Ahead of the ski season, investors are rushing to invest in new build properties in the French Alps destination of Meribel.
Hailed as one of the best ski resorts in France by the Daily Telegraph, Meribel, founded by Brit Peter Lindsay in 1983, remains one of the most popular destinations with British ski enthusiasts who are attracted by the easy access to a number of different pistes.
Properties at the only new build development in the resort Les Balcons de la Chapelle start at €720,000, and are proving extremely popular. Enquiries for property in the Rhone Alpes in which Meribel is situated has accounted for 20% of all French property requests made to international property portal TheMoveChannel.com so far in 2011.
Investors are partly being driven to the area by the increased transport links to the alps. Eurostar have recently reinstated their ski train service which will run from St Pancras or Ashford International straight to Moutiers, only 25 minutes from Meribel.
Charlie Williams one of the manager's dealing with the development comments: "Offering the complete package both on and off the piste, it is clear to see why this Alpine gem holds such great appeal to Brits with visitor numbers continuing to rise and demand for accommodation robust."
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