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French Alps Properties of the Week

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David Cowx
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David Lucas
David Lucas
Nicky Wye
Nicky Wye
Stéphanie Donoghue
Stéphanie Donoghue
Theo Camfferman
Theo Camfferman
Jackson Collins
Jackson Collins
Lenka Koutnakova
Lenka Koutnakova
Thierry Barry
Thierry Barry
Michele Jones
Michele Jones
Simon Airey
Simon Airey
Andrew Morgan
Andrew Morgan
Emma Horsfall
Emma Horsfall
Ben Farley
Ben Farley
Philippa Watkins
Philippa Watkins
David Kampfner
David Kampfner
Steve Pangli
Steve Pangli
Niven Dyer
Niven Dyer
Romy Favre
Romy Favre
Sandy Harris-Smith
Sandy Harris-Smith
Edward Brown
Edward Brown
Lisa O'Neill
Lisa O'Neill
Laurence Husni
Laurence Husni
Alex Pand
Alex Pand
Stéphanie Sirand-Rey
Stéphanie Sirand-Rey
Zoe Swiderski
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Sébastien Ysabel
Sébastien Ysabel
Mara Junkere
Mara Junkere
Juliette Borg
Juliette Borg

Our team of professional, bi-lingual and helpful agents are all part of the Leggett Immobilier group, established for over 20 years. We live in some of the most beautiful places in France, we have insider knowledge and we are passionate about the places where we live and the work that we do. We provide an effective, time saving, professional and honest service aiming to find you the property that will work for you – a ski hideaway, a ski resort rental studio, a luxury ski chalet, a valley haven not too far from the slopes, a lakeside villa ..... whatever you’re searching for ..... we get results.

THE ALPS TEAM

  • Heather Byrne - Three Valleys: St Martin de Belleville and surrounding villages
  • David Cowx - Paradiski: La Plagne. Ste Foy
  • David Lucas - Chamonix Mont Blanc. Les Houches
  • Nicky Wye - Portes du Soleil: Morzine, St Jean d’Aulpes
  • Annabel Andrewes - Three Valleys: Courchevel, La Tania
  • Stephanie Donoghue - Lac d’Annecy, La Clusaz
  • Helena Tkach – Lac Leman
  • Theo Cafferman - Three Valleys: Meribel, Les Allues
  • Jackson Collins – Serre Chevalier and Briancon, Alpe d'Huez
  • Lenka Koutnakova – Pays de Gex, Geneva
  • Thierry Barry - Lac du Bourget - Aix-les-Bains
  • Michele Jones – Three valleys ; Courchevel, Bozel, Brides les Bains & surrounding villages
  • Simon Airey – Grand Massif ; Samoëns, Sixt Fer à Cheval, Morillon, Verchaix, Taninges, Chatillon, Les Carroz, Flaine
  • Andrew Morgan – St Gervais ; Les Contamines
  • Emma Horsfall – Vallée des Belleville, Saint Martin de Belleville, Les Menuires, Val Thorens
  • Ben Farley – Ste Foy Tarentaise ; Tignes - Val d'Isère
  • Lucy Pilcher – Les Gets and Morzine
  • Steve Pangli – Three Valleys ; St Martin de Belleville

Latest Articles from our dedicated French Alps blog


RHÔNE ALPES – One of the first questions buyers ask …

by Jane Berry on Mon 24 Aug 15

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What is the weather like?

This is clearly one of the important factors that dictate where you would buy a second home or indeed where you’d relocate to work and live.

In the Rhone-Alpes we have many micro-climates due to the mountains and lakes but I think it is clear that if you like “weather” then this is a great place to live. The seasons are very defined, warm, balmy springs, hot, intense summers, warm, lazy autumns and cold, crisp winters – when it rains it rains, when the sun shines it shines and, of course, we are lucky to enjoy snow in the multiple world famous ski resorts of the region.

If you would like to see a quick overview of the weather around France then you may find the below chart interesting, as a benchmark the average number of sunshine hours in the UK last year was 1,341 and the average amount of rainfall was 1,335 mm’s.

