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Eurostar tickets from London to the French Alps now on sale for 2014/15

As of 31st July, ski fans and owners of homes in the Alps planning to travel to the slopes by rail this winter have been able to snap up their train tickets. Visitors to the Alps this coming season can travel on Eurostar’s day and night services direct to the French...

Posted on 29 August 2014

New lift and aqua centre make Chatel even more attractive

It’s a big year for the charming resort of Chatel in the French Alps, thanks to the opening in July of a smart new aqua centre and commencement of work on a new lift system that could be ready for this ski season. Part of the Portes du Soleil ski...

Posted on 05 August 2014

Wine-loving skiers toast Savoie’s new ‘appellation’ for sparkling wine

Winter sports and mountain pursuits are what the French Alpine region of Savoie are best known for, but visitors and homeowners there can now enjoy being in an area officially recognised for its sparkling wine. Previously, wine-making in Savoie has fallen under the radar of most foreigners, but things are...

Posted on 11 July 2014

Why driving to the French Alps this summer could make perfect sense

The lasting impression of any holiday is normally the weather, the scenery, the fun and the food, but a new report by the RAC has found that an increasing number of Brits driving abroad, including France, come home amazed by the quality and emptiness of European roads, combined with the...

Posted on 20 June 2014

Tignes or Les Deux Alpes for a home with year-round skiing?

The winter season might be over in the Alps but for visitors and homeowners in Tignes and Les Deux Alpes, there is still skiing to be had – on the glaciers above these two popular French resorts that open over the summer! Les Deux Alps offers the largest and highest...

Posted on 03 June 2014

Stronger Sterling benefiting UK buyers in the French Alps in 2014

Brits on the verge or in the process of buying a property in the French Alps are benefiting from Sterling’s persistent strength against the euro during 2014, with the exchange rate barely dropping below £1/€1.2 this year and the current rate hovering around an 18-month high of €1.23. The difference...

Posted on 30 May 2014

50 million skiers a year – why France and the Alps are so popular

Reassuring for owners – and future owners - of property in the Alps, but in particular France, is a new report that reveals a French resort as the world’s busiest resort and highlights how dominant the Alps are on the world’s ski stage. Here are some interesting snippets from the...

Posted on 16 May 2014

Châtel’s ‘off slope’ offering gets even better with new aquatic centre

Property-owners visiting their home in Châtel next season can look forward to a soothing swim or massage after a hard day on the slopes, thanks to a brand new aquatic centre opening shortly in the French resort. Called Forme d’O and located in the village centre, Châtel’s new aquatic centre...

Posted on 06 May 2014

Recovery in the Alpine property market well under way in 2014

International interest in skiing property picked up in 2013 compared to 2012, with the upward trend being even stronger in the first two months of 2014, according to an international property consultancy. Both viewings and transactions for skiing property in the Alps increased in 2013, while both were up again...

Posted on 19 April 2014

Dual seasonality key to the future of resorts in the French Alps

Ongoing investment in the French Alps is increasing the year-round appeal of property ownership there, said ski property specialist Skiingproperty.com in March, adding that today’s international buyers seek dual seasonality when choosing a mountain resort. Tourism and property in the French Alps no longer focus solely around winter sports and...

Posted on 25 March 2014

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