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Alps property and recruitment event – 14th June, Albertville, Rhone-Alpes


Are you in the area and looking for a property, or would like to work with Leggett Immobilier?

This is the perfect opportunity to come and meet some of our team who can offer their help and expertise – whether your project is a new home or a new job!

To entice you into Alpine lifestyle, take a look into the lifestyle of two our local agents, Andrew Morgan, in St Gervais les Bains and Emma Casanova, in Annecy:

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For more information or to book a free ticket to the event:

Alps Property and Recruitment Event – Register here
Thursday 14th June, 10h00-19h00
Hotel le Roma

85 Chemin du Pont Albertin

73200 Albertville


Olympic Champions, Ski Resorts and Properties!

The Winter Olympics 2018 is underway! Our Alps team are passionate about this event, with competitors, living and training on our doorsteps!

This year is really exciting for the Leggett team as one of our very own agents, Carole Cavet, son is taking part in Freestyle Ski – Benjamin Cavet. Carole and her family moved from the UK to Morzine in the Alps in 2004. Her son, Ben, fell in love with the sport and is now one of the country’s leading freestyle/mogul champions. Ben will be qualifying on the 9th and in finals on the 12th. Join us in supporting him and the rest of our local heroes in this exhilarating event!

See below some of properties for sale in the resorts that helped create our champions:

Ref: 83684NJW74 €757,000 FAI
Les Portes du Soleil – Benjamin Cavet, Freestyle Skier – Moguls 
Follow in the footsteps of the Cavet family and move to Les Portes du Soleil, home to Ben’s Ski Club in Chatel. Lovely family home in La Cote d’Abroz, Morzine – peace, quiet, sun, fantastic views: the Alpine dream!
Ref: 71565AM74 €74,000 FAI
Saint Gervais les Bains – Loan Bozzolo, Snowboarder – Board cross
Superb value 1 bedroom apartment which offers everything! Ski in location, ski bus facility, swimming pool, tennis courts, ski locker and parking
Ref: 60452MJ73 €997,500 FAI
Courchevel – Jonty Learoyd, Ski Jumper, Ski Jumping
Watch Jonty in action on the Olympic ski jump from the balcony of this 3 bedroom apartment, in an exclusive location of Courchevel le Praz
Ref: 81339DC73 €365,700 FAI
La Plagne: Kevin Rolland – Freestyle Skier – Halfpipe
Great value, 4 bedroom chalet in a fantastic, high altitude, ski in – ski out position. Great family base in the mountains with excellent rental potential.
Ref: 79925JC05 €1,245,000 FAI
Serre Chevalier: Pierre Vaultier – Snowboarder – Board Cross (current world #1!)
Wonderful 5 bedroom alpine chalet within walking distance to the ski lift and a view on Luc Alphand Olympic piste in Chantemerle.
Ref: 43920TCF73 €398,000 FAI
Meribel – Emily Sarsfield (UK), Freestyle Skier – Ski cross
A 2 bedroom apartment with ski in ski out location in the heart of the Three Valleys. Bus service into Meribel Motteret.
Ref: 82130JC05 €775,000 FAI
Puy St Vincent – Charlotte Bankes, Snowboarder – Board Cross
Directly in front of the ski lift, a fantastic 9 bedroom chalet consisting of a 4 bedroom home and two separate 2 and 3 bedroom apartments.
Ref: 83810LDS73 €665,000 FAI
Val Thorens, 3 Valleys: Adrien Theaux, Alpine Skier – Downhill, Super G, Alpine Skiing, Alpine Combined Jean Frederic Chapuis, Freestyle skier – Ski cross Lou Barin, Freestyle skier – Ski slopestyle Chloe Trespuech, Snowboarder – Board cross
3 bedroom apartment on the slopes near Les Menuires with direct access to the Three Valleys. Close to restaurants, supermarket and ski shop.

Pads and Palaces on the slopes!









What a start to 2018! Superb snow levels for New Year. Is 2018 the year to take the plunge and buy that ski home you’ve always dreamed of? Below are some real eye-candy gems to entice you.

Are you tempted? Contact Us if you are. We’re going to catch some turns now – see you on the slopes!

Ref: 70277AM74 €1,750,000 FAI
Charming 5/6 bedroom chalet, ski-in position and great views, Saint Gervais les Bains.
Ref: 82603NDY38A2 €281, 000 FAI
Luxury new build apartment with 2 bedrooms and fantastic views, Les Deux Alpes.
Ref: 82061EH73 €3,000,000 FAI
Unique, stunning chalet situated next to a Michelin 3 star restaurant, Belleville Valley.
Ref: 81382MJ73B €170,115 FAI
Furnished 1 bedroom apartment, ski in/ski out and guaranteed rental, Courchevel.
Ref: 82687NJW74 €1,400,000 FAI
6 bedroom chalet displaying panoramic views in a peaceful hamlet, near Morzine.
Ref: 74425ZSW73 €546,000 FAI
A beautifully renovated, ski in ski out 4 bedroom apartment, Les Arcs 2000.
Ref: 73000LON74 €365,000 FAI
Apartment with 2 bedrooms & 2 reception rooms, at the foot of the slopes, Chamonix.
Ref: 70404JC05 €2,310,000 FAI
Luxury chalet with indoor spa and pool, 400m from nearest ski lift, Serre Chevalier.
Ref: 80231SD74 €1,785,000 FAI
Traditional Alpine style chalet with constructible land in village centre, La Clusaz.
Ref: 69288TCF73 €759,999 FAI
3 bedroom south facing, ski-in apartment next to the chairlift, central Meribel.


Re-locating to Lyon?



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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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!

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)


3 bedroom apartment in Tignes (€328,600)  


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


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


Or contact us to discuss your requirements:, +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 )