10 Reasons to Buy in 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. This ever-popular region justifies its appeal with every visit, offering sandy beaches, perpetually-green fields and

10 Reasons to Buy in Gascony

1. Broad geography A historical area rather than an official region, ‘Gascony’ defines the territory from the tip of the Gironde département right down to the Spanish border, passing through major cities Bordeaux and Toulouse and technically covering parts of

Where to Buy Property in France Now

The FrenchEntrée property services team choose the top areas for property in France… Le Marais, Paris Once a quaint neighbourhood, Le Marais spans the capital’s third, fourth and eleventh arrondissements, and is regarded as ‘old Paris’. Originally marshlands which were used

Seven Reasons to Buy in the Alps in 2017

1. Rich and varied properties Think of the Alps and your mind wanders to the quintessential log cabin topped with snow. France’s Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is home to a number of these classic properties, but there’s also a range of other styles worth

Property Showdown – Hérault vs Var

We assess the benefits of buying in two areas of south-central France…   ~ Hérault ~ The Hérault département lies at the centre of Languedoc-Roussillon, which has recently been incorporated into the new Occitanie ‘super region’. It’s long attracted buyers

Buying Property in France – Case Study

  Hugely experienced search agent Nadia Jordan explains how to narrow down the huge choice of French properties, to bag your dream home in an area that’s perfect for your needs…   Setting parameters and priorities really pays off, when

Noirmoutier house

Property guide to Pays de la Loire

Pays de la Loire is one of the favourite spots for property in France Named after the majestic river that flows through the region and renowned for it’s famous Fairy Tale Châteaux, vineyards that garnish the valleys and unspoilt sandy beaches on

Buying Hotspots – Ruffec

This attractive floral town, which was awarded ‘two flowers’ by Le Conseil National des villes et Villages Fleuris, dates back to the 10th century. Founded by King Lothias, Ruffec was once home to a castle fortress and the surrounding area boasts a vast range of historic landmarks, vineyards, natural beauty spots, rivers and much more.

Buying Hotspots – Saint Antonin Noble Val

Buying Hotspots – SAINT ANTONIN NOBLE VAL

WHERE TO BUY IN FRANCE NOW! The FrenchEntrée Property Services team reveal their top areas in which to begin your property search – including tips from our local partner agencies The Medieval origins of Saint-Antonin are still much in evidence,

Buying Hotspots – Sourdeval, Lower Normandy

WHERE TO BUY IN FRANCE NOW! The FrenchEntrée Property Services team reveal their top areas in which to begin your property search – including tips from our local partner agencies   Sourdeval is a welcoming, amenity-rich town packed with activities

A Property Guide to Gironde

Gironde is world famous for it’s wonderful wines such as those from the vinyards of Medoc and one of its most well known towns, St Emilion, whose vineyards have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. However, it’s not

Limousin vs Dordogne: A Regional Property Guide

PROPERTY SHOWDOWN In this edition we move down towards the Southwest of France to compare the benefits of buying in two areas of Nouvelle-Aquitaine ~Limousin~   This bucolic area at the heart of France boasts a contrasting landscape of verdant

Château For Sale Indre-et-Loire

PICTURE PERFECT The Chateau La Perriere is a perfectly proportioned slice of the French good life, which is already being run as a successful holiday let, overlooking the historic Royal Fortress of Chinon in the Indre-et-Loire… The Chateau La Perriere

A Guide to the Departments of Corse – Corsica

Map of Corsica – Corse Corse – Corsica is one of the five regions that remained unchanged during the restructuring of France’s regions in January 2016. The regional capital is Ajaccio. The island of Corse – Corsica is divided into

Map of Brittany

A Guide to the Departments of Brittany – Bretagne

To discover more about this region of France and the departments, click on the articles listed below.   A property guide to Brittany The poetry of Brittany: coastal walks, wide sand beaches, open skies and green hills, plus delicious seafood,

Normandie

A Guide to the Departments of Normandie

Map of the Region of Normandie – Normandy Normandie (Normandy) is the official name of one of the new regions of France which was formed by merging the two former administrative regions of Haute-Normandie and Basse-Normandie, during the restructuring of

Ile de France

A Guide to the Departments of Île-de-France

Map of the Île-de-France Île-de-France is one of the five regions that remained unchanged during the restructuring of France’s regions in January 2016. The regional capital is Paris. It is made up of the following eight departments: Paris, Essonne, Hauts-de-Seine,

