Père Igor

Where to Buy in France Now: Sauzé-Vaussais

Ready to make the move? The FrenchEntrée Property team reveals its top search areas – on and off the beaten track. SAUZÉ-VAUSSAIS Deux-Sèvres, Nouvelle-Aquitaine You’ll find Sauzé-Vaussais (Sauzé to locals) out west, in Nouvelle-Aquitaine’s lush Deux-Sèvres département. Close to the

France’s Regions at a Glance

France is a vast and diverse country. All the different regions of France have different landscapes, property types, speciality food and character features.This is where your search begins… HAUTS-DE-FRANCE At the country’s northernmost tip, Hauts-de-France is the new region created

Where To Buy In France: Flayosc

Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur At first glance, the perched village of Flayosc appears to be extremely remote. For starters, there are hills, vineyards and olive groves as far as the eye can see. Then there’s the fact that no major road

Thatched Cottage, Brittany

How to Find a Good Builder in Brittany

If you own property in Brittany, it is likely that you will undertake some building or renovation work on it at some point, and that you will need some advice or the help of a professional to get it right. From new builds to restorations, there are…

The Accidental Olive Farmers

You fall in love with a property in the South of France, it has olive trees and you buy it. What do you do? You make olive oil, of course! Patrice Bertrand finds out more

Haute-Savoie Property Buying Guide

LIVING THE HIGH LIFE IN HAUTE-SAVOIE. You’ll feel on top of the world in this Alpine département with its ski resorts, sunshine, lakes and culture. Annaliza Davis reveals why its property market is a peak performer

Pays de la Loire a Property Paradise

Annaliza Davis explores a region that offers the best of all worlds – whether you are seeking city-centre investment or looking for your own bit of heaven on Earth Pays de la Loire boasts the best of France: fantastic coastlines,

Home Comforts in the Dordogne

Thanks to the British love of the Dordogne, there’s a corner of southwest France that is forever England. But with its bastide towns, rolling green hills, verdant valleys, and food to die for, it couldn’t be more typically French, so don’t be put off when you hear it referred to as “Dordogneshire”!

Barrage de Montbel

Chalabre Property

Why buying property in and around Chalabre, with nearby lakes, castles and stunning views of the Pyrenees, makes for a great investment!

South Aveyron Property Guide

The eastern half of the Aveyron has been neglected. But the opening of the Sir Norman Foster-designed Millau Viaduct last year increased interest in eastern and southern Aveyron, and a boom in the property market could soon follow.

Pruines

Aveyron Property Overview

The department of Aveyron has not always been known for its property appeal but it has recently become much more popular.

Rodez Property Guide

Rodez, the departmental capital of Aveyron, is an attractive city in a pleasant natural environment. Its historic centre is perched on top of a hill overlooking the Aveyron River.

South-east Vendee property: a town-by-town guide

Extensive details of Fontenay le Comte and surrounding area The south-east Vendee has been a popular destination for house-hunters for many years. The climate, excellent transport links and affordable property make the area ideal for those dreaming of a new

Chateau at the Loire Valley

Loire Valley Buying Guide

Gorgeous châteaux, pretty riverside towns, and a climate that’s never too hot and never too cold – it’s no wonder Brits have been beating a path to the Loire Valley since medieval times, says Dominic Bliss

Beautiful view of the Alps

A Guide to The Alps

Annaliza Davis discovers that the French Alps offer not only some of the best skiing in Europe but varied landscapes and activities all year round… The magnificent mountains of the Alps are famous for their breathtaking peaks, fabulous resorts and

Vineyards at Solutre in Burgundy, recently added to the UNESCO cultural sites list

A property guide to Burgundy

When you hear the name Burgundy it conjures up most of all the fabulous wines that make the area so famous: Chablis, Nuits St George, Meursault and the list goes on…..   But Burgundy has much to offer beyond the

Buying Guide – Pyrénées-Orientales

  Sun, Ski and Sand Over 300 days of sunshine a year, glorious mountain resorts, welcoming beaches and plenty of rental potential – it’s no wonder we all love this département, says Annaliza Davis Pyrénées-Orientales enjoys a whopping 300 days

Lot-et-Garonne

Property Showdown: Lot VS Lot-et-Garonne

We head to the green heart of southwest France, where two departments reign supreme… Lot Named after its defining river, the Lot shares its borders with the Limousin, Aquitaine and Auvergne regions. This historically rich area is known for its medieval

Treignac

Property Hotspot – Treignac, Limousin

Ready to make the move? The FrenchEntrée Property Services team reveals its top search areas – on and off the beaten track TREIGNAC Limousin Standing next to the Vézère river, Treignac is situated in the north part of Corrèze, Limousin.

A property guide to Quercy

The ancient province of Quercy is truly ‘a land that time forgot’, where you will find, hidden away in sleepy backwaters, some of the most attractive rural architecture in France. Fortified towns known as Bastides (taken from the langue d’oc

Where to buy in France now! – MAGALAS

  Ready to make the move? The FrenchEntrée Property Services team reveals its top search areas – on and off the beaten track   MAGALAS, Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon The charming village of Magalas, located just 15km north of the dynamic city

Gard

Gard vs Vaucluse

We consider the best reasons to buy in these neighbouring areas jostling for position in the sunny south of France… GARD The Gard, a desirable location in the south of France, is a geographically diverse département with varied property styles.

Buying Guide – Timeless Tarn

Gloriously rural, but dotted with charming fortified villages, stone houses and sleepy towns, the Tarn is a little pocket of France from the past, says Dominic Bliss   There’s a hilltop village in the Tarn called Cordes-sur-Ciel. It’s said to

lavender fields

Buying Hotspots – Luberon, Provence

Ready to make the move? The FrenchEntrée Property Services team reveal their top search areas – on and off the beaten track… LUBERON Provence The Luberon attracts more and more international home-owners, seeking both main residences and holiday homes, not

PARIS – The Property Boom

Boosted by the Macron Effect, confirmation of the 2024 Olympics and the last-minute Brexit rush, the capital is in the midst of a housing boom. So now is the time to buy, says Caroline Harrap… Paris is always a good

The ruins of the Château de Domfront

Buying Hotspots – DOMFRONT, Orne, Normandy

Ready to make the move? The FrenchEntrée Property Services team reveals its top search areas – on and off the beaten track Domfront Orne, Normandy Located in Orne, Domfront really captures what the more verdant side of Normandy has to

Chateau in France

Regional Property Guide: Aquitaine

Despite its long and rich history, not many people know of Aquitaine, although many will be familiar with place names such as Biarritz, St.Emilion and Arcachon, or have probably consumed its most famous exports, wine, cognac, and foie gras.

Village houses

Paris Property – A Contradiction in Terms

Annick Dauchy on the contrasts of the 13th arrondissement, a Parisian neighbourhood that combines the small with the large, the old with the new… Le 13ème, as it is known, is a multifaceted arrondissement on the South Bank. On the

The Rhône, uncorked

  You’ve doubtless sampled Rhône wines, but have you visited the villages named on the bottles? If not, you’re really missing out, as Roger Thomas explains…   CÔTES DU RHÔNE VILLAGES About ten years ago, my local supermarket started to