Specialist guides to French property
You might be looking for a French gite complex, a ski chalet or a place near a golf course. Or you might want something a bit more modest. Or perhaps you've already bought but you've got a question.
These articles will help you find what you're looking for. They'll also provide expert tips with specialist properties... like leasebacks, lakes and even campsites.
If you've got an issue and you can't find an answer, or you've got a passion that we haven't included then let us know and we'll see what we can do... we might even add an article on the subject.
Featured Article: BATTLE OF THE SKI RESORTS: CHAMONIX AND SAMOENS GO HEAD TO HEAD
Two of the most popular alpine resorts are Chamonix and Samoens. But which one's best? We pitch them against each other to see which resort offers the most to property buyers. Find out which ski resort would suit you best.
Featured Article: TOP 10 BEST LUXURY APARTMENTS WITH A POOL IN FRANCE - 2017
If you're thinking about buying a luxury apartment in France, there's no more popular addition than a swimming pool. Not only fun, but good for your health and adding value to your property, no matter where it's located. A private swimming pool is still the last word in luxury.
Featured Article: MAIL ON SUNDAY FEATURES FRENCH PROPERTY LINKS
Mail on Sunday on the 4th May 2014 ran an article on the the magnificent properties that you can buy in France for the same price as a semi in Surbiton. Author Stephen Johns scoured the market for the very best available and picked 2 fantastic properties which were available through French Property Links.
Featured Article: IS RUFFEC THE PERFECT PLACE FOR YOUR FRENCH PROPERTY?
Brits are once more looking to France to bag property bargains and dream homes. So if you're one of those searching for the ideal location in France where you can find that perfect property, why not consider Ruffec? This market town in Poitou-Charentes may have all the answers.
Thinking of buying a ski property in in 2016? Then read on... we've put a couple of the best resorts up against each other so you can see which would suit you best. Morzine or Saint Jean d'Aulps? This guide will help you decide.
Featured Article: BEST HABITABLE PROPERTY WITH POTENTIAL IN FRANCE IN 2017
People looking for property in France usually know if they are seeking a place to renovate or a ready to move into fully finished home. The advantages of the first are that you get to make the property exactly what you want, and you stand to make a good deal of money once it's finished and sold. But, a total renovation can be hard work and expensive both in time and money. A fully finished place takes no effort, but the price is likely to be higher and you will be living with someone else's ideas. However, if neither quite suits, there is a middle ground.
Featured Article: BUY TO LET PROPERTY IN PROVENCE - AN ATTRACTIVE INVESTMENT
If you're looking for a sound financial investment that has an element of fun and glamour, why not consider purchasing a property to rent out in the stylish and sun-drenched south of France? The Riviera and Provence never go out of fashion with holiday makers. Tourists come to the region from all over the world, and wise buyers find the returns on their investment excellent. What's more, you can enjoy your own holidays for free!
The Portes du Soleil is a ski area that's found in the Alps, in an area that encompasses both France and Switzerland. It's one of the world's two biggest ski areas, with thirteen ski resorts and a territory of around 400 square miles.
Featured Article: BEST MORZINE APARTMENTS FOR SALE - 2017
The French resort of Morzine becomes more popular every year. With its origins as a traditional Savoyard village, the resort has managed to grow without losing its authentic appeal. And it's not only got access to some of the best skiing in the Alps, it offers year round activities.
Featured Article: BEST SKI APARTMENTS FOR SALE IN FRANCE - 2017
Buying your own ski apartment is an attractive idea. It offers years of fun-filled holidays on and off the pistes. And, where better to buy than France? With glorious scenery, great resorts and an authentic mountain culture, it's the perfect place.
Featured Article: MORZINE PROPERTY MARKET MONITOR
The "Morzine Property Market Monitor" gives you the insider's view of what property is the most sought after in the alpine destination of Morzine. It lists the most requested properties on the site in order of popularity. It's a great read whether you're an agent in Morzine, a buyer looking in Morzine or a private individual considering selling...
Featured Article: BEST B&BS FOR SALE IN FRANCE IN 2016
Many people who dream of moving to live in France know that they'll need an income. Not all of us are lucky enough to have independent means! If this is you, why not consider running a B&B? Pick the right property in the right location, and your dreams can become reality. We've shortlisted ten of the best properties currently available, so why not take a look?
Featured Article: 10 BEST SKI CHALETS FOR RENOVATION IN FRANCE - 2017
Everyone knows that ski chalets in the desirable areas of the Alps don't come cheap. Well, usually, that's the case. But, if you're prepared to take on some renovation work, the prices are lower and you stand to benefit from substantial capital gains or rental income. So why not look at the ten great properties we've selected? There are real bargains to be had!
Featured Article: 10 BIGGEST BARGAINS IN BRITTANY - 2016
Brittany is the place for a bargain this year. Low prices are reviving interest in this region, so what are you waiting for? Brittany has suffered badly during the recession, with its house prices dropping sharply in recent years. But, with a renewed interest in France from overseas buyers, things are on the up.
Featured Article: BEST PROPERTY FOR SALE IN MORZINE - 2017
Fabulous skiing, beautiful views and great hospitality - Morzine has them all. And with a wide range of activities keeping the town lively all year round, could Morzine be the right place for you to invest in a property?
Featured Article: 10 BEST SKI STUDIOS FOR SALE IN FRANCE - 2017
Apartments and chalets in the best ski resorts of France can be beyond the means of many. But, there is an answer. A compact but inexpensive studio, in a great location, could be your key to years of enjoyable skiing holidays.