Lyon (Rhone Alps)
Sunshine hours – 2,085
Rainfall – 914 mm

Paris
Sunshine hours – 1,702
Rainfall – 622 mm

Lille (Nord Pas de Calais)
Sunshine hours – 1,540
Rainfall – 897 mm

Rennes (Brittany)
Sunshine hours – 1,783
Rainfall – 785 mm

Strasbourg (Alsace)
Sunshine hours – 1,821
Rainfall – 609 mm

Dijon (Burgundy)
Sunshine hours – 1,919
Rainfall – 778 mm

La Rochelle (Poitou Charentes)
Sunshine hours – 2,230
Rainfall – 762 mm

Bourges (Centre)
Sunshine hours – 1,931
Rainfall – 690 mm

Bordeaux (Aquitaine)
Sunshine hours – 2,139
Rainfall – 846 mm

Perpignan (Languedoc Roussillon)
Sunshine hours – 2,612
Rainfall – 449 mm

Nice (Provence Alps Cote d’Azur)
Sunshine hours – 2,928
Rainfall – 800 mm

Contributed by: Heather Byrne – Regional Manager Rhône Alpes – Leggett Immobilier


Critérium de Dauphine comes to Saint Gervais

by Tamsin Beaube on Mon 15 Jun 15

Andrew Morgan, our star agent in Saint Gervais took this winning shot of Chris Froome seconds before the finish line in Bettex, Saint Gervais les Bains. Well done Andrew and well done Chris Froome! :

Chris Froome & banner
“Chris Froome leading the way, ahead of his rival to win the penultimate stage of the Criterium de Dauphine here is St Gervais on Saturday , before doing it again yesterday to be crowned overall race winner in Val Frejus !”

007 takes his favourite method of transport to the top of Mont Jovet

by Tamsin Beaube on Fri 12 Dec 14

Last month, Yann, our secret agent of the Alps team in the 3 Valleys, took his bike “up the hill” before changing to skis for the season….

Yanns bike

And here was the reward at the top:

http://tours.frenchestateagents.com.s3.amazonaws.com/montjovet/montjovet.html

Views over Mont Blanc, the Vanoise, the Cervin, the Ecrins.


La fête du lac

by Tamsin Beaube on Mon 28 Jul 14

Fete du lac

The summer has arrived! Daytimes spent hiking and biking in the mountains, followed by a swim in the local pristine lakes, then BBQ filled evenings with a bottle of rosé and sunset lit Mont Blanc. Does summer get better than this?

Yes it does! All through summer are various events, one of which many of the lakes host a “Fête du Lac”.  Beginning with activities, displays, concerts, food and drink, then the main event, a spectacular firework display where mountains echo whistles and explosions and lakes reflect illuminations.

For a more pampered experience, you can pre-book a dinner cruise on the main lakes where the biggest fêtes take place: Lac Leman (Geneva), Lac Annecy or Lac du Bourget (Aix les Bains):

Better still, you can have your very own private viewing spot – in one of these divine lake view properties for sale:

Lake Geneva:

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http://bit.ly/1pmGSIQ

Lake Annecy:

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http://bit.ly/1tTGgvI

Lake Bourget:

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http://bit.ly/UGGp9h

 


Summer 2014

by Tamsin Beaube on Mon 26 May 14

Another fun fuelled and prosperous winter season has flown by. Within the property market, the demand is up and prices are at their lowest since 2008 proving a great time to buy.

With snow melting in the approaching summer heat, the Alps dramatically change into a completely different world.

Buyers who are seeking all-season properties come to experience what this beautiful haven has to offer, whether it’s for the chilled out atmosphere at the lakes and beaches, the family friendly activities, or the more challenging adrenalin filled sports…

Bike

One sport in particular simply replaces skis for bikes! The resorts lifts re-open and become the transport link to 100’s of kms of biking terrain.

Here is an insight, put together by a specialist guide and friend of the Alps team in the Belleville Valley (Val Thorens, Saint Martin de Belleville and Les Menuires):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6zdscWHJt8

If you think that’s hairy, then get over to Alpe d’Huez to see the MEGA AVALANCHE event – the biggest open downhill bike race in the world:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQF_oD4Ts0c

Road biking is also very popular in the Alps with the challenging ascents and descents and dramatic backdrops. There are numerous races through the summer and of course the Tour de France. This year it will be passing through Jackson Collins’ home turf, les Hautes Alpes. Starting in Grenoble passing Bourg d’Oisans, La Grave, into Briancon les Hautes Alpes, then over the  Col d’Izoard, ending in Risoul.

