Property In Chamonix For Sale
The Haute Savoie is located to the east of France in the Alps, bordering both Switzerland and Italy. As would be expected from this mountainous region, skiing is a big attraction; yet, it offers much more than just winter sports for those buying property for sale in Haute Savoie.
The town of Chamonix lies in a valley at the foot of one of the most beautiful panoramas in the Alps. It is a vibrant town and rich in tradition, offering not only a whole host of activities, but also numerous shops and restaurants. It is a popular place for Haute Savoie property for sale thanks to its position and status. The nearby ‘Aiguille du Midi’ cable car and the red cog-wheel train of Montenvers climb to the famous ‘Mer de Glace’. Chamonix Mont-Blanc and the Compagnie du Mont-Blanc offer unrivalled sensations for skiers and snow-boarders of all levels with sunny slopes, high altitude skiing in the major areas, and accessible slopes on the valley floor for beginners. The skiing season begins around mid-December, but, depending on snow conditions, the lifts often open much sooner. Natural spring snow allows for great skiing up until the 8th of May, when the season officially ends. There are many picturesque traditional hamlets nearby, set in beautiful scenery of dark pine forests or flowering alpine pastures, and set against the backdrop of nearby glaciers – where better to enjoy the many summer and winter activities than from your own Chamonix property.
Chamonix is also a centre for mountaineering on the high peaks and, especially in summer, the trails through the breathtaking scenery draw hikers, mountain bikers, and horse riders. Through deep forests and over mountain pastures, around towering summits and along alpine lakes, past picturesque hamlets and villages, the numerous paths offer a choice for all energy levels. These can be enjoyed, perhaps, in the morning after breakfast from the balcony of a lovely Chamonix property. For the past 40 years, all land lying above 2,000m elevation has been classed as a nature reserve and consequently protected.
One of the many villages in the Chamonix valley is Les Houches. Situated only 6km from Chamonix, Les Houches offers an exceptional panorama of the peaks surrounding the valley. The village is made up of a number of hamlets spread over an area of 5,000 hectares, with oratories, chapels, old bread ovens and farms bearing witness to its past, and being the objects of particular attention today. Each of these hamlets presents a real cultural, sporting or tourism interest making buying property in the Chamonix region all the more attractive.
The lake and the Plaine Saint Jean offer a base for those wishing to visit the Gorges de la Diosaz. The beautiful chapel at the lake and the ruins of the castle are well worth a visit, as are the famous St Bernard dog-breeding kennels. The hamlet of Vaudagne also has kennels, but this time for the huskies used in dogsleighing. Nearby, the hamlets of Les Chavants and Maisonneuve are centres for rock climbing, cross-country skiing, fishing, and tennis. There are also adventure parks for children, and many woodland walks. The centre of the village can be found in Les Trabets, offering all the public services, such as shops, libraries, and so on. There is also a ski-jumping site, ice rink and skate park for the more adventurous. The hamlet of Coupeau harbours the Merlet animal park, an adventure park, and the Carlaveyron nature reserve. Most villages in the Haute Savoie have property for sale, whether it be a house, cabin, chalet or apartment.
The ski domain of Les Houches offers a large diversity of slopes through the forests, for all the snow disciplines, from beginners to world class skiers who meet on the famous 'Verte' piste for the men's Alpine World Cup downhill and slalom events.
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