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5 French properties for sun-lovers

PUBLISHED: 10:10 06 September 2015 | UPDATED: 12:24 30 November 2015

Village house with pool in Charente for 212,000 euros

Village house with pool in Charente for 212,000 euros


If heading to sunnier regions is one of your main reasons for buying in France then take a look at these 5 properties ideal for sun-lovers, from an apartment on the French Riviera to a private island in Gironde

Near Villefagnan, Charente, Poitou-Charentes


With a south-facing terrace and swimming pool, this 19th-century village house near Villefagnan is ideal for those who want to soak up the sun. It currently comprises a two-bedroom house and attached, self-contained gîte but could be used as a four-bedroom house.

Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur


Studio apartment in Nice for 149,000 eurosStudio apartment in Nice for 149,000 euros

This studio apartment is situated near the Masséna museum in the heart of Nice and just a five-minute walk from the beach and the city’s famous Promenade des Anglais. Recently renovated and being sold fully furnished, this would be a great holiday home or rental.

Les Quatres-Routes-du-Lot, Lot, Midi-Pyrénées


Restored house with pool in Lot for 399,000Restored house with pool in Lot for 399,000

This restored character house a mile from the commune of Les Quatre-Routes-du-Lot sits in mature landscaped gardens with several terraces and a saltwater pool. There are four bedrooms, a fitted kitchen with dining area, a living room and a vaulted wine cellar.

Pyrénées-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon


Stone farmhouse in Languedoc-Roussillon for 495,000 eurosStone farmhouse in Languedoc-Roussillon for 495,000 euros

Beautifully renovated, this stone masis full of character and offers three bedrooms. It is completely self-sufficient with solar power, its own water supply and wood-fired central heating. There are four acres of land and views of the Pyrenees.

Gironde, Aquitaine


Former mill house on a private island in Gironde for 988,000 eurosFormer mill house on a private island in Gironde for 988,000 euros

Located on a private island beside its own weir, this former mill house has been renovated into a stunning seven-bedroom home that could be used as a chambres d’hôtes, and includes more than six acres of land with a saltwater pool, boules pitch, covered terraces and a conservatory.

More French properties to browse: 6 properties in Languedoc-Roussillon and 5 properties near a French ferry port

Thinking of buying a property in France but not sure what is involved? Then check out our buying guides that cover every subject, from viewing and negotiating to mortgages and currency contracts


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