In France as a whole, property prices and sales in the last three years have fallen and while this applies to the French Riviera too, the region is enduringly attractive to wealthy buyers. Property on the French Riviera is generally seen as a long term investment, so gearing is very low, and owners are uninclined to react to the highs and lows of property cycles, … Continue reading French Riviera Real Estate remains enduringly attractive to wealthy buyers.
Anyone who has been to Cannes (or the French Riviera) will have at least seen, and most likely visited the “Lerins Islands” off the coast of Cannes, namely Île de Saint-Honorat and Île Sainte-Marguerite. These islands have a rich and fascinating history. One of the oldest working Monasteries in Europe, the Île de Saint-Honorat is the Southern, smaller island, dating back to AD410. The Monks, … Continue reading Leonardo di Caprio, Monks, Napoleon and the Gestapo have one thing in common. But what?
WHAT A DIFFERENCE THE FX RATE MAKES! The recent fall of the Euro means that if you are thinking of purchasing a property in France, and you’re buying in £, US$ or CHF… then you just won, big time! You’re in the UK? SAVE £90 484! The Exchange Rate is VASTLY better for you than it’s been since 2007. If you had wanted to buy … Continue reading Buying in France with £, US$, CHF, or…?
Buying a property in another country is a big decision, and can seem a dauting undertaking. We ask Guy Watson-Smith, Managing Director of Fine & Country in Cannes, a few of the WHY, HOW and WHERE’S of buying property in France under the current climate, focusing specifically on the purchase of New Build Properties or “Programmes Neufs”. ***Head down to the bottom of the article … Continue reading Buying Property “Off Plan” in France – Why, How & Where?
Originally a “Bergerie” (Shepherd’s hut), this home was (re)built in 1930, by a famous British writer, and her husband (who, before moving to France was the King’s librarian). She wrote a number of books while living in the house, about her life in the South of France and daily encounters with the local people. The current owners are equally as creative. She is an oil … Continue reading French Riviera Property of the Week: “Eden found”
危机 “The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger–but recognize the opportunity.” ― John F. Kennedy (It looks like a lot more than two strokes to me, but I wouldn’t argue with JFK. Anyway, I agree with the sentiment, Chinese brushstrokes notwithstanding.) A few … Continue reading Opportunity Knocks.
Provence in south-eastern France extends from the lower Rhône River on the west to the Italian border on the east, and from the Mediterranean in the south to the mountains in the north. Today it mostly falls within the administrative region known as Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. The coastline has some of the earliest known sites of human habitation in Europe. Primitive stone tools dated to over … Continue reading The Jewel of France – Provence
(Featured in price descending order) **** PENTHOUSE APARTMENT 324m² on La Croisette with 60m² of terraces P.O.A. Luxury Penthouse for sale on La Croisette Cannes. Situated in the heart of one of the best locations in Europe, Boulevard de la Croisette. The superb penthouse apartment has the most fabulous and uninterrupted panoramic views, and offers 324m² of living space. This is includes 5 bedrooms, 4 … Continue reading What’s “Hot” in 2014 – Apartments for sale in Cannes and along the French Riviera
We are working with a long time (French) colleague who has identified a niche – well-priced Paris property being advertised outside the Estate agency circuit. This sector represents an astonishing 55% of the entire Paris market and the aim is to show the best properties available among the 4,200 private real estate offerings coming onto the market every year. Here is a sampling of what … Continue reading A Paris Property “Niche”
OPULENT CENTRAL CANNES APARTMENT Price – 950 000€ Spacious – Imposing – Elegant Boulevard Carnot Luxury 3 bedroom apartment for sale in Cannes Centre 153 m² of living space 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms Living Room and Dining Room Separate spacious kitchen with high quality fittings Original Fireplaces Wooden Floors and high pressed ceilings Fantastic location within easy walking distance of all amenities Storage cellar Elegantly … Continue reading Opulent three bedroom apartment for sale in Cannes