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Welcome to our blog, here is a collection of our latest articles ready for you to browse through. We’ve got you covered on everything Alpine. If you’re looking to be the best skier on the mountain, searching for info on the top destinations or you’re more interested in the food scene, we’ve got it all here for you. Read more now…

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Three unmissable Christmas markets in the French and Swiss Alps

Lesley Thomas | Sunday 19th November 2023

Who doesn’t love a Christmas Market and with such a magnificent selection of markets to choose from in the French and Swiss Alps, we’ve narrowed it down to three of the best. Whether you’re spending the holidays in the Alps or just planning a festive trip in the run-up, these are three markets you don’t want to miss.

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Getting fit for the slopes

Lesley Thomas | Tuesday 07th November 2023

As the ski season approaches, it’s a great time to start thinking about increasing your fitness so you can really make the most of the slopes in 2023/24. We’ve got some top tips on the exercises you can start doing now to make sure you’re fighting fit by the time you take to the slopes.

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History, heritage and great skiing in Serre Chevalier

Lesley Thomas | Saturday 21st October 2023

For a picturesque location, great skiing and reliable snowfall, it’s hard to go wrong with Serre Chevalier, one of the gems of the French Alps. Located in the Hautes-Alpes department of southeastern France, it’s part of the large ski area of Grand Serre Chevalier, offering a vast skiing area.

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Authentic Alpine charm in Manigod

Lesley Thomas | Sunday 15th October 2023

Thinking of investing in property in the French Alps? For authentic Savoyard charm, Manigod is surely the Alpine village for you, full of rustic traditional buildings and nestled in a valley that’s as picturesque in the summer months as it is covered in snow during the ski season.

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Looking ahead to Christmas in the Alps

Lesley Thomas | Sunday 01st October 2023

Christmas is always a magical time to be in the Alps, whether you’re visiting as a family, a couple or a group of friends. With snow covered villages, traditional treats and cosy chalets, you might as well be at the North Pole.

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Embracing the Awe-Inspiring Natural Beauty of the Alps

Steve Thomas | Monday 11th September 2023

Whatever time of year you visit and wherever you go in the Alps, you’ll find sights that take your breath away. From rust coloured leaf displays in the autumn to crystal clear lakes, colourful Alpine meadows and snow topped mountains, there’s natural beauty all around you.

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Sustainable second home living in the Alps

Steve Thomas | Tuesday 05th September 2023

Now more than ever, ensuring our lifestyles are sustainable is of utmost importance - and that extends to Alpine second homes too. There’s no reason not to make the same environmentally conscious choices in your holiday home as you would in your main residence, and doing so is also likely to add value to your property.

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Four unmissable wild-swimming spots in the Alps

Lesley Thomas | Sunday 20th August 2023

Wild swimming is the hottest way to get out into nature and enjoy some exercise - and where better to indulge than in the Alps? Surrounded by the soaring peaks and plunging valleys of this outstandingly beautiful area, it’s sure to be a swim to remember.

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Top four summer activities in the French and Swiss Alps: Discover the magic of nature beyond winter

Lesley Thomas | Sunday 13th August 2023

The appeal of the Alps in winter is no great secret - skiing is always going to be the main attraction. But we know that the summer season is just as much of a treat and we’ve picked out four magical summer activities that you’d be mad to miss.

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Summer styling: Refresh your Alpine property for the summer months

Steve Thomas | Wednesday 26th July 2023

Traditional Alpine styling leans heavily on the cosy, which is perfect for the snowy winter months. But come the summer, this sort of decor might not feel quite right. Whether you’re renting out your property or using it yourself, we’ve got some top tips for taking your Alpine chalet from winter to summer and back again,

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Packing the perfect Alpine picnic

Lesley Thomas | Tuesday 04th July 2023

With fresh, tasty local produce in abundance and some of the most beautiful views in the world, there’s nowhere quite like the Alps for a picnic in the summer. Whether you choose to lay out your picnic blanket next to one of the Alps’ stunning lakes or in a colourful Alpine meadow on a mountainside, we’ve picked out some of the local produce you just can’t miss.

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The Alpine Lifestyle: Embracing Nature and Wellness

Lesley Thomas | Sunday 25th June 2023

It’s no great secret that the outdoors is one of Mother Nature’s best medicines, so it stands to reason that the Alpine lifestyle is a pretty healthy one. It’s a region that calls out to you to get up, get out and enjoy an active lifestyle in some of the greatest scenery in the world.

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