Featured Article: TOP TEN REASONS TO BUY A FLAT OR APARTMENT IN NICE
Nice, Queen of the French Riviera, is a city of sunshine, culture, luxury and great beauty. It's one of France's most desirable locations. It's also got a reputation for being expensive - but flats and apartments can be surprisingly reasonably priced.
Featured Article: THREE VALLEYS PROPERTY GUIDE
"The Three Valleys" is an area of the French Alps that is noted for its extensive skiing and popular resorts. An amalgamation of eight separate resorts, the Three Valleys ski area offers a choice of environment in addition to access to some of the best slopes in France.
Featured Article: THE BEST SKI RESORTS IN FRANCE FOR BUYING A PROPERTY
If you're looking for a ski property in 2017, you need to pay attention to the age old mantra: location, location, location. Of course you will have the choice of old or new styling, complex or village and the usual variations, but what really makes or breaks the success of your venture is the right ski resort.
Featured Article: BEST FRENCH FARMHOUSES FOR SALE IN 2016
Would you love to own a farmhouse in France? If so, you're in good company. Hundreds of Britons dream of finding and buying a traditional piece of the French countryside in the form of a picturesque farmhouse. Then there are those who stop dreaming and do something about it. Why not have a look at the ten French farmhouses we've selected for you and see if you'll be one of them?
Featured Article: BEST PROPERTY FOR SALE IN FRANCE WITH A SWIMMING POOL IN 2017
A swimming pool is essential for many who are looking to buy property in France. This is not always just for personal enjoyment, but to also increase the rental potential of the property. We've sought out ten of the best properties in France with a swimming pool currently on the market, so why not check them out?
Featured Article: FRENCH PROPERTY BARGAINS - TWO FOR ONE!
Would you be surprised to learn that two for the price of one or BOGOF deals apply to property? Well in France this is the case. The French property market has bargains galore, offering two properties for the price of one! We've hand picked ten of these properties currently on the market to show you just what great bargains there are in 2016.
Featured Article: BEST CHAMPAGNE ARDENNE PROPERTY FOR SALE IN 2016
Champagne Ardenne is rich in history and heritage. It also has stunning countryside and a wonderful gastronomy, including the famous drink, Champagne. And what with it being easy to get to and uncrowded, with property 50% cheaper than that in the south of France, what more could you ask for?
Featured Article: BEST PROPERTY FOR SALE IN PICARDY IN 2016
Picardy has a glorious coastline, great cities and a rich heritage, with the Somme of course, being famous for its World War history. Picardy is also easily accessible with golf, sailing and fishing on offer, so what's not to like? We've shortlisted ten of the best properties currently for sale - can we tempt you?
Featured Article: BEST UPPER NORMANDY PROPERTY FOR SALE IN 2017
Upper Normandy has a beautiful, bucolic countryside, a lovely coast and historic towns. It is easy to get to, and has many characterful properties and property with land for sale, perfect for keeping horses. So why not take a look at the properties we've lined up for you?
Featured Article: BEST LOIRE PROPERTY FOR SALE IN 2016
Centre Val de Loire is the heart of France. It's the region of castles, cathedrals and classical French landscapes. We've chosen ten great properties that are currently on the market in the Centre Val de Loire so you can see the best of the region's bargains in 2016!
Featured Article: BEST PROPERTY WITH DISABLED ACCESS FOR SALE IN FRANCE IN 2016
French property with disabled access includes bungalows and properties with lifts. It can be luxurious and can also have business potential. However, finding the right property is all important, so why not check out the great selection of ten properties from around the country that we've found?
Featured Article: BEST PIEDS A TERRE AND BOLTHOLES FOR SALE IN FRANCE IN 2017
Do you need a refuge from the stress of life in modern Britain? France, with its lovely countryside, great climate and value for money properties makes the perfect escape! We've done the homework and put together a collection of the ten best bolthole properties or pieds a terre which are ideal for those weekend retreats. Come on in and take a look.
Featured Article: BEST AUVERGNE PROPERTY FOR SALE - 2016
Auvergne is peaceful and rural. It has a wonderful gastronomy, ski resorts and is a good place to pursue other outdoor pursuits. Property in Auvergne offers good value for money too. We've sought out ten of the best Auvergne properties currently on the market, so why not check them out?
Featured Article: BEST LOWER NORMANDY PROPERTY FOR SALE - 2016
Lower Normandy is blessed by a stunning coast, countryside and culture. Its ease of access from the UK is another factor in its massive popularity with British property seekers. We've hand picked ten great properties currently on the market in Lower Normandy to show you just what great bargains there are in 2016!
Featured Article: THE BEST BUNGALOWS FOR SALE IN FRANCE - 2017
Bungalows are easy to maintain and great for anyone with mobility problems. They also make great holiday homes and are rightly becoming popular as such in France. And we've found some brilliant bungalows for sale. Go on, take a look!
Featured Article: BEST PAYS DE LA LOIRE PROPERTY FOR SALE IN 2017
The Pays de la Loire has wide open spaces, forests, rivers, lakes and castles. It also has lively seaside resorts, beautiful beaches, a good climate and a fine gastronomy. So let us tempt you with our ten best properties currently on the market.
Featured Article: BEST FRENCH PROPERTY WITH LANDSCAPED GARDENS FOR SALE - 2017
Landscaped gardens can increase the value of French property. They also make perfect outdoor rooms, where life can be enjoyed in the sun. We've shortlisted ten of the best properties currently available, so why not check them out?
Featured Article: BEST BURGUNDY PROPERTY FOR SALE IN 2016
Burgundy is a land of fine food and wine, of lakes, canals, castles and dukes. So if you have a discerning palate and Burgundy whets your appetite, why not take a peek at the great properties we've lined up for you?
