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Buying Ski Property in the French Alps : Your Alpine Home Investment

With an extensive list of places to choose from, anyone buying ski property in France should know it is an attractive market with a good deal of new build, modern homes for sale, but the location of your new home is just as important as the actual home itself. Usually,...

Posted on 01 August 2022

Why Courchevel in France Stands Out as a Skiing Destination

Known for glitz and glamour, Courchevel in France attracts high-flying members of society worldwide, including royalty and celebrities. Yet many people misunderstand Courchevel. They think mountain lunches with the best food and upmarket ski chalets means pricy holidays. But there is more to Courchevel than hefty prices. Additionally, there is...

Posted on 26 July 2022

Guide to Three Valleys Ski Area in the French Alps

The Three Valleys ski area, called Les Trois Vallées in French, excels in excellence with four glaciers, decent snow fall, three hundred ski runs covering 600 kilometres. 180 ski lifts suiting everyone from beginner to experienced, also promote it to world class professionalism. Avid skiers use one of four airports...

Posted on 12 March 2022

Best Places to Live in the French Alps

Step aside Paris, because there have been more enquiries over the last three years about the best places to live in the French Alps. One reason was COVID. Global real estate markets changed as buyers turned to more remote locations, and with more people working from home, they can choose...

Posted on 07 March 2022

Is a Ski Chalet a Good Investment?

Sometimes, clients ask us if a ski chalet is a good investment, especially when compared to renting one for holidays. Of course, there is nothing better in life than settling down in a luxury ski chalet for the week. Whether this is in front of the log fire, on the...

Posted on 24 February 2022

Why Visit the French Alps and What to Do While There

Annually, millions of people visit the French Alps, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes regions of Europe. With the tallest mountain at 4,808 metres, the Alps command fame among winter ski enthusiasts. Yet, the French alps have become about much more. The French alps transformed themselves into an outdoor hub...

Posted on 13 February 2022

Enjoy February in France – Things to Do and Where to Go

February in France throws up many hidden surprises and delights despite this month's bad reputation on international and domestic travel scenes. While most people stay at home, adventurous holidaymakers see an equally fascinating side of France. The benefits of travelling in February mean fewer crowds, cheaper hotels, and flight tickets....

Posted on 03 February 2022

Guide to Winter in France and the Best Places to Visit

During winter in France, visitors enjoy various travel places, aside from the traditional Alps. Winter is the non-tourism season in France so if you are planning city breaks, expect cheaper flights and fewer crowds at attractions. Travel exceptions are the winter Alps which kicks into gear with their ski season....

Posted on 24 January 2022

Best Ski Resorts in the World

When looking at the best ski resorts in the world, one can only be amazed at the global map stretching from New Zealand to Japan to America and the time-honoured favourites; France and Switzerland. While skiing scenes in the past always targeted elite society, these days, many mainstream ski markets...

Posted on 13 January 2022

Public Holidays in France – Important Dates for Your Diary

Whether living or holidaying here, know that most businesses, shops, and offices close during public holidays in France. Likewise, check the opening hours of supermarkets, bakeries, restaurants, and tourist attractions as they can vary. Altogether there are 11 official public holidays. However, the Moselle and Alsace regions have two holidays,...

Posted on 07 January 2022