The Best Cheap Properties in France in 2017

A selection of ten of the best cheap properties for sale in France in 2017

Bargain hunting is very popular in France

Bargain hunting is something of a national pastime in France, with "vide greniers" (literally, "loft emptying" sales similar to our car boot sales) packed with people every weekend, second hand charity shops like Emmaus and Troc becoming more popular than the big, flashy hypermarkets and fancy clothes shops. Perhaps it's just a sign of the times, as in this period of economic hardship Europeans must pull in their belts a little at least, but even so, bargain hunting is definitely cool in 2017. (Second hand France.)

France is still a good place to find cheap property

Little wonder, then that bargain properties are also high on everybody's shopping lists. France has long been a rich hunting ground for cheap property (Cheap French Property), and although some say that the glory days for finding the best bargains are gone, there are still some surprising little gems to be found at amazingly low prices.

Location location - as important as ever

They say it's all about location, and this is as true of France as of anywhere. There are areas of the country where property is known to be lower priced than in others, but there are many factors that can change this in a surprisingly short timescale. Low cost airlines, such as Ryanair and easyJet opening up (or indeed, closing) routes can have a marked effect, as can the development and extension of the TGV rail service. Publicity, with television programmes like "A Place in the Sun" or "Little England" (based on the Dordogne) can boost the popularity of an area to quite an extent, pushing up property prices. (Most Popular TV Programmes about French Property.)

Where in France can you find cheap property?

So, where to look? Traditionally, the lower priced areas include the Limousin, parts of Poitou-Charentes, Normandy and the lesser known inland and central regions of the Auvergne. However, if you keep a close eye on the market, cheap property can be found anywhere, at any time, as the following selection of bargain priced properties demonstrates.

 
 

Barn rehabilitation
Bourgogne
Côte-d'Or

Barn rehabilitation

24,000 Euros

Bligny sur Ouche within 3 mn, beautiful barn which could make 100m² livable. DIY, get ready! Semi detached; Livable area approx. 100m²; Land area approx. 20m²; Water; Area: countryside.

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detached stone property with garage in Priziac area. Land 392 sq.m, 700 sq.m (walking distance)
Bretagne
Morbihan

detached stone property with garage in Priziac area. Land 392 sq.m, 700 sq.m (walking distance)

28,000 Euros

Restoration project, detached stone property with garage in the Priziac area. Land 392 sq.m + 700 sq.m (walking distance). This property requires full restoration

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BARGAIN! Easy to look after 2 bed property
Limousin
Haute-Vienne

BARGAIN! Easy to look after 2 bed property

53,950 Euros

This little house has been completely renovated and has kept much of the original features. There ia a good size sitting room, a fitted kitchen, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. The roof is new, double glazing, new wiring and plumbing and also benefits from village mains drainage which is a great advantage.

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Really cheap house with garden and room for expansion
Poitou-Charentes
Charente

Really cheap house with garden and room for expansion

49,000 Euros

Really cheap house in a small village near to Chalais and Montmoreau, the village has a bakers, bar/restaurant and school This house has a garden 200m2 with garage (once an old forge) and open hangar.

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2-Bedroom Property to Refresh
Basse-Normandie
Manche

2-Bedroom Property to Refresh

55,000 Euros

Cheap two bedroom detached house in Normandy with large garden and attached outbuilding. Open plan living area on ground floor - kitchen/dining room/living room. Downstairs bathroom and cellar and verandah for gardening materials.. Upstairs two bedrooms with wcs. Attached outbuilding offers scope for development. Needs some TLC but could be cheap holiday home or even a main residence if you like the "good life".

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Cheap 6 bedroom house for refreshing
Aquitaine
Dordogne

Cheap 6 bedroom house for refreshing

66,000 Euros

Cheap house in a great location! This is a large property with tons of scope, situated just outside of the lively market town of Verteillac. It is in the center of a pretty village with superb countryside views and walks. There are 6 bedrooms, one on the ground floor, kitchen, lounge/diner and huge attic space which could easily be converted into more living space. The house has electric radiators and fireplaces.

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Habitable Village House with Garden Requiring Completion, 4+ Bedroom Potential
Bretagne
Finistère

Habitable Village House with Garden Requiring Completion, 4+ Bedroom Potential

69,000 Euros

This excellent priced village house which sits in quarter of an acre of land has been partially renovated with mains drainage, water, electricity and double glazed windows all in place. You can live comfortable on the premises whilst completing the renovation. The property has the potential for 4+ bedrooms plus additional ground floor rooms by extending into the stone outbuildings connected to the side and rear of the house. A good sized garden of 1,125 m2 completes the property.

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Reduced price - hamlet house/3 BR/500m² attached garden
Aquitaine
Dordogne

Reduced price - hamlet house/3 BR/500m² attached garden

74,700 Euros

In a peaceful hamlet, lovely semi-detached house just across the borders of the Haute Vienne into the Dordogne. Downstairs is a living room with American kitchen and a second room connecting to the barn. The plumbing is installed here for sanitation. The barn has been adjoined to give a 32m² downstairs room with a 19m² mezzanine. With the addition of a second kitchen this could be closed off from the main house to rent out as a small gite. Overall the property is 100m².

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Detached bungalow with garden and cheap price
Poitou-Charentes
Charente-Maritime

NOW SOLD

Detached bungalow with garden and cheap price

99,750 Euros

Detached house with pretty garden in a quiet location near Cercoux. A 3 bedroom house with 1800m2 of garden with fruit trees, flowers and a well.

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A  bargain : Beautiful renovated house with apartment
Poitou-Charentes
Charente

A bargain : Beautiful renovated house with apartment

109,000 Euros

This house has been renovated to a really high standard, it is immaculate. And the beauty is that you could have immediate income from the apartment which is renovated to an equal high standard. The house comprises an entrance hall, large lounge, and kitchen downstairs, and upstairs 2 spacious bedrooms, an office and a bathroom.

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Cheap properties are available in France

The above ten properties show the spread of property types and locations where cheap property can still be found in France. Of course, some of the properties are for renovation or are small, but as the above shows there is also a possibility of buying a good sized family home for not too much money.

Additional articles which may be of interest:


The Best Plots of Land for Sale in France
The Best Lakes for Sale in France
The Best Chateaux on the Market
The Best Property Near Ryanair Airports in France
The Best Properties by the Sea in France for 100K

About the author

Joanna Simm moved to the Languedoc area of south-west France in October 2004 having found her property through French Property Links.

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