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Buying property in France

Buying property in the Alps

Thinking of investing in chalet apartments and ski property in the French Alps? Buying property in the French Alps represents an investment in high-quality property; there is a scarcity of sites available, high demand, strong potential for growth, and the added benefit of being able to use your property for your own holidays. Plus, the quality of on-site facilities and reliability of lettings management companies make for a hassle-free investment. 

Over a period of 50 years our property partner has become the market leader in upmarket property development for tourism in the French mountains. A local developer, they are highly experienced in Alpine construction and design properties that are in harmony with resort architecture. Location is key to their developments, whether they are in heart of the resort or right by the slopes. With over 25 residential complexes and hotels, our partner's reputation extends well beyond France with a high proportion of international buyers who have trusted them as a flagship developer and as an outstanding builder. 

The latest developments offer some of the finest accommodation in their respective resorts. Browse the Alpine property programmes that are currently available for sale below.

If you'd like to find out more, take a moment to complete the form at the bottom of the page and a property specialist will come back to you with more comprehensive no-obligation information.

View purchasing options for buying property in the French Alps

Saskya, SAMOENS (Grand Massif)

Saska, SAMOENS
Outright
€350,000
incl. VAT for a 2 bedroom apartment
  • Apartment sizes from 55-69m2 (2 bed)
  • Also available 3 and 4 beds (75-106m2) from €455,000-700,000 excl. VAT
  • A small residence of only 12 apartments ranging from 1 to 4 bed
  • Renowned Grand Massif 265km ski area

***Delivery: Christmas 2019***

La Ferme de Suzanne, CHATEL (Portes du Soleil)

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Outright
€355,000
inc. VAT for a 1 bedroom apartment
  • Apartment sizes - 51m2 (1 bed)
  • Also available 2, 3 and 4 beds (58-151m2) from €405,000-1,075,000 excl. VAT
  • Ski to the door
  • South facing orientation with a stunning view of the valley
  • Only 13 apartments
  • Within the renowned Portes du Soleil 650km ski area

***Delivery: summer 2021***

Chalets Elena, LES HOUCHES

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Leaseback
€225,000
excl. VAT for a 1 bedroom apartment
  • Apartment sizes from 42m2 (1 bed)
  • Also available 2 and 3 beds (56-103m2) from €304,167-616,667 excl. VAT
  • Southerly orientation in heart of the village
  • Direct access into the beautiful ski area of Les Houches/Saint-Gervais
  • Facilities in the residence include an indoor heated pool

***Delivery: delivered and apartments available***

Amaya, LES SAISIES

Amaya, LES SAISIES Amaya, LES SAISIES Amaya, LES SAISIES
Leaseback
€258,334
excl. VAT for a 1 bedroom apartment
  • Apartment sizes from 50m2 (1 bed)
  • Also available 2, 3 and 4 beds (60-129m2) from €312,500-650,000 excl. VAT
  • Nestled into the mountainside overlooking the resort of Les Saisies
  • Ski to the door on the ‘Carrets’ ski slope
  • Facilities at the residence include an indoor pool and spa facilities

***Delivery: Christmas 2019***

Le Cristal de Jade, CHAMONIX

Le Cristal de Jade, Chamonix (self catered apartments) Le Cristal de Jade, Chamonix (self catered apartments) (©Studio Bergoen) - Double Bedroom Le Cristal de Jade, Chamonix (self catered apartments) (©Studio Bergoen) - Apartment Le Cristal de Jade, Chamonix (self catered apartments) - Indoor Pool
Leaseback
€470,833
excl. VAT for a 2 bedroom apartment
  • Apartment sizes from 60-61m2 (2 bedroom)
  • Situated at the bottom of the Aiguille du Midi cable car
  • Stone’s throw from the centre of Chamonix
  • Facilities in the residence include an indoor heated pool

***Delivery: Built, limited apartments available***

Take your Peak Retreats ski holiday or summer alpine holiday here.

Les Chalets d'Angele, CHATEL (Portes du Soleil)

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Leaseback
€225,000
excl. VAT for a 1 bedroom apartment
  • Apartment size from 42m2 (1 bed)
  • Also available 2 and 3 beds (55-96m2) from €295,834-533,334 excl. VAT
  • Facilities in the residence include an indoor heated pool and spa facilities
  • Within the renowned Portes du Soleil 650km ski area

***Delivery: Christmas 2018***

Take your Peak Retreats ski holiday or summer alpine holiday here. Some chalets are already built.

