Buying guides

From a low-maintenance townhouse in Côtes d’Armor to a four-bedroom country retreat in Morbihan, these beautiful French properties are all on the market at reasonable prices

So you’ve had an offer accepted on a French house and then suddenly the mairie expresses an interest in buying the same property at the same price. What happens now?

Avoid the pitfalls of buying a property in France by following these simple rules

If you’re dreaming of a property just across the Channel in France, here are 12 seaside resorts and rural market towns you really need to know about

Check out these 10 great-value French properties all for sale at €150,000

Is it true that the condition of a French property on selling has to be exactly the same as when it was viewed?

If you dream of buying a French chateau, make sure you understand what you’re taking on before you get the key to the castle

Love French châteaux but can’t afford to buy or maintain one? Why not buy a more manageable property close to a château instead – and enjoy the views instead of the costs! Check out our pick of 14 gorgeous homes for sale

Forget chateaux, a manor house is the kind of French property you should be looking for if you want elegance and grandeur combined with affordability

Put your knowledge of French houses to the test with our quiz

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

7 ways to build a successful relationship with your French property agent- take inspiration from the hit French Netflix series ‘Call my agent!’ to get the red carpet treatment from your estate agent

Loved Lupin on Netflix? Then why not go househunting on the Côte d’Albatre in Normandy, where the gentleman thief had his lair

Why the heritage, attractions and cuisine of this ancient Hérault city make it a great place to base your property search

Live the rural French dream and keep your woodburner stocked year-round with these beautiful properties that come with woodland

What grants are available for renovation work on a French property, who’s eligible and how do you apply?

Did you know you can save on agency fees by buying or selling direct? Ranging from just €75,000 to €766,000, these 9 French properties are all for sale by private sellers

Brexit, mortgages, taxes, prices - it’s all covered in our round-up of the changes to come this year.

Forget those château daydreams, a ‘maison de maître’ has the wow factor for a much lower price!

Property prices continue to multiply despite an unsteady year for the French property market

Having owned an apartment in France in the past, Linda Bethell is glad she and her husband now have a mobile home – the ideal French property for these uncertain times

Two’s company – and fortunately you can purchase these beautiful French houses in pairs!

While British buyers head for ever-popular Dordogne or Brittany, where do French second home owners focus their search?

Discover the best foodie locations to buy a French property

Whether you like your Christmases cosy and casual or filled with festivities, these homes would make the perfect setting

Some of France’s most beautiful beaches, villages and attractions are close to the ferry ports of Brittany, Normandy and Hauts de France, making northern France a great place to live or buy a holiday home

These nine properties for sale in France are both cheap and charming

In honour of our favourite Bond, the late Sean Connery, we go property hunting in some of the film locations immortalised by the spy who loved France

It all goes back to William, Henry and Napoleon apparently - and it still affects French property buyers today

Here’s what you need to know about making a property purchase during the second confinement

These grand châteaux in France are all on the market for less than €600,000

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