New builds in France

Information and regulations for your new home in France

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Blue and green: a visual summary of the Landes

A guide to Aquitaine

Aquitaine is a many-faceted gem and maybe the most diverse French region thanks to its size and geography – it’s spread over five “départements’ and 41 308 km2, with a population of 2,3 million. Pyrénées-Atlantiques on the Southern coastline marks


Log cabins, chalets and eco-friendly property in France

Our growing awareness of the impact we have on our environment has led to a growing interest in eco-buildings as full-time residences. Wood is a sustainable resource and careful husbandry will allow these products to be available long after the plastic, fossil fuel created windows and doors become uneconomical.

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Buying a new build in France, a real story

‘New build’ refers to property that is built by a developer, and which is then offered for sale. Other phrases such as ‘off-plan’ and ‘new developments’ mean essentially the same thing. Here is a true account about buying new build in France…

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MGM’s new lakeside homes

The popularity of new residential developments around Lake Annecy in the Haute Savoie region of France has prompted the developer to draw up plans for several other new schemes close to what has been dubbed ‘the cleanest lake in Europe.’


New House Build in France – The Final Part

Stephen Leitch concludes his cautionary tale of getting a new house built in the Lot. Having waited over a year to get started on the building, the actual construction of the house goes quite smoothly and is actually completed ahead of schedule. Ready to move into? Well not quite, as EDF haven’t yet connected the electricity…

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What you get with a new build property in France

The different options and choices that you get when buying off-plan can be bewildering. Here we take a look at what you can and cannot find expect to find when buying in a French new development. For example, if you were expecting a fitted kitchen…