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Gite du Lac de Gers
Ranked #23 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Samoens
London, United Kingdom
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“Stunning views, fantastic food”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

We finally got to try this restaurant on our 4th trip to Samoens and we were not disappointed. It is only accessible via the blue Les Cascades piste from Flaine which is itself a beautiful ski, but since it is on the ridge be prepared for some flat parts. The restaurant is clearly signed posted at around the 25 piste mark ( of 73) but is a short distance from the piste so you have to use the phone provided to call the restaurant and in a couple of minutes a skidoo with a trailer appears. The trailer is for your ski poles ,skiers are instead handed a rope and then towed up to the restaurant. That in itself would make the restaurant worth going to, but the quality of the food is what makes this restaurant a must do. The menu is full of Savoyard standards but simply and perfectly executed. Prices are usual ski prices but in this case worth it. The faux steak is one of the best I have ever tasted and they have delicious home made puds. Eat outside if the weather allows since the views are stunning. A great experience which made our ski holiday memorable. Highly recommended

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We only ate at the restaurant one lunchtime. We skied from Les Carroz via Flaine. most of our party descending along the 14km Cascades run. Be prepared for a bit of poling and possibly walking along the way. The weather wasn't great but you could tell there were some dramatic views. When you get to the 20 marker on Cascades there is a large wooden sign with a phone attached. This will patch you straight though to the restaurant. if you have a reservation (highly recommended) a skidoo will arrive 5 minutes later and drag you on your skis up to the restaurant. The location is completely remote. The food is fantastic. It was pretty cold sitting outside but well worth it for the dramatic views. We had coffee and dessert inside before departing down the rest of the run - slightly steeper with more turns down to Sixt, where we caught a bus to Samoens and back into the ski area.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Gite du Lac de Gers
Address: Lac de Gers, 74340 Samoens, France
Location: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Grand Massif > Samoens
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Ranked #23 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Samoens

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