Eyes off the Prize- St Gervais vs Chamonix
Category: Finance > Finance | 15th Jun, 2011
Sometimes we can be so focused on the prize we can't see the wood for the chalets. Chamonix has always stood out as the ultimate mountain resort, but many people have found a bigger prize, and better value for money, in the lesser known St Gervais Les Bains. St Gervais is a 20th century spa resort. It is located 20 minutes west of Chamonix but until recently had a busy road running through it linking up Chamonix to Megeve. But St Gervais is changing. It's not losing its enviable location but losing its traffic. The busy road that dissects the town (that can be hellish during peak seasons) is being re-routed, bypassing the town over a new bridge. The town centre and pretty central square will become pedestrianised. St Gervais is already a town to be reckoned with, with an extensive arts and cultural programme, a world famous healing spa and kilometre upon kilometre of fabulous ski runs. There has been reinvestment in local facilities with the ice rink and swimming baths recently modernised. In fact it's only draw back was the dastardly road. We think once the building of the new bridge is complete the news will travel fast that St Gervais really is the place to be. Which is why we think this really is the place to buy. Some St Gervais Facts - 117 ski lifts - 130 kilometres of runs - linked to Megeve and Evasion Mont Blanc ski areas totalling 450 kilometres of skiing - Spa Town - Le Fayet train station only 5 kilometres away (trains to Geneva) - Tramway to Mont Blanc For more information on St Gervais click here For help finding a property to buy speak to Alpine Angels.
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