Dec 20, 2018 / FRANCE

Flumet Property Investment Guide

Flumet is justifiably proud of its reputation as an authentic mountain hideaway. Set at the heart of Val d’Arly and Mont Blanc, Flumet sits close to Megève. Described as an alpine cradle, anyone considering buying property in Flumet will fall in love with its forests, rivers and tranquil pasture.

Flumet has a population of 850, which rises during ski season, and despite its petite nature, the village boasts a thriving centre and infrastructure to match its stellar reputation. Living in Flumet, you’ll feel part of a community of mountain folk, with all the benefits of a forward-looking tourist scene.

Living in Flumet and things to do

Being part of a network of resorts means an abundance of things to do in Flumet. Culture includes historical sites such as Abymes Bridge, Flumet Museographic Space and St Theodine Church.

A highlight for many guests of the area is a sleigh ride, and you’ll have the opportunity to learn to drive the dog team or choose the relaxing option of letting an expert do the work and there’s even a Baby Trâineau for children.

There has to be some relaxation as well, and living in Flumet will deliver. The peaceful location works wonders in itself, and Flumet has excellent spa facilities. Night time relaxation comes in the form of restaurants serving traditional fare, and there’s always an opportunity to enjoy one of the welcoming bars.

Out of season, Flumet enjoys a lively atmosphere. Visitors enjoy the lakes and summer walks as part of Route de Grandes Alps. Cultural festivals and events, such as Festival St Nicolas - complete with hot chocolate and buns - add to the charm, giving investment in Flumet year-round appeal.

Flumet and culture

As part of the larger Espace Diament and Portes de Mont Blanc ski region, people in Flumet enjoy access to an impressive 153 pistes, offering an incredible 1070 metres of vertical descent. The majority of runs are aimed at intermediate or advanced skiers, but beginners can still enjoy around 132 kilometres of easy slopes, and expert skiers will relish the challenge of Perdrix and Les Pres.

Flumet has 82 lifts to transport you to the slopes, and you’ll find cosy restaurants such as Les Crêtes perfectly placed at the summit of Mont Rond, the home of delicious local cuisine as well as magnificent views of Mont Blanc.

Children have the opportunity to learn in a safe and confidence-building environment with all Val d’Arly resorts (including Flumet) offering dedicated ski schools for children as young as three years old. Popular day-care and ski combinations are also available throughout the area, so you can be confident Flumet will appeal to every member of the family. There’s nothing better than having your own place to relax in after a day on the slopes.

If cross country skiing is more your thing, you’ll not be disappointed. A 2.5km loop around Flumet’s lake gives skiers a chance to relish clear mountain air and enjoy a different perspective.

Infrastructure investment in Flumet

Preserving the unique character of Flumet is a priority for the town, and one that visitors find invaluable. There are no glitzy malls or neon lights in this traditional village. Nonetheless, Flumet supports an array of shops including traditional boulangeries, sports shops and jewellers, and healthcare and childcare facilities are well established. A welcome recent addition is "Itinerary Vert", a touring bike track for electric and pushbikes alike and the €700,000 high speed ski lift to Espace Diamante has brought a boom in visitors.

Wandering through exquisite streets to the mediaeval church and enjoying local delicacies, all set against a backdrop of spectacular alpine scenery, makes Flumet a place that captivates visitors and locals alike.

Transport to Flumet

With Geneva airport being a mere 90 minutes away, and the excellent rail links to Paris or Brussels, Flumet is easy to reach. Once you've arrived, the ski bus will take you between resorts, and the option of your own transport gives you the flexibility to discover the neighbouring areas.

Flumet snow and weather report

The historical snow report for Flumet in 2017 shows 33 snow days bringing a total snowfall of 624cm. The average base depth was 118cm, and the average depth at the summit was 240cm. Maximums show figures of 285cm at the summit and 135cm at the base. The area has plenty of snow cannons should conditions be less snowy. For the latest snow report, have a look at our Flumet resort guide here.

The weather in Flumet is typically Alpine. Temperatures range between -5° in winter and up to 20° in summer. Up to the minute Flumet weather reports can be found as part of resort guide here.

We hope our area guide to Flumet has given you a taste for this unique village resort. It’s oozing with alpine charm, and we can’t wait to show you our choice of chalets and apartments. To find out more about buying property in Flumet, just fill in the contact form here and one of our team will get back as soon as possible.