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sillon vary greatly, dependent

upon location and proximity to

either coast or city. The Leggett

property portfolio here is just as

varied, with bargain townhouses, fine

country estates, sumptuous châteaux

and simple family

homes all on the menu.

Finally, we move further

west into the adjoining Midi

Pyrénées. I look at the 1,000+

properties that Leggett has for

sale and am staggered by the

value for money on offer. You

can pick up a super, two bed,

apartment on a golf course with

views over the Col du Tourmalet

for 210,000 euros….that's the

price of a garage, with views

over a building site, back in London!

The Midi Pyrénées isn't just

about the mountains though….

inland you'll find a mixture of

thirty of the "plus beaux villages de France"

with some historic

treats. Go to Conques or Saint

Cirq Lapopie and I promise that

you won't be disappointed.

All three of these regions

are incredibly popular with international buyers,

with British

and Belgian buyers to the fore

(as well as Italian buyers close

to the border). We think that

this demand will remain strong

throughout 2018 - after all, the

sunshine, spectacular quality of

life and warm welcome from the

locals are all permanent fixtures

down here.

M

Y FAMILY AND I

left the London

treadmill thirteen

years ago to move

to France and I

am still energised by the warm

welcome that we received to

this day. It might be pushing it

to say that our children have

"enjoyed" the French education

system but, as parents, it was

heartwarming to see them settle

into local life so quickly.

The great thing about the

south of France is that it is so accessible

- as well as forging new

friendships we have been able

to retain old ones. Nice airport

is the busiest in France (outside

Paris) with regular flights across

the UK and internationally. My

colleagues in Languedoc Roussillon and Midi Pyrénées

are

also blessed with terrific transport links - airports, ultra

fast

TGV routes and of course the

magnificent "autoroutes du sud

de la France".

Provence Alpes CÔte d'Azur

(or PACA as it is known) is world

famous - drive the corniche

and I defy you not to say "dry

martini, shaken but not stirred"

at least once. It has a distinctly

Italian influence compared to

our more westerly neighbours.

This can be seen in the designer shops,

restaurants and even

the coffee we drink. However,

please don't think that it is an

area just for the super-rich. Our

portfolio of listings in PACA start

at under 50,000 euros and the

average sales price of our team

is around 375,000 euros.

Moving west along the Med

we hit the Languedoc Roussillon region.

This is an area that

boasts a huge variety of landscapes….from

sandy beaches,

marshlands and rocky outcrops

on the coast to rolling vineyards

and soaring river gorges inland.

You'll find a broad selection of

colourful market towns to visit,

as well as vibrant and historic

cities such as Perpignan, Nîmes

and Montpellier. Some of the

smaller towns are just as dramatic - Béziers,

with its ancient

bridges and wonderful cathedral

is a prime example.

As you can imagine, property prices

in Languedoc RousFACING

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VilleFranchesur-Mer;

View of

Aiguines

village; The

coast along

the CÔte d'

Azur; Fresh

lavender

from

Provence

and the

Pont du

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Gordes and

the Parc

Regional de

Camargue.

Whilst it would be hard to call Nice "undiscovered" we certainly

believe it is one to watch. After Paris it has the busiest

airport in France as well as the highest number of hotel rooms

- people buy property here both as an investment and as a

Coup de Coeur. The expression "prime property" could have

been coined just for us. You don't have to break the bank

though - my portfolio starts at under 140,000 euros!

Gloria Chaussegros is our agent in Nice and the surrounding villages (as

well as being the only female Australian fire-fighter in France). One to watch...

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