What properties can you buy in France for under €30,000?

You could buy this habitable house in Charente for under €20,000

You could buy this habitable house in Charente for under €20,000 - Credit: Archant

Is it really possible to pick up a French property for €5,000? A browse through FrancePropertyShop.com reveals some interesting possibilities

Charente, €4,500

Charente, €4,500 - Credit: Archant

Under €5,000

Not surprisingly, you won’t find much at this knockdown price but if you’re willing to build your own property, what about this 760sqm building plot in a Charente village? Set within a housing development, it has water, electricity supply and main drains. The price is €4,500. Click here for more details

Aveyron, €8,000

Aveyron, €8,000 - Credit: Archant


At this price you’re looking at building plots and the occasional renovation project, but if a complete ruin’s not for you, check out this option. Within a building housing four apartments in the town of Naucelle, Aveyron, you could buy a first-floor property with a total floor area of about 40sqm comprising lounge /diner and one bedroom plus bathroom. It needs work but has water and a WC, and is for sale at €8,000. More details

Morbihan, €13,500

Morbihan, €13,500 - Credit: Archant


For this budget, you’ll start to see old barns in varying states of disrepair. Although not for the fainthearted, this renovation project in Morbihan, for sale at €13,500, had less humble origins. Described as a historic mansion, it requires complete renovation, but electricity is already connected, and water and other utilities are available. Planning permits have been granted and the architects’ plans, additional photos and a description are available. More details

Charente, €18,000

Charente, €18,000 - Credit: Archant


This is still usually the territory of tumbledown barns but there are the occasional habitable properties to be found. For example, this two-bed village house in Charente is just €18,000 and would make an ideal lock-up-and-leave holiday home. More details

Correze, €23,000

Correze, €23,000 - Credit: Archant


You’ll find lots more choice of renovation projects for your money now, and the odd move-into property. At the edge of a pretty village close to the River Vezere, this wooden chalet sits on 2,345sqm of land with a mix of woodland and garden. The chalet has a fitted kitchen, living/dining area and separate shower room, but no drainage (chemical loo). There is electric, water, telephone and internet to the site. €23,990 More details

Cotes d'Armor, €29,800

Cotes d'Armor, €29,800 - Credit: Archant


If happiness is a hamlet, then this terraced house in Brittany could be the answer – it comes with a lovely garden, two bedrooms, an attic suitable for conversion and a garage. For sale at €29,800, it needs decorating and bringing up to modern standards but you could move straight in. More details

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