Pays de la Loire

A Guide to the Departments of Pays de la Loire

Pays de la Loire is one of the five regions that remained unchanged during the restructuring of France’s regions in January 2016. The regional capital is Nantes. It is made up from the following five departments: Loire-Atlantique, Maine-et-Loire, Mayenne, Sarthe

Centre-Val de Loire

A Guide to the Departments of Centre-Val de Loire

Map of Centre-Val de Loire Centre-Val de Loire, although the region itself didn’t change, it was decided, during the restructuring of France’s regions in January 2016, that the Val de Loire (Loire Valley) be added to the region’s name. The

Nouvelle Aquitaine

A Guide to the Departments of Nouvelle Aquitaine

Nouvelle Aquitaine is the official name of one of the new regions of France which was formed by merging the three former administrative regions of Aquitaine, Limousin and Poitou-Charentes, during the restructuring of France’s regions in January 2016. The regional

Occitanie

A Guide to the Departments of Occitanie

Occitanie is the official name of one of the new regions of France which was formed by merging the two former administrative regions of Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées.

Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

A Guide to the Departments of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur is one of the five regions that remained unchanged during the restructuring of France’s regions in January 2016. The regional capital is Marseille. It is made up of the following six departments: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04), Haute-Alpes (05), Alpes-Maritime (06),

Auvergne Rhône Alpes

A Guide to the Departments of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Map of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is the official name of one of the new regions of France which was formed by merging the two former administrative regions of Auvergne, and Rhône-Alpes, during the restructuring of France’s regions in January 2016. The

bourgogne-franche-comte

A Guide to the Departments of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

Map of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Bourgogne-Franche-Comté is the official name of one of the new regions of France which was formed by merging the two former administrative regions of Burgundy (Bourgogne), and Franche-Comté, during the restructuring of France’s regions in January 2016.

Grand Est

A Guide to the Departments of Grand Est

Map of the Grand Est Region Grand Est is the official name of one of the new regions of France which was formed by merging the three former administrative regions of Alsace, Champagne-Ardenne, and Lorraine, during the restructuring of France’s

Hauts-de-France

A Guide to the Departments of Hauts-de-France

Hauts-de-France Map Hauts-de-France is the official name of one of the new regions of France which was formed by merging the old regions Nord Pas de Calais and Picardie, during the restructuring of France’s regions in January 2016. The regional

Authentic Manor House for sale in Brittany

For Sale – A rare chance to buy an authentic Manor from the 18th century, situated in central Brittany, with over 3.5 hectares of land (including woodland and fields) €375,000 (Incl. agency fees) Main part over 3 levels, around 300sq:

Renovated Farmhouse for sale in Brittany

For Sale – Situated in beautiful Brittany countryside, an entirely renovated farmhouse in the Guéméné sur Scorff area  with 7759 m² of land – €170,400 (Incl. agency fees)   Ground Floor : Living room, dining room, fully fitted kitchen 1st

Buying Hotspots – LORGUES

WHERE TO BUY IN FRANCE NOW! The FrenchEntrée Property Services team reveal their top areas in which to begin your property search – including tips from our local partner agencies The bastide (fortified) city of Lorgues was originally founded by

Buying Hotspots – SAUMUR

WHERE TO BUY IN FRANCE NOW!
The FrenchEntrée Property Services team reveal their top areas in which to begin your property search – including tips from our local partner agencies

Brittany vs Normandy

We assess the benefits of buying in two popular regions of France, kicking off with a real pair of northern heavyweights………….

Britanny property chaumiere

A property guide to Brittany

Thinking of buying a property in Brittany? This article is an introductory guide to the region covering climate, landscape, attractions, access, property styles and prices.

beuvron normandy

A property guide to Normandy

Thinking of buying a property in Normandy? This article is an introductory guide to the region covering climate, landscape, access, property styles and prices. Start your search today!

La Bastide d'Armagnac, Landes

A property guide to Gascony

Thinking of buying a property in Gascony? We’ve prepared an introductory guide to the region covering climate, landscape, attractions, access, property styles and prices.

Confolens in Charente

Property guide to the Charente

Thinking of buying a property in Poitou-Charentes? This article is an introductory guide to the area covering climate, landscape, attractions, access, property styles and prices.

Provence village and lavender fields

A property guide to Provence

Thinking of buying a property in Provence? This guide provides you with useful information on the region covering climate, landscape, access, property styles and price guidelines.

Traditional Dordogne home in Sarlat

Dordogne property guide

The Dordogne has been popular with house-buyers from outside the Hexagon. But there are many things to consider before you buy, so here’s a guide to the different attractions of the Dordogne and points to ponder before you sign on the dotted line.