Featured Article: BEST PROPERTY FOR SALE IN FRANCE WITH A GYM - 2016
Many French properties have swimming pools - we've come to expect that. But, how about a property in France that has a gym? It's perfect for working off that over indulgence in the food and wine! To help you choose, we've highlighted ten of the best properties with gyms currently for sale.
Featured Article: BEST PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE RHÔNE-ALPES IN 2017
The Rhône-Alpes is known for its mountains, snow sports, lakes, spa towns and its stunning beauty. It's got a mean gastronomy too, and produces many of France's great wines. We've selected ten of the best properties on the market in the Rhône Alpes now. Your dream home could be right here!
Featured Article: BEST MIDI-PYRÉNÉES PROPERTY FOR SALE IN 2016
The Midi-Pyrénées is a massive and beautiful region. It offers a huge variety of properties, including town houses, country retreats, renovation projects and ski property. Take a look at the ten properties we've picked for you, there are bargains to be found!
Featured Article: BEST PROPERTY FOR SALE IN AQUITAINE - 2016
Aquitaine is very popular with the British. It's got stunning scenery, historic towns, a delicious gastronomy and a sunshine climate. And, the property market in 2016 offers some great bargains. We've searched for ten of the best properties on the market, so why not check them out?
Featured Article: FRENCH PROPERTY PRICES AND FNAIM PREDICTIONS FOR 2012
The French property market is traditionally a clear indicator of economic change. And although 2012 is a time of economic uncertainty, there is no need to panic. This is the message from the FNAIM, the official real estate body in France.
Featured Article: BEST LIMOUSIN PROPERTY FOR SALE - 2017
The Limousin has cheap property, beautiful lakes and great fishing. So why not look at our shortlist of ten of the best properties currently on the market?
Featured Article: BEST PROPERTY FOR SALE IN FRANCE WITH BARNS IN 2017
French properties with dependences can offer extra space, as well as business and investment opportunities. So why not find out what a dependence actually is, and how it could work for you? We've come up with a great selection of ten properties with dependences for you to consider.
Featured Article: BEST PROPERTY FOR SALE IN PROVENCE - 2016
Many dream of a sun-soaked life in Provence, thinking it beyond their reach. But in 2016, property may be more affordable than you think, as prices have been set lower than in the past few years. So what's stopping you taking a look the ten best properties we have highlighted here?
Featured Article: BEST PROPERTY FOR SALE IN POITOU-CHARENTES - 2016
Poitou-Charentes is a long established favourite with British buyers, thanks to its natural beauty, wonderful weather and cheap property prices. So why not look for a dream home in Poitou-Charentes? We've made it easy for you as we've picked ten of the best properties currently on the market.
Featured Article: BEST GITE BUSINESSES FOR SALE IN FRANCE 2016
If you want to move to France, why not consider buying a property with a gite attached? The gite can bring in a useful income to help finance your new life in France. And if you find a property with two or more already established gites, like several of the ones we have selected for you here, you have a ready made business!
Featured Article: BEST PROPERTY FOR SALE IN FRANCE WITH INDOOR POOLS - 2017
Indoor pools are great assets to have with property. They increase rental potential and offer year round exercise and fun. And if you think a property with an indoor swimming pool in France will be beyond your budget, think again. Our shortlist of ten of the best French properties starts off at 79,000 Euros.
Featured Article: THE BEST PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE LANGUEDOC - 2016
Languedoc-Roussillon offers good weather, good food and good wine. It is easy to get to and property prices are very reasonable. So why not look at the ten best Languedoc properties on the market highlighted here?
Featured Article: BEST CONTEMPORARY PROPERTY FOR SALE IN FRANCE - 2016
Many people dream of a contemporary home but then struggle to find one within budget. Well why not consider France? Prices are much more reasonable over the channel. Here a selection of some the the best contemporary homes for sale in France in 2016.
Featured Article: BEST PROPERTY FOR SALE IN BRITTANY IN 2016
Brittany is one of the most popular regions of France for overseas buyers. So we've searched for ten of the best properties on the market. Whether your budget is 20,000 Euros or a million there'll be something here that takes your fancy.
Featured Article: BEST EQUESTRIAN PROPERTY FOR SALE IN FRANCE IN 2017
If you dream about a property in France that includes horses, this article gives you a shortlist of the best properties currently available.
Featured Article: BEST GOLF PROPERTY FOR SALE IN FRANCE - 2016
If you enjoy golf and you love France you should consider putting the two things together. France has a huge range of properties near or on golf courses at attractive prices. To help with the search we have created a short list of our top ten golfing properties in France.
Featured Article: BEST REDUCED PRICE PROPERTY FOR SALE IN FRANCE - 2016
This article highlights ten of the best reduced price properties currently on the market in France. Now is the time to grab a bargain!
Featured Article: BEST ARCHITECT DESIGNED HOMES FOR SALE IN FRANCE IN 2016
Architect designed homes in France can be stunning but need not cost the earth, as this article demonstrates. Here the ten best architect designed properties currently on the market are selected.
Featured Article: BUYING OFF PLAN PROPERTY IN FRANCE
This article discusses all things to do with buying off plan property in France. It includes information on the buying process, examines the advantages to buying this type of property, and also points out the things you need to be aware of when making that all important French property purchase.
Featured Article: BEST CARP FISHING BUSINESSES FOR SALE IN FRANCE IN 2016
Carp fishing in France is an extremely popular sport, which can also provide those owning lakes stocked with carp with a lucrative business. This article highlights six of the best carp fishing businesses or potential businesses currently for sale.
