La Giettaz is a beautiful, rustic village in the Savoie (73) region of the French Alps, conveniently situated around 80km from Geneva Airport.
Nestled in a spectacular valley at the foot of the Col des Aravis, this delightful Alpine retreat is surrounded by unspoilt countryside and is rightly proud of its traditional mountain village lifestyle, whilst being just a short drive from the lively towns of Megève and La Clusaz.
The surrounding area is a year-round natural playground with mountains, valleys, forests, rivers, lakes and waterfalls for you to explore, or simply to sit and gaze at from the comfort of the Chalet. Around every corner, fabulous views stretch across acres of magnificent scenery, under the imposing presence of Mont Blanc and an ever-changing landscape of colours and sounds.
This is the heart of the Reblochon region, where the hills are dotted with the cows and goats that provide the milk used by local farmers to produce not only the famous Reblochon cheese, but also other world-class fromages like Chevrotin, Tomme de Savoie, Beaufort and Abondance. Moreover, the gastronomic excitement is not just restricted to cheese: throughout the area, local bakers and charcuteries proffer a mouth-watering selection of bread, pastries and meats for a true taste of traditional Savoyard specialities.
La Giettaz is home to a small number of cosy bars and restaurants that offer a warm welcome to visitors and locals alike. Alongside two winter sports equipment hire shops are all the conveniences you would expect in a local village, including a grocer, a baker, a hairdresser, the town hall, a post office, the tourist information centre and a beautiful church. There is also a small and charming museum in an old house beside the town hall, where the furniture, tools and craftwork of late 19th Century family life have been preserved to provide an absorbing insight into the village culture and tradition.