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Editorial 31 October 2019

The Alps, luxury, sport and lifestyle

From Switzerland to France and Italy, the major ski resorts in the Alps enjoy a worldwide reputation. While modernizing their ski area each season, they have been able to attract lovers of idleness by developing their daytime activities and their after-ski leisure activities. Being able to hit the steep slopes is no longer enough. Make way for a total immersion in a quality lifestyle, winter and summer.

Pampered by an international clientele in love with the art of living made in France, the ski resorts of the French Alps continue to meet the summits. With dream addresses in mind, Courchevel, Megève, Val d’Isère, Méribel and Chamonix. A prestigious real estate market apart, fueled by white gold.

For the last century, the French Alps have been the object of all lusts. In Savoie and Haute-Savoie, the stars of Courchevel, Megève, Val d’Isère, Méribel and Chamonix offer immense ski areas, snow always there, breathtaking panoramas on Mont-Blanc, sport descents and some beautiful stages of the Ski World Cup … A rare art of living too: luxury labels established in the resorts, gourmet restaurants and hotel establishments crowned with stars … Without forgetting the authentic mountain. The Marc Foujols Group has, via its network of partners, privileged access to the finest real estate offers from French resorts. Starting with Courchevel, a paradise for mountain luxury: on four plateaus, Courchevel 1850, 1650, 1550 and Le Praz (at 1300 m above sea level), 118 runs over 150 km are walked by skiers with the most high-tech spatulas in the moment. Created in 1945, the resort was developed from 1946 by Emile Allais, emblematic figure of Courchevel and pioneer of French skiing. Irresistible, the resort with 14 Michelin stars attracts celebrities from all over the world, who spend countless hours to enjoy a glamor unlike the one of Monaco or Beverly Hills. The purchase of exceptional real estate is the rule here, large chalets selling tens of millions of euros. Nothing is too good in this extraordinary resort where VIP concierge services are used to responding to the wildest requests. But beyond the extravagance assumed, Courchevel has a major advantage: being part of the Trois-Vallées, the largest ski area in the world.

Héloïse Schillio
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Héloïse Schillio

le 31 October 2019