Featured Article: BEST SKI IN SKI OUT PROPERTY FOR SALE IN FRANCE - 2017
Being able to easily get to and from the slopes on a skiing holiday is what most skiers will look for in a ski property. Here, ten of the best ski in ski out properties currently for sale in France are highlighted.
This article shows you what money can buy in France in 2016, with a selection of ten of the best luxury properties currently on the market. From swish apartments making ideal bachelor pads, to chic houses with vineyards, tennis courts and swimming pools, there is something here for everyone with money to spend.
Featured Article: BEST NON CONSTRUCTIBLE LAND FOR SALE IN FRANCE - 2016
Land that cannot be built on (sometimes referred to as leisure land, farm land or agricultural land) can be found throughout France for very reasonable prices, but understanding what you are buying is hugely important. This article briefly outlines what non constructible land can be used for, how to go about buying it, and what you should look out for in the process. Ten of the best plots currently for sale are also selected.
Featured Article: BEST RENOVATION PROPERTY FOR SALE IN FRANCE IN 2016
Renovating property is a popular pastime, and no more so than in France, where property ripe for renovation has been sought after for years. This article selects ten of the best renovation properties for sale in France in 2016. Prices start at under 20,000 Euros.
Featured Article: BEST BUSINESSES FOR SALE IN FRANCE - 2016
Moving to a new life in France for some will involve finding a new way of making a living, and buying an existing business may be just the solution. Ten of the best businesses for sale in France in 2016 are highlighted in this article.
Featured Article: BUYING A BUSINESS IN FRANCE
This article discusses all the ins and outs of buying a business in France. It includes information on which are the most popular businesses for ex-pats to buy and how to find businesses for sale. It also outlines the practical and legal issues which must be considered before you sign on that dotted line.
Featured Article: THE BEST CHEAP PROPERTIES IN FRANCE IN 2016
You may think cheap property in France no longer exists. This article proves otherwise, as a selection of the ten best cheap properties currently available in France are introduced.
Featured Article: THE BEST PLOTS OF LAND FOR SALE IN FRANCE - 2016
Buying a plot of land and building a house in France is what many people dream of doing. If this is your dream, this article may be of interest. It outlines the ten best building plots of land currently for sale in France, covering different areas and different budgets.
Featured Article: THE BEST PROPERTIES BY THE SEA IN FRANCE FOR 100K
People often dream about living by the sea, but not many go on to fulfil their dream, as they think that the price of such a property will be beyond them. This article selects the best properties by the sea that are currently on sale in France around the 100,000 Euro mark or under, showing that a limited budget does not necessarily restrict where you live.
Featured Article: THE BEST LAKES FOR SALE IN FRANCE IN 2016
This article selects ten of the best lakes in France currently for sale at the time of writing, all of which may offer different things to different people. Some may be perfect for fishing businesses, others may be the perfect lakes for those cooling swims on hot summer days, and of course there are lakes for different budgets. Why not take a look to see what is on offer?
Featured Article: MOST POPULAR TV PROGRAMMES ABOUT FRENCH PROPERTY
It seems we all love TV programmes about property in France, with programmes being shown many times over and places and people being re-visited to see how things have changed over the years. This article discusses the most popular of these shows, including Channel 4's "A Place in the Sun" as well as the latest offering by ITV, "Little England". Towns that have been mentioned in the shows are discussed, and property currently for sale in those towns is highlighted.
Featured Article: THE BEST PROPERTY FOR SALE NEAR RYANAIR AIRPORTS IN THE EAST OF FRANCE
This article discusses where in the east of France Ryanair currently flies to. Popular towns near these airports are then selected, and the best property currently for sale in the towns is highlighted.
This article discusses where in the south-east of France Ryanair currently flies to. Popular towns nearby are then selected, and the best property currently for sale in the towns is highlighted.
This article discusses where in the centre-south of France Ryanair currently flies to. Popular towns near these airports are then selected, and the best property currently for sale in the towns is highlighted.
This article discusses where in the south-west of France Ryanair currently flies to. Popular towns near these airports are then selected, and the best property currently for sale in the towns is highlighted.
Featured Article: THE BEST PROPERTY FOR SALE NEAR RYANAIR AIRPORTS IN THE NORTH OF FRANCE
This article discusses where in the north and north-west of France Ryanair currently flies to. Popular towns near these airports are then selected, and the best property currently for sale in the towns is highlighted.
Featured Article: THE BEST PROPERTY FOR SALE NEAR RYANAIR AIRPORTS IN THE CENTRE OF FRANCE
This article discusses where in the centre of France Ryanair currently flies to. Popular towns near these airports are then selected, and the best property currently for sale in the towns is highlighted.
Featured Article: THE BEST PROPERTY NEAR RYANAIR AIRPORTS IN FRANCE
Ryanair currently flies to airports throughout France, providing cheap and easy travel for many. Find out where the best towns near these airports are, and take a look at the best properties that are currently for sale there.
Featured Article: THE BEST PROPERTY FOR SALE NEAR RYANAIR AIRPORTS IN THE WEST OF FRANCE
This article discusses where in the west of France Ryanair currently flies to. Popular towns near these airports are then selected, and the best property currently for sale in the towns is highlighted.
Featured Article: BEST ALPINE VILLAGES IN SUMMER
When people think of buying property in the French Alps, it is usually with skiing and winter sports in mind, even though summer in the Alps can be just as active and just as stunning. This article selects five of the best alpine villages that offer the best of both worlds (being popular in both summer and winter), highlighting what each of them has to offer in summer.
