It is a vast area stretching from the Cote d’Azur to the châteaux of the Dordogne. From the Mediterranean to the bay of Biscay, the Pyrenees to the Alps – a region of breathtaking beauty historical architecture. The South of France remains one of the most desirable places to live in the world and now you could live here too.
The world recessions effect upon the French property market has lowered prices across the board. It’s now apparent that no area has completely resisted the fall in prices. The areas that are more dependent on foreign buyers have seen the greatest drop. The domestic market having held its own especially around cities where traditionally the workforce buy houses. In some remote rural areas we have seen a considerable drop in prices since 2007.
The South of France consists of a vast geographical area comprising the following:
In order to decide where you would like to live it is worthwhile considering what lifestyle would suit you best. Do you like the peace and quiet of the countryside – how isolated do you want to be. Do you like sports or outdoor activities such as skiing or horse riding and fishing. Perhaps you enjoy the hustle and bustle of a big city or the glamour of Cannes or Monte Carlo?
Once you have decided the lifestyle you want to lead you can then look to the type of property. We see many people making the mistake of perhaps taking on too much land – they have no idea of how to look after it. Huge restoration projects that are never finished. or simply picking the wrong location. While this keeps us in business, buying property in France is more costly than in the UK. Finding the right property the first time saves you money. This is where we can help. We are here to listen and to suggest sensible, solid solutions for you and your family.