The Best Property For Sale near Ryanair airports in the South-west of France

Where and what to buy in the South-west of France near Ryanair Airports

Ryanair airports in the south-west of France

France's south-west is a large and diverse area with attractions ranging from the surf resorts and sand dunes of the Atlantic coast to the pine forests of the Landes, the mountains and ski resorts of the Pyrénées and the great cultural cities of Bordeaux and Toulouse. Ryanair currently, in 2011, flies to Bergerac (BGC), Bordeaux (BOD), Biarritz (BIQ) and Lourdes (LDE), in the south-west of France. Below you will find property hotspots that are found close to these airports, as well as property currently for sale there.

1. The best property near Bergerac airport

Bergerac is a lovely wine city set close to the acclaimed landscapes of the Dordogne. The Dordogne department (Dordogne Property Guide) is, of course, one of the best loved in the entire country by British and Irish buyers, so it is hardly surprising to see a Ryanair link to this part of the south-west. You can fly to Bergerac from London Stansted, East Midlands, Liverpool and Bristol.

A glorious setting 
Bergerac itself is a lovely city (Bergerac Property Guide), neither too large nor too small, making it a great place to live. It has a lively social and cultural life, a rich history and patrimony and a glorious setting amid the picturesque vineyards and farmland so typical of its area. For sheer quality of life, never overlook what Bergerac can bring you.
Click here for details of this Bergerac property for sale at 328,000 Euros

Sarlat La Canéda
Charming and quintessentially French 
Close to Bergerac is the town which is frequently referred to as "France's most beautiful mediaeval town", Sarlat La Canéda (Sarlat la Canéda Property Guide). Its picturesque streets and houses have more than once been the setting for films, and the wonderful traditional street markets, held twice a week, never fail to add a quintessentially French charm.
Click here for details of this Sarlat La Canéda bargain property for sale at 66,000 Euros

Quaint and tranquil, producing delicious wine 
If you prefer to escape the more popular destinations and find a little piece of France that is less well trodden, perhaps the small town of Duras may suit (Duras Property Guide). Quaint and tranquil, Duras has a great farmer's market, pretty old streets and houses and a small selection of friendly local shops and cafes. It is also a wine producing area, and has its own delicious wine to try.
Click here for details of this Duras property for sale at 307,400 Euros

2. The best property near Bordeaux airport

Bordeaux is accessible with Ryanair from Edinburgh, giving the Scots and residents of northern England a chance to explore the treasures of Bordeaux. And although Bordeaux is in the department of the Gironde (Gironde Property Guide), the airport is also useful for accessing the neighbouring departments of the Landes (Landes Property Guide) and Lot et Garonne (Lot-et-Garonne Property Guide).

Sainte Foy la Grande
A wine town with wonderful markets 


Towns within reach of Bordeaux airport include Sainte Foy la Grande (Sainte Foy la Grande Property Guide), a bastide town with a deep river port, which is used for its wine trade as well as fishing. Well equipped with lovely old buildings, the town is also said to have one of the best Saturday markets in France.
Click here for details of this Sainte Foy la Grande property for sale at 630,000 Euros

3. The best property near Biarritz airport

Biarritz lies right down on the border with Spain, almost, and on the fabulous Atlantic coast. Although Biarritz (Biarritz Property Guide) is a magnet for surfers and beach babes, there is plenty more to Biarritz than this, as the town has an old fashioned glamour and plenty to enjoy for all ages and tastes. Flights go to Biarritz from Dublin, London Stansted and Manchester.

A cultural melting pot 


A hugely popular town in the Biarritz area is that of Bayonne (Bayonne Property Guide), a cultural melting pot whose various delights include cured ham, chocolate and art!
Click here for details of this Bayonne property for sale at 450,000 Euros

Picturesque and very close to Spain 


In the very southernmost corner of Aquitaine (Aquitaine Property Guide) is the picturesque town of Ciboure, looking out over the lovely Bay of Saint Jean de Luz. With Basque Spain just minutes away, this is a location not to be sneezed at!
Click here for details of this Ciboure apartment for sale at 898,000 Euros

4. The best property near Lourdes airport

Last of the south-west Ryanair airports is that of the pilgrim town of Lourdes (Lourdes Property Guide), which has flights from London Stansted. A name known to all thanks to its reputation for religious sightings and miracle healings, Lourdes is still a hotspot for pilgrims from all over the globe. It is also set amongst some of the most spectacular Pyrénénean views and has access to the mountains for winter and summer activities.

A great location for horse lovers 
Tarbes (Tarbes Property Guide) is a lively town, well situated for Lourdes airport and also for finding all the best things to see and do in the region. Tarbes offers the chance to get into the mountains which form such a pretty view from the town, and also is within reach of both the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts. It has an interesting history, all bound up with horsemanship and is also home to the National Stud and thus makes a great location for horse lovers.
Click here for details of this Maison de Maître near Tarbes for sale at 266,000 Euros

Lovely atmosphere and gastronomy 
Maubourguet (Maubourguet Property Guide) is a great little Gascon town with all amenities, within easy reach of Tarbes and Lourdes and offering a lovely atmosphere. Its lovely market, Gascon/Basque fusion culture and gastronomy make it never less than a pleasure to experience.
Click here for details of this Maubourguet property for sale at 161,290 Euros

Well equipped with a sister spa town 
A third town worth a look if you are house hunting with a view to staying close to Lourdes could be Capvern (Capvern Property Guide). Charming and well equipped with shops and services, Capvern also has the benefit of its sister spa town, Capvern les Bains, where you can treat yourself to a relaxing, health giving spa treatment every now and then to be sure that you reap the full benefits of a life in one of the healthiest parts of France.
Click here for details of this Capvern property for sale at 441,000 Euros

Additional articles which may be of interest:

The Best Property Near Ryanair Airports in France
The Best Property For Sale near Ryanair airports in the North and North-west of France
The Best Property For Sale near Ryanair airports in the Centre of France
The Best Property For Sale near Ryanair airports in the West of France
The Best Property For Sale near Ryanair airports in the Centre-south of France
The Best Property For Sale near Ryanair airports in the South-east of France
The Best Property For Sale near Ryanair airports in the East of France
French Connections - Travel to South-West France

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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