Featured Article: HOW TO BUY THE PERFECT FRENCH PROPERTY TO RENT OUT
For those of you looking to buy a French property to rent out, this article may be of interest. It suggests what should be considered before you make your property purchase, and includes information on what makes a property appealing.
Featured Article: HOW TO BUY THE PERFECT SECOND HOME IN FRANCE
Many of us long for a second home or holiday home in France, but have not quite made up our minds to go ahead with the purchase. This article outlines ten points to consider before buying such a property, with an emphasis on the property being kept purely as a maison secondaire for personal use, family and perhaps close friends.
Featured Article: THE BEST CHATEAUX ON THE MARKET IN 2017
Chateaux come in all shapes and sizes and can be more affordable then you think. This article discusses the pros and cons of buying such a property, and highlights ten of the best chateaux on the market in France in 2017.
Featured Article: FRACTIONAL OWNERSHIP - HOW TO AFFORD LUXURY PROPERTY IN FRANCE
This article discusses Fractional Ownership and property in France. It explains what Fractional Ownership is, and how those looking to purchase a French property may benefit by buying through this scheme.
Featured Article: LEISURE LAKES OF THE LANGUEDOC - PERFECT PROPERTY LOCATION?
Owning a lakeside property in France might not be everyone's idea of heaven, but for some it is. This article offers an insight in to the lakes that are found in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France. It selects five of the best and includes information on what each one has to offer, in terms of both property and activities available.
Featured Article: CANAL DU MIDI PROPERTY - FROM THE LANGUEDOC TO THE MED
The 17th century Canal Du Midi runs from Toulouse to the Mediterranean coast. This article runs through the towns and villages that lie along its banks, and includes information on the types of property that might be available for those looking for a home beside one of the south of France's major attractions.
Featured Article: LE SOUS SOL - A FRENCH HOME'S HIDDEN ADVANTAGE
Everyone can do with extra storage space, so if you are moving to France, a sous sol or basement might just be what you are looking for! This article discusses what sous sols used to be used for in the past and why a sous sol is such a sought after feature in property today, not just providing storage.
Featured Article: PROPERTY FOR GOLF LOVERS IN LANGUEDOC
If you are a lover of golf, this article may be of interest to you. A selection of golf courses throughout the five departments of the Languedoc are discussed, offering you an insight into what each one has to offer. Consideration is also given to non golfers, with non golfing activities possible in some locations.
Featured Article: THE PRETTIEST VILLAGES IN BRITTANY
Brittany has a plethora of pretty villages, offering Breton architecture and character in spades. This article nominates six of these villages to be the prettiest in Brittany, discussing why they have been chosen and what they have to offer.
Featured Article: FRENCH PROPERTY MARKET - BOOM OR BUST?
There has been an upward trend in the French property market, with interest rate changes and new tax breaks, but will this last? This article discusses what may happen in the future, with sound advice on offer for those wanting to buy or sell property in France.
Featured Article: NEW BUILD IN FRANCE
This article explains the lack of new build property in France recently, and offers hope for those after such property.
Featured Article: BEST BEACHES IN LANGUEDOC
With 42 beaches in the region of Languedoc-Roussillon, one is spoilt for choice when choosing a "best beach". And although the nominated beach of Banyuls sur Mer may be surprising for some, being a pebbly beach, you will be left in no doubt as to why this was chosen. Included in the article is information about the facilities available at Banyuls sur Mer as well as property in the area.
Featured Article: BEST BEACHES OF BRITTANY
This is a guide about the beaches of Brittany and one beach in particular, that of Saint Cast le Guildo. This beach was nominated the best beach in Brittany, and if you read this article you will find out why. The article discusses what the beach has to offer and includes information on property prices in the area.
Featured Article: COASTAL PROVENCE - LAND OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS
"I'm a celebrity, get me out of here" is not a phrase that would be used very often in this part of the world. If you've ever wondered which celebrities are lucky enough to have a home along the coast in Provence in the south of France, this article might be of interest. It mentions a few well known names and discusses what might have encouraged them to buy in the area in the first place.
Featured Article: CELEBRITIES ENJOYING THEIR YEAR IN PROVENCE
It seems we cannot get enough of celebrities these days, and where they have homes is of even more interest. Property in inland Provence is extremely sought after by some, and if you read this article you will understand why. It might also perhaps tempt you to look for your own property near by.
Featured Article: FRENCH MILLS
This is a guide about mills for sale in France. It discusses the two types of mills available, watermills and windmills, and offers advice on what you should consider before buying a mill. It also includes information on prices of mills and where you might look for such properties.
Featured Article: BATTLE OF THE BEST LANGUEDOC CITIES
This article compares four of the best cities in the Languedoc-Roussillon region: Montpellier, Carcassonne, Perpignan and Beziers. It includes information on what each city has to offer, what advantages each city has and what property prices are like. So if you are thinking of moving to the Languedoc and currently cannot decide on where to live, maybe this article will help.
Featured Article: THE SALE OF STATE OWNED PROPERTY IN FRANCE
A three-year sale of public or state property has begun in France (to continue until 2013), so for those of you currently looking for property, why not have a look at what's on offer by the French Government? Not only might you get something slightly out of the ordinary, but you will have helped France's finances at the same time. This article includes information on what sort of property is being sold and who is able to buy.
Featured Article: COTE VERMEILLE PROPERTY - AN INSIDER'S GUIDE
For those thinking of moving to a place in the sun, the Cote Vermeille may well be the place for you. Less busy and less expensive than the Cote-d'Azur in the south-east of France, it has all the advantages and more. Read this guide to find out about this little known area of France.
