Les Deux Alpes and Alpe d'Huez
Aravis and Annecy environs
Aix les Bains and Chambery environs
Chamonix and Mont Blanc region
Chartreuse, Belledone, Grenoble environs
Lyon and Area
Massif des Bauges
Portes du Soleil
Paradiski, Espace Killy, Ste Foy
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 Perfect Tartiflette Recipeby Tamsin Beaube on Thu 25 Feb 21
I’ve lived in the French Alps for 14 years and have never been able to master the art of a restaurant worthy tartiflette… until now!
I recently stumbled across 3 star Michelin chef, Emanuel Renaud’s recipe and saw one small technique in his cooking that makes the big difference. Simply cover the tartiflette with aluminium foil for the 1st half of cooking and it keeps in all the moisture! Tout simplement.
Here is Emanuel’s recipe, so you can try his ‘Tartiflette Parfaite’ recipe for yourself:
- 1kg medium sized (charlotte) potatoes
- Tsp salt
- 1 onion sliced
- 250g lardons
- 125ml white wine (vin de savoie if available)
- 1 large Reblochon cheese (450g)
- Salt pepper to taste
- (Serves 4)
- Add potatoes with skins to a saucepan of cold water with a teaspoon of salt. Bring to boil and cook for approx 20 mins ensuring skins don’t break – or this means they are overcooked
- Peel the potatoes whilst warm (you can use a fork to hold the potato and knife to peel – to avoid burning hands), then slice 1cm thick
- In another pan add the lardons to cold water and bring to the boil (this removes excess fat and salt), then remove from the heat and drain
- Heat the butter in a saucepan adding the sliced onions. When the onions are golden, add the lardons and wine until the wine reduces to half. Stir in the potatoes with a sprinkle of salt and pepper, then remove from the heat
- Rub a baking dish with cut garlic, then add all the above ingredients
- Slice the reblochon in two (making 2 circles – or if easier, 4 semi circles) and place on top of the ingredients crust side up
- Cover with tin foil and place in a preheated oven on 180 ‘C for 20 minutes
- After 20 minutes, remove the foil, stir the cheese with the ingredients, increase the oven heat to 220’C and cook for a further 10-15 until golden
Serve with a green salad and wash down with a glass of Apremont. Bon Appetit!
Properties on the Etape route 26th and 27th Julyby Tamsin Beaube on Fri 26 Jul 19
Over today and tomorrow the yellow jerseys are on home territory. We may be biased for saying this, but the most exciting stage of the tour!
Here are some of our featured properties in the areas they are passing:
Today 26th July:
Great value 1 bedroom apartment in Modane €69,000 http://skifrenchproperty.com/skiProperties/view/4086/page:1
3 bedroom apartment in sought after, Tignes http://skifrenchproperty.com/skiProperties/view/3766/page:1
Tomorrow 27th July:
Alpine business opportunity 2 chalets in Villard sur Doron http://skifrenchproperty.com/skiProperties/view/4169/page:1
Superbly priced plot to build your chalet, Bellentre La Plagne http://skifrenchproperty.com/skiProperties/view/4176/page:1
4 bedroom penthouse in Moutiers http://skifrenchproperty.com/skiProperties/view/3879/page:1
Magnificent chalet in St Martin de Belleville http://skifrenchproperty.com/skiProperties/view/3885/page:1
Piste side apartment in residence with spa, Val Thorens http://skifrenchproperty.com/skiProperties/view/4175/page:1
Leggett team get to meet GB telemark team!by Tamsin Beaube on Mon 01 Apr 19
Some of us lucky few from the Leggett Alps team had the privilege of meeting the GB telemark team yesterday.
Andrew Morgan, agent in Saint Gervais, Marco Chiaudano, agent in Chamonix / Les Houches and I went to see the team in action for a final race on their training ground, Les Houches, having just completed the world championships.
