The perfect afternoon

One of the things that Jim and I like to do most when we’re in Les Gets for the summer is drive 20 minutes down the valley to the town of Samoens. There is a fantastic sports/ leisure complex there, which makes it one of Jim’s favourite places to go in the world!

Golf driving range at Samoens

The complex boasts 2 lakes, one of which you can swim in, a driving range where you can smack golf balls into the water, pitch and putt, a big playground, trampolines, ping-pong ball tables, tennis courts, basketball courts, sailing, a proper outdoor swimming pool with a big slide and 3 pools (baby, family and proper swimmers), an adventure park, lovely walks around the lake and paragliding. There’s a cafe selling more flavours of icecream than we’re able to sample over the entire summer and the parking is free. Awesome!

The baby pool at Samoens

We always take a yummy picnic, and either sit by the lake in the shade or go to the swimming pool and eat it on the grassy bank there – with little Lucas we’re a bit less about chilling by the side of the lake and playing golf, and rather more likely to be found in the baby pool or at the playground!

The lake at Samoens

The town of Samoens, just a short walk from the facilities, is a super-pretty little village, and the scenery surrounding it is just stunning. We always return to Les Gets feeling content and relaxed, tired from being outdoors and in the sun, and the smell of suncream in our hair.

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