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A Taste of The Alps; Must-Try Chatel Restaurants

One of the many advantages of Chatel is its rich farming heritage in the Abondance Valley and Soyard culinary delights. On your way to the resort, you will pass by many farms and local producers of great quality cheese and other food products.

Not only a great skiing destination, but Chatel Resort also has a number of must-try restaurants in the centre of the village and scattered across the large ski domain of Portes du Soleil.

Check out the list of our top recommended Chatel restaurants and bars to visit on your next ski holiday in Chatel. 

Chatel Ski Resort

The Chatel Ski Resort is ideally located at the starting point of the Franco-Swiss ski domain Portes du Soleil, which has over 285 marked trails and 196 modern ski lifts. Skiing in Chatel offers you with some of the best trails in Europe, with the possibility to ski across to the Swiss sector and many swiss resorts such as Morgins. There are many exciting things on offer in the resort and surrounding valley, which makes Chatel the next best place for your ski holidays.

Chatel Ski Season

The ski season in Chatel / Portes du Soleil starts in mid-December and runs right through to mid-April, starting again in Summer from mid-June until mid-September. The ski lifts are operational throughout both seasons.

When you think of the best hiking adventures in Europe, your imagination might transport you to the volcanic landscapes of Iceland, the rugged terrain of The Alps or even a bit closer to home in the great Scottish Highlands.

While it’s usually overlooked as an obvious trekking destination,  hiking in Portugal will see you traverse some of the most remarkable and underrated trails on the continent. If you’re ready for some unforgettable scenes and an adventure of a lifetime, here are some of our favourite Portuguese routes.

Dreaming of owning your own property in the French Alps? Whether you are searching for a new build in a large ski resort or considering the best place for investment and rental, we have curated the most desired list of options available to purchase right now. 

Here’s a rundown of our ten HOTTEST mountain ski properties:

Ski Apartments in French Ski Resort

Ready to make a property purchase in the French Alps? There are many things to consider before taking this step and becoming an owner. Below we provide information on how to buy a ski apartment in France.

Financing your Property Purchase

French Banks offer exceptional deals for international investors in France. With historically low-interest rates and long term fixed rates, it is the best choice when considering becoming an owner in France. 

La Chapelle d'Abondance Ski Resort

La Chapelle d’Abondance ski resort, France is a picturesque village resort on the French-Swiss border, 10 kilometers from the first Swiss resort Morgins and only 5 km from the village centre of Chatel. It is one of the many villages connected to the world class Portes du Soleil domain. 

The area has maintained its authentic village atmosphere due to the number of farms in the area that continue to preserve their traditions in the Abondance Valley.  

France is a fantastic country, not only for its majestic alps and culture, but for the many benefits property owners benefit from. When considering your dream home in the alps, it is likely you have thought about how to make your investment work for you. At Terrésens, we have designed a number of solutions that allow you to have the freedom and flexibility to enjoy your French alps vacation rental.

The Situation in France

VAT Refunds

For many years, it has been possible to save 20% VAT on the purchase price of real estate and furniture, when certain requirements are met. This initiative was created in order to encourage homeowners to rent their properties when they were not there. 

Terrésens Group is a unique business operation specialising in the development and sale of homes, apartments, ski chalets and Alpine property in the French Alps. 

A 360° operation from the construction right through to the setting up of the rental management; our aim is to simplify the entire process, so that your time is spent focusing on your investment property in the French Alps.

What we offer

Advice during your ski property search

We are dedicated to working with you to find the best solution in this incredible property market. Our team of consultants offer expert advice and assistance throughout your search and discovery for your second home or investment property, and can be with you on site when you visit in France.

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Les Carroz Ski Resort

Les Carroz ski resort is renowned as one of the most authentic village resorts in the heart of the French Alps. Located at an altitude of 1140m, it is only 55km from Chamonix and 40km from Geneva. The village resort has a largely sunny plateau above the Arve valley, in the heart of the incredible Grand Massif ski domain.  

Ski Holidays & Season Dates

The great ski season in Les Carroz / Grand Massif starts in mid-December and runs right through to mid-April, starting again in Summer from mid-June until mid-September. 

Located just one hour south of Lisbon, at the base of the Troia Peninsula in the Alentejo region, Comporta, Portugal is an area surrounded by natural sand dunes, rice fields and pine forests. It is considered a hotspot for Lisbonite intelligentsia. 

This calm and serene environment provides the perfect setting for the fishermen’s huts and fishing villages of Comporta and Carvalhal.

Beaches Near Comporta

The west coast of Portugal attracts surfers and holiday makers all year round. Some of the best beaches are located near Comporta village, with over 15km shoreline stretching in the Alentejo region.

A small village with everything on offer, Vaujany ski resort will not disappoint. 

Situated in the valley facing the Massif des Grandes Rousses, the village is southern facing and designed to maximise sunshine and mountain views. The village is part of twenty municipalities which form the Oisans, located in the departments of Isère and Hautes Alpes, France. 

This family+ label village is the perfect family destination, with modern facilities, endless trails, world class facilities including an indoor sports centre, plus a brand new cable car which links to the Alpe d’Huez ski domain. 

Combloux is a typical alpine village, located in Haute-Savoie region of France. With arguably the best views of Mont Blanc in the valley, the ski resort in France has maintained its authentic Savoyard traditions, with traditional alpine architectural styles and designs. 

Combloux offers an intimate and family friendly atmosphere, having held its Family + label since 2005. You are truly amongst the mountains and well maintained natural environment.

The village of Megève, France, is known for its boutique ski resort in the southeast of the French Alps. While its ski resort might be what attracts the crowds each year, it is the splendour of Megeve Village that is the real star of the show.

Megeve is an all-rounder, with its scenery equally as stunning across all seasons and it remains to be a hub of activity throughout the year. The traditionally rustic village is surrounded by some of the best mountains in the world for ski fanatics, and in the warmer months, they transform into green walking trails ready for any avid hiker or nature lover.

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