Featured Article: THE BOBO EFFECT ON FRENCH PROPERTY
If you have bought a property in France or are in the process of buying a property, you might already have come across Bobos and their effect on French property. For those who are not familiar with the terms Bobo and Bobo Effect, this article discusses what the terms actually mean, and includes information on which areas of France have been affected by Bobos in the past, and what the future might hold for Bobos.
Featured Article: GAY PROPERTY HOTSPOTS IN FRANCE
This article is a guide to the popular gay and lesbian areas of France. It includes information on attitudes towards gays and lesbians, and you can also discover where the new gay property hotspots are.
Featured Article: FRENCH PROPERTY PRICES
This article discusses all things to do with the French property market. It includes information on which areas have fared best and worst over the past few years, what the current situation is, and what the future might hold for property prices in France.
Featured Article: EQUESTRIAN PROPERTY IN FRANCE
Should you be considering buying an equestrian property in France, then this article may be of interest. It discusses all things equestrian, including how horses are treated and thought of in France, where the best places are for equestrian property and things you might like to consider before going ahead with an equestrian property purchase.
Featured Article: THE PRETTIEST VILLAGES IN POITOU-CHARENTES
With no less than seven villages or small towns in Poitou-Charentes classified as "Les Plus Beaux Villages de France", finding others which are not so well known has not proved to be a problem. This article suggests six villages for you to consider as the six prettiest in the region.
Featured Article: THE PRETTIEST VILLAGES IN THE LIMOUSIN
This is an article which nominates six villages as the six prettiest villages in the Limousin. It suggests what makes each one special and also points out any drawbacks there might be to any of the villages.
Featured Article: THE PRETTIEST VILLAGES IN THE LANGUEDOC
This is a guide to mobile home sites and mobile homes in France. It discusses the options available to those interested in either renting or buying a mobile home, and gives you the low down on costs, amenities available and what things you should consider when looking at mobile homes.
Featured Article: MOBILE HOME SITES IN FRANCE
This is a guide to mobile home sites and mobile homes in France. It discusses the options available to those interested in either renting or buying a mobile home, and gives you the low down on costs, amenities available and what things you should consider when looking at mobile homes.
Featured Article: GOLF PROPERTY IN FRANCE
This article discusses property on golf courses in France. It discusses the pros and cons of buying property as part of a golf development, what facilities might be on offer and where in France these properties are available.
Featured Article: DOM TOM PROPERTY - PROPERTY IN FRENCH OVERSEAS DEPARTMENTS
If you are not familiar with the Dom Toms, then perhaps this article will be of interest. The French "départements et territoires d'outre mer" or Dom Toms, as they are often called, are spread far and wide, but they are still a part of France and can offer much to those property seekers who are willing to travel a little bit further to find the home of their dreams.
Featured Article: PROPERTY IN CORSICA
This article outlines what the island of Corsica has to offer French property seekers. It includes information on the people, the culture and the countryside, as well as discussing the sort of property that may be available here.
Featured Article: DRÔME PROVENÇALE PROPERTY
Situated in south-east France, Drôme Provençale is an area found in two regions and two departments of France. This article discusses where exactly this is and includes information on the history of Drôme Provençale. It also gives you an idea of what the surrounding countryside is like and what sort of property might be found here.
Featured Article: A DREAM IN FRANCE - THREE PROPERTIES THAT COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE
For this article we have chosen three very different properties to bring to your attention, to demonstrate that dreams can be fulfilled in France, even very different dreams! Starting at just over a mere 16,000 Euros for a renovation project and including a magnificent chateau at just over 2,700,000 Euros, one of these properties may just inspire you to make that move and realise your dream.
Featured Article: MINERVOIS PROPERTY
You might not think you know where the Minervois is in France, but you probably do, though you are probably used to calling it by a different name. This article discusses the area in question, and explores what the Minervois has to offer, in terms of facilities, natural surroundings and more importantly for some, property.
Featured Article: GITES FOR SALE
For those of you looking for gites for sale, or for those considering whether owning a gite is for you, then this article may help. It answers many frequently asked questions about gites, while offering essential information at the same time.
Featured Article: SKI PROPERTY
If skiing is your thing and you've always yearned for a property in the mountains, this article may help you move one step closer to achieving that goal. It outlines the different types of ski property available, advises where you might look for such property, and even suggests how you might be able to afford it.
Featured Article: FRENCH LEASEBACK PROPERTY - TOP 10
French leaseback property has been around for a while now, but not everyone is aware of it or aware of what is involved when you buy such a property. Nor do they know where such properties exist. This article briefly explains the concept of leaseback property and lists our top ten areas of France which have such properties for sale.
Featured Article: NORMANDY PROPERTY - TOP 10
If you need convincing as to why Normandy might be the place for you to buy your French property, then maybe this article will help to make up your mind. It lists ten reasons why Normandy is the place to be. Those with families, those wanting a renovation project and those wanting an active life, are amongst the many who should read on.
Featured Article: PROPERTY IN THE TOURAINE
If you've ever wondered where the Touraine area of France is exactly, then this article may be of interest. It discusses the area concerned, suggests who it might appeal to and who might want to live there, and outlines the types of property that may be found there.
Featured Article: ALPS PROPERTY
This article discusses those areas of France which make up the French Alps and the property that might be found here. It suggests resorts and towns to look at, indicates where you might find the cheapest and the most expensive properties, and also gives you an idea of why the Alps are so popular with those searching for property in France.
Featured Article: BRITTANY PROPERTY - TOP 10
Brittany has been popular with UK property buyers for a while now, but if you still need persuading as to why Brittany might be the best place to own property in France, maybe this article can help. It lists ten good reasons why Brittany might be for you, whether you're a history lover or nature lover, gourmet cook or sports person. Brittany has something for everyone.
