According to a recent survey, Western France’s Reenes topped the rankings as the number one place to buy property. The lucrative market there is thought to be largely due to a high demand for rented accommodation for students attending Reenes University.
Prices here are also quire stable and reasonable when compared to Paris. It also offers lots of business opportunities, and a well-organised transport system, because it provides quick access to the capital, and thereby to all the attractions of that city. It is, however, far cheaper to buy property in Reenes, than to is to buy in Paris.
Bordeaux placed second in the list. Its transport system was also noted as an advantage in the area, while Montpellier in the south of France was ranked third. It has a booming area, Port Marianne, which was noted as being a particularly attractive feature of the city.
Nautes came next, and is recognised as a great place to work and as a result, business is thriving in this city.
We set out to help you simplify and conduct your search for property in France. Now that we have provided you with some tips about how to begin looking for a property including what recommendations to look out for at a notarie’s office and have given you some idea of what you may expect, we hope you are ready to enter into the search for your perfect French property with confidence.
We hope that some of the tips we have outlined for dealing with the legal processes of purchasing property in France has helped, and that the prospect seems a little less intimidating, as there are some key differences with the process in the UK. Finally, we have highlighted four of the most popular cities to buy property in, two of which have first-rate transport links to Paris.
Clearly once you have decided on an area of France the best thing to do is either fly over and hire a car or drive you own car all the way there.
Having a car to check out the surrounding areas of the property you are considering is essential really, so make sure you are prepared for the French driving regulations by checking out our “All in One” French Driving Kit
and our Checklist page