Page 0017

LEGGETT IMMOBILIER - LOCAL KNOWLEDGE YOU CAN TRUST 17

CountryThe best property prices in the

department are to be found

inland where there is a large

choice of unspoiled villages.

"Wherever you are in Charente

Maritime, you're never more

than an hour from the sea but

prices are more than 50%

cheaper inland," says Leggett

agent Julie Hill. "It means you

get the best of both worlds."

Inner Charente Maritime has

several good sized towns,

including Saintes, a Ville d'Art

et Histoire, which boasts some

of the finest Roman ruins in

France. It's on the pilgrim Route

de Santiago de Compostela and

has one of the best markets

in the region. Historic St-Jeand'Angély,

named after Jean

the Baptist, is a classic French

town with everything, including

a weekly market. There are

primarily old town houses,

3-storeys high, but more

traditional Charentaise style

Canal-du-Midi

Surgères

houses are on the outskirts.

And Pons has lovely mediaeval

architecture, and is close to the

popular spa town of Jonzac.

"You can live the country life

with big town benefits because

in Charente Maritime you are

never further than 20 minutes

from a town with facilities such

as hospital, sports centre, and

cinema. There are many large

villages where you will have

access to a boulangerie, tabac

and pharmacie. You are never

too isolated. This is as far south

as you can go and still have

a lush green landscape. It is

warm in the daytime, but we

often get a little rain overnight,

even in the summer. Great

for gardeners! You can get a

little bolthole from around

€100,00 and €250,00 will get

you a beautiful family home

with a swimming pool." With

such a diverse landscape in

the department, you can go

island hopping, wine tasting at

a vineyard, picnic on the beach,

or visit Roman ruins within one

day. The Charente Maritime has

470 communes, including four

islands. Despite it being one of

the most inexpensive areas of

southwest France, this vibrant

department with a laid-back

lifestyle offers so much.

Property for sale at

Les Mathes. Ref: A06557

Saintes

Index

  1. Page 0001
  2. Page 0002
  3. Page 0003
  4. Page 0004
  5. Page 0005
  6. Page 0006
  7. Page 0007
  8. Page 0008
  9. Page 0009
  10. Page 0010
  11. Page 0011
  12. Page 0012
  13. Page 0013
  14. Page 0014
  15. Page 0015
  16. Page 0016
  17. Page 0017
  18. Page 0018
  19. Page 0019
  20. Page 0020
  21. Page 0021
  22. Page 0022
  23. Page 0023
  24. Page 0024
  25. Page 0025
  26. Page 0026
  27. Page 0027
  28. Page 0028
  29. Page 0029
  30. Page 0030
  31. Page 0031
  32. Page 0032
  33. Page 0033
  34. Page 0034
  35. Page 0035
  36. Page 0036
  37. Page 0037
  38. Page 0038
  39. Page 0039
  40. Page 0040
  41. Page 0041
  42. Page 0042
  43. Page 0043
  44. Page 0044
  45. Page 0045
  46. Page 0046
  47. Page 0047
  48. Page 0048
  49. Page 0049
  50. Page 0050
  51. Page 0051
  52. Page 0052
  53. Page 0053
  54. Page 0054
  55. Page 0055
  56. Page 0056
  57. Page 0057
  58. Page 0058
  59. Page 0059
  60. Page 0060
  61. Page 0061
  62. Page 0062
  63. Page 0063
  64. Page 0064
  65. Page 0065
  66. Page 0066
  67. Page 0067
  68. Page 0068
  69. Page 0069
  70. Page 0070
  71. Page 0071
  72. Page 0072
  73. Page 0073
  74. Page 0074
  75. Page 0075
  76. Page 0076
  77. Page 0077
  78. Page 0078
  79. Page 0079
  80. Page 0080
  81. Page 0081
  82. Page 0082
  83. Page 0083
  84. Page 0084
  85. Page 0085
  86. Page 0086
  87. Page 0087
  88. Page 0088
  89. Page 0089
  90. Page 0090
  91. Page 0091
  92. Page 0092
  93. Page 0093
  94. Page 0094
  95. Page 0095
  96. Page 0096
  97. Page 0097
  98. Page 0098
  99. Page 0099
  100. Page 0100
  101. Page 0101
  102. Page 0102
  103. Page 0103
  104. Page 0104
  105. Page 0105
  106. Page 0106
  107. Page 0107
  108. Page 0108
  109. Page 0109
  110. Page 0110
  111. Page 0111
  112. Page 0112
  113. Page 0113
  114. Page 0114
  115. Page 0115
  116. Page 0116

Related Issues