Montgenèvre is a family resort at the altitude of 1,860m. It boasts an abundance of charm and authentic alpine village character with the advantage of being linked to the vast international ski area that is La Voie Lactée. Alone it extends to 75km of ski area and is quite varied, from safe beginners’ areas to more intermediate slopes in the Gondrans sector.
It used to be known as the rendezvous point for the Parisian jet set in the late 1930s and early 1940s and to this day still sees a lot of French tourists, being the only French resort connected to the 2006 Winter Olympic site in Sestriere.
It offers a rustic and quiet charm, with a myriad of cheerful cafes and bars, in a traffic-free environment. This is a major attraction for families, as it is safe for the little ones. Montgenèvre is quite compact so getting around town is very easy and is a big benefit for tourists looking to visit for the slopes.
The summer months are filled with tourists looking to hike the mountains, to play golf, to luge the Monty Express and even take a ride on an ATV.
Recent years have seen upscale developments pop up in the village, offering excellent ski-in ski-out opportunities, as well as luxurious alpine chalets. Each Montgenèvre property for sale is designed to fit the buyer’s needs and aesthetics. Many new developments have a wood-cladded-chalet style, to be kept in line with the village’s original architecture.
A property in Montgenèvre for sale is still relatively affordable. For example, a two-bedroom apartment can start at €350,000, but more luxurious apartments can reach the highs of €500,000.
On this side of the Alps the nearest airport is that of Turin. The transfer from here to Montgenèvre takes around 1hr 20 minutes. You can also fly into Geneva although the transfer is a little longer at around 2hrs 30 minutes.
The Italian station of Oulx is around 25 minutes (19km) from Montgenèvre. From Paris the TGV takes around 5hrs to get to Oulx.
GET - a table at La Bergerie, a local favourite high in the mountain. Traditional meals like Tourte au Choux or Briançon sausages are on the menu and will not disappoint
DO - jump over to Sauze and Sestriere for the day in order to maximise the slope access of Montgenèvre.
SEE - the beautiful view of the mountain by taking the Chalvet lift to the restaurant 2000, and do that while enjoying a glass of vin chaud.