Featured Article: LANGUEDOC PROPERTY - TOP 10
If you need reasons to own or look for property in the Languedoc-Roussillon department in the south-west of France, then we can give you reasons. Ten to be precise, though without doubt there are many more. This article discusses those reasons, giving you an insight into what life might be like in this wonderful part of France.
Featured Article: PROPERTY IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE
If you're unsure of what parts of France the south of France covers, then this article may be of help. It discusses the different areas in the south of France, offers advice on properties in these areas and even suggests what type of person might be interested in property here.
Featured Article: GREEN AND ECO FRIENDLY BUILDING IN FRANCE
As the world is gradually becoming more environmentally aware, green and eco friendly building is also becoming more popular. This article discusses what you can do to improve your property France to make it more environmentally sound, and offers advice on where to find out further information on the subject and where to find help to make it happen.
Featured Article: SOUTH-WEST FRANCE PROPERTY
This article guides you through the regions and departments of south-west France. It describes the geography of the different areas and discusses what each area has to offer prospective French property owners.
Featured Article: BUYING A CAMPSITE IN FRANCE
For many wanting to buy a property and live in France, earning a living there is also a necessity. One way of doing this is to buy and run a campsite. This article offers advice on what types of campsite there are, when it is likely to be busy, what you should be prepared for, and where you can find campsites for sale.
Featured Article: NEW BUILD PROPERTY IN FRANCE
If you're after a property in France but want to buy one with as little hassle as possible and low cost maintenance thereafter, then you may well be interested in a new build property. This article discusses the new build options available to you in France and offers advice on what to look out for should you want to go down this route.
Featured Article: LETTING PROPERTY IN FRANCE
There are many good reasons why letting property in France might be a good idea, but before you jump in at the deep end, it may be worth reading this article. It outlines what you should be prepared for when letting out property and what you should consider before actually buying the property you want to let out. Tax implications are also discussed, as well as insurance and contracts.
Featured Article: HOUSE RENOVATIONS IN FRANCE
This article offers advice on what to think about and what to look out for should you be considering a house renovation in France. And although restoring French property is not always easy and should be seriously thought about before taking the plunge, many have done it and realised their French dream.
Featured Article: PROPERTY IN FRANCE - TYPES OF HOUSES IN FRANCE
If you're looking to buy a French property, this article may be of help, as it describes the various types or styles of property found in France. It also offers advice as to where these types of property may be found.
Featured Article: GASCONY PROPERTY - AN INSIDER'S GUIDE
For those who are unsure as to where the ancient area of Gascony is, then this article may serve to enlighten you. It describes the Gascony countryside, its weather, history and gastronomy, and also offers an insight into the type of property that may be found here.
Featured Article: APARTMENTS AND FLATS IN FRANCE
For those not interested in renovations projects, rural idylls or French farm houses, buying an apartment or flat in France may be just the thing. Learn about the French classification system for apartments, and read about the advantages and disadvantages of communal living. Whether it be by the sea, in a ski resort or in a city, if apartment life is your French dream then this article is for you.
Featured Article: FRENCH RIVIERA PROPERTY - AN INSIDER'S GUIDE
If you've always considered property on the French Riviera to be way beyond your budget and out of your reach, then think again. This article examines why property on the French Riviera is more affordable now than it has been for years, and even advises where the least expensive properties may be found. The advantages of owning property in this area are also highlighted, and include the excellent rental potential of French Riviera property, as well as the expected increase in value of property bought in this location.
Featured Article: PROPERTY FOR SALE IN BRITTANY
This article offers in insight into the property market in Brittany. It describes the different departments of Brittany, how each differs from each other and which one may be the right one for you. You'll be able to find advice on where the most expensive areas are to buy property, as well as the cheapest, what types of property are found where, and even what to expect weather-wise!
Featured Article: FRENCH CONNECTIONS - TRAVEL TO EAST FRANCE
If you're mad about skiing and are considering buying a property in the Alps, or you're a wine buff and want to move to Burgundy, you may want to read this article. It is outlines the travel options available to you when heading for the east of France.
An account of the travel options open to you when heading for the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in south-east France. It is an area that has long been a favourite with British property buyers.
Featured Article: FRENCH CONNECTIONS - TRAVEL TO CENTRE-SOUTH FRANCE
An account of the travel options open to you when heading for the centre-south of France. This area includes the Languedoc-Roussillon region, which is becoming more and more popular with British looking for property in France.
Featured Article: FRENCH CONNECTIONS - TRAVEL TO SOUTH-WEST FRANCE
An account of the travel options open to you when heading for the Dordogne and the western Pyrénées in the south-west of France.
Featured Article: FRENCH CONNECTIONS - TRAVEL TO CENTRE-WEST FRANCE
An account of the travel options open to you when heading for the Loire and the department of Poitou-Charentes in the centre-west of France.
Featured Article: FRENCH CONNECTIONS -TRAVEL TO PARIS AND NORTH-EAST FRANCE
An account of the travel options open to you when heading for Paris and north-east France.
Featured Article: FRENCH CONNECTIONS - TRAVEL TO NORTH-WEST FRANCE
If you don't want to travel too far or for too long to get to your French property, then maybe you should consider Brittany or Normandy as a place to live. This article details the travel options open to you when heading for Brittany and Normandy in north-west France.
Featured Article: FRENCH CONNECTIONS
If you're still thinking about whether or not to buy a property in France, perhaps this article can help you decide. It offers practical advice on what to consider when buying property, particularly in relation to the accessibility of the property. It outlines how travel connections affect house prices and businesses, and suggests what you might look out for when searching for your French home.
