- Locations: 8
- Villas: 7
- Private Islands: 0
The towering French Alps and the immaculate surrounding region offer unrivaled mountain scenery and adventure. Take in incredible landscapes, starting at the snow-capped top of Mount Blanc – Western Europe’s highest peak – all the way down to the quaint Alpine villages nestled between the mountains. The majority of visitors come for the world-class skiing at more than 20 resorts. But there is so much more beyond the slopes, including explorations of the nature preserves, lakes and waterfalls. And you certainly don’t have to be a skier to enjoy the après-ski culture all around you, with excellent restaurants and nightlife in the town of Annecy and rich history and culture in Grenoble.
Settle into the mountainsides in our villas, spacious private chalets with easy trail access and rustic features like wood beams and fire places. Plus, modern luxuries like hot tubs, personal staff and home theaters will round out your ultimate Alps experience.
French Alps Villas
When to go: The French Alps are beautiful any time of year, although most visitors go for the snow sports in the winter months. The larger towns host festivals in the winter and spring, or you can catch the Tour de France and fireworks displays in the summer. December is a popular time to visit thanks to the first annual snowfall, as well as the Christmas markets.
Things to do: Skiers and snowboarders will find paradise among these mountains, and you don’t have to be an expert; there is terrain for all levels. Some top resorts include Val d'Isère, Tignes, Méribel and Serre Chevalier. Those who don’t ski, or visit in the warmer months, can enjoy hiking, climbing, golf and mountain biking. Some of the best scenery will be found in Chamonix, set at the foot of Mont Blanc, where you can take a gondola ride for sweeping views. Visit the idyllic town of Annecy, with its beautiful lake and waterways.