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Morzine is Top Pick For a Second Home

Exceptional Ski Chalet For Sale in Morzine

It seems we are not alone in thinking the Portes du Soleil ski resort of Morzine is a great place to invest in a property. In a recent article in “A Place in The Sun” magazine, not one BUT two TV presenters of “A Place in the Sun” namechecked the year-round French ski resort as […]

The ski property market in 2017

The ski property market in 2017

Halfway through the 2017 ski season, snow falling in the Alps and where are we? After the unpredictable events of 2016, it’s probably safer not to make too many predictions for 2017, especially with a Trump in the White House and the start of Brexit is just around the corner. So what is most likely […]

In honour of a legend

In honour of a legend

 On January 2nd local legend Jean Vuarnet passed away, aged 83. Vuarnet achieved fame when he won gold in the downhill at the 1960 Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley. In claiming the gold medal he became the first skier to win a gold medal on metal skis, favouring them over the over flexible wooden versions. […]

Snow comes early – confounding the doommongers!

Snow comes early – confounding the doommongers!

Whisper it quietly, but with only a few weeks to go before the Winter Season starts, there is a chance that one of the best piste-bases to have been set down in years could just have arrived! If it is the case, and the cold weather continues, we could be in to one of the […]

Brexit, two months on: what now for the ski property market?

Brexit, two months on: what now for the ski property market?

As the dust settles on the UK’s vote to leave the EU, it’s time to reflect on what the decision could mean for buyers – and owners – of property in the French Alps. There are still many unknowns (not least when will Britain trigger Article 50), but for Brits the Bank of England’s decision […]

Samoens Joins the Club (Med!)

Samoens Joins the Club (Med!)

To ‘Club’ or not to club has been the question in Samoens for some time, but when the announcement was finally made that Samoens had won the bid to become part of the Club Med family, it all came as a bit of a surprise. No sooner had it been confirmed than the cranes appeared […]

L’Oreal Putting St Gervais on the map!! 

L’Oreal Putting St Gervais on the map!! 

St Gervais has been relishing its increased publicity in the press this summer. At the end of July, we saw the first visit of the Tour de France in the race’s history … not only a visit, but a stage finish. A stage which turned out to be not only dramatic but one of the […]

Morzine’s gone Polka-Dotty!

Morzine’s gone Polka-Dotty!

With the arrival of the Tour de France in Morzine just 10 days away, the whole village has gone polka dotty, with the red dots of the King of the Mountains jersey decorating the buildings, the ground, the sky – everything! Stage 20 of the 2016 Tour de France is on Saturday, July 23, 2016. It […]

The Critérium du Dauphiné – the world’s greatest cyclists

The Critérium du Dauphiné – the world’s greatest cyclists

The Critérium du Dauphiné was hosted by Les Gets yesterday. The world’s greatest road cyclists congregated in the centre of town before heading off, one after another at a minute’s interval, on a purpose laid road that ran to the top of the Mont Chéry télécabine. The 4km course was the opener to the Dauphiné, […]

Isobel Laing gives her take on Brexit

Isobel Laing gives her take on Brexit

Isobel Laing gives her take on Brexit and buying property in the French Alps  What will it mean? Does it matter? Dare we mention the “B” word? For any Brit looking to invest in a property in the French Alps, the upcoming EU Referendum or “Brexit” may feel like an invisible brake, bringing with it […]

Samoens Gears up for the Tour de France 2016

Samoens Gears up for the Tour de France 2016

It’s a similar feeling to late November, when the powder-hungry start nudging their noses out of the door and smelling the air for the first fall of snow. But this time the anticipation is all about two wheels, rather than two planks of wood. So, whisper it if you dare: the Tour de France is […]

Brexit – your expat property questions answered

Brexit – your expat property questions answered

THE DEBATE – should the UK leave the EU? With the UK referendum on the 23rd June no one can be sure about the impact of a vote to leave the EU. The vote is particularly relevant for those of us who live, work or own property outside the UK. With an array of differing […]

The Telegraph – Brexit and its impact on expat property owners

The Telegraph – Brexit and its impact on expat property owners

THE TELEGRAPH Brexit: What impact could it have on expat property owners? If Britain votes to leave the EU, what will it mean for the two million British expats living on the Continent – and the further one million who own a holiday home there? Could taxes, mortgages and visa requirements change? Would they have […]

Challange Des Moniteurs

Challange Des Moniteurs

Come to Chatel to witness some of the best ski instructors in the world battle it out in the 66th Challange Des Moniteurs. 2500 ESF competitors will arrive in Chatel on the 18th April to compete against each other in various disciplines such as Alpine skiing, Cross country skiing, telemark, ski and snowboard X and […]

The return of la Cass’tête

The return of la Cass’tête

Having disappeared off the calendar for 4 years, la Cass’tête ski touring race returns this month to the slopes of la Grande Terche in St. Jean d’Aulps. The race involves an 800m climb on skis and skins from the base of the piste at la Grande Terche. It finishes 3km later at the summit of […]

Bowled Over in Samoens

Bowled Over in Samoens

If you still have energy after a long day’s ski, Samoens now has the perfect après ski solution for all the family, with a new bowling alley which opened in the autumn.  It brings a whole new dimension to the otherwise traditional alpine village, with state of the art bowling, an American-style restaurant and a […]

Tour de France 2016

Tour de France 2016

Certainly the best news of the summer! The Tour de France 2016 will spend three days in the stomping ground of the France Property Angels alpine team.  Stage 18 is an uphill time trial 17km long taking the riders from Sallanches to Megève, with stage 19 the next day starting in nearby Albertville, the city […]

Chatel – New Ski Lifts Opening

Chatel – New Ski Lifts Opening

Tim Smith invites you to take advantage of the new lift system right in the heart of the Portes du Soleil connecting Super Chatel and Linga ski area. Finally the two excellent ski areas are just a short ski or chair lift ride away giving you the option of breathtaking views in Super Chatel overlooking […]

Sports stars of the Future

Sports stars of the Future

The expat community in the Vallee d’Aulps has become an excellent breeding ground for sport stars of the future. British parents with a passion for outdoor pursuits have moved to the Alps and channeled their enthusiasm into their talented kids’ respective disciplines and it’s not just the traditional downhill ski racing in which they are […]