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Immaculate 5 bedroom House for sale in Montfleury, Cannes, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249594
Superb 5 bedroom villa, which is ideally nestled in the sought-after Montfleury district and just a stone's throw from the Rue d'Antibes and all amenities. Completely renovated in 2023 to a very h...
2,290,000 EUR
Lovingly Maintained 5 bedroom House for sale with countryside view in Cap d'Antibes, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249593
Charming 4 bedroom property located in a very convenient location on the Cap d'Antibes and within walking distance of beaches and shops. Set in a very dominant position, this pretty family home of...
2,650,000 EUR
Immaculate 5 bedroom House for sale with panoramic and countryside views in Mougins, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249592
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Stunning 5 bedroom stone built villa, which is ideally situated in complete calm and serenity with beautiful views of the countryside and the valley facing the evening sun. The villa is perfectly...
3,450,000 EUR
Quiet 5 bedroom House for sale with countryside and panoramic views in Cavalaire sur Mer, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249591
Beautiful 5 bedroom villa, which has been built using top quality materials, set within a fully enclosed garden of 900m2 with a swimming pool and located in a quiet setting in Cavalaire sur Mer. G...
1,190,000 EUR
Immaculate 6 bedroom House for sale with panoramic and sea views in Grimaud, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249590
Spacious, bright and beautifully presented 6 bedroom villa located in Grimaud, enjoying a privileged and dominant position with a panoramic views of the sea and the Gulf of Saint Tropez. Located ...
3,400,000 EUR
Bright 4 bedroom House for sale with panoramic and sea views in Californie, Cannes, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249589
Located right in the heart of an exclusive address in the sought after California district, this property has great potential and benefits from one of the most sumptuous panoramic views over the ba...
3,500,000 EUR
Elegant 3 bedroom House for sale in Antibes, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249588
Magnificent newly built 3 bedroom property, which is beautifully nestled in a perfectly tranquil setting, yet just a few steps from the sea. Ideally located in an exceptional area, this superb vi...
3,600,000 EUR
Bright 1 bedroom Apartment for sale with sea and panoramic views in Beausoleil, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249586
Superb 1 bedroom apartment located close to Monaco in Beausoleil, set within a luxury residence and with lovely views towards the sea. Ideal for those seeking comfort and elegance, this rare prope...
490,000 EUR
Bright 2 bedroom Apartment for sale with panoramic view in Menton, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249585
Bright and spacious 2 bedroom apartment, which is ideally located in Menton, in the renowned district of Madone. Situated on the second floor of a magnificent old style building with an amazing pa...
395,000 EUR
Immaculate 4 bedroom House for sale with lake or river view in Port Grimaud, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249579
Luxuriously renovated, fully furnished 3 storey, 4 bedroom house with mooring enjoying scenic canal views from its prestigious location in Port Grimaud. This beautiful double house of about 190m2,...
3,500,000 EUR
Waterfront 6 bedroom House for sale with lake or river view in Port Grimaud, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249578
Unique opportunity to acquire 2 exceptional houses with moorings and gardens enjoying panoramic canal views from their idyllic waterfront location in Port Grimaud. Consisting of 2 fisherman's hou...
3,500,000 EUR
Income Potential 10 bedroom House for sale with lake or river view in Port Grimaud, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249577
Wonderful opportunity to acquire 3 beautiful houses with gardens and moorings enjoying panoramic canal views from their peaceful and secure location in Port Grimaud. The properties are in excellen...
4,100,000 EUR
Character 3 bedroom House for sale with lake or river view in Port Grimaud, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249576
Stylish and bright 3 storey, 3 bedroom Balandrine style house with terrace and mooring, enjoying canal views from its peaceful location in Port Grimaud. On the ground floor is a private patio at t...
1,065,000 EUR
Bright 3 bedroom Apartment for sale with sea view in Nice, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249570
Bright and beautifully renovated in 2022, this superb apartment consists of 2 bedrooms sharing a quiet terrace overlooking an interior courtyard, a 3rd bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and views o...
1,100,000 EUR
Bright 4 bedroom Apartment for sale in Nice, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249568
Superb, bright and spacious 4 bedroom corner apartment, situated within an elegant old building in Nice. Set on the next-to-top floor with lift access, this superb apartment has panoramic views ov...
1,000,090 EUR
Bright 4 bedroom House for sale with countryside and panoramic views in Saint Cezaire sur Siagne, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249560
Beautifully designed 4 bedroom villa, which is set within a not overlooked mature plot of 2,512m2 with a swimming pool. Features include a 'cathedral' living/dining room a central fitted and equi...
960,000 EUR
High Specification 4 bedroom House for sale with countryside and panoramic views in Mougins, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249559
Newly built to a very high standard, this high-quality 4 bedroom villa is ideally located just 5 minutes from Mougins town centre. Nestled in a beautiful green setting, the villa opens onto large ...
1,695,000 EUR
Stylish 12 bedroom Farmhouse for sale with countryside and panoramic views in Manosque, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249557
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Magnificent 15th Century stone property, situated in the Alpes de Haute Provence area and just a few minutes from the medieval town of Manosque, enjoying an idyllic location in a rural and wooded s...
2,000,000 EUR
Immaculate 5 bedroom House for sale with countryside and panoramic views in Gordes, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249556
Superb newly built 5 bedroom stone built home, which is ideally located in Gordes, which is a commune that has been awarded one of the 'Most Beautiful Villages in France'. This little architectura...
4,500,000 EUR
Modern 3 bedroom Apartment for sale in Roquebrune Cap Martin, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249555
Bright and modern 3 bedroom apartment located in Roquebrune Cap Martin, in the district of Saint Roman and at the gates to the Principality of Monaco. Set on the 2nd floor of an old style buildin...
560,000 EUR
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Area Guide

