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French Alps Properties of the Week

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    latest addition in Meribel Savoie


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Ski Chalets and Apartments for Sale in French Alps

We do more; we assist with your Alpine property purchase from start to finish. Introducing you to the best local services and expertise, liaising and assisting every step of the way.

David Cowx
David Cowx
David Lucas
David Lucas
Nicky Wye
Nicky Wye
Stéphanie Donoghue
Stéphanie Donoghue
Theo Camfferman
Theo Camfferman
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
Alex Pand
Alex Pand
Stéphanie Sirand-Rey
Stéphanie Sirand-Rey
Zoe Swiderski
Zoe Swiderski
Sébastien Ysabel
Sébastien Ysabel
Alison Benjamin
Alison Benjamin
Mara Junkere
Mara Junkere
Max Ashton
Max Ashton
Juliette Borg
Juliette Borg
Mathieu Baile
Mathieu Baile
Cecile Vasseur
Cecile Vasseur
Jenny Serin
Jenny Serin
Peter Pauwels
Peter Pauwels
Teresa Gordon
Teresa Gordon

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.


  • Alex Pand - Lyon region
  • Andrew Morgan – Evasion Mont Blanc: St Gervais les Bains, Les Contamines
  • Ben Farley – Ste Foy Tarentaise, La Rosiere; Espace Killy: Tignes, Val d'Isère
  • Cecile Vasseur - Domaine Evasion Mont Blanc; Les Portes du Mont Blanc: Combloux, Megeve
  • David Cowx - Paradiski: La Plagne, Montchavin les Coches, Bourg Saint Maurice, Plagne Montalbert, Villaroger
  • David Lucas - Chamonix Mont Blanc: Chamonix, Argentière, Les Houches
  • Edward Brown - Geneva region, Geneva Lac/Lac Léman
  • Emma Horsfall – Three Valleys: Vallée de Belleville: Saint Martin de Belleville, Les Menuires, Val Thorens
  • Fiona Carless - Portes du Soleil: Les Gets, Morzine
  • Jackson Collins – Les Hautes Alpes: Serre Chevalier, Briancon, Montgenevre, Puy St Vincent, Risoul, Vars, Devoluy, Pelvoux
  • Jenny Serin - Three Valleys: Courchevel, La Tania, Brides les Bains, Moutiers, Aigueblanche
  • Joanne Evans - Portes du Soleil: Morzine, St Jean d'Aulps, Le Biot
  • Lenka Koutnakova – Pays de Gex, Geneva region, Jura
  • Lisa O'Neill - Chamonix Mont Blanc: Chamonix, Argentière, Les Houches
  • Mara Junkere - Aravis/Annecy: La Clusaz, Grand Bornand, St Jean de Sixt, Talloires
  • Max Ashton - Massif des Bauges: Allions-Margeriaz, Semnoz, La Sambuy; Annecy
  • Michele Jones – Three Valleys: Courchevel, La Tania, Bozel, Brides les Bains; La Vanoise: Pralognan, Champagny
  • Nicky Wye - Portes du Soleil: Morzine, St Jean d’Aulps, Le Biot, Abondance
  • Niven Dyer – Les Deux Alpes: Mont de Lans, Venosc; Alpe d'Huez: Bourg d'Oisans, Venosc, Vaujany, Oz, Ornon, Villard Reuclas
  • Peter Pauwels - Lyon, Chambéry, Grenoble area
  • Pip Watkins - Le Grand Domain: Valmorel, St Francois Longchamp; Espace Diamant: Les Saisies, Praz sur Arly, Flumet; Annecy; Moutiers
  • Romy Favre - Espace Killy: Tignes, Val d'Isere, Bourg St Maurice
  • Sandy Harris-Smith - Massif des Bauges: Le Grand Revard: Les Deserts; Chartreuse
  • Sébastien Ysabel - Annecy/Geneva region
  • Simon Airey – Grand Massif: Samoëns, Sixt Fer à Cheval, Morillon, Les Carroz, Flaine
  • Stephanie Donoghue - Aravis/Annecy: La Clusaz, Grand Bornand, Manigod, Thones; La Giettaz
  • Stéphanie Sirand-Rey - Three Valleys: Meribel, Les Allues
  • Steve Pangli – Three Valleys: Vallée de Belleville: Saint Martin de Belleville, Les Menuires, Val Thorens
  • Theo Cafferman - Three Valleys: Meribel, Les Allues
  • Thierry Barry - Lac du Bourget, Aix-les-Bains, Chambery
  • Zoe Swiderski - Paradiski: Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry, Bourg St Maurice

Latest Articles from our dedicated French Alps blog

Perfect time to be buying a property in the Alps

by Jane Berry on Thu 09 Jun 16

La Cordée HR Summer Photo - lake

With the number of British buyers having thought to have dropped back, at the start of 2016, by anything up to 30%, Leggett put this calming in the French property market down to the effects of both fiscal and economic uncertainty, caused by the ‘Brexit’ referendum, taking place on the 23rd June.

However to those with an eye for spotting a great deal, this represents an excellent moment to pick up a bargain and we’re seeing a continual stream of English and International buyers taking advantage of prime investment opportunities, especially up here in the Alps.

With unbelievably low interest rates on offer at the moment and recent polls predicting we might well remain in the EU, that has driven improvements in the exchange rates too, so if that does turn out to be the case, we think conditions will be the best ever for buying French property, so make sure you’re you don’t miss out on a great opportunity! …

HAUTE SAVOIE – Saint Gervais Le Bains …

by Jane Berry on Sat 19 Dec 15

St Gervais le Bain photo

St Gervais-le-Bains is one of the most charming and attractive of all Alpine ski resorts. The traditional French spa town, with its weekly market, is at the heart of the third largest ski area in France; the Evasion Mont Blanc domain. It has 445km of first class, uncrowded pistes and includes the resorts of Megève, Combloud and Les Contamines. “One of the things I love most is that it has year-round appeal, thanks to its history and character. This makes it a great place to live. You’ll be just as enthralled and entertained in the summer as in the peak winter season” says Andrew Morgan, one of our agents covering the Haute-Savoie.

MERIBEL – a ski resort in the Tarentaise Valley, in the French Alps.

by Jane Berry on Sat 10 Oct 15


The Meribel ski resort is part of the ‘Trois Vallées’ ski area. The Three Valleys area comprises 180 lifts, 335 marked runs (over 600 kilometres) and over 130 km of cross-country tracks. The Three Valleys was expanded about ten years ago to incorporate a fourth valley, though the area kept the name Trois Vallées. The area comprises the resorts of Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Les Menuires-Saint Martin, Val Thorens and Orelle.

The resort comprises the sub villages of Méribel-Mottaret, at an altitude of 1750 m towards the head of the Allues valley, and Méribel Village at 1400 m on the road to Courchevel.

Leggett have an excellent selection of properties in and around Meribel, take a look here …

RHÔNE ALPES – One of the first questions buyers ask …

by Jane Berry on Mon 24 Aug 15


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

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:

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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Lake Annecy:


Lake Bourget:



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…


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):

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:

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:

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.


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.



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.


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.


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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