COUNTRY LIFE PROMOTION

2010 started briskly with a resurgence of British buyers, according to Knight Frank’s latest French property magazine, French View. The magazine outlines how the Côte d’Azur is still creating demand in markets all over the world with Cap d’Antibes, Cap Ferrat, Cap d’Ail and St Tropez all attracting attention while the coastal villages from Villefranche through Eze to Rocquebrune Cap Martin have also generated very high demand.

Knight Frank also found that Provence is the big story at the moment with renewed interest from UK buyers in St Remy de Provence, Gordes and Loumarin.

Ski property in the Alps has also experienced a surge in activity as more realistic asking prices hooked buyers in to viewings – Megève in particular saw several pre-season sales, the magazine reports.

Property for sale in Paris also consistently remains a keen point of interest for buyers from all over the world due to lack of supply and strict planning controls; this market remains resistant to the effects of the credit crunch.

All across Knight Frank’s extensive network each office has found increasingly realistic pricing has increased all over the country – the other good news is that despite the weak pound, over 80% of Knight Frank’s new buyers registrations in January and February were UK based. The agent can now boast a network with over 650 properties for sale from over 20 offices illustrating why, again and again, France proves popular with British buyers looking for luxury property for sale abroad. 

* Find out more about Knight Frank’s selection of properties in France and also read French View online 

* Search through a selection of Knight Frank’s properties for sale in France on their website