Enjoy lunch on the sun drenched balcony with magnificent views of Mont Blanc

Enjoy lunch on the sun drenched balcony with magnificent views of Mont Blanc


Welcome to the La Grande Ourse restaurant.

La Grande Ourse is a family run restaurant on Mont Chèry at an altitude of 1750metres (5742 feet)  overlooking the picturesque mountain village of Les Gets in the French Alps. Les Gets is located between Chamonix and Geneva, an hour from the two. It’s a beautiful village with great links to Morzine, Avoriaz and the rest of the Portes de Soleil area.


We are the Venning family, and we have come over from Cornwall, in the South West of Venning family at La Grande ourseEngland.We came over to France nearly 6 years ago and saw that the restaurant was up for sale. We fell in love with the restaurant and the amazing view of Mont Blanc. We brought the restaurant in March 2006 and have been renovating it ever since. It is still a work in progress, but we have done most of the work ourselves. We had help with the bits we are not skilled in such as the stone work.

La Grande Ourse was one of the first Altitude restaurants created in the Alps in the 1930’s. The building we now use in the third generation to occupy the site. It was designed specifically to make the most of its 180˚ panoramic view of the Mont Blanc massif.

For the 2014 season we continue to offer the amazing evening candlelit dinner on our Kassbohrer. Please go to the Dine a Mile high page to find out more information!

We see the return this season of our excellent English chef Ross Venning. He offers a wide variety of dishes from good old sausage and mash to our La Grande Ourse speciality lobster and scallop tartiflette. His delicious twist on a favourite regional dish. If you go to our menu page then you can see our current menus.

We also offer a daily menu de ski which is a main meal served with a desert for the great price of 15 euros.

New in 2013 we have converted the downstairs boarders bar into La Italienne offering delicious pizza & pasta cooked by an expert Italian chef. On this floor we offer a hi – tech pager system, where you order and pay for your food and we buzz you to come and collect it when it’s ready.

You can sit inside or on a nice sunny day or sit out on the snow terrace, relax and enjoy the view.

On the second floor we have our main restaurant and terrace. On this floor we offer waitress service so you can enjoy what has been acclaimed since the 1930’s as one of the best views of Mont Blanc in the Alps.

In our main restaurant you can sit back and relax with a great meal and a nice bottle of wine.

Have a look through our site, you will find are menus and a few pictures of all the work we have done.

If you wish to make a booking for an evening meal call 0033 679425886