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LEGGETT IMMOBILIER - LOCAL KNOWLEDGE YOU CAN TRUST

NB : Climate shows average sunshine hours per year supplied by Meteo

France & compared to UK rate of 1,341 pa. Property prices supplied by

Notaires de France and correct at time of going to press.

REGION OF FRANCE

CLIMATE

AV HOUSE €

Brittany 1,717 €155,000

Lower Normandy 1,691 €134,000

Upper Normandy 1,684 €155,000

Nord-Pas-de-Calais 1,617 €143,000

Picardy 1,679 €147,000

Paris Île-de-France 1,661 €301,000

Stunning coastline

Amiens

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Higher Normandy is dominated

by Rouen, one of the largest

and most prosperous cities

of Medieval Europe. Visitors

flock from all over the world to

see the Notre Dame cathedral

and the famous Rouen castle.

Access from Dieppe or Le Havre

is easy and you'll find property

prices rising as you get closer

to Paris and the Île-de-France.

I also have to admit a

sneaking feeling of jealousy

for my neighbouring agents in

Normandy, who get to sell some

of the most architecturally

stunning houses. The timbered

and thatched farmhouses are

'chocolate box pretty' and it's

the same with some of the

townhouses you find in the historic quarters

of the towns and

villages. This is French architecture

at its very best.

PARIS & PICARDY

I'm not sure what to say about

Paris that hasn't been said

before: 17million international

visitors a year, 3,800 historical

monuments, 4 UNESCO world

heritage sites and the Eiffel

Photo : Massimiliano Pieraccini

Tower. The property market

remains buoyant and it is

rivalled only by London as the

European home for the global

super-rich. One apartment

we've been marketing, directly overlooking

the Louvre, is

just about as prime a property

as you will find anywhere in

France.

Moving north to Picardy

you can't help but be touched

by the series of battles fought

along the Somme in World War

One. Today, Picardy is often

forgotten by UK buyers, who

either stay in the Pas-deCalais

or cruise down the A1

autoroute as they plan their

journey south. This is a shame

as it's a region with much to

offer beside its history and

accessibility.

NORD-PAS-DE-CALAIS

Finally we have the Nord-Pasde-Calais,

home to over 4 million people and to the Eurostar

terminal in Lille, while the port

of Calais is just 34 km from

England. Not everyone shoots

off down the autoroute though.

Many seek holiday homes

that can be used as weekend

retreats, and the area around

the beautiful golf courses of

Le Touquet and Hardelot are

particularly popular. These are

some of the top golf courses in

France and property here is a

fraction of the cost that you'd

find a few miles north in the

south east of England.

So there we have it, a

whistle stop tour of six regions.

Hopefully the portfolio of

properties we have chosen to

highlight over the next few

pages will give you a flavour of

the landscape and culture you'll

experience when you come to

visit us. You'll find bargain

properties and barns to

renovate, country houses and

seaside apartments. The one

thing they all have in common,

though, is that they're superbly

located for trips back to the UK.

Property experts always say

"location, location, location"

and this selection has that in

spades. Happy hunting!

"Look at

property in

and around

Bocage in the

département of

Calvados. It gives

easy access to

the coast aswell

as Paris.

Property values

are around 6%

lower than in

similar parts of

Normandy and

there is so much

to do. Lakes,

forests, golf

courses, horse

riding trails and

boating - the

whole region is

wonderful but I

find Bocage a bit

special"

Emma Nicholson is

area coordinator

for Normandy.

E: emma@leggett.fr ONE TO WATCH

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