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Buy Property in South West France: Escape to Aquitaine

The stunning region of Aquitaine is one of France’s most popular locations for second home owners. If you are looking to buy property in South West France, here are some details about its five diverse departments and some of their most sought after locations.

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Aquitaine is home to around 6% of France’s population and is one of France’s most popular locations for buyers looking for property in South West France. It runs alongside the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Pyrénées in the south to join Spain’s most northernmost border.

A diverse and historic region, Aquitaine comprises five departments: Dordogne, Lot-et-Garonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Landes and Gironde. The capital of Aquitaine is Bordeaux. Recently voted the Best Destination in Europe and world famous for its wine industry, Gironde is now one of the most desirable locations for those looking to buy property in Aquitaine. Continue reading

Where Are The Best Cities to Live in France

France is a popular place for expats, both young and old. This is where modern living meets old world culture, all in one beautiful country. Thanks to the size of France, new residents are able to find the type of climate and way of living that suits them best.

Pick and choose which amenities and activities you want access to. Visit cultural sites and take in remarkable scenery. Dine out and sip wine al fresco. Read a book on the beach. Take a weekend to go skiing.

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The following cities also have a strong expat community. Continue reading

Lifting the curtains on Dordogne’s hottest properties

It is no secret that Dordogne has long been popular with overseas buyers, especially the British, but where are the most sought after locations and property hotspots in Dordogne?

Earlier this year in INSIDE FRANCE, Home Hunts revealed that the Périgord Noir is proving to be the most popular area for sales and enquiries in Dordogne. This reasons are twofold, explained Home Hunts’ consultant Esther Deneau: scenery and ambiance.

With historic roots back to Roman times, breath-taking countryside and passion for the black truffle, the Périgord Noir offers an authentic reality to those who dream of life in the French countryside. Continue reading

6 Things To Consider Before Moving to France

Moving to France is both a big step and an amazing opportunity. With such rich culture, pleasing climate, delicious food, and stunning landscapes, it’s not surprising that so many people leave their home country for a brand new life in France. Preparing to move to another country is a lot more complicated than packing your bags, though. In order to avoid difficulties when moving to France, pre-planning is essential.

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Five Stunning French Châteaux for sale in France

There are currently hundreds of French châteaux for sale across the country, but these five prestigious properties from Home Hunts’ impressive portfolio are among the most luxurious in France.

Dream château in the Loire Valley

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The Loire Valley, renowned for its glorious châteaux such as Chambord and Chenonceau, is possibly the most desired location to own a château in France. This beautiful 19th century château (HH-7374494) is situated just over an hour away from Paris, and is right on the doorstep of the Loire Valley. It is a must-see property for those looking for prime French châteaux for sale.

Set on 35 hectares of land, which includes a river, lake, wood, private garden and an orangerie, the interiors of this 35-bedroom property have been renovated to a high standard and luxuriously furnished. Several outbuildings also come with the property, including stables and a caretaker’s house. A magnificent residence both inside and out, this château is made all the more desirable through its extraordinary location near the most famous French châteaux in the world. The price is available on application. Continue reading

10 Reasons to Buy Property in Monaco

Monaco, one of  the world’s most desired locations, is like something out of a dream, a movie, or a fairytale. It’s small, less than one square mile, and in high demand. Located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Southern Alps, the proximity to both the water and the mountains is one of the main selling points of owning property in Monaco, not to mention the tax incentives of course…

Located on the Cote d’Azur, Monaco is a sought-after locale for some of the richest people in the world, the city boasting a prominent concentration of exceptionally wealthy people. Signs of luxury are all around, with super yachts being a common sight, making the area ideal for boating enthusiasts. People who buy property in Monaco tend to be professional athletes, including golfers, cyclists and F1 drivers. There are also classical musicians, rock stars, models and members of Hollywood’s elite living in Monaco.

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Here are ten reasons why you too should consider purchasing property in Monaco: Continue reading

An Insider’s Guide to French Riviera Property

French Riviera property is now, and has always been, in high demand. Since there are only limited areas where building can take place, demand for property has always been higher than supply.

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The French Riviera is located in the south-east of France. The coastal region extends from Menton, which is near the Italian border, across to Nice, Antibes, Cannes and St. Tropez along the Mediterranean Sea. Every area in the French Riviera has luxurious residential properties, whether you plan on living there year-round or are looking for a holiday home. Continue reading

Four Tips to Consider When Searching for a French Property to Buy

France is the most visited country in the world, welcoming more than 84 million visitors each year, and it also has one of the most stable property markets. If you are looking for a French property to buy, it can serve well as a holiday home and savvy future investment and as a regular income generator, as the country’s popularity means healthy rental yields – particularly during the summer months – are easy to come by.

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Here are four tips from Home Hunts if you are seeking a French property to buy.
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Why You Should Buy French Riviera Property

The French Riviera is one of the main holiday destinations in Europe, thanks to its appealing climate, sunny skies, amazing food, wonderful beaches and year-round cultural events.

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In the French Riviera, old buildings are located next to modern architecture. The sea is bluer than you’ll find anywhere else in France and the scenery is wonderful. Gorgeous pine trees and palms add stunning natural ambiance. Hillsides offer elevated views of the bays and the countryside behind the coast must be explored! Continue reading