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7 Tips for Buying Ski Property in France

Our tips for buying ski property in France cover the entire process from financing your purchase to choosing the ideal resort. You may be eager to sign the title deeds, take the keys and put your feet up by a log fire, but this is the time to take it...

Posted on 17 February 2019

Megeve Ski Resort: A Beginner Guide to France’s Hidden Gem

Some say they have never heard of Megeve ski resort yet in select circles, it's earned a hardcore group of fans who cannot stay away from an upmarket, savoy ambience found no-where else in France. In fact, this exquisite resort was the original Courchevel back in the 1920s. Built as...

Posted on 06 February 2019

Club Med Les Arcs Panorama Opens With Rave Reviews

In December 2018, Club Med opened Les Arcs Panorama, and Trip Advisor reviews indicate it got off to a flying start. While other hotels and all-inclusive resorts usually suffer teething problems during the first three months of opening, Les Arcs Panorama has bucked this trend by scoring a staggering 4.5...

Posted on 24 January 2019

About Tignes Ski Resort: Exploring French Alp Destinations

To learn about Tignes ski resort is to take an excellent adventure into a famous French Alp destination. Together with neighbouring Val d’Isère, it belongs to Espace Killy ski district and is a winter playground with 190 miles of marked runs for beginner, intermediate and experienced skiers. Over 300 shops,...

Posted on 19 January 2019

Conde Nast Rates Courchevel as 2nd Best Ski Resort in Europe

Conde Nast Traveler has listed their best ski resorts in Europe and Courchevel ranked in at second place. We were also pleased to see more of our favourite Alpine resorts on the list including Val d’Isère, Megeve, and Val Thorens. Rated by user reviews, the list is an all-encompassing roundup...

Posted on 02 January 2019

Villages of Tignes: Exploring the French Alp Ski Resort

Collectively, five villages of Tignes make up a large ski resort and a prominent French Alp destination. Initially sitting in the valley below Val D’Isère, in 1948, the government moved the village, to build Tignes Dam. These days, the area has expanded and Le Lac, Le Lavachet and Val Claret...

Posted on 27 December 2018

Summer Things to Do in Val d’Isere

From winter skiing to things to do in Val d’Isère during summer, a vast amount of tourist attractions and activities makes this destination an all-rounder from January to December. Indeed, don’t underestimate its summer potential. As ski resorts around the world look to transform themselves into year-round destinations, Val d’Isère...

Posted on 21 December 2018

10 Off-Slope Things to Do in Alpe d’Heuz

The vast number of things to do in Alpe D’Heuz makes it ideal for both non-skiers and those who live for the slopes. Sitting in the French Alps’s Rhone region, the area’s main claim to fame is 250 kilometres of piste lying on the Grandes Rousses Massif. However, as its...

Posted on 15 November 2018

6 Golf Courses in the French Alps for Beginners and Pros

As ski resorts across the world clamber to become dual season, golfing is just one of many summer activities they are investing in. While the reputation lags the likes of Spain, Portugal or Turkey that often host professionals, golf courses in the French Alps attract sport loving property buyers who...

Posted on 04 November 2018

Traditional French Alpine Architecture: A Timeless and Classic Design

Alpine chalets appear in France, Italy and Switzerland, but the style of traditional French Alpine architecture is in a league of its own. The timeless, classic design focused on practicality. Residents used them as living quarters, but also stored livestock, firewood and diary products in them. It was not until...

Posted on 12 September 2018

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