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RHÔNE ALPES – One of the first questions buyers ask …

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” […]

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Critérium de Dauphine comes to Saint Gervais

Andrew Morgan, our star agent in Saint Gervais took this winning shot of Chris Froome seconds before the finish line in Bettex, Saint Gervais les Bains. Well done Andrew and well done Chris Froome! : “Chris Froome leading the way, ahead of his rival to win the penultimate stage of the Criterium de Dauphine here […]

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007 takes his favourite method of transport to the top of Mont Jovet

Last month, Yann, our secret agent of the Alps team in the 3 Valleys, took his bike “up the hill” before changing to skis for the season…. And here was the reward at the top: http://tours.frenchestateagents.com.s3.amazonaws.com/montjovet/montjovet.html Views over Mont Blanc, the Vanoise, the Cervin, the Ecrins.

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La fête du lac

The summer has arrived! Daytimes spent hiking and biking in the mountains, followed by a swim in the local pristine lakes, then BBQ filled evenings with a bottle of rosé and sunset lit Mont Blanc. Does summer get better than this? Yes it does! All through summer are various events, one of which many of […]

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Summer 2014

Another fun fuelled and prosperous winter season has flown by. Within the property market, the demand is up and prices are at their lowest since 2008 proving a great time to buy. With snow melting in the approaching summer heat, the Alps dramatically change into a completely different world. Buyers who are seeking all-season properties come […]

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Rumour has it….

There will be a “super” lift linking the two resorts of Alp d’Huez with les 2 Alpes! There has been speculation of this project for years but our sources reveal that the project is to go ahead in 2018. The link will be between the top of Signal de l’homme in the Auris sector of […]

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Lac du Bourget, Aix-les-Bains and Chambery attracting buyers

Lac du Bourget’s neighbour, the renowned lac d’Annecy with its beautiful city located on one end of the second largest lakes in France is chic, expensive and bustling with energy and fun –  and has long attracted foreign property buyers. However, if you want a more relaxed, green experience then the larger Lac du Bourget is a […]

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Winter vs Summer

We are nearing the end of a spectacular ski season in the Alps with copious amounts of snow, powdery on and off-piste and endless slopes. It’s always sad hanging up the skis and saying goodbye to the winter… but on a positive note, summers on its way! Always a hot topic amongst the team, summer […]

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Bon Appetit

You may associate dining in the Alps with its hearty Raclettes, Fondues and Tartiflettes fulfilling the skiers appetite – but, there is more to the Alps than meets the stomach! Last month saw one of the world’s largest and most prestigious culinary competitions in Lyon, where 24 finalist chefs gathered from 3 continents to compete […]

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London, France’s sixth biggest city By Lucy Ash BBC News

Interesting post on the BBC web site about the 300,000 to 400,000 French people living in London.

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