Flaine is in the Haute Savoie department of the Rhone Alpes region and and is part of the linked Grand Massif ski resort. Only 80 minutes drive from Geneva International airport, Flaine is easily accessible.
The ski domain in Flaine
Good for: Families
Flaine was developed as a ski resort in 1968 and is listed as a historic monument. Thanks to its unique architecture, the ski resort is known as being “integrated” into its natural environment. Marcel Breuer, a famous architect in charge of the resort’s development, wanted to build an eco-friendly ski resort. Today, Flaine retains its green reputation and cars are not allowed in the city centre. The ski resort comprises 3 main areas: “Flaine-Forêt” (1700 m), “Flaine-Forum” (1600 m), “Flaine-Front de Neige” (1500 m). They are connected via free lifts. It featured the first 8-seater high speed chairlift Les Grands Vans, and the first snow cannons in Europe.
Whatever the time of year, Flaine and its surrounding areas have everything you could want to keep you occupied.
Winter in Morzine: as part of the Grand Massif ski area, Flaine is linked to different ski resorts including Les Carroz d’Araches, Morillon, Samoens and Sixt fer à cheval… Whether you are a first timer or a seasoned visitor, it offers the largest ski area in Europe, with slopes covering 155 miles, including 2 modern ski lift systems that connect the 3 main areas of the city.
During the summer, Flaine offers something for all the family. Many go to the auditorium to listen to concerts, others will prefer to see art exhibitions, and some will enjoy walks, discovering the natural harmony of Alpine flora and fauna.
Food & Drink
Meat and cheese feature heavily in Alpine cooking .Typical ‘Savoyard’ restaurants have a number of tasty treats in store for those who like to sample some regional specialities such as Fondue, Raclette (hot melted cheese scraped over potatoes and pickled onions) and Tartiflette.
Other noteworthy specialities include Savoyard wines, flavoured apples and pears.
Our favourite restaurants inFlaine are :
– La Chamade, serving traditional ‘Savoie’ specialities and pizzas
– L’Etale, offering traditional ‘Savoie’ specialities
Our team of sale advisers at Sextant Properties will be happy to help you to find a property in Flaine. We have a large network of agents in the French Alps. All of them are registered French real estate agents and speak both French and English. Whatever kind of property you are looking for: a flat, a chalet, a gite or a B&B we will do our best to find a property in the French Alps matching your requirements. To find out more about our selection of properties for sale in Flaine do not hesitate to contact us on 020 7428 4910.