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Les Houches: an authentically charming village in the Chamonix valley

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Les Houches: an authentically charming village in the Chamonix valley

A village which also doubles up as a ski resort, Les Houches is located 10 minutes from Chamonix, and is the ideal place to enjoy all that the valley has to offer, as a couple or as a family. Guided tour with Chamonix Sotheby’s International Realty, which offers several prestigious properties for sale in this area.

Les Houches: a magnificent natural and cultural heritage

Located in the heart of the Arve valley, just 7 kilometres from Chamonix, Les Houches is a great village to live in, offering its inhabitants a successful mix of calm and energy.

Overlooked by the Christ-Roi statue – a 25-metre-high monument – the village is the ideal place to settle in the valley, both to reside year-round or to acquire a second home.

This authentic town with 3000 inhabitants offers a magnificent panorama over the Aiguilles de Chamonix. It extends over nearly 5000 hectares in an exceptional natural setting, ranging from 850 metres to 4304 metres above sea level at its highest point, the Dôme du Goûter.

The locality has many hamlets, isolated farms, chapels, and oratories hidden away amongst walking paths. In terms of heritage, the town is also home to one of the most beautiful churches in the department (Saint-Jean-Baptiste).

The village is also known for the ski run "Verte des Houches". Contrary to what its name indicates (Les Houches’ green run), it is a mythical black run that hosts the “Kandahar”, one of the Alpine Ski World Cup events.

Outings, leisure, sports… What to do in Les Houches?

Les Houches is above all a “Family friendly” ski resort, culminating at 1900 metres above sea level. Very popular for the quality of the snow, the ski area is accessible via the Bellevue cable car or the Prarion cable car. It can also be reached by the Mont Blanc tramway.

Located in the village, Lac des Chavants offers a breath-taking view of the Mont Blanc massif. This outdoor activity hub is the perfect place for a family picnic or a walk in nature. Many activities are offered during the summer such as climbing, fishing and games.

In Les Houches, you can also take part in all your favourite sports throughout the year, notably:

  • Hiking
  • Ice skating
  • Mountain biking
  • Alpine skiing
  • Cross country skiing

But also artistic activities, such as dance and music, thanks to the many associations around. With regards to outings, you will find what you are looking for in the village with a number of good addresses to eat or have a drink.

It should be noted that in terms of transport, the area is well connected with trains and buses.

Buy in Les Houches with Chamonix Sotheby’s International Realty

Are you looking for a prestigious property in Les Houches? Chamonix Sotheby’s International Realty has several luxury chalets and apartments for sale in the village. Do not hesitate to contact us to help you find the property that fits your lifestyle!

In the valley - and even beyond - our team will be by your side to meet your needs in the sale and acquisition of your exclusive properties.

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