Monday, October 30, 2023

Zefestival 2023


For the 16th year running, Polychromes is proud to present ZeFestival, an LGBTQIA+ film festival celebrating the diversity and richness of our cultures starting on November 4th until December 3, 2023.

Considered a tradition in the Cote d’Azur, this year's edition features no less than 19 never-before-seen feature films, most of which can be seen outside the commercial circuit, as well as a weekend of 13 short films as diverse as they are creative. Of these 32 films, half are directed by women, and all communities are represented, with perfect parity between gay and lesbian films. Zefestival proudly honors the diversity of genders and sexualities.

For this year's edition, Zefestival is displaying its program at the LGBTQIA+ center, organizing 2 special evenings, a breakfast in the dark, and a sensory workshop around Jean Cocteau's drawings to commemorate the 60th anniversary of his death.

Zefestival is also involved in activist events such as World AIDS Day and Trans Remembrance Day. It is a time to be visible and proud.

It is advised to get your tickets to the films and events early.

Saturday, October 28, 2023

French Riviera Real Estate Options Fifteen


Although we generally focus on properties on the market in the French Riviera, with winter practically here, we just couldn't resist showing you some amazing properties for sale in Courchevel.

Courchevel is a French Alps ski resort. It is a part of Les Trois Vallées, the largest linked ski area in the world. Courchevel also refers to the towns of Courchevel 1300 (Le Praz), Courchevel 1550, Courchevel 1650 (Moriond), and Courchevel 1850, which are named for their altitudes in metres. On January 1, 2017, Saint-Bon-Tarentaise (1100) merged into the new commune Courchevel.

This spectacular area has a renowned reputation as being one of the best skiing locations globally but as residents can attest to, its breathtaking natural surroundings also make it one the prime places in which to live and it entices visitors year-round. With the added bonus of numerous designer luxury boutiques and fine dining restaurants in which to enjoy.

With that, here are some property options currently available.

Courchevel Moriond
1,045,000 EUR to 3,075,000 EUR

These fantastic quality apartments in Courchevel Moriond are being sold off-plan and are due for delivery in late 2024.

The apartments range from 2 bedrooms at 65m2 to 3 bedrooms (+/- bunk room) at 176m2.

The property is in a fantastic location in the heart of Courchevel Moriond. The views are exceptional from these apartments, and they are so convenient for skiing and amenities.

These apartments can be used for personal holidays and also rented via the in-house management company to generate income.

The management company will provide year-round property management, meaning you can enjoy your holiday with hotel-like services as well as your future guests.

The building will have high-end services including:
Reception and concierge service
Swimming pool
Ski room

*Off-plan properties benefit from several financial incentives, including reclaiming of 20% VAT and reduced legal fees.

Courchevel Moriond
2,375,000 EUR to 4,025,000 EUR

This quality development is in a fantastic location with views and sunshine and is close to the village amenities of Courchevel Moriond, including, of course, skiing.

The lodges can be used for personal use and also rented via the management company to generate income for the owners. Constructed by a well-known, local developer, you will be able to choose some internal materials and finishes to really personalize your own apartment.

The lodges range from 224m2 to 391m2.

The management company provides year-round property care, so you can enjoy your holiday with hotel-like services just like your guests.

The lodge includes services including:

Reception and concierge
Swimming pool
Ski room

Each lodge benefits from balconies with amazing views and some have cinema or private spa facilities.

*Off-plan properties benefit from several financial incentives, including reclaiming of 20% VAT and reduced legal fees.

Courchevel 1850
7,875,000 EUR
This beautiful semi-detached chalet is situated in a private residential area close to the center of Courchevel 1850. The property offers 145 m² livable space / 160 m² floor space, extraordinary unobstructed mountain views, and a wonderful south-facing terrasse. The property has been constructed using high-quality traditional Savoyard Alpine materials such as aged wood, beautiful stonework, exposed beams & slate roof.

This exquisite chalet offers a spacious living & dining area with a large open fireplace & direct access to the south-facing balcony/terrasse.

The fully equipped semi-open kitchen offers a breakfast bar division to the dining area.

1st double bedroom with full ensuite bathroom

2nd bedroom with bunk beds & full ensuite bathroom

3rd bedroom with bunk beds & full ensuite bathroom

4th bedroom is a beautiful master bedroom with a dressing & ensuite bathroom with a separate WC.

There is a possibility to purchase the adjoining chalet if you wish to unite the two together.

Courchevel 1850
9,900,000 EUR

This stunning chalet is in a great location in a quiet, exclusive area of Courchevel 1850, 3 Valleys. The chalet is just a few steps from the ski lifts to whisk you up to the Courchevel ski area and then beyond to the 3 Valleys. The skiing location couldn't get much better than this.

