The Best Cheap Properties in France in 2022

A selection of ten of the best cheap properties for sale in France in 2022

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. So in these times bargain hunting is definitely cool. (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.

 
 

Detached house to renovate, with great views
Centre Val de Loire
Indre

Detached house to renovate, with great views

25,000 Euros

This detached house with great views, has a kitchen, lounge and bedroom on the ground floor. Then in the attic space there is another two rooms which could be converted in increase the living space. This house requires a total renovation but has electricity and water supplies. Outside, there is a well, small barn with cellar underneath and a nice sized garden (520m2 in total)

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Bargain, only 16,500 euros. Detached stone built property to restore, great views.
Auvergne
Cantal

Bargain, only 16,500 euros. Detached stone built property to restore, great views.

16,500 Euros

Fantastic old stone built property to restore in stunning location. The asking price is only 16,500 euros. This property sits in a quiet location but yet just minutes from the picturesque ancient village of Salers (which is classed as one of the most beautiful places in France) that offers cafes and excellent restaurants close by. For the last several years, this building has been used for storage, it now has been given a CU+ confirming that it can be converted into habitation.

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Renovation Project
Centre Val de Loire
Indre

Renovation Project

33,000 Euros

A renovation project in a hamlet near the lively town of Chaillac with amenities and a fantastic swimming lake, bars and restaurants. The Airport of Limoges is around an hour by car.

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Building plot, 1,12ha with planning permission
Midi-Pyrénées
Hautes-Pyrénées

Building plot, 1,12ha with planning permission

34,500 Euros

Building plot of 1,12ha with granted planning permission.Building plot of 1,12ha with granted planning permission.

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Stone house
Bretagne
Côtes-d'Armor

Stone house

49,500 Euros

A one bedrrom stone house set in the lovely breton countryside to be renovated. the house comprises of on the ground floor a living room / dining room, with open kitchen area, fireplace with wood burner, bedroom and bathroom with wc. upstairs large room to renovate, posibility to have 3 bedrooms and bathroom. attached to the house is the utilitly/ workshop which could also be turned into a second house. with preety garden of about 4591m2. to receive more information about this property and to

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Old Warehouse to renovate with outbuilding - in Ruffec
Poitou-Charentes
Charente

Old Warehouse to renovate with outbuilding - in Ruffec

49,950 Euros

Old building undergoing renovation with outbuilding opposite. Renovation work has already started, but there are still major works to do. Two independent dwellings with garage were planned. Also the possibility of creating a commercial space with apartment possible. Located in the town of Ruffec, in Charente, within walking distance of its shops and amenities.

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House in Bussiere-Poitevine in the Haute Vienne
Limousin
Haute-Vienne

House in Bussiere-Poitevine in the Haute Vienne

48,400 Euros

For Sale House in Bussiere-Poitevine in the Haute Vienne - Videos Available on Request Offered for sale is this solid 3-bedroom house in the heart of Bussiere-Poitevine in the Haute Vienne, Nouvelle Aquitaine. Ideal for anyone wanting countryside on their doorstep but still needing everyday supplies within a stone's throw of their home.

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building land of 1171m2
Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Pas-de-Calais

building land of 1171m2

35,000 Euros

Ref 3884: Beautiful building plot with large frontage (about 45m) located in a village on an axis passing between Hesdin (5min') and Abbeville (25min') Total area of 1171m2.

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Mobile Home On A Large Private Plot With Views.
Poitou-Charentes
Vienne

Mobile Home On A Large Private Plot With Views.

36,000 Euros

Mobile home of 25m² with electricity (meter on site), running water (thanks to a borehole on the land) and septic tank. The property also includes a small converted cabin which serves as a guest bedroom, a wooded area and a very beautiful view of the countryside. Close to all commerce at Ruffec and Civray (the centre of the village with bakery, restaurant and grocery store is around 1 km away), this property will certainly attract nature lovers or people looking for tranquillity.

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Furnished and renovated studio ready to rent
Languedoc-Roussillon
Gard

Furnished and renovated studio ready to rent

43,000 Euros

Furnished and renovated 18m2 studio in the parc arena residence on avenue pierre gamel. new lino, chandelier, coffee table and high table, for the kitchen area fridge, microwave and ceramic hob plus plenty of storage, absolutely nothing to do. it is located on the 1st floor with lift, laundry available, caretaker. close to the city center, shops and train station, ideally located, good profitability, no commercial lease, free to rent. property tax 516 euros co pro charge: +/- 100 euros per mont

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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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