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,
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
Y FAMILY AND I
left the London
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
also blessed with terrific transport links - airports, ultra
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
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
the CÔte d'
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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