Combloux is a traditional farming village described by French poet Victor Hugo as the “Pearl of the Alps, nestled in a jewel box of glaciers”, the resort remains one of the most picturesque destinations in the French Alps due to its unspoilt, picture postcard surroundings and chocolate box architecture.
Now a well renowned year-round tourist destination, the resort’s origins arc back as far as 1284 when the first parts of the village were built on an ancient Roman road, now the route from Sallanches to Megeve. This long history contributes to the wonderful, traditional atmosphere that still encompasses the village today. Take a look at our Combloux properties for sale above.
Winter tourism in Combloux was developed after the 1924 Olympics in nearby Chamonix when a few hotels and apartments were opened for guests. One of the very first drag lifts in France then opened in Combloux 1935, which kick-started the ski industry within the resort.
From there you actually have access to two ski areas: Portes du Mont-Blanc being Combloux, Megève-Le Jaillet, La Giettaz and Cordon with 100 km of pistes or Espace Mont-Blanc which include Megève, Les Contamines, St Gervais and Saint Nicolas with 445km of pistes.
The first one is perfect for beginners and intermediates as it holds a large range of green, blue and red slopes however there is not that many black slopes so experts will probably prefer the second option as well as exploring some off-piste. Snowboarders and free riders will be happy to know that there are 3 snow parks in Portes du Mont Blanc, one being in Combloux, as well as boarder-cross. The resort is also rated “family plus” which means that it is particularly suited to welcome families.
Combloux hosts the only ecological lake in France in which you can swim. And if you want to discover and learn more about the area you can go sightseeing or visit the museums and cultural sights of the villages and surroundings.
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