Estate Agent French Alps - Grand Massif - Samoens, Morillon, La Riviere Enverse, Sixt Fer à Cheval, Verchaix
THE GRAND MASSIF

Situated at the top of the Giffre valley is the lovely village of Sixt Fer à Cheval, known as one of the prettiest villages in the Alps. The "Cascade du Rouget" waterfall, not far from Sixt, is especially impressive. This exceptionally picturesque area in Haute-Savoie, includes the town of Samoens, listed as a "Monument Historique" and really brimming with Alpine charm. The whole area is within easy reach of Geneva airport, with the village of Morillon being just 50 minutes by road from the airport. Verchaix is situated just across the river on the opposite side of the Giffre Valley. Flaine and Les Carroz complete the Grand Massif area.

 The "Cascade du Rouget" near Sixt
The "Cascade du Rouget" near Sixt 
 The Tour de France climbing the Col de Joux Plane

Each summer you can catch the Tour de France in the Alps, sometimes passing over the Col de Joux Plane between Morzine and Samoens. The "Lac Bleu" recreational park situated right in the centre of Morillon is perfect for a multitude of activities for all ages, including fishing, swimming, tennis, horse riding, mini-golf and petanque. There's plenty to do for the entire family. You could even have a go at rafting on the Giffre River. The Jaÿsinia alpine botanical garden in the heart of Samoens is a real gem, and not what you would expect to find in the midst of a ski resort! The Lac de Montriond, not far from Morzine, is an ideal location for a stroll or summer picnic.

 The Tour de France climbing the Col de Joux Plane

The Grand Massif is a superb region for both summer and winter activities and hence an excellent location for a holiday home or permanent residence. Chalets and apartments have good rental potential in summer as well as winter months. With both French and British staff and years of experience as an Estate Agent in the region, Les Chênets Immobilier can help you find that perfect ski property in Samoens, Morillon, Taninges, Verchaix, Sixt Fer à Cheval, La Rivière Enverse and the whole of the Grand Massif. In summer, take advantage of the clean mountain air to go walking, climbing, hiking, cycling or just relax and enjoy the spectacular views this area has to offer. In winter, skiers and snowboarders are spoilt for choice with 265kms of linked pistes offering plenty of variety for people of all levels.

 First snow of the winter on the Col de Joux Plane
First snow of the winter on the Col de Joux Plane 
 Delicious local specialities of the Savoyarde region

The towns and villages in the Grand Massif have regular markets and enticing shops selling a range of locally-produced foods and Savoyarde specialities such as cheeses and sausages. Whether visting for just a week or two or residing permanently in the region, it is impossible not to be impressed by the delicious local foods, wines and spirits.

 Delicious local specialities of the Savoyarde region

The Alps are as enchanting in summer as they are in winter. Not only is the Grand Massif less than an hour from Geneva, it is just a short distance away from other popular resorts such as Les Gets, Morzine and Chamonix. In summer, Morzine can be reached via the spectacular mountain road over the Col de Joux Plane, with breathtaking views down onto the Giffre Valley and across to Mont Blanc. This road is closed in winter, apart from access to the cross-country skiing area from the Samoens direction.

 Acres of sunflowers with an Alpine backdrop
Acres of sunflowers with an Alpine backdrop 

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