Buying a property in The French Alps is ideal for those who enjoy outdoor living and physical activity. Not to mention the pure majestic beauty of the area. A perfect place to buy for summer and winter sports alike. The French Alps include the departments of Haute Savoie, Savoie and Isere to The North, with the Hautes Alpes (Serre Chevalier), Alpes de Haute Provence and Alpes Maritimes to The South. Houses in the French Alps are typically chalet style, wooden properties with stone or rendered lower levels. Many of the luxury properties for sale in The Alps will have spas and indoorswimming pools. The most sought after locations are near the village centre, ski slopes and homes with panoramic mountain views, in particular chalets with a view of The Mont Blanc.
The French Alps are best known for their great skiing, the largest of which is The
3 Valleys (3 Vallées) in Savoie, made up of 338 slopes, 600km of pistes and home to the famous villages of Courchevel, Meribel and Val Thorens. As well as excellent ski areas, Courchevel is reknowned for its nightlife and Meribel its charming village centre.
If you're looking for a pretty, refined and rather chic ski village, with easy access
and all year round living, look no further then Megeve in Haute Savoie. An ideal place to combine skiing, Mont Blanc views, Michelin star restaurants and luxury shopping. Megeve is possibly the most luxurious village in the whole of The French Alps. Megeve is part of The ski area Evasion Mont Blanc, linking it to Saint Gervais les Bains and Saint Nicolas de Veroce. The most well-known part of the French Alps is undoubtedly The Chamonix Valley, home to the highest peak in Western Europe, The Mont Blanc, which
culminates at an altitude of 4809m (13,415ft). Chamonix-Mont-Blanc is the home to European mountaineering and also provides excellent skiing, a lively town centre and easy access.
Val d'Isere and Tignes (Espace Killy) are two of the most sought after villages in The French Alps and for good reason. Tignes has the longest ski season in the whole of Europe thanks to its glacier and great snow cover, while neighbouring Val d'Isere is features some exceptional Savoyard architecture.
If you'd like to live in The French Alps, but with easy access to the city, water sports and surrounding mountains, then Annecy Lake makes for the perfect compromise. With its stunning town centre, lively cultural scene and beautiful lakeside villages, Annecy has something for everyone. Properties in the mountain ski resorts tend to be traditional wooden built chalet style, with many of the luxury homes featuring indoor swimming pools and spas. Lakeside homes tend to be more modern villas with outdoor pools and lake views. Anything with direct access to the ski slopes, or lake are considered the
most sought-after locations. Clients also highly appreciate direct access to the village or town centre.
The French Alps are one of the favourite places to buy in France for international buyers and French purchasers alike. A strong economy, easy access, proximity to Italy & Switzerland and stunning
scenery, make The French Alps one of the most sought after areas to buy a second home in France, in addition to attracting local buyers and those wishing to settle in the area. This high demand means prices are some of the highest in France, however it also makes for a sound investment as resale and rental markets in The French Alps are extremely buoyant.
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