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Buying Property in France


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Buying property abroad has become increasingly popular over the past decade with the North American middle class growing particularly affluent.

From sunny destinations in the Caribbean and South Pacific, to picturesque, centuries-old towns all over Europe, buying property internationally can be a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. This article considers the most popular places in France to buy property.

Massif Central

Staying clear of south of France means a dramatic fall in prices. For those with a more modest budget, the Massif Central region offers great value for the money, where a simple three-bedroom cottage starts at around $50,000.

For $200,000, you can get a four-bedroom, architect-design house, away from the tourists if you’d like to get immersed into the French culture. The Massif Central region features mountains and beautiful scenery, and is definitely the right place for outdoorsy individuals looking to get back to nature.

Olonzac, Languedoc-Roussillon

Located in the south of France, Olonzac is a market town near Montpellier and Toulouse. It’s a small, charming place 30 minutes away from the coast surrounded by other French rural gems.

In Olonzac, you can get a fully-renovated four-bedroom stone cottage for $130,000.

If you own a car, you can have the south of France at your fingertips without having to overpay for property and living costs.

Flassans-sur-Issole, Provence

Provence is one of the most stunning places in France, and although some of the areas are particularly expensive, there are petites villages where buying a second home is still possible.

The village of Flassans-sur Issole is off the main tourist trail and less than an hour from St. Tropez, where you can get a five-bedroom house starting at $550,000. Large trees, the Issole river and friendly people make Flassans-sur Issole a very welcoming town.

Buying property in France can be an unforgettable adventure. Harmonizing your wish list with your budget has never been easier.