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COVID-19 UPDATE – JUNE 16TH
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If you are not able to come out for viewings we can put together a property list, send you available information and material on your preferred properties and accompany you on live virtual tours. In addition we have an e-signing facility for all legal documents

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Virtual Tour of Espace Evasion villages


'Espace Evasion' is one of the largest ski areas in the Haute Savoie, with 445 kilometres of pistes encompassing the villages of Megève, St Gervais, Les Contamines, Combloux, Hauteluce and La Gietaz. The main towns that service this fabulous ski area are; St Gervais, Les Contamines and Megeve. Skiing in the Evasion area is perfect for a family ski holiday, with a great variety of pistes, and some lovely family run mountain restaurants. There is something for everyone, from steep runs off the top of Mont Joli, to gentle rolling green and blue pistes.

So I would like to take you on a little tour of the main villages that give acces to this fabulous area. Firstly to St Gervais les Bains, …. Nestled under the western flanks of Mont Blanc, the village of St Gervais is a lesser known neighbour to Chamonix. Dominated by the appropriately named 'Mont Joli', and the famous Domes de Miage, the quaint market town of St Gervais has a certain charm. As its full name suggests, natural spring waters have irrigated the spa here for more than 200 years, and the hydrotherapeutic properties of the water class Saint-Gervais as the only alpine spa resort in the Alps and one of only 10 spa towns in France. The 19th Century spa architecture of the village gives it an unusual antique-chic atmosphere. St Gervais is also home to the Mont-Blanc Tramway, one of the oldest rack and pinion railways in the country, which climbs to an altitude of 2372m on Mont Blanc. The St Gervais market is held every Thursday, and there is still very much evidence of local history and tradition, something which the locals are still immensely proud of. www.saintgervais.com

Next, we drive up the valley for 10 minutes to the village of Les Contamines. Located on the world famous trekking route the 'Tour du Mont Blanc', Les Contamines is a popular destination for summer walking, and climbing, as well as winter skiing. Due to its proximity to Mont Blanc, once the snow falls in Les Contamines at the beginning of the winter it tends to keep it very well. The skiing is very friendly, with some lovely pistes, and plenty of scope for easily accessed off piste for the more adventurous. Les Contamines also has some brilliant ski de fond (X-country ski) tracks which are well maintained, and have been home to a number of French champions over the years. Again, with a traditional local market every Tuesday, the village has a very local, traditional feel, and if you meet any locals they are extremely proud of their tradition and farming roots, something which most visitors to the village find endearing and as such the village still has rustic charm despite its evolution into a better known ski destination. www.lescontamines.com Finally, on to Megeve, the beautiful village of Megeve, has long been the favourite if the bourgeois French from Paris & Lyon, and has over the years become increasingly popular with all nationalities, its website in 9 languages bearing testament to that. A bustling year round town with its Schwarovski Christmas tree, the Grand Odyssey husky sled race, and snow polo championships amongst the many events and activities, Megeve oozes glamour and decadence.

“Les Fermes de Marie - Megeve”

The pedestrian main street and square is host to some of France's finest restaurants and window shopping is as good as it gets. The skiing, in the Evasion area, is fabulous with stunning views over Mont Blanc and the surrounding peaks. www.megeve.com


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