South of France high on the agenda for British buyers

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The South of France has long been
popular with British holidaymakers and property buyers.  A superb climate, the Mediterranean and
delicious cuisine has resulted in many Brits buying retirement or holiday homes
in France.

And, it seems that the popularity
of the region shows no signs of diminishing.  A leading estate agent reports that inquiries about property
from Brits are well above 2011’s levels thanks to the weakness of the Euro and
falling house prices.  Keep reading
to learn more about buying property in the South of France.

Three regions typically popular with Brits buying property in South of

The Daily Telegraph reports that increasing numbers of Brits are
looking for properties in the South of France ‘spurred on by an average five
per cent fall in French holiday home prices; coupled with the effect of a
weakening euro, prices have dropped overall by about 10 per cent.’

The newspaper reports that Brits
normally choose one of three regions. 
The Luberon has increased in popularity since Peter Mayle’s book A Year in Provence and the area is
favoured by buyers looking to immerse themselves in a traditional French way of

Twenty five minutes inland from
Nice is the area of St Paul de Vence which is more remote and is home to lots
of small, quiet villages.

Finally, Brits are drawn to the
Cote d’Azur where your home is never more than a few minutes from a Hollywood celebrity
or Russian oligarch.  Locations
such as Cannes, St Tropez and Monaco are havens for the rich and famous.

Wherever you’re looking to buy, there is
increasing demand for homes.  A recent
survey by foreign exchange company HiFX shows France is twice as popular as
Spain for Britons wanting to buy holiday homes, with the south of the country
the most sought-after destination.

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