If like me, you are a novice to telemark skiing, it is a fascinating sport and must be experienced in the flesh. It is a combination of downhill skiing, slalom, jumping and cross country skating with the heel free from the ski. Technical, but the team make it look like a walk in the park!
Leggett became sponsors of the GB telemark team this season. It’s been an exciting venture following their progress full of highs, a couple of blows and some amazing personal bests, with record breaking results for Great Britain, finishing 5th in the Overall Nations Cup.
Louis Hatchwell recorded his career best finish of 12th in World Cup and a Top 10 result at the World Championships. Ben Emsley took his first Top 20 result in World Cup. Colin and Alec Dixon recorded Top 15 results at the World Junior Championships. Sion Bingham finished in 24th place at the World Championships. Jasmin Taylor finished 2nd in the Overall Sprint and Overall Classic rankings, as well as 3rd in the Overall World ranking, with 7 podiums and 1 victory.
The team featured on Ski sunday this year – if you missed it, you can see the video and Jaz Taylor here.
Getting to meet these stars on the snow, was a real privilege and I have to add what a lovely bunch of competitors they are. I highly recommend seeing a race when you can, you will come away feeling the energy and likely want to try it for yourself!
On behalf of Leggett we’d like to congratulate them for their success this season and look forward to following them next year!
Go Telemark team GB! #Freetheheel
Leggett become sponsors of GB Telemark Team!by Tamsin Beaube on Mon 24 Dec 18
We are proud to announce that Leggett Immobilier have just become sponsors of the GB telemark team!
Telemark, one of the less familiar sports on the snow, existed before classic downhill skiing, where the free heel system enabled skiers to climb the mountain before descent. It’s name originated from the region, Telemark, in Norway.
In recent years with it’s increase in popularity, telemark skiing has been revived as a new form of downhill skiing, the “triathlon of skiing”, becoming a disciplined sport in Europe, Scandinavia and North America, with world championships taking place each year.
The GB telemark team have come a long way since it was first created in Scotland in 1990. Having reformed in 2007, they have produced 10 current world cup team athletes and 4 squad members. Now competing each year in the FIS world championships, they are setting their goals even higher this coming season and seek to achieve 15 world cup podiums! We will be cheering them on all the way.
One of our main contacts is Jasmine Taylor, GB team and multi-winning champion, who you can see in action here.
At Leggett, we are passionate about the mountains and snow sports, and like the GB telemark team, we believe in turning dreams to reality, so will be fully supporting the team and joining them live at the races. Help us by supporting team GB and watch them live on our media here, or come and watch them live-stream with us at the France show in February! Details to follow.
Dates of FIS world championship:
20-21 January: La Thuile, Italy
25-26 January: Pralognan La Vanoise, French Alps
29 January: Pra Loup, French Alps
9-10 February: Bad Hindelang/Oberjoch, Germany
14-18 February: Krvavec, Slovenia
20-23 March: Rjukan, Norway
We will also be supporting them at their first FIS race of the season 6th January les Houches. Why not come and join us?
Alps property and recruitment event – 14th June, Albertville, Rhone-Alpesby Tamsin Beaube on Fri 01 Jun 18
Are you in the area and looking for a property, or would like to work with Leggett Immobilier?
This is the perfect opportunity to come and meet some of our team who can offer their help and expertise – whether your project is a new home or a new job!
To entice you into Alpine lifestyle, take a look into the lifestyle of two our local agents, Andrew Morgan, in St Gervais les Bains and Emma Casanova, in Annecy:
For more information or to book a free ticket to the event:
|Alps Property and Recruitment Event – Register here|
|Thursday 14th June, 10h00-19h00|
|Hotel le Roma
85 Chemin du Pont Albertin
Olympic Champions, Ski Resorts and Properties!by Tamsin Beaube on Tue 13 Feb 18
Re-locating to Lyon?by Tamsin Beaube on Mon 11 Sep 17
LOCATING TO, OR RELOCATING WITHIN LYON?
