The French Alps are synonymous with skiing, home to some of the world’s best ski resorts, like Chamonix, Courchevel, Val Thorens and Val d’Isère (plus nearly 100 others). Glittering Lake Geneva rests in front of snow-capped mountains, a scene made even more delightful by vivid blue skies. When you’re ready to come down from the slopes, there are numerous towns and villages to choose from.
To take advantage of the varied landscapes and year-round activities of the Alps, you can find everything from a traditional ski-in/ski-out chalet to a picturesque waterfront home. Consider these five luxury properties in the French Alps for a holiday home or more permanent residence.
1. Ski-in/ski-out chalet in Mont d’Arbois
This eight bedroom ski-in/ski-out chalet in the hamlet of La Cry in Mont d’Arbois has dramatic, dark wood throughout; sleek glass walls; and high tech features like home automation and a cinema. The indoor pool area is enhanced by atmospheric lighting, and the spa includes a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. This villa also boasts a game room, ski room, wine cellar, multiple fireplaces and a seven-car garage.
2. Stunning brand new chalet in the heart of Courchevel 1650
Live close to the heart of Courchevel 1650 in this gorgeous, brand new chalet that offers unobstructed views of both the mountains and village. Each of the six bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, and the home also has an indoor pool, sauna and hammam. Light wood is complemented by natural sunlight that streams in through floor-to-ceiling windows, and on chilly nights you can light a fire in the open fireplace. Additional amenities include a lift, four large balconies and terraces, an outdoor Jacuzzi, and a four-car garage.
3. Luxury Chalet in Combloux with mountain views of Mont Blanc
This chalet in Combloux looks out upon Mont Blanc, and wide, horizontal windows offer stunning mountain views. The first floor houses a small, independent apartment, which is next to a second, larger independent flat with two bedrooms and one bathroom. Both apartments have their own entrance. The second and third floors include three en-suite bedrooms, a living room, and an open kitchen. The home also has a wine cellar, an indoor pool and a hammam.
4. Charming luxury chalet in Chamonix
Look out upon Mont Blanc and Aiguille du Drus from this charming chalet in Chamonix. The four bedroom home includes a swimming pool, open fireplace, lounge, panoramic office and an annexed double garage. There’s also the potential for expansion if you’re interested in having more space.
5. Lakeside property in Sciez
While the French Alps are a favorite amongst skiers, not every property is nestled in the mountains. This lakeside property set between Thonon-les-Bains and Genève has direct access to Lac Léman, as well as a Jacuzzi and a pontoon. Six bedroom suites fit a large family or a group of guests; the high-end kitchen has an adjoining dining room and living room; and there are multiple outdoor patios. The home also has a caretaker; underfloor and ceiling heating; and a four car garage.
HOMEHUNTS Property agents are able to select beautiful, high-end, luxury properties in the French Alps based on your specific search criteria. Browse our selection of luxury homes or speak directly to one of our property consultants by calling +33 (0)970 44 66 43.