Comprising approximately 50 countries, Europe is a continent that enjoys a cornucopia of flavorful heritage, culture and size. Home to countries as large as Russia and as small as Vatican City, let’s explore some of the countries that are diminutive in dimension, but suffer no shortage in what they have to offer!

Switzerland

CHF 6’900’000 CHF | Montreux, Switzerland | Cardis Immobilier Sotheby’s International Realty

Founded in 1291, the Swiss Confederation is the result of a process of rapprochement between the different cantons, separated from one another by their languages and their religions, respectively Catholic and Protestant.

Switzerland has always been the Eldorado of world leaders. This little country offers its residents an unparalleled quality of life, thanks to, among other things, its strong Swiss franc, its stability and its socio-economic security.   Surrounded by mountains, with some of the most popular ski resorts, Switzerland boasts luxuriant countryside made up of parks, forests, lakes and breathtaking vistas.

Ideally served for worldwide travel, the country has two international airports, located in Geneva and Zurich.   Basel, Bern and Lausanne also add their dynamism to the nation, which can boast of being open to culture, thanks to the famous ‘Art Basel’, among other events.   Education is also a strong point, with many private schools and well-known universities situated in all parts of the country.

Luxembourg

Price Upon Request | Bridel, Luxembourg | Luxembourg Sotheby’s International Realty

The Grand Duchy has won praise as one of the top ranking countries in the world in terms of quality of life, healthcare and education. Its advantageous fiscal system attracts corporations and individuals alike.

Classified as a Unesco World Heritage Site, the capital in an all-encompassing and captivating experience. The sought after residential areas such as Belair, Limpertsberg, Petrusse and Merl are home to fast-paced environments within walking distance to restaurants, shops and galleries. One can find here a variety of architectural styles from Belle Époque Villas to contemporary town houses, modern homes and historic loft conversions. Consistent economic growth and a stable political environment make Luxembourg a natural destination for a sound real estate investment. A harmonious melting pot of over 150 nationalities make Luxembourg a small country that considers itself home to the world.

Malta

2.600.000 € EUR | Kappara, Malta | Malta Sotheby’s International Realty

Despite being among the smallest Mediterranean islands, Malta’s strategic location in the heart of the Mediterranean captured the attention of numerous powerful rulers and kingdoms throughout the ages and brought them to its shores. All the traditions, beliefs and legacies left behind by each of these rulers donnedMalta its unique character and made the island the cultural melting pot that it is today.

Malta’s eventful story is characterized by international trade, significant sieges, wars and a population that adapted itself to the moving times. Today Malta is an island with a remarkable heritage and much to look forward to against the Mediterranean backdrop of year round sun and warmth. Now independent with a thriving service-based economy, it continues to attract foreigners due to its attractive lifestyle offering, particularly as it becomes increasingly diverse and economically advanced. In August 2015, Malta relaunched its citizenship scheme – the Individual Investor Program (IIP), which saw considerable investment placed into the country by wealthy third country nationals.

Principality of Monaco

7.200.000 € EUR | Monaco | C.I.C. Immobilier Monte-Carlo Sotheby’s International Realty

The Principality of Monaco’s location on the French Riviera, its Casino, high society and exceptional events make it the ideal destination for a romantic stay or for a lifetime residence.

Monaco’s economy is dynamic and future-oriented. An independent state in the heart of Europe, Monaco offers to investors and entrepreneurs an exceptional, secure infrastructure combined with advantages of an attractive fiscal system.

The Principality enjoys very mild winters and remarkably sunny summers with close proximity to Southern Alps ski slopes and all main European capitals. The infrastructure allows the many local financial institutions to respond to the demands of international clientele. The Principality of Monacois one of the safest places on Earth with one police officer for every 100 residents and 24-hour video surveillance. The Principality of Monaco police department is amongst the most modern and efficient in Europe.

Principality of Andorra

1.200.000 € EUR | Canillo, Andorra | Andorra Sotheby’s International Realty

The Principality of Andorra is one of the most alluring destinations in the world for those looking to buy a home.

Famous for its more than 300 kilometers of ski slopes, the country also offers incredible scenery and views that magically change with the seasons. Its privacy and high quality of life place it as one of the safest countries in the world. Andorra remains a quiet country without losing the flashes of modernity of the best European cities.

The new and modern legal and fiscal framework makes it interesting for companies as well as for private individuals, especially High Net-Worth Individuals and those internationally renowned in sports, culture or science.

The luxury real estate market offers a huge variety of homes; from rustic countryside chalets to modern city penthouse living all in a price range which is highly competitive with any other place around the world, Andorra is undoubtedly the jewel in the Pyrenees, one of the smallest countries in Europe and the World, but full of great opportunities!

This guest blog was provided by Paola Pereira, head of marketing at Andorra Sotheby’s International with the help of Cardis Sotheby’s International RealtyLuxembourg Sotheby’s International RealtyMalta Sotheby’s International Realty and C.I.C. Immobilier Monte-Carlo Sotheby’s International Realty.

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