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remain one of the best-kept secrets

in France, we had better not spread

the word too widely!

Briançon sits in the HautesAlpes department and is one of

three major towns here, the others

being Embrun and Gap, where the

Prefecture can be found. Gap was

awarded "Alpine town of the year"

and voted the "sportiest place in

France" by L'Equipe newspaper.

We take our sports seriously and

all three of the towns I mentioned

feature regularly in the Tour de

France, as the cycling here is

sensational.

There is a strong demand for

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property in the department, driven

by both domestic and international

buyers. We see plenty of people

looking for second homes as it is a

year-round destination; investors

benefit from this in the rental

returns they can attract. Property

prices vary, and you will pay a

premium to be in a big town or at

the heart of a specialist ski resort.

This is where the local knowledge

that I mentioned earlier comes

into play, as a good agent will

have his finger on the pulse and

will even know of many off-market

opportunities. For a comprehensive

look at prices in the region, I would

point you towards the bi-annual

"Alps Market Comment" that

Leggett Immobilier produces. Just

ask any one of our agents in the

area, and they will gladly send you

a copy.

I hope that I have given you a

flavour of what life is like here in

the southern Alps. The last 45 years

in Briançon have flown by and I

still have the same passion for the

area as I did when I arrived. If you

too would like to discover the best

kept secret in France, then why not

get in touch ? I would be happy

to show you around and help you

fulfill your property projects.

La Grave La Meije

Vauban

Briançon

Gap

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