The chalet consists of:
A large welcoming hallway, with stairs, or a lift, to all floors for convenience
5 en-suite bedrooms
An open-plan living area with 2 seating zones, a cozy spot around an open fire, a dining area with exceptional views, and a good-sized kitchen.
A wellness area (pool, massage room, and sauna)
A ski room with boot warmers
Balconies on the top 2 floors
Stunning views
Private parking 
For more information about these properties or any others, connect with us at

Friday, October 27, 2023

Tour de France 2024


For all you cyclist enthusiasts, the new Tour de France route for 2024 has just been revealed with a couple of surprises.

Next year, the Grand Depart (Stage 1) will take place in Florence on June 29th and will end in Nice on July 21st.

This will be the first time that the route of the race will be outside of Paris. With the Olympic Games being held in the capital of France next year, an alternative conclusion to the world-famous race has been introduced.

Since the Champs-Elysees will be blocked off a few days before the Olympics are to begin on July 26th, instead, the climatic Stage 21 of the race will be a 34 km individual trial time along the curving route between Monaco toward the city of Nice on July 21st.

From the start line in Florence, the peloton will head to Rimini on the Adriatic coast for Stage 1. From there it will be Cesenatico to Bologna for Stage 2, and Plaisance to Turin for Stage 3. Stage 4 will also begin in Italy, in Pinerolo to be exact, before crossing into France for the first time in the 2024 edition.

The cyclists will then reach their most northern point in Troyes, before turning west and eventually south to Le Lioran in the Massif Central then to Pau and along the border with Spain.

The Tour will enter the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region for the first time in the race at the end of Stage 17, with a climb up Superdévoluy. Then from Gap to Barcelonnette, which will be one of the most challenging areas of the entire event as the peloton will push above 2,000 metres three times.

Isola 2000 will get a visit from the Tour on Friday 19th July, for the end of the 19th stage, but “nothing will be settled yet as the stage for a major rematch will be set over the 133km between Nice and the Col de la Couillole, with the Col de Turini and the Col de la Colmiane”, which will be tackled by the riders for the penultimate stage.

This will be a very technical ending to the race with riders needing to provide all their strength and efforts for their uphill time training capabilities and then continue to follow through from there with the finish of the race being in Place Masséna in Nice.

Saturday, October 21, 2023

Winter 2023 Holiday Ski Chalet Rentals


France has been breaking tourism records throughout the country since Covid19 lockdown restrictions were lifted.

This past summer was no exception in the Cote d’Azur and we have also been taking care of holiday ski chalet rental inquiries coming in since late spring 2023.

Preplanning is the name of the game in travel these days with those booking early then being able to relax and plan extracurricular activities to make the most out of their ski vacation in the Rhone Alps this season.

It cannot be expressed enough that from the winter bookings already coming in, the ski season will be booming well into 2024.

Any trip planning comes with stressful moments, we want to alleviate as much of that as possible for you so the basics information to let us know about are: specific dates (give or take a day or two), number of guests, and most importantly a budget range you want to stay within in order to get the best selection of rentals available.

We are fortunate to have in our portfolio almost 220 rental properties throughout the Rhone Alps, including all the popular travel hot spots, and we also have more private and quiet hidden gems in other areas as well. 

Our property collections are both modern and traditional in architectural design and are suitable for anyone’s requirements. We have everything from 2 bedroom apartments close to the slopes to the grandest of luxury chalet rentals with indoor pools, fitness rooms, etc.

With that, here is a small collection of property rental selections to give you an idea of what is out there.


Area: 650m²
7 bedroom(s)
15 sleeping(s)

This superb luxury chalet with a swimming pool is nestled in the wooded cocoon of the Chenus area in Courchevel 1850. Premium services, an exceptional wellness space, and direct access to the slopes will make up the program for your stay.

Price from 50.000€ to 150.000€ per week depending on length of stay and rental dates.


Area: 467 m2
Bedroom(s): 6
Sleeps 15 Guests

New prestige chalet nestled in the heart of the village of Saint Martin-de-Belleville. The chalet offers an exclusive location close to the slopes, high-quality services, and a breathtaking view of the Belleville Valley.

Weekly rates from 14,750 EUR to 35,050 EUR depending on the length of stay and dates.


Area: 250 m2
Bedroom(s): 5
Sleeps 12 Guests

An authentic chalet rental in Meribel that is able to comfortably accommodate up to 8 adults and 4 children.

Weekly rates from 11,000 EUR to 25,800 EUR depending on the length of stay and rental dates.


A wonderful holiday ski chalet rental in Megeve offering 370 m2 of living area with 6 bedrooms and able to sleep up to 12 guests.

Weekly rates from 12,500 EUR to 65,500 EUR depending on the length of stay and rental dates.

Connect with us today to book your ideal winter holiday chalet rental.