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Posted on Tuesday 16th August 2016 | Lesley Thomas

Where to find the most picturesque Alpine villages

Let’s be honest - there aren’t many Alpine towns or villages you could describe as ugly, boring or overdeveloped. It’s a part of the world that’s astonishingly beautiful, and the scenery alone makes most of the villages in the Alps delightful.

There are, however, a few villages that really stand out from the crowd. Whether it’s because they’re nestled on a particularly beautiful hillside or have quaint traditional chalets and churches galore, these are the most picture perfect of the Alpine villages.


Even the name of this chocolate-box village is sweet, and just ten minutes down the road from the nearby ski resort of Praz-sur-Arly, it’s the perfect place for a day trip.

The spire of the pretty 11th century church in Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe looks beautiful against crisp, white snowfall, and you’ll find the houses and chalets here are exactly what you’d expect of an Alpine village.

Check out the highly recommended wine festival here, which runs in the summer months, and offers a market of traditional alpine products other than wine as well.


No longer the dainty Alpine village that it once was, Megeve is now one of the Alps’ most popular ski resorts - but that hasn’t diminished its old world charm.

Wooden chalets and cobbled streets tucked into the mountainside ensure that this town has retained plenty of the qualities which have made it so popular.

Megeve has much to offer and combines great amenities with picturesque setting in a way that makes it an ideal location for a holiday or even a holiday home.

La Tzoumaz

Close to Verbier, La Tzoumaz is a more laid back and budget friendly resort in the Swiss Alps - it also happens to be strikingly beautiful.

Forests on the nearby mountainsides offer a contrast to the crisp white snow in winter months that’s everything you could hope for in a vista, while a natural ice rink in the village looks like it’s come straight from a Christmas card.

If you’re looking for a picture-perfect ski chalet in the Alps, get in touch with us today. You’ll find a property to suit any need, and with knowledgeable team to guide you in your search, you’ll be snuggled up in your cosy new ski chalet or apartment in no time.

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