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”
When thinking of the French Riviera, you would automatically presume that there are countless seafront properties, where you can wander down from your croissant, fruit platter and coffee breakfast on the terrace, straight onto your private beach or speed boat at the bottom of the garden. Well, there aren’t. With all the excitement of the railway arriving on the Riviera in the late 1800’s, and … Continue reading French Riviera Property of the Week: “Waterfront Wonderland”
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.
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
“The French Riviera, otherwise known as the Côte d’Azur, and Cannes in particular have long been recognised as possessing some of the most highly sought after property in the world. The longstanding love affair between international buyers and France means that purchasing property is a tried and tested process that continues to provide positive property and investment solutions to so many. If you have … Continue reading “Nowhere will you ever feel so free!”
I absolutely love old photos, especially ones that show reference to our current life in Cannes. Yesterday I came across this sequence of photos of the gorgeous Brigitte Bardot, having a ball on the beach in Cannes in 1953…. just as we often do today (without the paparazzi of course!). Cannes’ beaches are world class, just ask Brigitte Bardot!!! Continue reading Cannes’ beaches are world class – just ask Brigitte Bardot!