Courchevel: the pearl of the French Alps

Courchevel 1850 is an iconic ski resort in Savoie. Famous for its palaces, Michelin-starred gourmet restaurants and breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks of the 3 Valleys, Courchevel represents the art of mountain living par excellence.

Barnes 3 Vallées takes you on a tour of the different districts of Courchevel and the reasons that have transformed a simple mountain village into a jewel of luxury real estate.

Courchevel's historical and architectural heritage

The history of Courchevel

Courchevel, in Savoie’s Tarentaise valley, was founded in the 1940s just a stone’s throw from Saint-Bon, a hamlet where farming life followed the rhythm of calving, cheese maturing and transhumance to the mountain pastures. This privileged location at the top of the Alps quickly became a magnet for tourists. This collection of chalets and barns grew and developed into an iconic ski destination.

Initially developed to attract winter tourists, Courchevel has managed to preserve and enhance its Savoyard heritage, combining modernity with Alpine traditions.

Emblematic Savoyard architecture

Courchevel’s architecture is distinguished by its wood and stone chalets, luxurious hotels and ski resorts integrated into the mountain landscape. Ancient churches and chapels add a touch of historic charm to this exceptional resort with its many villages.







The districts and levels of Courchevel

Courchevel is made up of several levels, each with its own special features and unique atmosphere

Courchevel Saint-Bon: The original village, where Savoyard authenticity has been preserved. Here you’ll find traditional chalets and picturesque little streets.

Courchevel Le Praz (or Courchevel 1300, at 1300m altitude): This village, with its lake and ski jumps, is perfect for those looking for a peaceful atmosphere and outdoor activities.

Courchevel La Tania: Nestling in a pine forest, La Tania is ideal for families thanks to its accessible slopes and safe environment.

Courchevel Village (or Courchevel 1550, at an altitude of 1550m): Known for its friendly, family atmosphere, Courchevel Village offers easy access to the ski slopes and modern facilities such as Aquamotion. There are plenty of activities for the little ones, including a babyclub, children’s village (tobogganing, ski slopes reserved for 3-12 year-olds) and the ludibooclub in the water park.

Courchevel Moriond (or Courchevel 1650, at an altitude of 1650m): This area offers a wide range of restaurants, bars and shops. It is renowned for its sunny slopes and exceptional views.

Courchevel 1850: The height of luxury and glamour. Courchevel 1850 is famous for its five-star hotels, haute couture boutiques and gourmet restaurants.

Courchevel ski resort

From your chalet, ski-in ski-out access to the 3 Vallées ski areaThe Courchevel ski area is part of the 3 Vallées, the largest ski area in the world with 600 km of pistes. There are 150 km of varied pistes to suit all levels, from green to black. Modern ski lifts provide fast, comfortable access to the different altitudes.

The quality of the snow in Courchevel is exceptional thanks to the altitude and favourable weather conditions, guaranteeing optimum snow cover throughout the winter season.

A wide range of quality services and facilities

Courchevel has several internationally renowned ski schools. Private instructors are also available to help you learn or improve your skiing or snowboarding at all levels, from beginner to professional.

As well as ski slopes, the resort offers snowparks, toboggan runs and areas dedicated to beginners and children.

Facilities also include fitness centres, swimming pools and spas for relaxing after a day’s skiing or hiking.

What to do in Courchevel

Unmissable winter activities, off the ski slopes

As well as skiing, Courchevel offers activities dedicated to the pleasures of the snow, such as snowshoe trekking, dog-sleigh rides and ice skating.

The resort also organises winter events such as ski competitions, shows and Christmas markets, with pretty horse-drawn carriages providing a picture-postcard backdrop at the top of the Alps.

Summer activities: nature, sport and culture

In summer, Courchevel becomes a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, with activities such as hiking, mountain biking, climbing and paragliding. Events such as music festivals and art exhibitions also liven up the summer season.

Discover all year round: well-being, luxury and relaxation

Courchevel is a mecca for relaxation, with numerous spas, wellness centres and massage services. Visitors can enjoy top-quality treatments, whirlpools and heated pools in the grand hotels, spas and Aquamotion centre.

The view of the peaks is the ideal setting to recharge your batteries, which is why yoga classes are organised facing the mountains, on the terraces of the resort’s chalets and grand hotels.

In the evening, we can recommend the large, convivial tables of the Savoyard chalets, the starred dishes of the great chefs (Le Chabichou, La Saulire, Le Sarkara, L’Altiplano, Le Cheval Blanc, Le Bistro du Praz…) and the discreet alcoves of the more confidential addresses, perfect for a romantic dinner or a gourmet café with a small group.

Luxury real estate in Courchevel

The luxury property market in the jewel of the Alps, land of millionaires

The Courchevel property market is renowned for its prestigious properties. The most popular areas include Courchevel 1850 and Courchevel Moriond, where you’ll find luxury chalets and flats with stunning views and top-of-the-range facilities. Considered to be architectural jewels and heritage jewels, the finest chalets with amenities sell for the price of a grand hotel or villa, usually on a completely confidential basis.

There’s no need to advertise when dozens of serious potential buyers are just a phone call away, waiting to visit and buy that rare gem in Courchevel.

Luxury chalets and flats

Courchevel’s properties are distinguished by their elegant architecture, blending tradition and modernity.

Luxury chalets are often equipped with spas, indoor swimming pools, cinema rooms and wine cellars. Connoisseurs will recognise works of art such as sculptures, designer furniture and renowned paintings.

Outstanding examples include chalets overlooking the slopes or penthouse flats offering breathtaking panoramas.

Luxury holiday rentals, the ideal investment strategy in Courchevel

Opting for a luxury holiday rental in Courchevel means you can enjoy generous living space, unrivalled comfort and personalised services such as private chefs and concierges. These accommodations also offer appreciable flexibility, so you can make the most of the resort as you wish.

When you choose a luxury rental in Courchevel, you can be sure of a memorable holiday in an exceptional setting, surrounded by magnificent scenery and first-class facilities.

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