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LOSE YOUR EYES

for a minute and

imagine a coastline

that stretches 1 700

km; one that takes in

quiet coves, quaint fishing villages,

sandy beaches and some

of the most fashionable resorts

on Earth. This is the Mediterranean coast

of France. Add in the

very best bits of Spanish and

Italian culture and you can see

why the area is so popular with

both domestic and international buyers.

I live, work and have

fallen in love with the region

to the west of the majestic

river Rhône, formally known as

Languedoc-Roussillon. Four of

our region's five départements

border the Med and - as I'm

finding out to my immense

satisfaction - each one takes

a lifetime to discover. For a

start there are three mountain

South boundThe Mediterranean coast offers the finest climate in

France and, despite its glamorous reputation, plenty of

good value property

ranges to ski down in winter or

cycle up in summer. There are

medieval cities to explore and

sumptuous markets where you

can buy the ingredients to tantalise even

the most particular

of taste buds.

I have lived by the magical

city of Carcassonne for quite

a while now and yet I'm still

discovering new things every

day. The five départements of

Languedoc-Roussillon have

different landscapes and

cultures. Property prices vary

too, so please don't hesitate

to fully interrogate our local

agents regarding the state of

their local market and ask them

what represents good value for

money.

Broadly speaking, you can

expect to pay a premium to be

on, or close to, the Med. You'll

also pay more if you're within

commuting distance of the bigger

cities like Perpignan, Nîmes

and Montpellier. Don't be put

off though: even the very best

locations still provide excellent

value for money. Prices have

been in the doldrums for a

while and if you can combine

them with cheap financing and

a relatively weak euro then you

have perfect buying conditions.

To the east of the Rhône

you'll find the region of

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur -

or PACA, as it is known around

the world. This is our glamorous

neighbour, famous for resorts

like St Tropez and Cannes, and

for the coast road (or corniche)

that has been used as a stunning backdrop

on any romantic

movie worth its salt. Step away

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Colourful boats on

the Côte d'Azur;

fields of lavender and

the chic city of Nice.

Anna

Sirinides

is our area

coordinator

for Provence

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