Ski Property Blog: News and Information from the region

Re-locating to Lyon?

LOCATING TO, OR RELOCATING WITHIN LYON?

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Here are just a few of our top properties in the city, and why they represent a good buy.

Book a visit today to avoid disappointment or visit our site to see all our range of properties for sale

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Ref: 75440JCI69 €399,000 FAI
Charming 3 bedroom semi-detached house with sunny garden in quiet area of Villeurbanne.

  • Garage and additional private parking
  • 10-15 minute walk to Bel Air T3 tram stop (linking to Part Dieu shopping mall and train station)
  • Convenient for the Rhone Express airport shuttle
  • 100 metres from the nearest Velo’v bike station
  • Within 800 metres from schools and supermarket
  • C8 bus stop 3 minutes on foot
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Ref: 71593JCI69A1 €923,000 FAI
New, 4 bedroom penthouse apartment in the Confluence area.

  • Top floor with sweeping views of the Saone, Rhone and Alps
  • State of the art design with luxury features
  • Iconic building by architects, Herzog and de Meuron
  • Shopping centre, cinema, bars and restaurants within walking distance
  • Fitness gym on 1st floor of building
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73329JCI69

Ref: 73329JCI69A3 €455,000 FAI
New 3 bedroom apartment in village-like Montchat area of central Lyon.

  • Energy efficient 2nd floor apartment
  • South facing terrace
  • Available in 4th quarter 2017
  • Within a 10 minute walk to Grange Blanche metro station and Reconnaissance Balzac tram stop
  • 5 minutes walk to a large park
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78577JCI69

Ref: 78577JCI69 €441,000 FAI
3 bedroom duplex apartment in Part Dieu.

  • 10 minutes on foot to Part Dieu train station
  • 2 parking spaces
  • High ceilings
  • West facing balcony
  • Numerous schools, supermarkets and local market all within 10 minutes walk
  • Easy access to all Lyon districts
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Ref: 74394JCI69 €657,000 FAI
4 bedroom house with swimming pool in the 8th district.

  • Dual aspect lounge
  • Lots of storage space and double garage
  • Quiet residential area
  • Walking distance to schools, creche, metro, tram and buses
  • Easy access to A43 motorway for the airport and the Alps
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78062JCI69

Ref: 78062JCI69 €372,750 FAI
2 bedroom retro loft apartment in the trendy 6th district.

  • Courtyard entrance
  • Double height ceiling
  • Air conditioning
  • 850 meters to Part Dieu train station
  • Within 10 mins walk to metro stations, schools, supermarkets, restaurants and cinema
  • 650 meters to Parc de la Tête d’Or
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73655JCI69

Ref: 73655JCI69A1 €490,000 FAI
New 3 bedroom apartment in family-friendly St Louis, in the 7th district.

  • Quiet, away from road
  • Close to Garibaldi metro station, bus stops and Blandan Park
  • Schools, crèches and university close by
  • 10 minutes on foot to the Rhône river
  • 15-20 minutes on foot to Bellecour, central Lyon (or 2 metro stops)
  • Close to excellent food shops and restaurants
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78099JCI69

Ref: 78099JCI69 €990,000 FAI
Modern and spacious 3 bedroom apartment near Part Dieu.

  • Character property with high ceilings and large windows
  • New kitchen
  • Residence with concierge service
  • Private garage
  • Schools, parks, shops, restaurants, bars within walking distance
  • 5 mins walk to Saxe Gambetta and Garibaldi metro stations
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75879JCI69

Ref: 75879JCI69 €619,500 FAI
Suburbs: Contemporary 4 bedroom villa with pool, in Toussieu.

  • 30 minutes by car to Lyon
  • 500 meters to school and shops
  • Opposite sports centre
  • Quiet neighbourhood
  • Unique outdoor features
  • Individually controlled underfloor heating
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COURCHEVAL SKI RESORT – Bozel …

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Bozel is a beautiful town which gets a lot of sunshine all year round.  It is predominantly French but there are a few English locals too who tend to be well integrated into the local community, with kids in the school.  Bozel thrives in winter and in summer.  Just 10 minutes by car from Moutiers (where trains arrive from London, Paris, Lyon…), 10 minutes drive from the ski lifts in Courchevel le Praz, and just 8 minute drive from Champagny/la Plagne, you have the pick of several ski resorts in winter time!  Most notably Bozel is also on the free ski bus route to Courchevel.

