The French mountains may be thought rather expensive, both for après-ski and property! However, move away from the classic resorts in the Alps and you can find some really affordable properties, all with that a more authentic French culture and lifestyle.
What could be lovelier than meandering around a truly beautiful, historic village in France? There are over 160 officially named the ‘Plus Beaux Villages de France’, so come with us as we look at five that will whet your appetite and make you want to hop over to our nearest neighbour as soon as possible!
Moving countries is a daunting task and for some, locations with an established expat community in France offer a level of comfort to ease them gently through the transition. Here are some of the best.
Our nearest and much loved neighbour boasts some of the most glorious sunny spots in Europe, from the Riviera to the microclimates of the Charente. We could all do with some sunshine in our lives at present!
Are you looking for a real bargain property in a beautiful part of France? Then the Limousin could be just the place for you. Situated pretty much in the middle of France, it has so much to offer from unspoiled countryside to ancient villages, and even some small, friendly mountains!
The Vendée is a beautiful rural ‘département’ located in the famous Pays de la Loire. Life here is lived in the slow lane, and hundreds of British buyers have fallen under the spell of its tranquil lifestyle.