Here are just some of the biking events to look out for this summer:

  • 27-29 June – Passport du Soleil: Day MTB Tour of France/Switzerland
  • 6 July – Three Valleys: Mountain Biking open to all
  • 17-20 July in Les Menuires : French MTB Championships
  • 3 August – La Bourgui: Road Biking Race
  • 21-24 August – Meribel : World MTB Championships
  • 7-13 July – Alpe d’Huez: Mega Avalanche
  • 19th July – Grenoble-Risoul : Tour de France

Rumour has it….

by Tamsin Beaube on Fri 29 Nov 13

Alpe d'Huez

There will be a “super” lift linking the two resorts of Alp d’Huez with les 2 Alpes! There has been speculation of this project for years but our sources reveal that the project is to go ahead in 2018.

The link will be between the top of Signal de l’homme in the Auris sector of Alpe d’Huez and Le Cret in les Deux Alpes. The estimated transit time 17 minutes.

If the link goes ahead, here is how the area will sit among the 10 largest linked areas in Europe:

  1. 3 Valleys (France): 600kms
  2. Les Portes du Soleil (France/Swizterland): 650kms
  3. Les Deux Alpes/Alpe d’Huez (France): 474kms
  4. Paradiski (France): 425kms
  5. 4 Valleys (Switzerland): 412kms
  6. Milky Way (France/Italy): 400kms
  7. Matterhorn (Switzerland): 360kms
  8. Evasion Mont Blanc (France): 445kms
  9. Espace Killy (France): 300kms
  10. Grand Massif (France): 265kms

With property prices here remaining modest compared to other large resorts, perhaps now is the time to be looking to invest!

To see properties for sale in Les Deux Alpes and Alpe d’Huez, please visit:

http://www.skifrenchproperty.com/skiProperties/agent/12837


Lac du Bourget, Aix-les-Bains and Chambery attracting buyers

by silang on Wed 30 Oct 13

Lac du Bourget’s neighbour, the renowned lac d’Annecy with its beautiful city located on one end of the second largest lakes in France is chic, expensive and bustling with energy and fun –  and has long attracted foreign property buyers.

However, if you want a more relaxed, green experience then the larger Lac du Bourget is a great option. The nearby city of Chambery is both historic and beautiful, while Aix-les-Bains offers splendid mountain views, lakeside beaches, thermal baths and a relaxed and very French atmosphere.

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Many British and foreign buyer are showing interest in Lac du Bourget, already very popular with the French, and it looks set to be one of the next major areas for property price growth in Savoie and indeed the Rhône Alpes.  Thierry Barry our agent based in Aix les Bain has some fantastic properties for sale in Aix-les-Bains  and around the lac.

 

 


Winter vs Summer

by Tamsin Beaube on Fri 05 Apr 13

We are nearing the end of a spectacular ski season in the Alps with copious amounts of snow, powdery on and off-piste and endless slopes. It’s always sad hanging up the skis and saying goodbye to the winter… but on a positive note, summers on its way!

Always a hot topic amongst the team, summer or winter, which do you prefer?
Winter vs Summer
• Shorts and shades or staloppettes and goggles?
• Evening al-fresco dining or lunch times on the sunny slopes?
• Beautiful walks in the mountains or a snow shoe through the forest?
• Bbqs at the beach or a hearty fondue in a cosy Alpine setting?
• Sunbathing at the lake or relaxing in the hot tub?
• A crisp glass of rosé or a warming vin chaud?
• A leisurely bike ride in the green Alpine hills or a day skiing/riding down powdery, white mountains?
• An outdoor festival or an après ski concert/gig?


Bon Appetit

by Tamsin Beaube on Sun 17 Mar 13

You may associate dining in the Alps with its hearty Raclettes, Fondues and Tartiflettes fulfilling the skiers appetite – but, there is more to the Alps than meets the stomach!

Last month saw one of the world’s largest and most prestigious culinary competitions in Lyon, where 24 finalist chefs gathered from 3 continents to compete for the title of, “Le Bocuse d’Or”.

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French Chef, “Paul Bocuse” created the event in 1987 which takes place over 5 days every 2 years in the gastronomic capital of France, Lyon. The event entices foodies from across the globe coming to get a first glimpse of the newest trends in the world of gastronomy.

There are all kinds of demonstrations and exhibits, including the “Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie”, the National Cheese making contest and best Winemaker, however the awaited event is the contest between the 24 best chefs in the world competing for Gold in “Le Bocuse d’Or”.

