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6 Stunning French Châteaux For Sale (Just in Case You Win the Lottery)

France is limitless when it comes to the types of chateaux it has available. Imagine spending your days or holidays in a French castle that looks like it came straight out of the pages of a fantasy book. Combine your daily life with an exciting career by buying French chateau property that can double as a tourism business.

Discover six stunning French chateaux that are currently for sale so get ready to make a huge and thrilling lifestyle change.

18th Century Villa in Provence

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Set on 12 acres of flat grounds and housing over 1,000 sqm of living space, this property has 10 bedrooms, a guest house, a tennis court, four staff apartments in a converted farmhouse, a pool and accompanying pool house, and an old stone mill. This villa is perfect for buyers who want a natural setting without being too far from lively locales – it’s a short three-minute drive to nearby amenities and just 30 minutes from bustling Cannes. Continue reading

Home Hunts releases luxury property insights report INSIDE FRANCE

Home Hunts has released the third edition of INSIDE FRANCE, a ten-page report offering buyers savvy insights into the luxury French property market.

Inside France Cover - Spring 2016The start of 2016 has been the best start to the year that Home Hunts has had since launching in 2004, with enquiries and sales up 60% compared with 2015. The buyers’ market has made it possible for irresistible property deals to be made, due to a combination of flexible prices, low interest rates and favourable currency pairings.

With the FNAIM (national association of French estate agents) announcing earlier this year that a record-breaking 800,000 older properties were sold in France in 2015, Home Hunts confirms in INSIDE FRANCE that investment conditions continue to be excellent for buyers in France.

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The Perfect Place to Buy French Property: Cannes

If you are looking to buy a property in Cannes, here are some of the most sought-after locations in town along with some classy, hand-picked property suggestions from the Home Hunts team

Cannes, one of the Côte d’Azur’s most famous and impressive locations, is renowned for its long stretches of golden beaches, crystal-clear blue water, glamorous film festival and charming historic areas such as le Suquet and the vieux port.

A vibrant town which exudes a special, uplifting ambiance, real estate is unsurprisingly highly coveted by those searching for the best in luxury property. But when embarking on a search for property in Cannes, which locations should be prioritised and are the most in demand? Here is an overview of some of the most desirable areas for those looking to buy property in Cannes.

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8 Considerations When Buying a Gite Business in France

Gite properties (furnished holiday homes in France that are available for rent) had a modest start as rustic shelters, but today they’re much more swanky. When purchasing a French gite, you can choose from upscale properties like enchanting converted barns and luxurious country cottages. Ask yourself these eight questions when searching for the perfect rental property.

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Best Places to Buy Property in Saint-Tropez?

Saint-Tropez is one of the most desirable locations in the world to own a home. For those looking to buy property in Saint-Tropez, here are three of the area’s most sought-after property hotspots.

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Saint-Tropez, a quaint fishing village, is renowned for becoming one of the most glamourous seaside resorts in the world. With spectacular beaches, including Plage de Pampelonne, stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and Maures mountains, and luxurious waterfront properties, it has long attracted the wealthiest and most famous people in the world. Continue reading

5 Top Tips for Moving to France from the UK

France is a popular relocation destination for UK residents who want either a full-time home or a holiday property. Proximity alone is a big perk for UK residents who want to relocate, but France’s diverse properties and locations make the decision even more appealing. Where else can you can live in a ski chalet in The Alps, a luxury apartment in Paris, seaside on the French Riviera or overlooking a vineyard in Bordeaux? It’s no wonder why so many UK expats are spread throughout France, from city hubs to secluded rural settings.

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Moving to another country is invigorating and adrenaline-pumping, but it can also be jolting. Holidaying in France isn’t the same as picking up your entire life and moving there. Once you’re settled in your new home, the not-so-exciting facets of real life are going to set in. Instead of moving on a whim, take your time to prepare and plan for your move. This will help you assimilate and get to know the country you’ll soon call home. Continue reading

What to Expect at the Cannes Film Festival 2016

Cannes is no stranger to exclusive parties, posh events and Hollywood’s elite. The 69th Festival de Cannes, also known as the Cannes Film Festival, will be held from May 11th to the 22nd at the Palais des Festivals on the world famous Croisette with the beach at it’s feet. The festival’s purpose has always been to bring attention to the films, directors and actors that profoundly contribute to the world of cinema. The nearly two weeks of cinema celebration greatly boosts the worldwide film industry while bringing celebrities and the media to Cannes.

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The Best Places to Live and Buy Property in the Dordogne

The Dordogne is famous for its spectacular scenery, delicious local food and wine and expat community, but where are the best places to buy?

Property in the Dordogne has long been a favourite with overseas buyers, and particularly the British. The region attracts a wide cross-section of people, from families making a permanent move to France, to retirees and those seeking a traditional French lifestyle and income opportunities through the tourist trade.

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Five Tips When Buying Property in France

Looking for a property in France? Here are some tips to help you get the best deal possible when buying property in France.

It is an excellent time to be buying property in France. As prices have dropped and interest rates are still low, it is a buyer’s market and there are some attractive deals to be made. While this could be one of the most exciting purchases of your life, it is important to not get swept away with a “coup de coeur” (love at first sight) and do all you can to get the property that is right for your practical needs as well as your heart.

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Here are some tried and tested tips to help you secure your dream property. Continue reading

Best Places to Eat on the French Riviera

Luxury and superyachts are synonymous with the French Riviera, but the culture of the region goes far beyond opulence. Fishermen, gourmet markets, food purveyors that have been around for years and classic French restaurants can all be found here as well.

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