Investing in the French Alps

Throughout the Alps a winter of glistening snow, luscious forests and crackling wood fires attracts over a hundred million visitors every year, but unlike coastal resorts, the Alps are not limited to one season. Every summer the slopes transform into trails popular with cyclists and hikers alike; thus meaning that these mountains provide guaranteed profits all year round for those Investing in the French Alps and luxury tourism rentals.

Although other countries present high quality portfolios of potential investments, France stands out as the champion for UK investors.  Without stating the obvious, France’s close geographical location and near a dozen airports in Alpine regions make it highly convenient for British tourists. However, France’s crown jewel has to be its culture. With haute couture and excellent cuisine, many prefer to spend winter in areas like Méribel and Courchevel, as the private locations don’t mean separation from the finer things in life.

Investing in the French Alps

Moreover, with excessively inflated prices in the UK property market, prospective investors would be wise to look to France. French prices have remained affordable, but even those who can still comfortably invest in UK property can benefit from looking across the channel. Such high price rises in the UK are unsustainable and as a result, the property market is beginning to slump (Source: Nationwide Index). On the other hand, luxury investments in France present a more stable investment that will pay out in the long term.

However, investment in tourism rentals doesn’t have to be an entirely financial move. Some tourism property companies now offer the option to own a rental property and holiday there, without having to contribute to maintenance and upkeep. This presents an unrivalled opportunity: no labour and fabulous holidays, not to mention that with a company as your tenant, the property will provide you with guaranteed rent.

On such company stands out as an obvious choice for both novice and experienced investors. After almost 50 years as a leader in the tourism-property trade, the Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group has a reassuring track record and excellent client services in place, ensuring that you are guided through the process by an expert team and there is no risk of loss on your property.  Their Alpine portfolio began in 1967 with the opening of Avoriaz ski resort, which stands today as a tranquil resort, but with the ingenious waterpark Aquariaz, children can still have fun.

Since then, PVCP Group’s success has been phenomenal – today 23,000 owners trust the Group’s property investment division. With so many residences to choose from, there is one to suit every investment plan. Although, if luxury is the primary objective, their premium label is what you are looking for. Somewhat exclusive, each of these properties has unique characteristics that make them worth the price.

A new development is set to become one of their most impressive properties yet and no aspect lets it down. L’hévana is located in the heart of Méribel, in the centre of les 3 Vallées and home to a beautiful 18-hole golf course. While its cousin Courchevel is a renowned destination for glamour and extravagance, Méribel brings understated class and luxury to the Alps. With the Royal Family and numerous celebrities as regular patrons to the town, any investor can see why luxury properties make a sure investment.

Investing in the French Alps
L’hévana is located in the heart of Méribel

Each apartment in l’hévana is expertly crafted, from the golden wood exterior down to the finish. The interior design marries natural tones with subtle accents of texture or colour, while the facilities within each apartment impress. For anyone investing in the Exclusive two or three bedroom apartments, a personal sauna and fireplace will lend themselves to the cosy après-ski retreat.

Once you step outside the apartment, the quality will not subside. L’hévana’s restaurant shall serve exciting and inventive cuisine, while at the bar, residents will enjoy fine drinks from a morning café crème to a sumptuous evening cocktail. Anyone looking to escape the cold can enjoy a day at the spa, stocked with professional products that help soothe and relax, while experienced staff will lavish clients with treatments. The turquoise pool can be enjoyed by all the family, while the outdoor Jacuzzi will present stunning mountain views. Every facility and characteristic of the resort shall cater to its luxury client base and with high returns expected, you wouldn’t want to miss out on this opportunity.

For more information on Investing in the French Alps and Pierre & Vacances Property Investment range of properties, visit their site here.

While details and visuals for l’hévana can be seen here.

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