TOOLS & ADVICES22/12/2021

Buying real estate: why Saint-Martin de Belleville resort?

Secondary residence in the mountains, the different criteria to be taken into account :


The first factor to consider before buying a second home in the mountains is the location. Whether or not the property is intended for rental, it is essential that the chosen resort is easily accessible. Saint Martin de Belleville is very well served, the resort village is close to 2 international airports: Lyon-Saint-Exupéry, Geneva Cointrin and a national airport: Chambéry Savoie. This strategic location is ideal if you or your clients live abroad. In addition to the air routes, you can consider the train, with the station of Moûtiers-Salins Brides Les Bains. There are numerous TGV links to Brest, Le Havre, Lille, Nantes, Paris, Versailles, Poitiers, Tours, Quimper, Rennes, Rouen, Cherbourg, Brussels by Thalys and London by Eurostar. Moutiers is of course also accessible by car or taxi via the A43 motorway to Albertville and then the RN90 to Moutiers. Only 20 kilometres of safe road, cleared of snow in winter, separate Moûtiers from the slopes of Saint Martin de Belleville.

Whether you want to rent or live in a second home, accessibility is a key factor in making a good investment in the mountains.


There are many factors that allow us to evaluate the dynamism and attractiveness of a mountain resort: its skiable area, the ancillary activities, both in summer and winter, the gastronomy, the alpine mountain panoramas, its snow rate, its orientation or the preservation of the territory. Choosing Saint Martin de Belleville means opting for a family resort, authentic and dynamic all year round in the heart of the largest ski area in the world. With its rich natural, historical and gastronomic heritage, Saint Martin de Belleville is one of the best places to live in the 3 valleys. Respectful of its history and its environment, this village resort has lost nothing of its original identity. Its authentic charm is a point that tourists and new investors favour.


Investing in a flat or a chalet in the mountains, in a dynamic resort in winter as well as in summer, is to ensure that you can rent it or enjoy it every season of the year. In Saint-Martin de Belleville, there are many activities, hiking, mountain biking, via ferrata, climbing, canyoning … There is something for all tastes and all ages.


Investing in a flat or chalet in the mountains allows you to diversify your real estate assets while enjoying a good return. In 2021, regardless of the type of property acquired, a gross profitability of around 2% to 4% is estimated.

In addition to the low interest rates, which make it possible to invest under very advantageous conditions, mountain tourism in the summer season is developing massively. Between mountain biking, hiking and other numerous activities, the average occupancy rate in the summer period reaches 60%.

Investing in the mountains also means enjoying them. Mountain chalets and flats are usually rented by the week, and offer more flexibility than a year-round rental, so you can enjoy them for one or more weeks a year.