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Regional Property Guides
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.
The French Pyrénées offer some challenging and exciting skiing to rival the best resorts in the world, while still retaining local authenticity.
Start your property search here: An overview of the most important aspects of purchasing a property in the Languedoc Roussillon region of southwest France.
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.
Looking for a property in the sun? This article is an introductory guide to Provence and the Côte d’Azur region covering information on climate, landscape, access, property styles and prices.
The project of a home in Paris, either as a permanent or holiday home, can become a little daunting precisely because of the sheer beauty, diversity and density of the city. Each quartier has its own flavour, from the…
Escaping the sun’s glare on the village square in Cazals, northeast of Cahors, I’m sipping a post-lunch coffee with Alice Loftie who, alongside husband Charles, is a FrenchEntrée Estate Agent Partner in this sleepy Lot village. On the walls, there are sun-kissed…
A “problem” house should largely be avoided when you are looking to buy your home in France. Occasionally, however, it could be a blessing in disguise … as long as you know exactly what you’re doing.
Working as a property finder, people often ask Jacqueline how easy it is to settle into French life. She finds inspiration in Lynn, who took to her new life in France like a duck to water.
I have now been a buyer’s agent in Southern Dordogne close to 4 years and this means of course that I have visited many, many properties …
Property Finder Laura Murat gives us a glimpse into the life of a property finder in France.
The “real” South of France by Neale Roberts, Property Finder in the area of Carcassone, Béziers and Narbonne in the south of France.
Jacqueline Davies gives an update on the state of the property market in Coastal Vendée
In August 2012 Jenny (a management consultant) and her partner John (a builder) moved to Huelgoat in Brittany, where they are currently converting a local property into their dream home. Here, they tell us the ups and downs of such a project.
An Update from Val Walmsley,Property Finder in Vendée and Deux-Sèvres
My husband and I fell in love with this little lane near the house we were about to buy. I wish I had then had the help of someone living permanently in the area.
The southern Gers region in the Midi-Pyrénées is the France of many people’s imaginations; sunflowers and gently rolling hills, medieval bastide towns and classic French farmhouses, vineyards and typical French country restaurants, rivers and lakes, castles and historic villages all of which is set against the dramatic backdrop of the Pyrénées mountains.
If you’re looking at the Paris property market as an investment opportunity rather for personal use, the French capital offers some attractive choices.
As always, Brittany is popular whatever the economic climate. Well-informed buyers can find greater choice and better value.
Dordogne has a reputation for being full of Brits and according to official figures, it has a UK expatriate population without equal in France. Why? It is an amazingly beautiful region with lots of space and a healthy property market.
Daren and Adi bought a plot in Brittany and used salvaged materials to build a house so intriguing that Channel 4’s Kevin McCloud had to see it for himself. Here, Adi talks FrenchEntrée through planning permission, energy saving appliances and top tips for building abroad
The Alpilles never cease to enthrall, no matter how many times you navigate the meandering little roads that connect the dreamlike unspoilt villages scattered throughout this protected nature reserve.
The Haute-Garonne department is one of the eight departments of the Midi-Pyrénées region in SW France and is home to both the bustling metropolis of Toulouse and a rural backdrop of undulating hills and valleys.
This is a region where there really is property to suit every taste and every budget and it is well located with a great climate, summer and winter. Much of the Ariège is within an hour of Toulouse.
Jacqueline Miller, FrenchEntrée property finder for La Rochelle and the Vendée coast, has noticed that an increasing number of properties are being sold with a dependence – well worth knowing about if you are looking to buy a house in France.
Sue Aitken owns a flat in Sanary-sur-Mer, a town in Provence that she discovered as a student. Here Sue tells FrenchEntrée how the town has managed to retain its charm over the years and why she decided to buy the first property she saw.
FrenchEntrée is pleased to announce that it now offers property for sale in Corsica. Houses and apartments on the island, located between France and Italy, offer some spectacular sea views.
Jacqueline Hanks lives in the Bergerac and southern Dordogne area. Here she takes us through its top attractions, from townhouses with colombage to pretty new villas with swimming pools, not to mention excellent transport links and delicious local produce.
