Geographically, you will discover that Les Gets is located in the Haute Savoie department of the Auvergne Rhone Alpes region of France, in the south eastern area of the country. It is close to the border with Switzerland as well as being reasonably close to the Italian border.
Les Gets is closely located to some large towns, such as Thonon and Cluses, that have good transport links to the rest of France and Switzerland. It is also reasonably close to Geneva, where an international airport offers great convenience to get visitors to resort, meaning that Les Gets is perfectly located for short breaks where people do not have a lot of time and do not want to spend too long travelling. Les Gets is also located close to other areas of interest such as Chamonix Mt Blanc and Annecy, the largest city in the Haute Savoie.
As an alpine village, Les Gets has quite a small population - around thirteen hundred year round residents. The population has remained fairly consistent over the years, although there was a period of slow but steady decline from 1886 to 1946 with things picking up slowly in the post world war two years. There are fifteen thousand tourist beds in Les Gets meaning that in the peak tourist seasons of winter and summer the town really comes alive and gets a lot busier, both with tourists and the staff who work seasonal jobs in the town.
Les Gets is also located at the edge of the Geopark Du Chablais, a UNESCO designated area of geological importance, with the aims of educating and working with local businesses to promote an area that celebrates manís relationship with the world around him.
Time (Daylight and Time Saving)
Les Gets is located in the Central European Time zone, which is one hour ahead of British time. In summer it changed to Central European Summer Time. This means that from the last weekend in March up until th last weekend in October the clocks go forward by one hour.