With demand from both domestic buyers and international purchasers, the high end of the market is booming in France with a focus on lifestyle being the common thread.
Buyers are looking for bigger properties in the ongoing ‘race for space’ and for comfortable homes to gather with the whole family, with outdoor space important, as beautiful natural surroundings. Investment is also an incentive – real estate remains a constant and a haven in times of uncertainty. Prices are stable and in fact rising in some areas, with the highest level of property transactions in France in 2021 than for many years. Buyers are also buying large places because they intend to spend more time there – maybe periods that combine teleworking and vacations – in true ‘home from homes’ on the mountain, in the hills, or by the sea. French buyers are rediscovering the charms of their homeland – whether the Île-de-France, the Côte d’Azur, or the rural retreats in Aquitaine and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. The seaside resorts of Normandy, Brittany, and the Atlantic coast are in demand from Britons and French alike, as well as Alpine resorts for their health and well-being appeal. So, what is there to buy? Here are four properties that are unlikely to hang around for long.
Fabulous 8-bedroom villa in the hills above Nice that comes with all the comforts of luxury living and high-speed internet.
This five-bedroom duplex apartment in Bordeaux has been beautifully renovated into a stylish family home. Includes an apartment that could be rented out separately.
An ideal holiday home in Eure in Normandy that is an easy drive from Paris or the UK. Full of charm, the five-bedroom property comes with a swimming pool.
Magnificent private mansion in Pas de Calais steeped in history that would offer an elegant setting for a home or a business venue. Comes with nine bedrooms and includes a banqueting hall!