A view of the village of Les Gets from the Mont-Chéry roadPhoto credit: G. Place – Les Gets Tourist Office
Over the past 15 years, Les Gets has made a name for itself as a great place for national and international competitions, and has already hosted a number of sporting events. The resort, which organised the French Snowboarding Championships in particular in the winter and the World MTB Championships in the summer, today boasts some renowned ambassadors who are spreading its reputation throughout the world: Deborah Anthonioz, the World Snowboard Cross Champion and Vice Olympic champion at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, and Fabien Bard, several times winner of the French, European and World MTB Downhill Championships. Cycling enthusiasts, be they beginners or those who are more experienced, are delighted when they take to Les Gets’ 120km of cross-country and downhill trails in the summer. What’s more, Les Gets is the first mountain pass on the Route des Grandes Alpes, a tourist route which crosses the Alps from north to south, starting in Thonon-les-Bains and finishing in Menton.
Lac de la MirandePhoto credit: Bernadette Buzaré
Located just above the Grésivaudan Valley, half an hour’s drive from Grenoble and Chambéry, Allevard-les-Bains is a small town famous for its health resort, whose springs are used to cure and treat various respiratory and rheumatologic ailments as well as fibromyalgia. Allevard-les-Bains is also known for its winter sports resort, Le Collet d’Allevard. In addition to its 23 Alpine ski-slopes and Europe’s largest night-time skiing area, visitors also value its friendly approach and the beauty of the surrounding area, which has much to offer hikers and paragliders as well as skiers.
Equipped with various multidisciplinary leisure facilities, which have been awarded the High Environmental Quality standard for the most recent of them (secondary school, professional high school, auditorium and sports hall, cinema, swimming pool, museum, lake, riding centre, crèche, wood-burning plant, library, clubhouse, etc.), as well as a rich network of influential cultural and sporting associations, Allevard-les-Bains offers its pleasant way of life to inhabitants and visitors alike.