Megève, an international resort

70 km from Geneva, at altitudes extending from 1,113 to 2,350 metres, Megève is a niche market not subject to speculation, but characterized by an international clientele and properties highly-prized as second residences. Here, the price per sq. metre is one of the highest in France.

Megève, an international resort - Theme_2069_1.jpg

This bright new chalet is a few hundred metres from the centre of Megève. Set in grounds of 1,000 m2, it offers nurmerous high-spec appointments and an elevated view of the mountains and village. 2.650.000 €. Coldwell Banker Alps Realty (04 50 55 58 53).

An hour's drive from Geneva airport, at the heart of the Alps in the canton of Sallanches, the saga of Megève began around 1910 when the Rothschild family chose it as their holiday home, making it a rival to the Swiss resort of Saint-Moritz. Nicknamed the "21st arrondissement of Paris" by poet Jean Cocteau, Megève, home to about 4,000 year-round residents, is still one of the resorts most highly-prized by an international elite. Its 300 km of slopes and proximity to Mont-Blanc make it a favourite destination for fans of skiing and other disciplines, though it also owes its reputation to the charm of its narrow pedestrian streets lined with luxury boutiques, its star-rated restaurants, and the many events held here year long : the Polo Masters, Snow Golf Cup, Jazz Festival, International Show Jumping...

Directed by Jean-Baptiste Pierlot, the Coldwell Banker Alps Realty agency covers Megève, Combloux, Saint-Gervais and the entire Pays du Mont-Blanc. An essential player in asset management for the past 50 years, the agency offers its French and international clients, especially Swiss and Italian, fabulous chalets and exclusive apartments in prime locations. "Most enquiries come from a family clientele looking for properties with at least 2 or 3 bedrooms in highly-prized areas such as Le Jaillet, Le Mont d'Arbois, Rochebrune, and the centre," explains our specialist. "Prices for old properties to renovate start from around 7,000 € per sqm, while new or impeccably refurbished homes range from 10,000 to 15,000 € per sqm. The most desirable chalets offering high-spec appointments can fetch up to several tens of millions of euros, though most transactions in this sector range from 1.5 to 5 million euros."

"Benefiting from a magnificent setting, Megève has succeeded over the years in consolidating its magnetic appeal by blending authenticity and modernity. Megève is a prestigious resort, but has remained a charming village with horse carriages and traditions," says Christophe Monod, who created the Immo Valley agency in August 2015 with his partners Grégoire Monget and Emilie Lorin. Specializing in seasonal rentals, the agency offers a vast array of high-quality properties, from studios to chalets, with high-spec appointments and all modern comforts. Depending on their precise location and type, these properties are proposed from 850 to 9,500 € per week on average. As for sales, Immo Valley covers a wider area stretching from Combloux to Les Saisies. "Generally speaking, demand focuses on the centre of the village, Le Mont d'Arbois and Rochebrune. People like the area of Les Pettoreaux for its rural atmosphere, and Le Jaillet has seen extensive development over the past few years. Prices are posting a slight rise, especially for outstanding properties, and 2- or 3-bedroomed apartments benefiting from large lounges," explain the agency managers, also noting high demand for properties with unimpeded views. By way of example, he mentions the recent sale of a 2-bedroomed split-level apartment in Les Pettoreaux. Enjoying a panoramic view, it sold for 8400 €/m2 in less than 6 months, a very reas­onable lead-time for this area.

Back to contents Radia Amar
19/01/2017
You will also like
Cluses, at the heart of the valley of the Arve Cluses, at the heart of the valley of the Arve Cluses, at the heart of the valley of the Arve
Annecy, an active market
Annecy, an active market Between lake and mountains, the "Pearl of the Alps" stands at the edge of the lake which bears its name, 50 km north of Chambéry and 40 km south of Geneva. It is home to over 50,000 residents, and almost 210,000 within its greater urban area. .. Read more >>
Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, on the threshold of Switzerland Between Le Vuache and Le Mont-Salève, the capital of Le Genevois in Upper Savoy rises to an altitude of 460 metres, a stone's throw from the Swiss border and just 10 km from Geneva. .. Read more >>
Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, on the threshold of Switzerland
The most highly-prized addresses in Chamonix The most highly-prized addresses in Chamonix The most highly-prized addresses in Chamonix
On the shores of Lake Geneva
On the shores of Lake Geneva Sandwiched between France and Switzerland, Lake Geneva is in the shape of a comma 73 km long. It is bordered, on the Savoy side, by the communes of Saint-Gingolph, Meillerie, Lugrin, Neuvecelle, Maxilly-sur-Léman, Évian-les-Bains, Publier, Thonon-les-Bains, Anthy-sur-Léman, Margencel, Sciez, Excenevex, Yvoire, Nernier, Messery and Chens-sur-Léman. .. Read more >>
Le Bas-Chablais, between Lake Geneva, the frontier and mountains Offering sumptuous rural scenery and villages with lots of character around Douvaine, Le Bas-Chablais benefits from constant economic development due to its closeness to Switzerland and its renowned ski resorts. .. Read more >>
Le Bas-Chablais, between Lake Geneva, the frontier and mountains
Annecy, a buoyant market Annecy, a buoyant market Annecy, a buoyant market
Annemasse, the go-ahead approach of a border town
Annemasse, the go-ahead approach of a border town On the border between France and Switzerland, lying south-west of Lake Geneva at the heart of the Greater Urban Area of Geneva, Annemasse is home to almost 35,000 residents, including many "frontaliers". .. Read more >>
Living at the foot of Le Salève Known as the "Balcony above Geneva", this legendary mountain, the birthplace of Alpine climbing, overlooks the agglomeration of Geneva from its northern slope. In the midst of a vast territory home to over 700,000 people, Le Salève is surrounded by the A40, A41 and A410 motorways. .. Read more >>
Living at the foot of Le Salève
Annemasse, a town for people working in Switzerland Annemasse, a town for people working in Switzerland Annemasse, a town for people working in Switzerland
Annecy, mixed offerings
Annecy, mixed offerings Nicknamed "the Venice of the Alps" thanks to the canals running through the Old Town, Annecy benefits from a privileged location between the lake and the Massif des Bornes and Massif des Bauges. With a population of 53,000, the commune pursues lively activity shared out on the industrial, tourist, university and cultural scenes... Read more >>
On the shores of Lake Geneva Also known as Lake Lehman, located between Switzerland and France, Lake Geneva is the largest Alpine lake. In the shape of a crescent, 60 % of its shores consist of built-up areas. .. Read more >>
On the shores of Lake Geneva
LES HOUCHES - Apartments for sale

LES HOUCHES

290000 €
CHAMONIX-MONT-BLANC - Apartments for sale

CHAMONIX-MONT-BLANC

160000 €
LES HOUCHES - Apartments for sale

LES HOUCHES

165000 €
PASSY - Building plots for sale

PASSY

192600 €
CHAMONIX-MONT-BLANC - Houses for sale

CHAMONIX-MONT-BLANC

277000 €
VERCHAIX - Houses for sale

VERCHAIX

325000 €
More ads