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  • France

    St Gervais

    • Just 45 mins from Geneva
    • Year-round rental potential
    • Charming historical resort
    • World famous thermal spas
    • Incredible Mont Blanc views
    • Close to Megeve and Chamonix
  • France

    St Gervais

    • Just 45 mins from Geneva
    • Year-round rental potential
    • Charming historical resort
    • World famous thermal spas
    • Incredible Mont Blanc views
    • Close to Megeve and Chamonix
The Alpine Property Specialists

St Gervais Resort Guide

Nestled at the foot of Mont Blanc, Saint-Gervis or St Gervais is one of France’s most chic and cosmopolitan ski resorts. Tourists, and latterly second home owners, have been visiting St Gervais since 1807 when the world-famous thermal spas pup the resort on the map. There are plenty of activities on offer here for the whole family - whatever the season. In winter, the 450 km of piste make St Gervais France’s third largest ski region while in summer the resort is one of the busiest in the French Alps. Walkers, hikers, bikers are all drawn to St Gervais as well as those that just want to relax in the warm, therapeutic spa waters. St Gervais’ charm lies in the fact that is not simply a ski resort. The village has a good year-round population that occupies the centre of the village and ensures that the shops, bars and restaurants stay open year round. It is this year-round rental potential that has most recently attracted property investors to the resort with many of the older, historical buildings now being renovated and renewed.

  • Just 45 mins from Geneva
  • Year-round rental potential
  • Charming historical resort
  • World famous thermal spas
  • Incredible Mont Blanc views
  • Close to Megeve and Chamonix
  • Property in St Gervais
  • Winter in St Gervais
  • Summer in St Gervais

Property in St Gervais

St Gervais occupies an enviable location in a narrow river gorge halfway between Chamonix and Megeve.

 

Despite its famous neighbors, property prices remain relatively affordable in St Gervais and it is still possible to buy a ski property here from under EUR 500,000.

 

Indeed, older chalets that require renovation can still be found for sale under EUR 1m although these opportunities tend to sell quickly when they come on the market.

 

Whether you are looking for a traditional style ski chalet or a larger farmhouse / historical mansion to renovate, you will find a good selection of property for sale in St Gervais.

 

With its thermal spas, year-round rental income, and spectacular scenery, St Gervais property prices have been creeping up in recent years as the full investment potential of this charming alpine resort becomes apparent.


That said, St Gervais remains relatively good value and if you are looking for a ski apartment or chalet with easy access to both Chamonix and Megeve then it is well worth a closer look.

Winter in St Gervais

Situated at the foot of Mont Blanc, St Gervais is part of the Evasion Mont Blanc ski region that covers some 450kms of piste and making it France’s third largest ski region.

 

If you love the feeling of travelling when you ski then this is the area for you. Charming villages such as Megeve and Combloux are all now directly linked to St Gervais and make for ideal day trips or lunch spots.

 

Indeed Megeve, with its world class restaurant scene is only 15 minutes away by car.

 

Back on the piste, you will find extensive skiing with plenty of pistes over 2,000m. At the end of the day, delightful, family friendly-friendly blues and red runs wind through the alpine forests and back down in the village.

Summer in St Gervais

St Gervais has long been a ‘summer’ tourism hot spot in the French Alps with an upmarket clientele drawn to the the world-famous thermal spas. Indeed, the therapeutic waters are recognized as some of the best thermal waters in Europe.

 

More recently, a large number of climbers and hiders are visiting the region – some to tackle the 4,810m2 climb up Mont Blanc – but many others just enjoying the extensive hiking trails that wind around the lower slopes and take in some of the most breathtaking scenery in the French Alps.

 

Kids will love the new ‘Ninja’ course. Set high up at 1,800 it includes zip lines, climbing ropes, obstacle courses and much more.

 

The popular ‘Valmontjoie’ Leisure pass includes access to most of the summer activities including the ski lifts of the Evarsion Mont Blanc, swimming pool, swimming lake, mini golf, archery and much more.

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