What they do and how to find one

What does a notaire do?

Anyone buying in the Pays de la Loire will immediately come across the local notaire.

This is the person responsible for arranging the legal formalities of your property purchase or sale. They are also the person who will prepare your will, if you choose to do one in France.

But don’t think that they are the same as your local solicitor in the UK.

The French notary is essentially fulfilling a mechanical function, ensuring that property transfers comply with all due formalities, and – above all – that any relevant taxes are properly paid.

It is not their duty to warn either party of the transaction or risks they may be incurring, or ways of improving the deal to their advantage.

English speaking notaires in the Pays de la Loire

Loire Atlantique (department 44)

Alain Chauveau
19, rue du Parc des Sports
44260 SAVENAY
Tel: 02 40 56 90 17

Caroline Bodiguel
2, rue du Lac
44830 BOUAYE
Tel: 02 51 58 08

Roland Guillo
21 rue de la Gare
44320 ST PERE EN RETZ
Tel: 02 40 21 70 01

Maine-et-Loire (49)

Laurence Chauveau
14 all
49100 ANGERS
Tel: 02 41 88 65 17

Fr Moreau
11 rue de Machecoul
44310 ST PHILBERT DE GRAND LIEU
Tel: 02 40 78 86 11

Mayenne (53)

Olivier Blot
46, rue V
53470 MARTIGNE SUR MAYENNE
Tel: 02 43 02 50 14

Dominique Pailler
17 Place de la Basilique
53600 EVRON
Tel: 02 43 01 60 31

Isabelle Mathieu
19, rue Pierre Martinet
53200 CHATEAU GONTIER
Tel: 02 43 07 90 16

Sarthe (72)

Patrice Laloum
1 rue du Ch
72540 LOUE
Tel: 02 43 88 41 60

Bernard Poupinel Descambres
21 rue Joffre
72430 NOYEN SUR SARTHE
Tel: 02 43 95 84 81

Hubert Amiot
1 rue de la Mairie
72650 AIGNE
Tel: 02 43 25 59 27

Vendee (85)

J Loevenbruck
26 Rue Nationale
85110 CHANTONNAY
Tel: 02 51 94 30 47

Fr Levaufre
36, rue de l’Eglise
85500 LES HERBIERS
Tel: 02 51 91 09 59

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