While luxury property in the French Alps and the nearby Swiss Alps most certainly appeals to skiers, homes here are also ideal if you’re looking for a peaceful break or a lively après ski scene. Cozy Alpine bars that serve mulled wine; lively, vibrant bars with live music; and festive special events are just some of what you can look forward to for nightlife.
Homes in the Swiss and French Alps have breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, and floor-to-ceiling windows mean the focus will always be on the outdoor setting. Rich in culture, the Alps blend influences from France, Switzerland and Italy, possibly best reflected in the culinary options of the area.
Property value is high in the Alps, too, with plenty of rental opportunities thanks to year-round tourism. There’s also a high resale value here, making for a smart investment.
Consider these five properties in the Alps, each with its own special characteristics.
1. Courchevel Chalet for Sale
This luxurious Courchevel chalet has high-end amenities to create the perfect mountain escape. The open design of the main floor is perfect for large families or entertaining guests. Dark fixtures throughout the home give it a beautifully theatric feel.
Wellness and entertainment features of the chalet include a cinema room, gym, massage room, outdoor swimming pool, and relaxation room. There’s also a dedicated ski room for equipment storage, along with a bar, fireplace, professionally equipped kitchen, and terrace.
Each of the double bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom or shower room, and the master bedroom has elevator access as well as its own private sauna.
2. New Build Penthouse Apartment in Chatel
This third and fourth-floor luxury penthouse apartment at the foot of the mountains in Chatel is open and airy, with light-colored fixtures that add to the spacious feel. The balcony on the lower floor, off the living room, has unbelievable views, and the building was designed in the classic Savoyard style, using natural materials like slate, stone, and wood.
Apartment features include five double bedrooms, a cellar and ski locker for storage, and a covered parking space. The gorgeous duplex apartment is a short walk to the nearby 15th-century Gothic church, as well as a ski lift, town centre amenities, and the Forme d’O water park.
3. Val-d’Isère Chalet To Buy
This Val-d’Isère chalet is a mere 100 metres from the ski slopes, so you can plan your day around skiing and snowboarding. The living room has enormous sliding glass doors, windows that stretch farther above, and an extra-high ceiling, letting you feel at one with the outdoor scenery.
On top of its many windows and panoramic views, the home is bathed in light due to its south-facing position, and you can look out on the peaks of Solaise and Bellevarde.
Traditional style is complemented by sleek, modern features that perfectly combine the old with the new. There are four levels, five en-suite bedrooms, and a lift that makes the entire home easily accessible. There’s also a wellness area with a hammam and swimming pool.
4. Luxury Apartment in Val-d’Isère
This renovated luxury apartment is located in the sought-after Val-d’Isère resort, at the foot of the mountains and close to amenities.
Apartment features include an entrance hall, a lift, and an open-plan kitchen with access to the balcony. The large, en-suite master bedroom has its own dressing room, and the living room is spacious and bright.
There’s a second bedroom with a bunk bed, and there’s also a utility room that has the potential to be turned into a bedroom if you’re looking for more living space.
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