Here are just a few of our top properties in the city, and why they represent a good buy.
|Ref: 75440JCI69||€399,000 FAI|
|Charming 3 bedroom semi-detached house with sunny garden in quiet area of Villeurbanne.
|Ref: 71593JCI69A1||€923,000 FAI|
|New, 4 bedroom penthouse apartment in the Confluence area.
|Ref: 73329JCI69A3||€455,000 FAI|
|New 3 bedroom apartment in village-like Montchat area of central Lyon.
|Ref: 78577JCI69||€441,000 FAI|
|3 bedroom duplex apartment in Part Dieu.
|Ref: 74394JCI69||€657,000 FAI|
|4 bedroom house with swimming pool in the 8th district.
|Ref: 78062JCI69||€372,750 FAI|
|2 bedroom retro loft apartment in the trendy 6th district.
|Ref: 73655JCI69A1||€490,000 FAI|
|New 3 bedroom apartment in family-friendly St Louis, in the 7th district.
|Ref: 78099JCI69||€990,000 FAI|
|Modern and spacious 3 bedroom apartment near Part Dieu.
|Ref: 75879JCI69||€619,500 FAI|
|Suburbs: Contemporary 4 bedroom villa with pool, in Toussieu.
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COURCHEVAL SKI RESORT – Bozel …by Jane Berry on Wed 11 Jan 17
Bozel is a beautiful town which gets a lot of sunshine all year round. It is predominantly French but there are a few English locals too who tend to be well integrated into the local community, with kids in the school. Bozel thrives in winter and in summer. Just 10 minutes by car from Moutiers (where trains arrive from London, Paris, Lyon…), 10 minutes drive from the ski lifts in Courchevel le Praz, and just 8 minute drive from Champagny/la Plagne, you have the pick of several ski resorts in winter time! Most notably Bozel is also on the free ski bus route to Courchevel.
In summer Bozel attracts many people who come to the area to walk, bike and climb or just relax by the lake and enjoy the French way of life. Bozel has everything you need – shops selling local produce, a butcher, a beautiful church with its unusual spire, beautiful views of the Grand Bec, walks from the doorstep, bars and restuarants. Its a great place to consider buying as you can get a lot more for your money here than you can further up the mountain, although people are now wising up and it is expected prices will start to rise soon.
FRENCH ALPS – Great investment at £86k …by Jane Berry on Tue 27 Dec 16
Don’t miss this fabulous opportunity to buy a ‘Pied de Terre’ apartment for less than £90,000! close to the ski lifts, here in Saint Gervais.
The apartments will be built to the highest standards, respecting the local architecture , in a great location close to the cable car and just a short walk to the town. All the apartments have a parking space or garage and once you have arrived you are unlikely to need the car as everything is so close on foot.
Feel even better about your carbon footprint by taking one of the many daily minbus or coach transfers from Geneva airport to St Gervais station – all year round in and out of the traditional seasons.
Saint Gervais les Bains, the top selling town and ski resort for property sales 2nd year running!by Tamsin Beaube on Mon 12 Dec 16
But what is attracting our French and International buyers to St Gervais?
Saint Gervais is not just a resort but a genuine, French, year round market town, well located between Chamonix and Megeve.
It is at the heart of the 3rd largest ski area in France, the Domaine Evasion Mont Blanc, totalling 445km of pistes for all levels.
The summer is as equally active as the winter with a range of activities and places to visit on the doorstep.
“It is a hugely up and coming town, with investment in new hotels and restaurants, the modern lift system, snow cannons on the home run piste and the Bains du Mont Blanc – a fantastic thermal spa, being taken over by L’Oreal (because we are worth it!)” quotes the agent, Andrew Morgan.
“Property prices are on the rise and now is a great time to invest – more and more people are finding it is the perfect place for them.”
For more information about properties, the town or for a piece of the action, contact the local agent, St Gervais resident, Andrew MORGAN, he will be delighted to help you.