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The genuine (estate) Trip de France: discover the ideal French residential or commercial property for you

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T oday sees the start of continually popular locations of the south-west, stacked with historical market towns rich with gastronomic interest(lots of duck, goose and truffles)and bastides of honey-colouredstone. Stage 10: This household manor house in Bergerac dates to the

15th century, with vaulted ceilings and a stone staircase between the floorings. It has seven bed rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court and practically 50 acres of land. Guide Rate: EUR1.696 million Representative: Beaux Villages Immobilier “Within an hour’s drive of Bergerac airport you would be hard-pressed to discover a location that is not holding up in the

market now. There was a time out after the Brexit vote but purchases quickly returned to the seasonal normal,” states Julie Savill of agency Beaux Villages Immobilier.”Easy access is king for anyone buying a vacation house or offering their home as a summertime rental.”E ymet, the veteran expat center, remains popular with British purchasers.”Pretty as an image, this little medieval bastide town rests on the River Dropt andis hectic and buzzy with a terrific series of shops, bars and services, “Savill includes.”Residential or commercial property is budget friendly– we have a four-bedroom home with an acre of garden at simply EUR286,200. “I recently offered homes to two British cyclists who both bought to refurbish for cycle tourist businesses ountain experts will be getting ready for the Pyrenean stages of the Tour de France. The vibrant and sophisticated little city of

Pau, long popular with British travelers, is the entrance to this area. With a dash of Basque style, the French Pyrenees are less industrialized and more economical than the Alps, with genuine year-round appeal.”The Trip passes our area every year and biking is popular here with any ages, “states Yvonne Russell of Leggett. “There are a mix of people moving here, for vacation houses and permanently. Prices are competitive.”Expect to pay from EUR90,000

for a remodelling home, or EUR250,000 for a house with a pool. 3 miles from the ski resorts of Luchon and Peyragudes, Leggett has a two-bedroom apartment for EUR68,250; on one of the Trip’s regular climbs, it is also perfect for bicycle riders. Phase 14: The very first houses at La Durantie, a new resort near Toulouse, will consist of three- to five-bedroom houses with private gardens and pools. They have open-plan home and en suite bathrooms. Guide Price: from EUR278,000 Representative: La Durantie fter the Pyrenees, the route heads north-east towards the Tarn, a region frequently described as the French Tuscany for its lovely rolling countryside stressed by cypress trees and medieval hilltop towns. Trip de France director Christian Prudhomme calls the valleys of the Blagnac to Rodez phase as” sweet on the eyes, tough on the legs”. Anna Sirinides of Leggett chooses Gaillac, famed for its wine

and jazz celebrations, as an excellent little town.”You can get a two-bedroom town home there for less than EUR90,000– a 26-year-old British purchaser just sold one for EUR79,000 that he purchased and renovated two years ago for EUR56,000,”she says.”Cordes-sur-Ciel, a hillside town with gorgeous views and worldwide flavour, is popular.

Many people spend EUR100,000 to EUR120,000 on a village house but bigger houses(as much as EUR400,000) can be flexible. “pproaching completion of the race, the Alpine stages consist of the popular dual-season resort areas of Serre Chevalier and Briançon. “This string of villages is popular with customers as they can combine a stay there with a South of France beach vacation,”states François Marchand, director of Erna Low Property.”Purchasers are brought in by the value for

cash and easy access to Turin by means of flights or by train.”The company has one-to four-bedroom flats preferably located for winter season sports or mountain cycling, from EUR296,000. Stage 19: a home in the Luberon, near Salon-de-Provence, is price on application with Knight Frank B riançon, the highest town in France, is a Trip regular and a year-round area for the stylish. On the Col d’Izoard, a spectacular mountain pass and thigh-burning climb, Leggett has a 12-bedroom chalet on the market for EUR1.045 million.”Many purchasers

invest EUR300,000 to EUR450,000 and utilize their residential or commercial property throughout the year,”says Jackson Collins, the company’s representative in the Southern Alps.

I recently sold properties to two British cyclists who both bought to renovate for cycle tourism organisations.”The Alpine phase ends among the lavender fields and olive groves of Salon-de-Provence, which is well-positioned for purchasers seeking rural Provence with simple access to the coast, states Jack Harris of Knight Frank.”The majority of Brits seek to invest between EUR1 million and EUR2 million in the southern Luberon,” he adds. “Popular towns include Lourmarin, Cucuron and Lauris, major benefits being proximity to Aix-en-Provence(consisting of the global schools), the airport and the sea.” Stage 20: This contemporary neoclassical villa in Marseilles is developed on 3 floors and has a sea view. It covers 2,800 sq feet of living space, including 4 bedrooms and a comprehensive wooden terrace with a Jacuzzi. There is also a garden and a cellar. Guide Cost: EUR1.98 million Representative: House Hunts N earby Marseille is the last point of the Tour before the ending at Paris and need is on the increase.”Something changed when Marseille was voted European capital

of culture in 2013, the old harbour was renovated and the MuCEM [Museum of the Civilisations of Europe and the Mediterranean] created, “says François-Xavier de Vial of Home Hunts.”The arrival of the Eurostar has meant the region is available to more Brits and we have also recorded a clear boost of need from

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