The Patrouille des Glaciers is a gruelling ski mountaineering race between Zermatt and Verbier. Teams of 3 compete to traverse 53km and climb 4000m, it's a tough race that some claim to be the hardest team event in the world. …

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The Grand Cerf team has unearthed the best gourmet addresses that Les Carroz has to offer. From the laid-back setting of a pub to a gourmet or stylish restaurant, there is something for every taste! BISTRO Time for an aperitif? …

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In theory we have passed into Spring now. It doesn't feel like it, and we have more snow down to the lower valleys forecast for the weekend. I have heard people complaining about the amount of sunny days we have …

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The Col du Corbier is situated on the pass between the Morzine and Chatel valleys. If you are planning to drive between the two passing over the col is the quickest route, despite what many visitors think the col is …

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 Why borrow in France? By Nathalie Hilton @ International Private Finance, London based French mortgage broker   Mitigate the volatile exchange rate and reduce sterling cost The Sterling cost of purchasing a property in France is only fixed when you …

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Just like in the UK, if you sell property in France for more than you paid for it there is tax to pay. If the property is your main home then there is a 100% exemption (so you'll have no …

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We often get asked what the weather is like in the Alps. And where we get our forecast from. There are loads of resources available. I rarely use just one, I get used to putting them together to get an …

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The weather in the French Alps is generally good. When compared to many other mountain ranges in the world you can expect less rain in the French Alps! It can be miserable though and when a rainy period hits your …

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The temperature of Lake Geneva (in French "le lac Léman") reaches it peak during a heatwave like the one we are experiencing at the moment. In the right spot it will be 24C at "swimming depth", if you tread water …

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As the summer continues to sizzle in Morzine with plenty of sporting and other activities in town, and thoughts turn to the possibility of being able to re-live the mountain dream every summer and winter in your own holiday home, …

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