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Posted on Friday 20th November 2015 | Lesley Thomas

Falling in love with Megève

When you are looking to purchase a property in France, choosing the right resort for you and your family is key. It is all too easy to only consider the places you already know. Familiar territory is the obvious solution but not necessarily the best one. If you are feeling the call of the mountains and are researching property for sale in the Alps, then Megève certainly has a lot of offer.

Easy access

Megève could be the perfect choice if easy access to an international airport is a must. Despite its impressive Alpine location, Megève is just a one hour drive from Geneva. You certainly won't be disappointed when you arrive either. Megève is a popular skiing destination but if that conjures images of an ugly purpose built resort then think again. Megève is a beautiful, traffic free town with old world charm and a pleasant ambiance. It is renowned for its fine dining and there are designer boutiques to explore. After dark the town is far from sleepy but there is no excessive revelry. Megève is an elegant resort with an air of sophistication rather than a party town, although there is a casino to enjoy.

The great outdoors

Megève is a pretty town with a fabulous location. The scenery is spectacular with the mighty Mont Blanc dominating the landscape. The region is certainly ideal for lovers of the great outdoors. There are endless hiking opportunities in the summer months and wonderful trails for mountain bikers to explore. Thrill seeking adventurers may prefer to indulge in some canyoning. When the snow begins to fall Megève is then transformed into a world class ski resort.

Fabulous skiing

With 445 km of groomed runs, Megève offers a huge skiing area with something to suit all abilities. Intermediate skiers in particular will find plenty to please. The majority of the pistes are tree lined and so there is attractive terrain to admire as you descend. In the unlikely event that you tire of skiing in Megève, the Ski Pass Mont Blanc also gives you access to nine other resorts in the region.

Alpine home

With an attractive town, great scenery, fabulous skiing and ready access to the airport, it is hard to find fault with Megève. There is a diverse and appealing range of properties to choose from too. Megève could just be the perfect place to found your dream second home.

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