There are over 157,000 British people living in France. It’s no wonder, given the quality of life you can enjoy: excellent cuisine, just as excellent weather, a strong community spirit and a laid-back lifestyle. You might think that this comes at a high cost – but that doesn’t need to be the case. We’ve crunched the numbers to bring you the five areas with cheapest homes in France.
Struggling to keep cool in this year’s heatwave? In France, you’re never far from a freshwater lake or river that’s suitable for bathing – something worth thinking about when you’re property hunting and don’t intend to have your own pool. Here are four popular wild swimming destinations, with some properties near water for sale…
France’s prime residential market is benefiting from the performance of Paris, with prices in the capital up 12% last year. According to analysis by international real estate firm Knight Frank, the “Macron effect” has been a major factor in this resurgence in recent months. With historic low interest rates, rising house price inflation and growing political and economic stability attracting global wealth.
A proposed direct train route between London and Bordeaux will reduce the journey time to less than five hours. According to HS1, which operates the UK’s high-speed rail route that carries the Eurostar, the new service is in advanced planning stages.
New figures just released by the Office of National Statistics reveal that France is in fact the top country for British people relocating with children. There are 20,000 British children in France, compared to 16,000 in Spain.