Go to discover the village of Goats
The village of Lindarets is situated between the villages of Montriond and Avoriaz.
How to get there
You can come by car, by foot, by bike or even by gondola lift.
An activity you can share with your whole family !
This small mountain hamlet deserves a compulsory stop. Renamed « le village des chèvres » (village of goats), the Lindarets is an unavoidable place of the Aulps Valley.
Here, it’s party everyday ! The goats are at home and offer an unusual show. Present all summer long in total freedom in the village, they are the queens during this season. Guaranteed laughers !
They pace up and down the main street, regulate the traffic, strike a pose for pictures and claim
for rewards : sweets the visitors can buy on site.
The history of the village
In the 30’s, almost 900 bovines stayed here for the 3 months the summer with 200 goats and a hundred of horses.
At that time, 30 chalets sheltered the shepherds’ families for the summer : a school was even created !
In the 50’s, it was transformed into bars and restaurants, these chalets still gives a precise idea of what was the Alpine architecture with wooden chalets covered with travaillons wood.
A place for all ages
It’s an unavoidable place of the region and a unique experience for both kids and their parents !
Around forty goats pace up and down the alleys and claim for affection.
The shops sell little paper bags filled with food made for goats. You shall know that they are really greedy and ready to do anything to catch what’s in these bags 😉
Discover the specialities from Haute Savoie !
A gastronomic stopover par excellence, the village of Lindarets has many restaurants offering a menu that combines gastronomy and traditional cuisine. Allow yourself a gourmet break and rediscover the flavors of bygone days through the specialities of the Haute-Savoie region…
Blueberry pie, chanterelle omelettes, fondue, … your taste bud rare in for a treat !
Beware, it is not uncommon for a goat to block you at the entrance of a terrace and, in exchange for a few sweets, you might be able to go to a restaurant for a lunch… Such a negotiation. 😉
To discover on site
The village of goats contains many souvenir shops with authentic products of the region.
There’s also a cheesemonger that seems tomme and goat’s cheese produced in the village.
The hamlet is a starting point for several walks. Go to discover this little corner of paradise !
How to come to the village ?
The village is located at an altitude of 1.400m on the town of Montriond. The road to go there is a walk for itself since the landscapes are magnificent.
By the way, you will pass in front of Montriond Lake. The lake is wonderful and perfect for a family day by the water !
Several free parking lots are around the village.
You want to come by gondola lift, by foot or by bike ? More information >>here<<
What does the village of goats become during winter ?
In the winter, we pace up and down the village on skis under a thick coat of snow. The mains
street becomes a ski run. The goats are brought down to the warmth of a farm in Montriond.
What to do around the village ?
There’s Montriond Lake not so far away from the hamlet. In this idyllic bucolic setting, the stroll all around the lake is very pleasant : forest, rock walls and waterfall.
Also discover the wonderful Brochaux waterfall, 30 minutes walk from the village.
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