The picturesque village of Les Lindarets or the "Goat Village” as it’s more fondly known, is a worth a visit in summer and winter.
In the winter, it forms part of the heart of the Portes du Soleil region and is a popular stop-off point for skiers and snowboarders. It isn’t accessible by car during the winter but nevertheless, its wealth of restaurants and bars are always buzzing with people making their way down the slopes.
In the summer the village is almost unrecognisable! It transforms from popular skiing resort to alpine farming village with hundreds of goats roaming the streets and pathways. It’s an incredible sight! It’s quite chaotic to pass through on a bike, by car or by foot with the animals clearly ruling the roads, so be prepared to brake suddenly and drive very slowly through it during the summer months. The sound from the bells is also quite spectacular and is well worth a visit just to see this.
Things to Do in near Avoriaz
You can combine a trip to the goat village with a visit to the nearby Lake Montriond, a cycle up the famous climb to Avoriaz or a trip to the popular Brochaux waterfall, which is just 30 minutes away. You’ll be treated to plenty of local specialities on your visit to Les Lindarets, with stalls selling all sorts from local cheeses to wine and souvenirs. It’s certainly a place not to be missed on your visit to the Portes du Soleil.
Dining in near Avoriaz
The restaurants and bars in Les Lindarets are busy throughout the summer too, each business capitalising on the tourism brought in by the goats! Many serving up menus full of popular Savoyard dishes and local specialities. Particularly popular is Mamo's, which runs its famous movie and camping nights around 200m from the centre of the village. For a fee you are treated to a three-course meal, film, camping spot and breakfast in the heart of the beautiful Portes du Soleil region.
Lindarets is located around 11km away from the centre of Morzine and just a short journey away from Avoriaz.