Val d'Isère

The charming village of Val d’Isère sits nestled within the Espace Killy, one of the Alps most dynamic ski terrains. Thanks to an extensive lift network, the village is connected with over 300 kilometres of piste and the neighbouring mountain town of Tignes.  While Tignes has a robust reputation as a destination for serious skiers, its Val d’Isère, with its cobbled streets, chalet architecture and vibrant après ski culture, that’s regarded as one of the chicest spots in the Alps.

Located at 1,850m in altitude and just 5 km from the border with Italy, Val d’Isère is easily accessible, connected via road and train network to Geneva, Lyon and St Etienne airport.

A regular host of world-class ski championships, including Olympic events, Val d’Isère combines challenging runs with a fantastic range of gentle slopes suited to both beginners and intermediate skiers.  Its versatility makes it an all–round favourite;  come high-season, its legendary après-ski spots, like La Folie Douce, draw a glamorous international crowd, while top restaurants require booking weeks in advance.

Yet while in recent years, the array of boutique hotels, five-star restaurants, trendy bars and designer shops has been on the rise, it hasn’t tainted the magic of this intimate alpine town. It’s not hard to see why Val d’Isère’s legion of loyal devotees continues to grow. Browse and enquire about our carefully curated collection of Val d’Isère property for sale here.

The experts say

The best way to see the glacier is by going up to La Grande Motte from Val Claret, a small village in the Val D’Isère resort. It travels from 2,100m to 3,032m in a record six to eight minutes. You might even get to see a marmot just out of hibernation if you go in the right time of the year.

How to Get There

By Air

Lyon (241km) and Geneva (172km) are both around three hours by car from Val d'Isere, giving this resort one of the longer transfers of the French Alps. On the plus side this does mean there are less day trippers during the busier weeks. There is also Chambery airport, which is closer, around two hours from the resort.

By Boat

The closest rail station to Val d'Isere is Bourg Saint Maurice, which is around a 45 minute drive away (1 hour by bus). Throughout the season it is possible to find daytime and overnight services from London (Eurostar), Paris (TGV) and other European cities.

Three insiders tips for Val d'Isère

GET - a local favourite for hearty food is the 1789. Make sure you go for the côte de boeuf.
DO - Val d'Isère is famous for its English  pubs. You just need to pick one.
SEE - plan to lunch at Le Fornet, known by locals as the ‘bucket of sun’, on the far right side of Val D’Isère. It is the perfect place to stop for lunch and take in the scenery.

At glance

As one of the best-known and loved resorts in the mountains, property in Val d’Isère for sale tends to be higher priced than average. That being said, it holds a guaranteed return. Newly built ski chalets and ski properties are rare for the area and only a few are built each year, which makes any Val DIsère property for sale always sought after.

A new development of luxurious bespoke ski chalets is being developed in the area, vying for the attention of high net worth Europeans. The price of a ski chalet for sale in Val d’Isère will vary from 2.6m to 9m.

More affordable property options are available, however. A one-bedroom ski-in ski-out apartment in La Daille can be found for about 235,000.

There is something for everyones needs, just like the resort offers runs for every skier out there.

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