Traditional Alpine Chalet

A timeless design classic

Widely emulated and now highly coveted, the mountain chalet is an enduring design classic whose original constructors succeeded in creating a comfortable and supremely practical home.

Mid-summer adds colour to a lazy lakeside promenade, while boats slumber in le Petit Port, Annecy

Annecy: perfectly irresistible

Haute-Savoie, French Alps

Annecy’s irresistible lakeside setting and proximity to top class ski resorts have created one of the most desirable locations in which to live in France.

Beaufort Tarine Cows

Alpine Regional Cheeses

A taste for mountain living

Discover traditional methods of cheese-making in the valleys and the alpages, see the production process, buy and sample the best the region has to offer.

Tarine Cattle, Beaufortain

Beaufort Cheese

The highly prized Beaufort Chalet d’Alpage

In the high alpages beside Mont-Blanc we go in search of an award-winning producer of Beaufort, one of the most highly-prized of all mountain cheeses.