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Pearls by the Sea: The French Riviera’s Most Beautiful Buildings

The French Riviera is a kaleidoscope of architecture and colour with honey-toned maisonettes dotted with flower boxes, village townhouses with mosaic sundials and opulent villas splashed with pastel accents and Renaissance columns.

With spectacular scenery along the coastline from Saint Tropez to the Italian border and over 300 sunshine days each year, many of the region’s beautiful buildings are best seen from the sea where lush gardens sprawl down to the coastal rocks or sea view terraces beckon visitors to sunbathe in the Côte d’Azur’s golden light.

A gorgeous sea view takes luxurious living to another level when you have a crisp glass of Provençal rosé in hand and a chance to find a slice of paradise whenever you desire! Continue reading

9 Reasons Why You Should Buy a Luxury Second Home on the French Riviera

The French Riviera stretches from Saint-Tropez to the Italian border, a mélange of dazzling blue sky and bright turquoise water. Buying a property in this idyllic setting doesn’t have to be a pipe dream – many residents invest in a second home along the Côte d’Azur, enjoying it when they can and renting it out to the throngs of tourists during the summer.

9 Reasons Why You Should Buy a Luxury Second Home on the French Riviera

Why the French Riviera, though? People love it here – Nice (the area’s capital) made Trip Advisor’s Top 10 Destinations in France list, and The Three Corniches, a trio of coastal roads between Nice and Monaco, is included on Lonely Planet’s list of Top 18 Experiences in France. Let’s take a closer look at why the French Riviera should be at the top of your list when you’re looking to buy a luxury second home. Continue reading

12 Of The Best Places To Live in France For Expats (and Why)?

France has always been a big draw for expats. Between the easygoing lifestyle and the beautiful surroundings that France offers, people of all ages often decide to relocate there. But what makes a prime location for an expat? Affordable cost of living, low crime rate, an idyllic climate, and a distinctive, high-quality way of living. Just a few reasons why people choose to make France their new home.

12 Of The Best Places To Live in France For Expats (and Why)?

Let’s take a closer look at a few of the best places in France that are popular with expats. Continue reading

What to do in Bordeaux

There are plenty of sites and places of interest in Bordeaux, on top of all the intriguing boutiques and delightful cafés and restaurants that there are to explore. Here are a few ways to spend your time, which are firm favourites with regular visitors to the city

What to do in Bordeaux

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3 Simple questions that will help you find your perfect Paris property

Three ways to help you find your dream home in the City of Light

Are you looking to buy a property in Paris? If you are then you will know only too well that the choice of different arrondissements and range of properties can provide thousands of different options and result in a time-consuming and complicated property search.

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Here are three questions to answer that will streamline your search for the perfect Parisian property. Continue reading

Why the French Alps Should Be at the Top of Your House Hunting List in France

The French Alps are a major destination for adventurers and outdoor sports enthusiasts. The range of resorts allow skiers to stay out for long periods of time and cover great distances. Aside from skiing and snowboarding, several towns have summertime appeal, too. Plus, the French Alps are highly accessible, more so than some of the other major ski destinations in Europe.

Knowing how and how often you’ll use your property are two big considerations when searching for a property investment. While it is easy to find a chalet that’s ideally suited for renovations meaning you can design your dream home, there are also numerous apartments and chalets that are move-in ready, like this duplex apartment in Saint-Julien-en-Genevois. Just a few minutes from Geneva, it includes a vast reception area, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, and plenty of storage space, plus views of the Swiss countryside.

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5 Luxury French Alps Properties for Sale

Though some head to the French Alps purely for the quality of the skiing, it is possible to stay all year-round in order to take advantage of summertime and water sports, such as cycling, golfing, canoeing and whitewater rafting. Popular properties in the Alps include in-resort apartments and ski-in/ski-out chalets, with lots of opportunities whether you want to make it a permanent home, a getaway holiday house or a part-time rental property.

If you are looking to invest in a luxury property in France then why not consider these five luxury French Alps properties for sale.

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Five Must-See Equestrian Properties For Sale in France

If you are looking to buy an equestrian property in France, these are five good investment opportunities which are recommended by Home Hunts

Five Must-See Equestrian Properties For Sale in France

France is popular with overseas buyers seeking homes with equestrian facilities. With prices still low in many areas and interest rates offering excellent mortgage deals, buyers can finance well-equipped equestrian properties in France that would be financially out of reach in many other countries, such as the UK. Continue reading

Five up-and-coming locations for property investment in France

With the French property market making a comeback and prices starting to increase across the country, buyers are seeking up-and-coming locations for savvy real estate investments. These five locations are considered to be “ones to watch” by Home Hunts.

Five up-and-coming locations for property investment in France

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The French property market has made an impressive comeback over the last decade. In the first half of 2017, record volumes of property sales were made in France. According to Notaires de France, in May 2017 there were 907,000 transactions made during the previous 12 months from May 2016, beating the record from May 2006 of 837,000. Continue reading