This year, not only did the UK make history with their best result to date coming 4th in the competition, it saw local French chef, Thibaut Ruggeri win the title, who trained in the Michelin Star restaurant, Le Flocon de Sel in Megeve, Haute Savoie. Le Flocon de Sel is just  one of 75 Michelin Starred restaurants in the Rhone Alpes.

So… next time you are in the area and fancy a taste of something a little more special and unique, take a look to see if you are near any of these award winning restaurants – make sure you book in advance:

http://www.restoclub.fr/restaurants-guide-michelin-2013/selection-michelin-2013-restaurant-rhone-alpes.html

Bon Appetite!


London, France’s sixth biggest city By Lucy Ash BBC News

by Heather on Thu 07 Jun 12

Interesting post on the BBC web site about the 300,000 to 400,000 French people living in London.

Where we are

The French Alps is a diverse area featuring historic cities to vast mountain ranges, the largest lakes in France and the most famous ski resorts in the world. In describing this area the superlatives simply do not do justice as it is a place of such immense beauty that words fail.

Due to its popularity, getting here is easy with the international airports of Geneva, Lyon, Grenoble and Chambery, the TGV Eurostar stops and excellent motorway links make travel very straight forward.

This amazing place is where our dedicated team of agents live and work offering local knowledge and a diverse range of properties to match the landscape. Our portfolio includes the ski areas, Three Valleys, Chamonix Mont Blanc, Paradiski, Portes du Soleil, Les Aravis, Serre Chevalier and many of the surrounding resorts, villages and areas.

Mountains

When you think of the French Alps, you would be forgiven for thinking "SKI" with its vast choice of resorts including the inter-linked ski domains of the Portes du Soleil, Espace Killy, Chamonix and Les 3 Vallees but there is so much more. We have soaring mountain ranges, lush valleys, rushing water, still lakes and farmland plains.

We also have great weather to top it off, and the four seasons are very clearly defined. Undoubtedly this is a stunning region all year round. Whether you're a walker, mountaineer, biker, climber, artist, golfer, horse rider, gourmet, this is a great environment to rest, play and work.

Our Area - French Alps

Amidst the historic cities to the highest mountain in Europe and the largest lakes in France, is where our dedicated team of agents live and work. Offering local knowledge and a portfolio of properties in Savoie 73, Haute-Savoie 74, Hautes-Alpes 05 and Isere 38.

The French Alps is home to three vast national parks and stunning lakes, 15 nature reserves encompassing sparkling rivers, wide valley plains and white capped mountains. Aside from the incredible flora and fauna, the French Alps feature the attractive, ancient cities of Lyon, Chambery, Annecy and Grenoble to name but a few, all with fascinating histories. Lyon, famous for being the gastronomic capital of France featuring 20 Michelin star restaurants. (There are 75 in total in the region!) Surrounding Geneva, on the Swiss border, is the 'commuter belt' of this world famous center for commerce.

This is area is affluent, beautiful and diverse - a great location for commerce and year round tourism.

Lakes

Lac d'Annecy, Lac du Bourget and Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) are three of the largest and most famous lakes in Europe. Ideal in all seasons with their picturesque settings, Savoyard villages, medieval towns, ancient castles, colourful outdoor markets, beaches and pristine waters, local foods and wines, and easy access to the ski slopes.

A host of activities are on offer from wakeboarding, windsurfing, sailing & diving in the water, to golf, cycling, tennis, hiking and climbing on the ground, to parapenting and hang-gliding in the air.

With their amazing sites to explore and the mountains nearby the Lakes are wonderful places to spend your time out and better still, to live.

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Ski chalets and apartments for sale in French Alps

We live in the French Alps - we have insider knowledge and are passionate about our location and the work that we do. We provide an effective, time saving, professional and honest service to find the property that will work for you. We understand the specific issues relating to a property purchase in our areas and have a wealth of knowledge and bank of experts to ensure you purchase the property of your dreams. We get results.

We have an incredible range of properties for sale in our portfolio including . . .
  • ski hideaway
  • lakeside retreat
  • commercial
  • luxury ski chalet
  • valley haven not too far from the slopes
  • hidden farm not far from the lakes
  • and homes within an hour from Geneva

If you can’t find what you’re looking for then give us a call with your requirements and we’ll go out and find it for you. The Alps team look forward to working with you.



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