The Alps

Its mountains and its exceptional real estate heritage

Picturesque villages

Once, the Alps were hostile territory. The snow-capped peaks stood amongst the valleys, isolated from each other, secretly concealing natural treasures.  Stage of exceptional beauty of the surrounding environment, the Alps, the largest mountain range in France, was thus left free from all human constraints. It was not until the end of the 19th century that roads and paths were built there.

Testimony of this development, some of these roads are still used today. Their picturesque trail also offers exceptional views of a multitude of valleys and peaks. At the heart of this territory, charming mountain resorts gradually developed. Méribel, located in the Savoie department, appeared in the late 1930s under the impetus of a Scottish man who fell head over heels in love with this sumptuous setting. With its warm and family atmosphere, it still delights snowboarding enthusiasts from all over the world to this day. Those who holiday or live there, do so in remarkable surroundings, from exceptional chalets to premium apartments.

World-renowned ski resorts

In Savoie, more particularly in the Tarentaise valley, Courchevel is also emblematic  of the region. Famous the world over, it continues to attract athletes from all continents. Located in the heart of one of the largest ski areas in the world (Les 3 Vallées), this mountain resort combines charm and fun, delighting locals as well as tourists and celebrities.

In Haute-Savoie, rendez-vous in Megève, a resort particularly renowned for the quality of the services offered there. The Rothschild family  are established there and have participated in the development of this  mountain village unique in France. Luxurious chalets and luxury apartments are symbols of the atmosphere that reigns . Today it is considered one of the most beautiful ski resorts in the world.

Evoking the Alps without dwelling on Chamonix-Mont-  Blanc is impossible. This ski resort is nestled in the heart of Haute-Savoie and offers a unique panorama of Mont Blanc. Famous for its sports infrastructure, it is also known to be the highest altitude resort in Europe. Sportspeople from all over the world including board sports enthusiasts meet there every year, making it the third most visited natural site in the world.

While skiing is a central activity in the Alps, it does not in itself explain the region’s incredible influence. Larger cities such as Annecy participate in the economic development of the Alps. Its lake, appreciated by all, is  symbolic. It attracted the entire French aristocracy from the start of the 19th century and continues to delight residents and visitors alike today. The properties located nearby are among the most sought after and most prestigious. Located not far from Switzerland, this city also offers a strategic location in Europe.