Alexane, SAMOENS (Grand Massif)

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Leaseback
€245,834
incl. VAT for a 1 bedroom apartment
  • Apartment sizes from 43m2-50m2 (1 bed) on Leaseback
  • Also available 2 and 3 beds (57-84m2) from €316,667-441,667 excl. VAT on Leaseback
  • Rare position so close to the centre and to the gondola (400m) and south facing
  • Within the renowned Grand Massif 265km ski area

***Delivery: delivered and apartments available***

Lodge des Neiges, TIGNES 1800

Lodge des Neiges, TIGNES 1800 Lodge des Neiges, TIGNES 1800 LodgedesNeiges Tignes.JPG LodgedesNeiges Tignes1.JPG Le Lodge des Neiges, Tignes 1800 (Self catered apartments) - Typical interior style
Leaseback
€250,000
excl. VAT for a 1 bedroom apartment
  • Apartment sizes from 41-52m2 (1 bed) on Leaseback
  • Also available 2 and 3 beds (55-98m2) from €312,500-566,667 excl. VAT on Leaseback
  • Ski-in/Ski-out
  • 1000m2 spa: indoor swimming pool, a kid’s pool, as well as saunas, steam rooms, hot tubs and a gym
  • Within international Tignes Val d'Isère ski area

***Delivery: Christmas 2019 - Leaseback***

Alpen Lodge, LA ROSIERE

Alpen Lodge, LA ROSIERE
Leaseback
€233,234
excl. VAT for a 1 bedroom apartment
  • Apartment sizes from 43m2-48m2 (1 bed)
  • Also available 2, 3 and 4 beds (61-139m2) from €345,834-675,000 excl. VAT
  • Impressive view over the Tarentaise valley and south facing
  • Ski to the door
  • At the heart of the resort
  • Indoor pool with kids pool, hot tubs, sauna, steam room, gym and spa

***Delivery: Christmas 2020***

Flambeau - VAL CENIS

Les Chalets du Flambeau, Val Cenis (self catered apartments) - Double Bedroom Flambeau ValCenis2.JPG Flambeau ValCenis3.JPG Flambeau ValCenis4.JPG
Leaseback
€320,834
excl. VAT for a 3 bedroom apartment
  • Apartment sizes from 75-92m2 (3 bed)
  • Also available 4 beds (113m2) from €600,000 excl. VAT
  • Ski-in/Ski-out
  • The apartments enjoy high levels of sunshine
  • Facilities in the residence include an indoor pool

***Delivery: delivered and apartments available***

Take your Peak Retreats ski holiday or summer alpine holiday here.

Le Roc des Tours, GRAND BORNAND

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Leaseback
€187,500
excl. VAT for a 1 bedroom apartment
  • Apartment size 31m2 (1 bed)
  • Also available 2 and 3 beds (48-92m2) from €279,167-€445,883 excl. VAT
  • Exceptional position at the bottom of the ski slopes, directly opposite the lifts of Chinaillon
  • Facilities in the residence include an indoor heated pool

***Delivery: Built, apartments still available***

Take your Peak Retreats ski holiday or summer alpine holiday here.

Anitea, VALMOREL

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Leaseback
€233,334
excl. VAT for a 1 bedroom apartment
  • Apartment sizes from 4-44m2 (1 bed)
  • Also available 2 and 3 beds (52-87m2) from €312,500-579,167 excl. VAT
  • Located in the heart of the village in an exceptional position
  • Ski-in/Ski-out by Altispace chairlift
  • 1000 m2 of relaxation area: indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gym, hot tubs, spa & wellness centre

***Delivery: delivered and apartments available***

Les Balcons Etoiles, CHAMPAGNY (Paradiski)

Balcons Etoiles, CHAMPAGNY Balcons Etoiles, CHAMPAGNY
Outright
€276,675
incl. VAT for a 1 bedroom apartment
  • Apartment sizes from 37-49m2 (1 bed)
  • Also available 2 and 3 beds (55-93m2) from €320,000-530,000 incl. VAT
  • Ski-in/Ski-out
  • Located in an idyllic setting
  • Within the renowned Paradiski 425km ski area

***Delivery: Built, apartments still available***

Les Granges de l'Epinette, PEISEY VALLANDRY (Paradiski)

Les Granges de l'Epinette, PEISEY VALLANDRY
Outright
€290,000
inc. VAT for a 2 bedroom apartment
  • Apartment sizes from 44m2 (1 bed)
  • Also available 2 and 3 beds (64-111m2) from €495,000-705,000 inc. VAT
  • Near the slopes and the centre of the resort
  • Exceptional view of Haute-Tarentaise
  • Small complex of 32 apartments