Featured Article: QUERCY PROPERTY - AN INSIDER'S GUIDE
If you've ever wondered where this mysterious region of France is, then read on. Once an ancient province with Cahors as its capital, it now covers an area in the south-west of France, popular with those searching for property. With lovely countryside and a wonderful climate, could this be area be right for you?
Featured Article: LEASEBACK PROPERTY IN FRANCE
If you've dreamt about buying property in France but never thought you'd be able to afford it, then this guide may be of interest to you. It describes how you can make this a reality, by buying what is called a leaseback property. The article explains what the term leaseback actually means, outlines the advantages and disadvantages of buying such property, and gives you an idea as to how you might finance it.
Featured Article: BRITTANY PROPERTY - AN INSIDER'S GUIDE
Written by a frequent visitor to Brittany, this article mentions places in the north of the region that may be worth a visit. From Cap Fréhel and the stunning Pink Granite coast to a café on top of a water tower in Ploubalay.
Featured Article: RETIREMENT IN PERPIGNAN
If you're nearing retirement age and are considering retiring to France, this article may be for you. It outlines the factors that should be considered before deciding on a location, and discusses how Perpignan and its surrounding area seems to fit the bill.
Featured Article: BUILDING OR EXTENDING PROPERTY IN FRANCE
If you are looking at buying a property in France with the aim of developing it, this article may be of interest to you, as it provides useful information together with impartial advice. It outlines some of France's building and planning regulations, discusses whether you may need an architect or not, and even offers guidance should you be considering using French builders.
Featured Article: WHY BUY PROPERTY IN FRANCE
If you need reasons as to why you should buy a property in France, read on. This article outlines the advantages and disadvantages of buying property and living in France, both of which you should consider before signing on the dotted line.
Featured Article: FARMING IN FRANCE & FRENCH FARM PROPERTY
This article discusses farming in France, the grants and subsidies that are available to farmers and how you find out about them. Ten farm properties and farmhouses currently for sale have also been selected.
Featured Article: BUY-TO-LET PROPERTY IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE
Considering a buy-to-let property in the south of France? The article outlines reasons for buying here (particularly in and around Cannes), what you might expect to receive as rent, and gives some tips on location. It also briefly explains tax issues which will crop up with buy-to-let properties, which you should be aware of prior to signing on the dotted line.
Featured Article: LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLON PROPERTY - AN INSIDER'S GUIDE
A fascinating insight into the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France written by someone who has already bought there. Highlighting an area which is usually overshadowed by its neighbour, the Côtes D'Azur. This guide outlines what makes the area special and identifies those areas which are up and coming.
Featured Article: FRENCH PROPERTIES WITH VINEYARDS
If you are interested in wine and are thinking about buying a property in France with a vineyard, this article is for you. It gives you an insight into what may be involved in operating a vineyard, and quotes from two families who made it work for them.
Featured Article: FINDING PROPERTY IN THE BEST WALKING AREAS OF FRANCE
Essential reading for those who love walking and want to buy a property close to a good walking area of France. Information on the prime walking regions of France and some top tips about where to buy property.
Featured Article: THE FRENCH ATLANTIC COAST FROM BIARRITZ TO SOUTHERN BRITTANY
This is a must-read article for those interested in visiting or buying property along the Atlantic coast of France. It gives a brief description of the most attractive areas, an idea of property prices in those areas, and an insight into the reasons why certain places become sought after property locations. And for those of you wishing to get in before the rush while property costs are still relatively low, it also suggests towns that may become property hotspots in the near future!
Featured Article: PROPERTY NEAR SAILING PORTS / MARINAS IN FRANCE
For many sailing enthusiasts the most important factor with any property in France is the distance from the marina or sailing port. If this sounds familiar then this is the article for you. We've included a list of all the property for sale near to/or in towns with their own marina or sailing port. So if sailing is your passion please read on.
Featured Article: CHEAP FRENCH PROPERTY
Essential reading for all those wanting to buy a property in France on a relatively small budget. Discover where to find the cheapest French properties with our guide to the most affordable regions. With good sized, ready-to-move-in homes available for less than £50,000 you'll be amazed to see what great value you can get for your money in France. This article also invites you to explore different property types and alternative ways to pay to ensure you are guaranteed a bargain however small your budget.
Featured Article: PROPERTY NEAR GOLF COURSES IN FRANCE
France has a wonderful selection of golf courses in some spectacular locations. If you're a golf lover, you won't be disappointed. This article highlights the very different landscapes that provide the backdrop to golf courses throughout France. Whether you want to play by the sea or in front of snow-capped mountains, there is a course for you.
Featured Article: SKI CHALETS FOR SALE IN FRANCE
If you're a keen skier and want to invest in your own ski chalet, this is the article for you. Find out what makes France a good choice for potential buyers and what the different mountain ranges and resorts have on offer. Also, learn about the French 'leaseback' scheme, which makes buying your own chalet more affordable than you might think...
Featured Article: LAND FOR SALE IN FRANCE
Is your perfect French home proving elusive? Why not consider building it yourself? Building plots are plentiful in France and building from scratch is the surest way of getting your dream property in an ideal location. This article tells you everything you need to know about taking the first steps in buying land to build on and advises you what to look out for.
Featured Article: FRENCH PROPERTIES WITH LAKES
French properties with lakes have become increasingly popular in recent years. This article will advise you what to look out for when buying a lake, whether it be as part of a business venture or purely for pleasure and where the best French lakes are found. If you don't want your own lake but want to take advantage of lakeside activities, we can also point you in the direction of some of the most action-packed lakes in France.
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