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.

On the shores of Lake Geneva - Theme_2043_1.jpg

In Excenevex, this remarkable villa of 220 m2 designed by an architect and set in grounds of 2,690 m2 offers a view of Lake Geneva. 1.093.750 €. New House Immobilier (04 50 17 43 71).

The tone is set by imposing properties with high security, hidden behind palisades along the road from Excenevex to Yvoire. Some of the world's wealthiest people – including the royal family of the United Arab Emirates - have treated themselves to luxury residences on the banks of this lake of worldwide renown, strategically located between France and Switzerland. Fortunately, a view of Lake Geneva is not a prerogative solely reserved for billionaires. More classic properties also offer this advantage. Apartments enjoying a view of the lake are naturally highly sought-after, as both main residences and high-quality rental investments. "Whether in Evian-les-Bains or Thonon-les-Bains, a view of Lake Geneva immediately justifies higher prices," says Damien Andronikou of New House Immobilier, an agency specializing in communes around the lake since 2010. Among transactions reflecting today's market, he mentions the sale of a pleasant 2-bedroomed apartment in Evian, benefiting from a terrace with a clear view of the lake, which sold for 265,000 €. "Buyers have a good choice, and the prices posted are often up for negotiation."

Further back from the shore, a number of communes currently offer attractive opportunities in the sector comprised of desirable houses. "Over the past few months, clients with comfortable budgets exceeding 1 million euros have staged a comeback . Mostly from Switzerland and northern Europe, they had not been very active on this market for the two previous years," explains Christian Petament, manager of the Affair Immo agency. It is clear that the lights are now green for go in this segment, in which most of the properties post prices about 20% lower than in 2012. "A property up for sale four years ago at around 1.1 M € can now be had for 800,000 €. Though prices are now stable and seem to have bottomed out." Buyer enthusiasm can also be explained by mortgage rates which are still extremely low. In Vétraz-Monthoux, Christian Petament just handled the sale of a substantial residence of 190 m2 set in grounds of 2,200 m2, in a good location at the top of the hill. Offering a clear view of Mont Blanc, this high-end property was acquired for around 1.2 M € by Swiss clients intending to make it their year-round home. In Archamps, a property built in the 1990's on over 2.5 acres of land, offering generous volumes and a view of Lake Geneva, is up for sale at 1,575,000 €. Alternatively, a contemporary villa of 300 m2, featuring a lounge of 150 m2, in a highly-prized neighbourhood in La Thoy, is on offer at 1,090,000 €.

Back to contents Radia Amar
05/12/2016
You will also like
Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, on the threshold of Switzerland Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, on the threshold of Switzerland Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, on the threshold of Switzerland
Greater Geneva and Lake Geneva
Greater Geneva and Lake Geneva Of the most highly-prized views from Greater Geneva, that of the Lake continues to work like a magnet... .. Read more >>
Chamonix Mont Blanc, an enviable life-style With its reputation as the world capital of skiing and mountaineering, Chamonix offers a vast array of possibilities for sport and leisure activities. A high-altitude resort at the heart of the Savoy-Mont Blanc region, Chamonix is comprised of 16 little villages from north to south, just 15 km from Switzerland... Read more >>
Chamonix Mont Blanc, an enviable life-style
Megève, a legendary resort Megève, a legendary resort Megève, a legendary resort
Collonges-sous-Salève, a popular address
Collonges-sous-Salève, a popular address Between Saint-Julien-en-Genevois and Annemasse, Collonges-sous-Salève lies at the foot of Le Salève, on the border with Switzerland. This pleasant commune with about 3,900 residents covers an area of 6.13 sq. km and offers two main assets : its closeness to Geneva (about 15 minutes by car), and its authentic natural charm... Read more >>
Le Chablais, between Geneva and its lake Occupying almost 900 sq. km between Lake Geneva and the valley of Le Giffre, Le Chablais in Savoy is home to over 101,000 residents. Forming part of "Le Grand Genève", several communes close to the Swiss border are currently very buoyant. .. Read more >>
Le Chablais, between Geneva and its lake
La Clusaz and Le Grand-Bornand, at the heart of Les Aravis La Clusaz and Le Grand-Bornand, at the heart of Les Aravis La Clusaz and Le Grand-Bornand, at the heart of Les Aravis
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 >>
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 >>
Annecy, an active market
Summer portraits of mountain resorts Summer portraits of mountain resorts Summer portraits of mountain resorts
Megève, an international resort
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. .. Read more >>
The most highly-prized addresses in Chamonix Offering luxury boutiques and a good array of restaurants, Chamonix draws a sporty, up-market clientele fond of skiing, mountain climbing, hiking, and quality relaxation at lofty altitudes. .. Read more >>
The most highly-prized addresses in Chamonix
HABÈRE-POCHE - Houses for sale

HABÈRE-POCHE

295000 €
ONNION - Apartments for sale

ONNION

100000 €
LE BIOT - Houses for sale

LE BIOT

520000 €
BONNEVILLE - Houses for sale

BONNEVILLE

234000 €
LE BIOT - Houses for sale

LE BIOT

410000 €
CHAMONIX-MONT-BLANC - Apartments for sale

CHAMONIX-MONT-BLANC

1300000 €
More ads