Terry Ferdinand, who has a holiday home in the Creuse department, shares with us the delights of an unexpected trip around a local château. Terry and his wife were on their weekly shopping trip to Gueret but managed to fit in a fascinating history lesson en route.
You are probably fed up with me always telling you how wonderful the French people are, and how amazing the architecture is and how stunningly beautiful are the hamlets and villages of rural France. Well this episode is slightly different and has a uniquely British slant to it.
Val Walmsley tells the story of how she snapped up a renovation project as a second home. But once work had begun to transform the two C18 farmhouses (one habitable, the other in a sorry state) she couldn’t bear to leave and soon persuaded her other half to make France their permanent place of residence
It is often said that the weather in Limousin is wet, that it rains constantly and the sun is a rare sight. However, those of us who live here know that this is definitely not the case. Each department of Limousin experiences different weather…
Historically, the region of Franche Comté, located close to France’s border with Switzerland, has not proved as popular as one might expect amongst English speaking property investors. This is in spite of Franche Comté’s natural beauty and plethora of tourist attractions, including three UNESCO world heritage sites.
Those of us who have been lucky enough to spend a summer in Provence know that it is an exceptional experience – the combination of scent, sound and heat make it unlike anywhere else.
Saint Tropez is a town dedicated to art, culture and tradition. Celebrities, artists and writers all fell under its spell in the 1950s. Back then one could bump into Picasso, Francoise Sagan and Jacques Prévert amongst others…
My love affair with France began nearly 20 years ago, when I was 18 years old. I was drawn to France, why – I don’t know. I had never been to France, never experience the French culture or food; I just knew I wanted to be there someday. I used to dream and believe by the time I was 35, I would live 6 months in Australia and 6 months in France…
Penny and Ken Smith have been running their property management company Complete Property Care for the last six years. Situated in a small village called Neuvy Bouin roughly 20 minutes from Parthenay, in Deux Sèvres, they look after properties within a 50 minute radius, and are currently managing 10 properties…
Buying a house in France is a big step to take. Beryl Brennan discusses the different types of properties and important points to consider before you sign on the dotted line.
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…
Gordon and Jocelyn Simms are writers and poets and, when they decided to retire to France, it was important that they found the perfect place in which to ‘live their dream’. Gordon tells the tale of how they found their mill home by the river.
Global economic slowdown, inflation, exchange rate misery, failing investments… they are everywhere you look in today’s world. Yet in this tranquil corner of SW France the reverberations of these things seem less important. The region still offers the same great reasons for buying that it always has…
Looking for a real bargain?
Charente may just be the right place to begin your search….
The stunning Loire Valley is known as the Valley of the Kings and is home to the most beautiful chateaux in France.
However, you may not need a King’s Ransom to acquire a property in this beautiful region.
Although the property market in France is quieter than usual, some agents are suggesting this is actually a good time to buy. There is a huge range of choice available and many sellers are willing to negotiate on price which can more than offset any recent changes in the exchange rate. The current slow down is not likely to last forever and once things pick up again prices can only increase.
The Mayenne Department (county) offers some of the most attractive properties in France at prices often well below the national average. From renovation projects at under €30,000 to the cheapest chateaux in the country, you’ll find them all here.
The recent dramatic shift in the GB pound to euro exchange rate has contributed to a slowing of the French property market. The shift in the rate from around 1.45 to 1.25 has effectively reduced the purchasing power of the pound by about 15%. In response to this shift we are seeing increasing numbers of properties with reductions in the asking price.
“Big mat building supplies in Burgundy”Big mat is a family run builder’s merchants in which you will be sure of a pleasant welcome and lots of pertinent advice when it comes to renovating your Burgundy …
If you’re considering buying a property in the Languedoc Roussillon this year, chances are that you’ll already have a good idea about where in the region you want it to be, that’s why we’ve created dedicated location specific property sales pages for the main property hotspots in the region – “Languedoc Roussillon property sales links”
The Rhône region is not only a great place to visit during the winter months, but a beautiful place to holiday in summer. If you are thinking of buying there, read our article to discover the best areas to own a property during the summer.