Category Archives: Life in France

Collection of articles about life in France from the award winning property specialists, Home Hunts.

5 of the Most Romantic Cities in France to Buy Property

When it comes to finding the perfect location for a new home or property investment, atmosphere plays a big role. If you dream of a peaceful, laid back and romantic lifestyle, then France is the perfect place to be – it’s considered to be one of the world’s most romantic countries in the world, and not just because of the alluring language.

5 of the Most Romantic Cities in France to Buy Property

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The Best Places to Buy a Second Home in the French Countryside

Where can you find a good-value property in France and immerse yourself in holiday heaven? Here are some of the best places to buy a second home in the French countryside

The Best Places to Buy a Second Home in the French Countryside

The terrain of the glorious French countryside varies greatly from region to region. This can often be a surprise when travelling around the country as it can often change far more rapidly than you would expect.

If you want to be surrounded by vineyards, it’s better to go for an AOC appellation where beautiful scenery will go hand in hand with delicious local wine.

For mountain views you could head towards the Alps or the Pyrénées, or for seascapes you could look in Gironde near Bordeaux, the Riviera or the Aude in Languedoc.

Here you’ll also find the wild natural surroundings and scrubby Mediterranean vegetation known as “garrigue”, hilltop castle ruins and medieval villages, as well as thousands of acres of verdant, majestically-aligned vineyards. Continue reading

9 Things to Do in France at Christmas

Festive markets, regional traditions, snow-covered mountains, mouth-watering food, warm drinks and twinkling Christmas lights – France is truly magical during the Christmas season. Here are 9 things to do and places to visit in France for the holidays.

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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)?

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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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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

Where to Buy Property in France if You Want a Slower Pace of Life

Rural France is the perfect place if you’re after a quiet life. Homes here are fully renovated, with tons of space for entertaining and hosting guests. Outbuildings provide opportunities for extra accommodation, office space or even business premises. There’s often enough land to build on, plus easy access to lakes or mountains. If you are looking for a mellow lifestyle then consider these picturesque areas in France.

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Paris to host 2024 Olympics, further strengthening the city’s property market

Paris is celebrating its successful bid to host the Olympic Games in 2024, but so are property owners and investors as the decision boosts the Parisian property market

Paris to host 2024 Olympics, further strengthening the city’s property marketA century after holding its last Olympic Games in 1924, Paris has been officially selected to host the 2024 Olympic Games. It also hosted the Summer Olympics in 190, making it the second city to host the Games three times (London is first, hosting in 1908, 1948 and 2012).

The financial investment into the Games and the benefits to the Paris region are going to be hugely advantageous to existing property owners, but this planned modernisation of key areas in the city is also causing buyers who were considering buying a Parisian property to finally make the move. Continue reading

Where to buy property in France

As the French property continues to thrive, where are the best places to buy property in France?

If you are looking to buy property in France, Home Hunts recommends these five locations that would make good property investments and glorious holiday destinations.

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