C’est la rentrée

Another summer holiday is over, and in écoles maternelles and lycées across France newly arrived British children are embarking on a new life in a new school. Here we pick three properties with easy access to superb lycées.


This stunningly renovated manor house in the Loire Atlantique is close to Brittany’s beaches but also the acclaimed Lycée College de Grand Air, in La Baule.

Set in 5.7 acres, with pasture for horses, this six-bedroom property would make an ideal family home or B&B with gites.



The fast-evolving and vibrant port-city of Marseille is home to France’s best-rated lycee, Lycée Notre-Dame de la Viste.

This is a three-bed home tucked away in the hills above the city, with guesthouse, pool and sublime views.

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A magnificent maison de maitre that oozes character, this six-bedroom property offers two barns, a pool and a hamman.

Located in one of the Dordogne’s popular spots – Bergerac, with the highly rated Lycée Sainte-Marthe – it could work as a large family home or B&B.