The French Alps is the part of the Alps mountain range in France, located in the Rhone Alps and Provence Alps Cote d’Azur regions.
Since 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix the area is well known as the glamorous winter resort and is the prized location of many luxury second and third homes for celebrities, VIP’s and global jet setters.
The area does not only offer fantastic skiing but a luxurious lifestyle and activities during off season, with many golfing, hiking, cycling and mountain sports opportunities.
Luxury properties in the French Alps
Owning a luxury residence in the French Alps combines healthy and active living with fabulous lifestyle, world class entertainment and a touch of glamour.
The new trend of so called super chalets combines luxury real estate close to the ski lifts with indoor pools and gardens which are offered at premium price. These fantastic properties are usually close to the best skiing slopes and local fine dining and shopping areas for maximum comfort.
The most sought after luxury real estate in the French Alps is located in Chamonix, Courchevel and Megeve - beautiful skiing villages with top class amenities next to the best slopes.
Luxury ski chalets in Megève
A selection of the finest real estate and super chalets are located in Megève – a ski resort built in the 1920’s by the Rothschilds. Once a retreat for French aristocracy, the village is still one of the most famous and luxurious ski resorts where affluent buyers come to found their second or third homes.
Megeve offers a fantastic skiing with 116 lifts and 217 slopes, all in the area of 8km2. But the village is not only about skiing. Property owners in Megève can enjoy curling, winter polo, ski cross, dog sledging, cross country skiing and great golfing during off season.
The latest branch of Folie Douce was opened on top of Mont Joux to offer the famous Austria-style afternoon party scene to the visitors and residents of the village.
Luxury real estate in Courchevel
Owners of luxury ski chalets in Courchevel can take advantage of one of the largest linked ski areas in the world – Les Trois Vallées. The area is famous for its excellent and efficient ski lift system which is almost always queue free.
Courchevel is the highest and most glamurous village in Les Trois Vallées with the most sought after luxury properties, attracted by a selected clientele of celebrities and VIP’s around the world.
Super chalet in Courchevel doesn’t only offer quick access to the excellent skiing but the area is also famous for its fine dining restaurants, boasting the most Michelin star restaurants in any ski resort around the world. In addition to the finest residential properties Courchevel is a home for two super-exclusive 6-star hotels Cheval Blanc and Les Airelles and variety of high-end boutique shops.
Courchevel in the Rhone Alps is one of the most desired second or third luxury home destinations in the world, combining finest skiing, luxury living, fine dining and entertainment all in one location with postcard-views in every direction.
The most sought after properties in the French Alps are built in the traditional Savoyard style with pitched roofs, wooden balconies, slate and stone. They are usually close to the center of the most famous skiing villages and include indoor pools, spas and other luxury amenities.
Verzun is a boutique real estate brokerage firm offering a hand picked selection of the finest super chalets in the French Alps and other prime property locations around the world.