In summer Bozel attracts many people who come to the area to walk, bike and climb or just relax by the lake and enjoy the French way of life. Bozel has everything you need – shops selling local produce, a butcher, a beautiful church with its unusual spire, beautiful views of the Grand Bec, walks from the doorstep, bars and restuarants.  Its a great place to consider buying as you can get a lot more for your money here than you can further up the mountain, although people are now wising up and it is expected prices will start to rise soon.

View details of this property here …

FRENCH ALPS – Great investment at £86k …

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Don’t miss this fabulous opportunity to buy a ‘Pied de Terre’ apartment for less than £90,000! close to the ski lifts, here in Saint Gervais.

The apartments will be built to the highest standards, respecting the local architecture , in a great location close to the cable car and just a short walk to the town. All the apartments have a parking space or garage and once you have arrived you are unlikely to need the car as everything is so close on foot.

Feel even better about your carbon footprint by taking one of the many daily minbus or coach transfers from Geneva airport to St Gervais station – all year round in and out of the traditional seasons.

Saint Gervais les Bains, the top selling town and ski resort for property sales 2nd year running!

It’s official! Saint Gervais les Bains is the most popular destination for our clients buying a new home in 2015 and 2016!
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But what is attracting our French and International buyers to St Gervais?

Saint Gervais is not just a resort but a genuine, French, year round market town, well located between Chamonix and Megeve.

It is at the heart of the 3rd largest ski area in France, the Domaine Evasion Mont Blanc, totalling 445km of pistes for all levels.

The summer is as equally active as the winter with a range of activities and places to visit on the doorstep.

“It is a hugely up and coming town, with investment in new hotels and restaurants, the modern lift system, snow cannons on the home run piste and the Bains du Mont Blanc – a fantastic thermal spa, being taken over by L’Oreal (because we are worth it!)” quotes the agent, Andrew Morgan.

“Property prices are on the rise and now is a great time to invest – more and more people are finding it is the perfect place for them.”

For more information about properties, the town or for a piece of the action, contact the local agent, St Gervais resident, Andrew MORGAN, he will be delighted to help you.

Best Ski Resorts For Celebrating the New Year

According to the Telegraph, the top 4 French ski resorts for putting on the best New Year’s Eve celebrations, are : La Plagne, Tignes, Val Thorens and Courchevel.

The extravaganzas include the biggest firework displays, pyrotechnic concerts, carnivals, circus acts,  ice skating shows, world famous DJs and, of course, the infamous torch lit descents!

If you are considering investing in a ski property with the added bonus of being in “the top 4” – how about one of the following fabulous piste-side properties we currently have for sale:

2 bedroom apartment in La Plagne 1800 (€219,000)

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www.skifrenchproperty.com/skiProperties/view/2368/page:1

3 bedroom apartment in Tignes (€328,600)  

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http://www.skifrenchproperty.com/skiProperties/view/2216/page:1

6 bedroom chalet in Les Menuires-St Martin, minutes from Val Thorens (€1,025,000)

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http://www.skifrenchproperty.com/skiProperties/view/2144/page:1

Luxury 4 bedroom apartment in Courchevel 1850 (€1,950,000) 

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http://www.skifrenchproperty.com/skiProperties/view/2434/page:1

Or contact us to discuss your requirements:

ski@leggett.fr, +33 (0)4 77 75 11 21, UK freephone 08700 11 51 51

 

 

 

 

 

Perfect time to be buying a property in the Alps

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With the number of British buyers having thought to have dropped back, at the start of 2016, by anything up to 30%, Leggett put this calming in the French property market down to the effects of both fiscal and economic uncertainty, caused by the ‘Brexit’ referendum, taking place on the 23rd June.

However to those with an eye for spotting a great deal, this represents an excellent moment to pick up a bargain and we’re seeing a continual stream of English and International buyers taking advantage of prime investment opportunities, especially up here in the Alps.

