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Luxury property. French Riviera. The terms are almost synonymous thanks to the high demand for real estate in France. High-end villas, prestige homes; international buyers snap them all up without hesitation.
Want to join them but don't know enough about the area?
Finest Global continues its focus on the South of France with its guide to luxury property in Bouches-du-Rhone:
The region has a Mediterranean climate with all the benefits that entails: dry summers and dry winters too, with temperatures going from hot to mild without any major discomfort. Even the cold wind from the Rhone valley that blows in during the spring cannot disrupt its welcoming, comfortable atmosphere.
Bouches-du- Rhone is the most populous department of the Provence-Alpes-Cote-d'Azur and with good reason: it is home to the city of Marseille and Aix-en-Provence. With their range of cultural activities and such a beautiful coastal environment, it is no surprise that the region's residents have included Vincent van Gogh, who painted the landscape a lot.
Home to the port of Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhone has historically relied upon trade as a main source of finance, but over the years, while fishing and trade remain important, the Old Port has evolved into a marina area, full of restaurants, bars and hotels - a reflection of the wealth that has been poured into the area, both by real estate investors and companies.
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