Raising British Demand for French property

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More and more Brits are buying property overseas despite the current crisis in the USA. This October promises to be busy in terms of French property sales. Everybody knows how France is diverse. It has lots of different regions, landscapes, dishes, produces etc.

More and more Brits are buying property overseas despite the current crisis in the USA. This October promises to be busy in terms of French property sales. Everybody knows how France is diverse. It has lots of different regions, landscapes, dishes, produces etc. That is probably why it attracts so many tourists... and the French property is not an exception to that rule.

One French region which attracts Britons for buying a property is Brittany. It is close to Britain indeed, and has a rich cultural history. It is a great touristic region thanks to the many activities we can enjoy there, but also for the beauty of its landscape… in the midst of lakes and typical Brittany properties. They are usually stone made and with slate roof, like the longeres. It is a real pleasure to hike in the region, to ride a bicycle or a horse along coastal paths. But we also come to Brittany for the reputation of its chefs, who are regularly distinguished by gastronomic guides. The famous crepes but also first class sea food like winkles, coquilles Saint Jacques, scallops, spider or rock crabs are probably responsible for attracting British people buy a property in Brittany!

The Limousin region is also Britons' favourite place to buy a property. One reason for this is definitely the cheap French properties we find there. They are usually country houses, with barns, wells and far-reaching views. The other reason is that the Limousin is the traditional heartland of France and retains some of the most unspoilt countryside in Europe. It is much less affected by tourism than many other parts of France and its landscape has something of the UK 1950 countryside. With its many lakes, streams, valleys and forested mountains the region is really charming. There are properties for sale in the lovely old city of Limoges, but also in many small hamlets on the hills. Once established in a Limousin property, it is possible to ride the water rapids, swim in the lakes, discover the Limousin's diverse culture, trek the thousands of kilometres of country trails or just relax in the nature.

Last but not least, the Languedoc region also attracts those who want to buy a property. Thanks to its particular location, it is one of the most fascinating French regions: right between the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrenees Mountains, enabling every one to enjoy nature activities such as hiking, rafting, fishing and water sports. Owning a property in the Mediterranean climate of this region is the dream of many of us. Languedoc wines and food specialities reflect the local culture. It is fresh and tasty, and relies heavily on local produce: olive oil, tomato sauce, herbs from the wild garrigue landscapes such as thyme, rosemary and sorrel. Dairy products are absent from this cuisine, and heart disease is consequently much less prevalent than in other parts of France where butter and cream are used. Eating is a social affair in Languedoc, as meals can often take in several courses and can last for hours, helping discussion go on around the table. Typical Languedoc properties are stone village houses and villas.

France definitely pleases everyone and every lifestyle, but the Brits seem to be more inclined to buy a property in France.

Matthieu Cany
Sextant French Property
http://www.sextantproperties.com

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