Dec 07, 2018 / FRANCE

La Colmiane Property Investment Guide

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Situated on the border of the renowned Mercantour National Park is the ideal family resort of La Colmiane. La Colmiane is home to some 1800 metres of the finest views the Alps have to offer. Located in the wondrous Arrondissement of Nice, living in La Colmiane presents an opportunity to enjoy enchanting woodlands while living a quaint village life.

Situated in close proximity to the Mediterranean Sea, La Colmiane truly offers variety of scenery – from rolling hills to nearby beaches, and with chalets tucked in between trees on the hillside, it’s easy to see why this resort is so popular with travellers from the UK who travel to enjoy skiing, scenery and relaxation each winter.

With so many attractions for families to enjoy, accommodation in the area is becoming increasingly sought-after, meaning that there’s never been a better time to consider buying a property in La Colmiane. Apartments and chalets in and around La Colmiane tend to sell for anything between €298,000 and €520,000. There are plenty of recently renovated apartment complexes and lots of opportunities for internal investment which make La Colmiane the perfect location to purchase a property. Outside of property, the area has witnessed a lot of investment in sports facilities - particularly in the freestyle domain, which means that La Colmiane is now home to one of the largest downhill snow skiing ramps in France.

Living in La Colmiane and things to do

As a small village, La Colmiane is home to a population of approximately 1,000 permanent residents. Winter season runs between the beginning of December and the end of March, which is when the resort is at its busiest. During this period, holidaymakers and tourists tend to make the most of the powdery landscape and first-class winter sports facilities. However, once the snow subsides, there are still plenty of things to do in La Colmiane for visitors of all ages, such as hiking, horse trails and swimming. Of course, the historic Mercantour National Park is in close proximity and provides holidaymakers with the chance to experience wildlife and nature up close, with free entry to some of the most enthralling nature walks in the country.

For those who aren’t particularly interested in nature, the resort also offers paragliding, quad biking and a climbing gym. Children are also well catered for, with plenty of play facilities and sports classes available to enjoy.

La Colmiane culture

There is a noticeable UK presence in La Colmiane, and many residents are fluent English speakers. With the fashionable city of Nice nearby, there's also something of a cosmopolitan influence on the area.

Those who want to enjoy a bite to eat or perhaps a spot of shopping are in luck, as La Colmiane has a number of eateries and boutiques, both onsite and in nearby Nice, which is just one hour’s drive away. The resort has been designed to offer everything the average holidaymaker could need, with cash points, laundry facilities, convenience stores, bars and medical assistance centres all available.

The resort is located between 1,400 and 1,800 metres high in altitude. According to the annual snow report, La Colmiane residents can expect to experience an average snowfall of 252cm during winter season, it’s fair to say that visitors can expect plenty of activity on the slopes. For a more in-depth look at the snow and weather report, take a look at our resort guide here.

Boasting a total of twenty ski runs serviced by six ski lifts, many of which have enjoyed continuous investment, it’s easy to see why La Colmiane is such a popular resort for all sorts of winter sports including snowboarding and skiing, and there’s even a half pipe for those who want to show off with some tricks.

Investment potential in La Colmiane

Boasting a total of twenty ski runs serviced by six ski lifts, many of which have enjoyed continuous investment, it’s easy to see why La Colmiane is such a popular resort for all sorts of winter sports including snowboarding and skiing, and there’s even a half pipe for those who want to show off with some tricks.

The fruits of recent investment can be seen all along La Colmiane, with several runs and lifts having opened recently. At present there are runs designed for skiers of all abilities, making this resort just as popular for beginners and families as it is for daredevils and those with serious experience on the slopes.

As the resort continues to grow, there are plans for a slew of new eateries and businesses which offer great views of the Alps, in addition to the existing restaurants which offer traditional French cuisine and a chance to relax, unwind and enjoy some time to recuperate in splendorous surroundings.

Transport to La Colmiane

Getting to the resort couldn’t be simpler. The closest airport is Nice (France) which is just one hour away. There’s a regular public train service which runs between La Colmiane and Nice. Alternatively, visitors can arrange for a private hire taxi to take them directly to their lodgings or perhaps even hire a vehicle for use during their stay.

To arrive at La Colmiane via Nice, drivers simply need to follow the M2205 which runs directly between both destinations. After a 41.6-mile journey, drivers need to take the second exit on the roundabout at the M2565 and stay on the Route de la Vesubie until they spot the signs to turn off for La Colmiane. It is, of course, worthwhile considering the local weather report for La Colmiane to check what conditions are like before setting off, as icy roads and blizzard conditions can cause delays.