***Delivery: Christmas 2019***

La Perle des Alpes - LES SAISIES

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Outright
€225,000
incl. VAT for a 1 bedroom apartment
  • Apartment size 42m2 (1 bed)
  • Also available 2, 3 and 4 beds (53-186m2) from €275,000-450,000 inc. VAT
  • Situated on the heights of Bisanne 1500
  • Ski-in/Ski-out
  • South facing balconies/terraces
  • Facilities in the residence include an indoor heated pool
  • Bus stop outside the residence

***Delivery: Built, limited apartments available. 2nd phase Summer 2018 - from 1-3 bed***

Villa Parsini, LAKE ANNECY

Villa Parsini, LAKE ANNECY Villa Parsini, LAKE ANNECY
Outright
€305,000
incl. VAT for a 1 bedroom apartment
  • Apartment size - 45m2 (1 bed)
  • Also available 2 and 3 beds (66-116m2) from €450,000-€840,000 incl. VAT
  • Facilities in the residence include an indoor heated pool and spa facilities
  • Stone's throw away from Galeries Lafayette
  • In heart of sought after 'Golden Triangle'
  • Few minutes walk from the Lake and town centre
  • Only 18 apartments

***Delivery: 2020***

Villa Sienna, LAKE ANNECY

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Outright
€500,000
incl. VAT for a 2 bedroom apartment
  • Apartment sizes from 71-82m2 (1 bed)
  • Also available 3 beds (87-155m2) from €640,000-1,260,000 incl. VAT
  • A stone’s throw from the Galeries Lafayette
  • Heart of the 'Golden Triangle' renowned area
  • Only 10 apartments

***Delivery: 2019***


Outright purchase or leaseback? 

Whilst outright purchase is pretty simple and similar to buying almost any second home, the leaseback formula is not as well known (and is totally different from timeshares). 

With most owners only using their Alpine properties for just a few weeks each year and the demand for accommodation ever increasing, the French government introduced a scheme to entice owners of new properties into renting them out when not in use and allowing the recuperation of the French VAT (currently 20%). 

The scheme known as ‘Residence de Tourisme’ in France, or Leaseback, has been running for over 25 years and has proven to be very popular among purchasers of holiday homes. Our property partner has already completed many Leaseback Residences in the French Alps. 

The residences are built to the highest standards. You own 100% of your property and you make use of it for 2 to 6 weeks per year (in addition owners can use their properties for up to 28 days inter-season). The rest of the time, it is managed and let, and maintained by the Résidence so your apartment is paying you fixed and secure rental income.

You'll also be able to make use of superb shared facilities, for example some properties have up to 1000 m² of leisure space incorporating a spa area, indoor pool etc.

If you think that you would only be using your property for 2-6 weeks each year, Leaseback may prove the ideal option for you as you won’t have to worry about maintenance, about finding guests to rent it to, about finding cleaners and caretakers and your apartment will always be ready for you for when you decide to use it so that you can enjoy it as a holidaymaker without having to worry about anything. 

The purchaser buys the freehold of a new property (within designated projects only, the "Residence de Tourisme") and then leases it back to the management company for an 11-year term. In order for someone to enter into such an agreement, there has to be an incentive. This is offered in three distinct forms depending on the chosen leaseback purchase option. 

Your benefits as the owner: 

  • You have 100% ownership of the property
  • The operator guarantees to pay you rental (fixed and secure)
  • Hassle-free management and maintenance
  • The operator enables you to save VAT, courtesy of payment net of tax under the leaseback scheme. You benefit from an advantageous tax regime LMNP (Loueur en Meublé Non-Professionnel – non-professional furnished landlord)
  • No operating costs (water, electricity, heating, insurance, taxe d'habitation – 1 of 2 property taxes)*

    * You only pay the taxe foncière and a fixed share of the co-ownership scheme charges.

Your benefits as a resident/occupant:

  • Excellent facilities: reception, luggage depository, daily papers, pastries, loan of games...
  • 2 to 6 weeks for your personal use (in addition to the inter-season)
  • Priority reservation
  • Depending on the operator, benefit from the «Exchange system» to try other résidences from the same operator
  • Free entry to the leisure centre: swimming pool, hammam, sauna, hot tubs, cardio-training room...
  • Preferential rates for your treatments in spa centres

If you are interested in any of the above ski apartments for sale, then please complete the form below and a property specialist will come back to you with more comprehensive no-obligation information. 

* Please note that after completing this form your details will also be added to the MGM property newsletter, you can of course unsubscribe at any time. 

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