French Property: A house for sale in France for each month
As you browse your France 2022 calendar or anticipate what the year may bring you, you may be thinking of a French property … Here are 12 properties (and one as a bonus!), To give you an idea of the place where you might want to be for each month of the year in France:
A festival dedicated to the truffle, where you will find nuggets such as the Perigord Truffle in abundance, is held each year in January in Sarlat, in the Dordogne. They are known as black diamonds to some, and in this part of France it is hard not to hear about the famous truffles which draw thousands of visitors to Sarlat.
It is in this medieval and ever popular town that you will find this property which sits on just under an acre of land. It comprises the two-bedroom house, as well as two apartments and two guest houses, in the peace of the countryside, with poplars and fruit trees, the ideal starting point for truffle hunters in search of gastronomic delights of the Périgord Noir … the market with the Eleonor Agency for € 449,650
Paris, the city of love … what better way to spend Valentine’s Day than the French capital, known for its romantic boulevards and dreamlike views?
This beautiful three bedroom apartment is spread over three floors, with two bathrooms and a large living room. The rooftop jacuzzi is perfect for enjoying the Parisian skyline of the 19th arrondissement, and you are right next to the Butte Bergeyre, a large neighborhood park considered a hidden gem (not even known to many locals). !). Can you think of anything more romantic than watching the Eiffel Tower sparkle from your own Parisian apartment on Valentine’s Day? On the market with Leggett for € 1.95 million
In March, many will flock to the Opal Coast to witness the Vintage Car Rally and Car Show at Le Touquet, a 3-day event in the seaside town in northern France. Some will be able to take the meanders of Hauts-de-France and even stop at Chocolate and delicacies fair in Picardy, a chocolate festival held in Amiens in March.
Halfway between the two events in the town center just 10 minutes from Abbeville is this two bedroom stone house which would make the perfect accommodation without a garden to maintain. It is half an hour from the coast, 35 minutes from Amiens and 45 minutes south of Le Touquet, an excellent springboard for getting off the ferry or the Eurotunnel to Paris. On the market with Hexagone France for € 127,772
In the spring, many farmers will move their cattle to higher pastures in preparation for the summer months, a process called La Transhumance, with the Mont Perdu region being a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its association with it. particular system of agriculture. What better way to enjoy this centuries-old tradition than from your own agricultural property in the mountains?
This two bedroom stone house near Saint-Laurent-de-Cerdans in the Pyrénées-Orientales sits on 17 hectares of land including pastures, meadows and woods. It is a short distance from amenities and offers spectacular views of the Canigou mountain range. On the market with Artaxa for € 359,000
It is clear that the French Riviera is where you need to be in May if you are looking for glitz and glamor. The Cannes Film Festival celebrates the greats of the screen and the prestigious Grand Prix sees the greats of F1 racing through the vertiginous streets of Monaco, making a busy month on the Mediterranean coast for socialites.
In the chic district of Cannes Californie Pézou which is dotted with sumptuous villas and mimosas, this one bedroom apartment is in a former mansion. It has high ceilings and can easily be decorated to your taste, sold with private outdoor parking and a cellar. On the market with Leggett for € 245,000
Further from the bustling center is this three bedroom house in Cantaron which enjoys exceptional sea views. It is 15 minutes from the center of Nice visible from the property, and only 35 minutes from Monaco or 45 minutes from Cannes. Surrounded by olive groves and fruit trees, it is on a little less than a hectare of land, with a swimming pool and landscaped spaces … On the market with Sextant Properties for € 659,000
Famous all over the world, the 24 hours of Le Mans are celebrating their 100 years in 2023 and attracting thousands of people to this legendary race which owes its name to the city of Sarthe.
Perhaps running a bed and breakfast in a lovely mansion full of character would be one way to make the most of this motorsport event that envelops the city of Le Mans in June. Only 55 km from Tours airport, 48 km from Le Mans and 3 km from Vaas, near the Loir and the departmental border of Indre-et-Loire. It offers 5 en-suite bedrooms in the main building and four other bedrooms in the annex building. Outside are the swimming pool and the pool house as well as a landscaped park. On the market with Leggett for € 636,000.
Elton John, Johnny Halliday, Sting and Liam Gallagher all graced the stage at the Carcassonne Festival which is held every July in the walled city of Languedoc. Sunshine and a slower pace of life attract expats to Carcassonne, known for its impressive castle which is featured in the films Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Labyrinth.
Just a 10-minute walk from the bastide, this historic house has an enclosed garden, a garage and a 10m x 6m heated salt pool equipped with a counter-current system. There are seven bedrooms in the house and the grand decor exudes luxury. It is equipped with solar panels which offer 1800 € per year, and outside you will find a pond filled with koi carp and goldfish. On the market with Beaux Villages for € 585,000
Home to one of the largest equestrian training centers in Europe and nicknamed “the four seasons racecourse”, Deauville is known for its equestrian scene. In August, the Deauville Sales yearling sales attract wealthy investors to the coastal town, where some of the best horses are bought and sold.
This charming house is located in a hamlet near Harcourt, 60 km east of Deauville, and offers three large bedrooms. The traditional timber framing is complemented by modern glass walls at one end of the property allowing for a bright dining area. The garden is dotted with fruit trees, which makes it possible to do gardening and harvest fruit in the fall. On the market with Sextant Properties for € 272,000
September marks the start of the harvest (the harvest) in France and so a flurry of fall activity in the vineyard begins.
Bordeaux is firmly established in the world of wine, known, appreciated and celebrated throughout the world. It is near this beautiful western town that you will find this elegant 18th century manor house by the river. The main house has five bedrooms and an independent guest room, while in the watchtower there is another independent guest room. Possibility of extending the living space if you wish … On the market with Beaux Villages for € 970,000
On the first Saturday in October, the cultural heart of Paris is exposed to everyone, free of charge and all night long. The museums, galleries and halls are open all night long with exhibits that anyone can enjoy at any time of the day.
Sharing the same arrondissement as Notre-Dame Cathedral which stands on the tree-lined Ile de la Cité, this two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment enjoys views of the Seine and a sunny terrace. It has wooden floors and exposed beams, as well as a spacious open-plan living room and a fireplace. On the market with Leggett for € 2.99 million.
Lyon is world famous for its production of silk items, with the French fashion house Hermès screen printing its silk scarves not far from the city, and a festival held in November celebrates the craft. On top of that, a few weeks after the harvest, the freshest Beaujolais wine comes out on the third Thursday in November, produced just north of Lyon.
In ‘little Tuscany’ just north of Lyon you will find this prestigious property which offers nine rooms in total. It has stunning views over the Rhone Valley as well as outbuildings, garages and a swimming pool. Elegant and steeped in history, this prestigious residence is perfect for enjoying the region all year round, but also ideal for the busy month of November in Lyon. On the market with Leggett for € 1.68 million
Capital of Champagne and traditional place of the coronation of the kings of France, Reims is known for hosting a good Christmas market.
Just five minutes from (and offering a view of!) The cathedral in which many kings have been crowned, this apartment features two bedrooms, a spacious living and dining room, a kitchen and a bathroom. ‘a cave. Ready to move into or rent, it is tastefully decorated and very well located, Paris just 45 minutes by TGV. On the market with Leggett for € 339,200