With unbelievably low interest rates on offer at the moment and recent polls predicting we might well remain in the EU, that has driven improvements in the exchange rates too, so if that does turn out to be the case, we think conditions will be the best ever for buying French property, so make sure you’re you don’t miss out on a great opportunity! …

CHAMONIX: Unique opportunity to purchase a Freehold, Ski Apartment in Chamonix

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La Cordée Chamonix

  • Great rental income
  • On-site rental management
  • Inclusive of all constuctor guarantees
  • Ski lifts two to five minutes drive away
  • Luxurious spa and wellness centre
  • Indoor heated swimming pool and gymnasium
  • Underground parking space and ski locker
  • Competitive finance package available

CALL 08700 11 51 51 ( Uk only ) Or +33 (0)4 77 75 11 21 ( Other )

HAUTE SAVOIE – Saint Gervais Le Bains …

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St Gervais-le-Bains is one of the most charming and attractive of all Alpine ski resorts. The traditional French spa town, with its weekly market, is at the heart of the third largest ski area in France; the Evasion Mont Blanc domain. It has 445km of first class, uncrowded pistes and includes the resorts of Megève, Combloud and Les Contamines. “One of the things I love most is that it has year-round appeal, thanks to its history and character. This makes it a great place to live. You’ll be just as enthralled and entertained in the summer as in the peak winter season” says Andrew Morgan, one of our agents covering the Haute-Savoie.

MERIBEL – a ski resort in the Tarentaise Valley, in the French Alps.

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The Meribel ski resort is part of the ‘Trois Vallées’ ski area. The Three Valleys area comprises 180 lifts, 335 marked runs (over 600 kilometres) and over 130 km of cross-country tracks. The Three Valleys was expanded about ten years ago to incorporate a fourth valley, though the area kept the name Trois Vallées. The area comprises the resorts of Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Les Menuires-Saint Martin, Val Thorens and Orelle.

The resort comprises the sub villages of Méribel-Mottaret, at an altitude of 1750 m towards the head of the Allues valley, and Méribel Village at 1400 m on the road to Courchevel.

Leggett have an excellent selection of properties in and around Meribel, take a look here …

RHÔNE ALPES – One of the first questions buyers ask …

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What is the weather like?

This is clearly one of the important factors that dictate where you would buy a second home or indeed where you’d relocate to work and live.

In the Rhone-Alpes we have many micro-climates due to the mountains and lakes but I think it is clear that if you like “weather” then this is a great place to live. The seasons are very defined, warm, balmy springs, hot, intense summers, warm, lazy autumns and cold, crisp winters – when it rains it rains, when the sun shines it shines and, of course, we are lucky to enjoy snow in the multiple world famous ski resorts of the region.

If you would like to see a quick overview of the weather around France then you may find the below chart interesting, as a benchmark the average number of sunshine hours in the UK last year was 1,341 and the average amount of rainfall was 1,335 mm’s.

Lyon (Rhone Alps)
Sunshine hours – 2,085
Rainfall – 914 mm

Paris
Sunshine hours – 1,702
Rainfall – 622 mm

Lille (Nord Pas de Calais)
Sunshine hours – 1,540
Rainfall – 897 mm

Rennes (Brittany)
Sunshine hours – 1,783
Rainfall – 785 mm

Strasbourg (Alsace)
Sunshine hours – 1,821
Rainfall – 609 mm

Dijon (Burgundy)
Sunshine hours – 1,919
Rainfall – 778 mm

La Rochelle (Poitou Charentes)
Sunshine hours – 2,230
Rainfall – 762 mm

Bourges (Centre)
Sunshine hours – 1,931
Rainfall – 690 mm

Bordeaux (Aquitaine)
Sunshine hours – 2,139
Rainfall – 846 mm

Perpignan (Languedoc Roussillon)
Sunshine hours – 2,612
Rainfall – 449 mm

Nice (Provence Alps Cote d’Azur)
Sunshine hours – 2,928
Rainfall – 800 mm

Contributed by: Heather Byrne – Regional Manager Rhône Alpes – Leggett Immobilier