France Property News

The best Christmas markets in France

France boasts the second largest number of Christmas markets (Marchés de Noël) in Europe, after Germany. Although they take place throughout the countryside, the greatest concentration is found in Alsace and northern France where they have been a popular event since the 16th century.

Property hotspots in Paris

Paris is without doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It’s small and largely walkable with plenty of things to see and do. Offering an excellent quality of life, international buyers regard owning a property in the French capital as a much-coveted safe-haven investment—much like a fine piece of art.

Buying on the perennially popular French Riviera

This weekend, the biggest names in Jazz will gather under the maritime pines overlooking the beach in fashionable Juan-les-Pins for the annual Jazz à Juan festival . Established in 1960, it’s the oldest jazz festival in Europe and attracts the biggest names. Among the headliners of this year’s festival will be the British band Jamiroquai, who are playing on Thursday, July 18, and the festival continues until Sunday, July 21.

Nice - The Capital of European Carnival

Owners of holiday homes in Nice will flock to their Riviera boltholes this February to take part in one of France’s most spectacular and colourful street festivals.

For an easily-accessible holiday home which combines a bustling and cosmopolitan city with a vast expanse of beach, buying a property in Nice is hard to beat. The capital of the Riviera, which has been home to reams of writers and artists, is widely considered to be one of the world’s top cultural hotspots.

Beat the January blues: Where to buy a bolthole in the sunshine

While anyone in search of Caribbean heat or Indian Ocean white sand beaches will have to travel further afield, for those looking to buy somewhere easily accessible that is sunnier and warmer than the UK in midwinter, here are the best bets

Courchevel Ski Guide – The Best Courchevel Ski Areas for Beginners

Courchevel, the glittering, world famous ski resort widely known for its exceptional setting, luxury accommodation and upscale boutiques, however, is Courchevel good for beginners?

Bon France property news for great British buyers

The Times reports that Brexit-related uncertainty has caused the number of British buyers purchasing permanent homes in France to rise, and the number of second property buyers to fall. So, do the Winkworth International property experts agree? Well, yes and no.

Property news from Provence – hard working holiday lets

We recently came across this magnificent Provencal holiday let in The Telegraph. We thought the rental yield for a seven night all inclusive stay was pretty impressive too. The sight of a restored French period property paying its way certainly makes a refreshing change to the worst-case-scenarios currently being aired on British TV’s Escape to the Château DIY.

Buy-to-let a Cote D’Azur holiday home

Last year, the French Riviera witnessed the highest property valuation in history – a staggering €350 million for a Cap Ferrat mansion. Thankfully it’s still possible to pay much less for beautiful Côte D'Azur homes like this one in Saint- Paul-de-Vence.

Property News from France – Paris Apartments

The story of a dinner hosted at a Paris apartment by American writer Dorie Greenspan – re-told in the New York Times – is bursting with inspiration for the international property buyer.

Invest in a new build French Alps property

In recent years, a new generation of ski chalet has arrived in the French Alps - one definitely worth exploring.