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Brittany Property Guide

Buying a Home in Brittany

A Breton harbour scene at Saint-Brieuc on Brittany’s justly celebrated Côtes-d’Armor Annaliza Davis reveals why this idyllic area of France, which is a just a short hop across the Channel, is such a hit with overseas property buyers and visitors

For The Love of Languedoc

The picturesque town of Collioure, nestled in the foothills of the Pyrénées, is famed for its beaches   Annaliza Davis asks, could this hugely varied area, which offers sun, sea and ski, be the perfect place to live your French

Buying on the Cote D’Azur

Annaliza Davis reveals how the glamorous Riviera, with its triple draw of sun, surf and ski, offers even property hunters on a budget a slice of the good life… A spectacular view of the Med, Côte d’Azur-style, at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin British

The Delights of Normandy

Annaliza Davis revels in a hugely varied area that offers the best of France, from coast to country, city and cuisine, just over the Channel…   The popular town of Étretat, as seen from the white cliffs that flank the

Glorious Gascony

Annaliza Davis unveils the cultural and historical treasures of France’s southwest, which can offer buyers everything from pretty market towns to picturesque countryside The ancient cathedral city of Auch, reflected in the Gers River   Picture an area of France

Poitou-Charentes Property Buying Guide

Saint-Martin-de-Ré lies on Île de Ré, just off the coast near La Rochelle   POITOU-CHARENTES A QUIET GEM Home to chic resorts, this western region boasts thriving towns, mysterious wetlands and secluded hamlets, says Annaliza Davis Halfway down the west

Limousin – A Rural Retreat

If it’s peace and tranquillity you’re after, then this agricultural heartland in central-southwestern France will float your boat, says Dominic Bliss… The idyllic town of Argentat in Corréze sits on the Dordogne river Fancy stepping back in time? The Limousin

Paris Property – Quartiers du jour

Caroline Harrap gives us the low-down on the capital’s three hottest up-and-coming neighbourhoods. And they’re not where you may think…     SOUTH PIGALLE Long a part of the city’s red-light district, over the last few years the sleazy vibe

Provence Buying Guide

Provence Buying Guide

Palais des Papes in Avignon, Vaucluse PROVENCE VERDANT AND SUNDRENCHED Annaliza Davis explores the stunning landscapes, coastal gems and postcard-perfect villages set among fields of lavender that have sealed Britons’ love affair with this area Provence offers exuberant fields of