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Tour de France Sotheby's International Realty - January around Annecy

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Tour de France Sotheby's International Realty - January around Annecy

In the New Year, Côte d'Azur Sotheby's International Realty invites you to explore the real estate treasures hidden in the heart of France's most prestigious regions. This year, 2024, will be marked by an extraordinary Tour de France, highlighting one of our network's regions each month, revealing its real estate gems and exclusive art de vivre.

Each month, a specific region will take center stage, and for this inaugural month, we've chosen to pay tribute to the winter splendor of the French Alps, inviting you to immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of Annecy and the surrounding area. Between the eponymous lake, a veritable azure jewel, and the snow-capped peaks that are home to famous ski resorts, Annecy and its region embody the elegance of luxury real estate in an incomparable natural setting. Follow us on this odyssey, where every step will be an exciting exploration, revealing the hidden treasures and exclusivity of each region through our Sotheby's International Realty France-Monaco network.


First stop: Annecy, an exceptional destination nestled in the majestic French Alps, where luxury real estate excellence meets a unique mountain setting.

Discover the Annecy region

Situated between the imposing peaks of the Alps, Annecy offers the perfect balance between its eponymous lake and renowned ski resorts. Its exceptional real estate market features a diversity of properties, from traditional estates to modern residences offering breathtaking views of Alpine panoramas.

Lake Annecy, a natural wonder

Considered one of the purest lakes in Europe, Lake Annecy enchants with its timeless beauty. Its sparkling waters frame picturesque towns, creating an ideal backdrop for prestigious properties offering breathtaking views of its shores.

Around Annecy: prestigious family ski resorts

The renowned resorts and high-quality ski areas on these slopes of the French Alps captivate winter sports enthusiasts with their varied slopes and modern infrastructure, such as La Clusaz or Le Grand Bornand.

Living in the Annecy area

Côte d'Azur Sotheby's International Realty and Annecy Sotheby's International Realty present 4 chalets currently for sale, offering beautiful amenities and located around Annecy:


CA6-1964 | CA6-1967

Discover this splendid 190m2 chalet with swimming pool, garden and breathtaking views of Lake Annecy and the mountains in Saint-Jorioz. Located close to the town center and natural wonders, this property offers an idyllic setting just a stone's throw from the hustle and bustle of the city and just 5 minutes from the peaceful shores of the lake.

Enjoy a serene garden and swimming pool for unique moments of relaxation, while admiring the panoramic view of the lake and the majestic surrounding mountains. This privileged location combines accessibility just 2 minutes from downtown, immediate proximity to the mountains for outdoor activities, and the tranquility offered by the lake view. A rare opportunity for a lifestyle combining comfort, nature and proximity to amenities.

Find out more about this superb chalet near the shores of Lake Annecy

Discover this exceptional 523 m2 chalet in Villards-sur-Thônes, offering breathtaking views of the majestic surrounding mountains. This property perfectly blends traditional charm with modern amenities for absolute comfort. The impeccable finishes, crafted from top-quality materials, give this space a refined, luxurious ambience.

There's more to this exceptional property than its size. It features a 68 m² pool area a spacious terrace with breathtaking mountain views, creating a complete living environment. Just 5 km from the popular ski resorts of La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand, this chalet benefits from close proximity to a shuttle bus for easy access to the slopes, offering the perfect balance between mountain serenity and winter leisure.

Find out more about this exceptional chalet just 5 km from the popular ski resorts of La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand.


CA6-1966 | CA6-1965

Discover this magnificent 743m2 luxury chalet, a rare opportunity just an hour from Geneva and Annecy, in the charming village of Samoëns. This jewel of a property, perched at an altitude of 1,000 meters, offers spectacular views and exceptional sunshine, while providing quick access to the Grand Massif ski lifts. This impressive chalet is divided into two separate residences of 322m2 and 421m2 respectively, offering the possibility of separation.

With a total capacity of 26 people, its versatility is remarkable: whether as a private residence for large families or groups of friends, or as an opportunity for partial or total tourist exploitation with its two separate residences. This property offers a complete range of possible uses. This rare gem of a property also includes a building plot for the creation of 3 additional chalets, further expanding its possibilities. This exceptional chalet represents a unique opportunity on the real estate market.

Find out more about this chalet opportunity close to the Grand Massif slopes

Discover this renovated luxury chalet dating from 1776, a rare gem located in Le Grand Bornand on a 7000m2 plot, offering 320 m² of living space. This elegant chalet enjoys an exclusive location with panoramic views of the majestic Aravis range and surrounding mountains. Its immediate proximity to the ski slopes and village adds a practical dimension to its charm.

