability this winter holiday, with room for 12, although you’ll no doubt just be with your close family during these times, the chalet has a large open plan kitchen and dining room, overlooking the living room, you can see all the details on their dedicated website here.

Even more so due to the lifts being closed to ski, the resort has made it possible to discover so many outdoor sports and activities to enjoy safely and with all the family, from Nordic skiing, gentle hikes, cultural activities, ice skating, tobogganing, and a beautiful carousel in the centre of the town. The playgrounds are also still open, as is the Library.

Ferme du Moudon also has a Bamford Spa Treatment room for at-home massages, a sauna and the fabulous plunge pool surrounded by snow to enjoy before or after dinner.

Lets Gets is certainly not short of wonderful epiceries and fromageries who have all made extensive allowances to cater to the takeaway concept that the French are having to adhere to. Ready made platters for Raclettes and fondues at La Fruitere des Perrieres, La Ferme de Caroline allows you to collect your cheese order and visit their cows, La Chevrerie des Felires is also allowing you to visit their goats.

The town is of course open, shops and ski and clothing stores remain open, of course adhering  to the ‘respect des gestes barrières’.

Le Grenier d’Autrefois on the main street in the town is filled with traditional products, take-away meals and catering services for your holiday. A private chef can be arranged to your home via the epicerie, or order yourselves delicous Savoyard specialities such as tartiflette, poulet roti, fondues adn raclettes. a

Below a wonderful new addition to Les Gets, Velvette Concept Store, a design and decoration store, cafe/restaurant with a Franco-Italian theme, so pop in for home made pastries, cakes and hot drinks.

The Les Gets website will give you all the details you need to know about the resort and its openings. Our chalet rental partner Boutique Chalet Company can aid you with any rental enquiry you may have for Ferme de Moudon.

Bonne Vacances!

Nicky’s World January 2021