Our local property expert opinion
Free Spirit Alpine are expert agents in all four Courchevel resorts, with significant experience in selling the finest new build developments and resales in the Valley. Here is Andrew Beale’s guide to the Courchevel property market
For years the property market was dominated by Courchevel 1850, with prices there peaking pre recession at over 30,000 Euros per sqm. Today, 1850 has kept its cachet but prices are a little keener, though be warned, tales of post crash ‘fire sales’ were exaggerated.
Courchevel 1650 is a wise choice having had considerable infrastructure changes over the last 10 years. Select new build developments have helped change the property landscape and improved the resort visually, new restaurants, bars and Hotels have followed. Expect to pay upwards of 12,000 Euros per sqm for well placed new developments and up to 20 -25,000 Euros per sqm for something special.
The traditionally more family orientated Courchevel 1550 has also seen considerable investment. New developments here have again led the way in pleasing architecture. The ski in ski out Les Brigues quarter of the resort has beautiful views and is an area much sought after. Prices in this resort vary tremendously depending on the age and location of its stock – expect to pay upwards of 12,000 Euros per sqm.
The authentic resort of Le Praz has a beautiful maze of old village properties side by side with low rise apartment residences and some lovely detached Chalets. Property here is sought after, and although those looking for full season sun should look elsewhere, prices have kept steady in recent years. Newly refurbished properties here are currently commanding prices from 11-12,000 Euros per sqm, new builds often more.
Your Free Spirit Alpine agent is available to expertly guide you through your chosen Courchevel property market. Contact us today to start your search