If you are looking for a property for sale in France you should consider the Provence.
Carpentras in the Vaucluse department has a colourful history through Roman and medieval times, which can be seen in the well-maintained original buildings in the town centre.
Lying in the shadow of Mont Ventoux with stunning views over the many olive groves, vineyards and lavender fields, Carpentras has been a commercial centre since Roman times.
Just outside the historic town is a large urbanised area with all the normal services of modern life such as hospitals, schools and commercial estates. However it is the town centre with its rich array for important monuments which has led to its classification as ‘town of art and history’.
Property for sale in France is cheapest in Vaucluse out of all Provence and old village houses, country farms and wine estates as well as modern villas all available.
South of Provence is Hyères which combines a medieval city with a seaside resort, once popular with Queen Victoria, Leo Tolstoy and Robert Louis Stevenson. If you are looking for a property for sale in France Hyères has it all.
The ancient town with its narrow cobbled streets is home to a number of listed buildings is built on a hillside overlooking the sandy beaches and various islands. Place Massillon in the centre of the town is a big open square with the ancient Knights Templar Tower of Blaise overlooking all the activity. The predestrianised Porte Massillon shopping malls are very well stocked.
Property prices in Hyères aren’t for the faint hearted although there is compensation for owning a prime piece of Provençal coastline. The rental market is excellent as it is one of France’s best loved holiday destinations. Midway between the Alps and the Mediterranean is the town of St Maximin la Ste Baume, a real mix of ancient and modern with a thriving economy. The Basilica is the largest Gothic building in France and the Jewish quarter is beautiful.
Mary Magdalene is said to have lived in the town, spreading the word of Christ before finally retiring to a cave, which can still be visited, in the mountains behind the town.
Maximin is a golfers paradise and there are a number of great courses to choose from including the Nan les Pins. Property for sale in France in Maximin is similar to all Provence property, expensive. However, with its popularity as a holiday destination rental options are vast.
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