For moments of relaxation and well-being, enjoy a hammam, a sensory shower and two Jacuzzis, indoor and outdoor, adding a luxurious touch to this exceptional property. This chalet offers the perfect combination of the authentic cachet of a fully renovated historic chalet and modern amenities of the highest standard.

Find out more about this luxury chalet with stunning views

Why choose the Annecy region?

A perennial investment

Real estate in the Alps represents much more than a simple acquisition. It's a wise and sustainable investment, a safe haven within a dynamic real estate market. Luxury properties in this region have demonstrated stability and consistent demand, offering not only a privileged living environment but also a solid investment opportunity. The current economic situation does not seem to be impacting the French mountains, where the real estate economy continues to flourish in the wake of the pandemic.

Annecy and the surrounding region are also a destination of choice for those who cross the Swiss border to work on a daily basis. Indeed, living in the Annecy region while working in Geneva offers a number of advantages, particularly in terms of tax and economic considerations.

Firstly, workers benefit from a more advantageous tax system in France, with taxes generally lower than in Switzerland. What's more, the cost of living in Annecy is often more affordable than in Geneva, enabling substantial savings on housing, daily expenses and services.

What's more, the geographical proximity between Annecy and Geneva means you can take advantage of the professional opportunities in the Swiss city, while living in a peaceful setting surrounded by the magnificent scenery of the mountains and Lake Annecy.

This location also allows you to benefit from the French infrastructure while working in Switzerland, offering a unique combination of quality of life and cross-border business opportunities.

A distinctive art of living

To live or vacation in the French Alps is to embrace an authentic art of living. Annecy and the surrounding area offer the perfect synergy between mountain tranquillity and a rich cultural life. Explore picturesque local markets, sample renowned Savoyard gastronomy, and immerse yourself in an atmosphere where tradition and modernity blend harmoniously.

A diversity of winter activities

The French Alps are a veritable paradise for winter sports enthusiasts. From downhill skiing to dog sledding, snowshoe trekking and snowmobile excursions, every day offers a multitude of activities to fully experience the magic of winter. Add to this the possibility of enjoying sumptuous spas and wellness centers for a relaxing stay in the heart of nature.

International accessibility

Located close to Geneva, Annecy enjoys remarkable international accessibility. In just an hour's drive, you can find yourself in the heart of this cosmopolitan city, offering an opening onto the world while preserving the privacy and serenity of the French Alps. This connectivity also makes it easier to get around, and enhances the region's appeal to an international clientele.

Offering worldwide connectivity and regular flights to numerous international destinations such as New York, Singapore, Dubai and Beijing, Geneva airport gives Annecy a global reach.

Geneva is home to a large number of renowned multinationals in various sectors such as finance, technology and healthcare, as well as international organizations such as UBS, Crédit Suisse, CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), WHO (World Health Organization) and the UN (United Nations).

The presence of these major entities creates an environment conducive to professional opportunities, and offers an attractive employment pool for those living in the Annecy region who are looking for career prospects in renowned companies.

The Annecy region is thus the ideal place of residence for employees of these companies, who can thus combine a dynamic professional life with a calmer, more relaxing personal and family life.

Luxury real estate around Annecy

The prestigious properties dotting the shores of Lake Annecy and the Alpine slopes embody the very essence of elegance and refinement.

From characterful chalets to contemporary villas, each property stands out for its meticulous architecture, top-of-the-range finishes and perfect integration into the natural environment.

The traditional chalets, a testament to the local heritage, offer a warm atmosphere where noble wood and stone combine in an authentic mountain aesthetic. With their spacious living areas and breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, these chalets are true havens of peace, combining tradition with modern comfort.

On the other hand, contemporary villas captivate with their clean lines and top-of-the-range amenities. These residences offer perfect harmony between contemporary design and landscape integration, often with panoramic terraces offering breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Many luxury properties around Annecy feature state-of-the-art amenities, such as heated swimming pools, private spas, cinema rooms and wine cellars, providing a luxurious and comfortable living environment.

These exceptional properties, often nestled in unspoilt natural settings, appeal to an international clientele in search of elegance, privacy and exceptional quality of life in the heart of the French Alps.

Choosing luxury real estate around Annecy is not just about buying a property, it's about adopting a privileged lifestyle, where natural beauty and absolute comfort combine to offer a unique residential experience in an idyllic setting.

Choose the world's largest luxury real estate network to accompany you in your acquisition project in the French Alps.

Contact us to plan your project and be put in touch with the most qualified regional experts to find your next property around Annecy.

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