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Top 5 places for French Ski Resort Property Investment in 2021

France has long been a popular destination for ex-pats and has always had much to offer investors looking for a profitable investment in French property.

However, France is also known for its quality and convenient lifestyle, range of properties available, advantageous mortgages and exceptional healthcare.

Being one of the largest economies in Europe, France offers some excellent opportunities for French property investors, particularly within French Ski Resorts.

Top 5 places for French Ski Resort Property Investment in 2021

Why is French property a good investment?

Buying a French property remains a strong investment despite a weaker British pound to Euro exchange rate. French mortgage rates remain at record lows, and there are plenty of opportunities to get a top-quality French property at a bargain price in 2021.

Erna Low Property, experts in French ski properties, have picked their top five places to invest in French property and in some exciting ski resorts for the winter ahead: 

Best 5 spots for French Ski resort property investment in 2021

  1. Samoens

Le Pre d’Anne Cloe is a new development in Samoens, a short stroll from the town centre located by a quiet stream. Besides being a good French property investment, this nice and quiet area is the ideal place to enjoy a holiday with your family and friends, in both summer and winter.

This small residence will be made up of just 24 apartments divided into 3 stand-alone chalets. 18 of the apartments will range from 1-3 bedrooms and six will be triplex semi-chalets of 4 and 5 bedrooms. Samoens is a fantastic dual season resort with lots of sporting activities on offer.  With the new longest six-seater chair lift in Europe opening in Flaine this winter, this ski area is one to watch. Prices from EUR 244,500.

  1. Vaujany

Over the next 2 years, huge infrastructure improvements are planned for the ski areas of Alpe d’Huez and Les 2 Alpes, which could be a unique opportunity for French property investors, which will grow in value in the long-term.

The most prominent addition will be a new gondola which will link the two domains, creating a ski playground of 475km making it the 3rd largest ski area in France (that’s bigger than the Paradiski, Tignes & Val d’Isere and the Flaine Grand Massif).
Les Edelweiss, in Vaujany (close to Alpe d’Huez) is made up of 50 apartments over five buildings just a 3 minute walk from the village centre and 250m from the main ski gondola.

Now is a fantastic time to invest in one of these already popular areas and Erna Low Property has brand new developments in each, offering large, luxury properties and easy access to the slopes. All properties, from studio to three-bedroom, just minutes from the village centre and main gondola, are south facing. Prices from EUR 142,000.

  1. Montriond/Morzine

Les Chalets de Montriond will be a new development in the traditional Savoyard style using reclaimed wood and natural stone, making it another solid investment for French property investors.

The two separate chalet buildings that make up the development have been cleverly designed to allow each apartment to benefit from the fantastic Alpine views. Every new owner will be able to customize their apartment with a wide range of materials to match their taste and requirements.

Located a short stroll from the village of Montiond for all the amenities on offer and also on the road to the Ardent telecabin, for access to the Swiss side of the Portes du Soleil and Avoriaz. 1 to 4-bedroom apartments available. Prices from EUR 350,000.

  1. La Rosiere

Les Chalets du Chantel is a collection of 4 chalets, construction of which began in April 2018. Each property will feature a garage and outdoor parking with a minimum of 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms / shower rooms. The architecture of the chalet will respect the Savoyard style with a mix of stone and woodwork on the facades and large bay windows opening onto very generous wrap-around balconies – everything needed for a modern and stylish, yet traditional, luxury ski property and for a good investment in French property in 2021.

The location of the development is just outside the village of La Rosiere in a truly unique location.

Access to the ski area is quick and easy, with a regular ski bus stopping just 50m from the chalets. At the end of the day, it is possible to ski right back to the door.

The 4 chalets are sold classic (standard purchase) freehold and there is definitely a strong investment potential on the rental market for this type of French property. The largest chalet can be split into 2 sets of 3-bedroom apartments, but can also be sold as a whole in excess of 200m2. The other 3 chalets will be between 113m2 and 123m2 in size and very competitively priced – starting at EUR 399,000.

  1. Arc 1950, Les Arcs

At the foot of a 60-metre high waterfall amidst a hundred-year old pine forest Intrawest created a Five-star traditional Alpine village called Arc 1950. Situated at the heart of Les Arcs, Arc 1950 is a unique and luxurious mountain village with direct access to Paradiski; one of the largest skiing domains in the world. Built at an altitude of 2,000 metres, the village offers panoramic views of Mont Blanc; the highest mountain in Europe, and another French property investment opportunity.

The popularity of this unique high-altitude village resort ensures that year on year it enjoys an occupancy rate of over 90% during the winter. This makes for a strong rental market and an attractive proposition for investors. Erna Low Property has a selection of apartments for sale from EUR 165,000. 

If you are thinking of buying a property in France, here at Halo financial we offer expert and tailored guidance and award-winning service. We have helped many clients with moving and relocating abroad, so if you are thinking of making a French property investment in 2021, please give us a call and find out more about buying property in France in Halo’s Guide to buying in France.

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