More and more investors are looking to become property owners in the Alps by buying a chalet. Chalets represent an authentic ideal, combining intimacy, well-being and a connection with nature. The demand for chalets is also very strong on the seasonal rental market for holidaymakers for whom the choice of accommodation is often more important than the resort. With prices per square metre even lower than in some other Haute-Tarentaise resorts, Tignes is a lively, sporting and family-friendly destination that is growing in popularity, driven by increasingly upmarket developments that are delivering high-quality chalets onto the market.
Cimalpes: A Portfolio of Luxury Chalets
Based in Albertville, the Cimalpes group specialises in high-end real estate in French alpine resorts. As a leader in this sector, Cimalpes has an exclusive portfolio of chalets for sale representing the best market opportunities at the present moment. Experts in property and rental management, we can also assist owners with the development of a rental strategy, marketing their property and setting up concierge services to maximise rental income, in line with the specific characteristics of each micro-market.
Reasons to Invest in a Chalet in Tignes
There are, today, many reasons to invest in a chalet in Tignes: - As an antidote to the the stresses of urban living, and with the increasing adoption of remote working, a chalet in a lively resort such as Tignes, that is also close to a TGV station, is a good option for a second home for several reasons. It can be enjoyed year-round for short or long stays, and is an ideal place to get together with friends or family. The mountains are highly conducive to well-being and getting away from it all - the perfect place to come and recharge your batteries - As well as being enjoyable, a chalet is a sound long term investment that can also generate a regular income, thanks to strong demand for this kind of property on the rental market, and the ongoing shift of hotel clientele towards holiday rentals. Tignes has one of the highest occupancy rates as a result of investments made by the resort to attract visitors all year round - The properties on offer are generally of a high quality, especially those delivered by high-end developments combining traditional materials such as wood and stone with contemporary architecture. New chalets typically feature large volumes, large picture windows, spacious terraces and high-end facilities such as saunas and Jacuzzis, etc.
Tignes: Great Skiing
Tignes is one of the Alps' best-known resorts. One of the venues for the 1992 Winter Olympics, the combined Val d'Isère-Tignes ski area has over 300 kilometres of pistes, including 22 green, 61 blue, 46 red and 25 black runs, as well as 3,200 hectares of off-piste terrain. The ski season is the longest in France with the slopes opening in the autumn and closing in May. In July and August, it is even possible to ski on around 20 kilometres of pistes on the Grande Motte glacier at an altitude of more than 3,000m.
In common with the Isère resort of Alpe d'Huez, and the Savoie resorts of Courchevel and Val d'Isère, Tignes is well-known for its après-ski, spas and wellness facilities, shopping, delicatessens, and fine dining establishments including Clément Bouvier's Michelin starred Ursus restaurant. The resort remains lively after the slopes close, and Val Claret, the highest part of the resort, has become something of a mecca for clubbers, with some of France's highest rated nightclubs where some of the best DJs perform every winter.
Tignes: A Lively Resort All Year Round
Offering a range of sporting activities to attract visitors year-round has long been an integral part of Tignes' development strategy. The resort is therefore busy for almost every month of the year, with an exceptionally long winter season, and a summer season offering a wide range of activities such as summer skiing, trail running, hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, paragliding, archery canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, white water swimming and even a round of golf on the highest 18-hole course in Europe. The numerous events which regularly take place in Tignes also generate additional overnight visitor stays.
Claim Back the VAT When Buying a New Chalet
French and foreign buyers can reclaim VAT amounting to 20% of the purchase price of a new property as long as they commit to making it available on the rental market for a minimum number of weeks per year. Owners are free to use their property for personal use at their convenience, including peak weeks. In some cases, buyers can also save up to 10% on legal fees.
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