The Area

Cannes - home to the rich and famous with its casinos, festivals, fairs, beach and nightlife. It is of course one of the most busy, glamorous and fashionable of the Riviera resorts. The heart of the city is built around the palm-lined boulevard de la Croisette. However, this is not all Cannes has to offer, it is also rich in history. The old port is a mixture of colours and traditions, with the fishermen gathering in all the fruits of the sea.

Nice - very popular at the turn of the century, it still boasts many buildings from the Belle Epoque era. Nice, bursting with elegance and style, is a wonderful city to stroll around, the beautiful seaside promenade affords wonderful views over the Mediterranean. A short drive along the coast and you arrive in Monaco, Europe's most famous principality. Sophisticated, chic and playground to the rich and famous, Monte Carlo combines the best features of a cosmopolitan city and a Mediterranean resort. Wander through the medieval streets of the old town to the harbour to admire the magnificent yachts and after sunset try your luck in the world famous casino.

St. Tropez - miles of rugged scenery and beautiful sun-soaked beaches surrounding a series of chic resorts, it attracts thousands of visitors each year. Stroll along the dreamy port with its gleaming yachts and cruisers, browse the trend-setting shops or simply take in the magnificent atmosphere and spot the celebrities. St. Tropez bubbles with life and vitality and boasts undeniable style and sophistication.

Activities

Nesting in the bay of St. Tropez is pretty Port Grimaud, a masterpiece of design, built in typical Venetian style, offering a fabulous array of bars, shops and restaurants interlaced by a network of canals and waterways.

Sporting facilities are widely available such as scuba diving, sailing, windsurfing, tennis, golf and horse riding. There are daily Provencal markets in St. Maxime. Places to visit include the famous flower markets of Nice, the Miniature Park and Phoenix Park nature reserve in Nice, the Museum of Underwater Archaeology in St. Raphael.

Buying a Property in France

1. Signing the Agreement (Compris)

On finding a property you wish to purchase you will need to negotiate the terms, price and conditions of the sale with the owner.

The next step, once you are in agreement, is to sign the preliminary contract (Compromis de Vente). This is a legal document and after ten days will be binding on both parties. Rules change frequently in France and it is best to consult with your notary about when this period starts. Generally the compris will be signed in France with the Agent.

Variants can be included in the compris, for example an Acte (clause) can be added if the name or names to go on the title deed have not been finalised. If a mortgage will be required to purchase the property, the details for this, including the name of the mortgage company, must be on the compris.

2. Paying the Deposit

Generally the deposit will be 10% of the agreed purchase price. This will normally be paid to the notaire. There are exceptions to this, if the agent holds a carte professionelle, is bonded and fully registered then you may pay them, but do not hand over the deposit to anyone else. If for some reason the purchase does not go through, for example, if you write to the notaire and the agent that you do not wish to go continue with the purchase before the contract is binding (within seven days of signing the compris), then your deposit would be repaid. This would also apply if a condition had not been met, or the mayor or S.A.F.E.R. (a government agency that has the right of first purchase on most rural property that comes onto the market in France) could oblige the purchaser to give way. If you decide after the seven days 'cooling off' period that you do not wish to complete the purchase and pull out of the sale you would lose your deposit. If however the vendor pulls out of the sale then you will receive your deposit back plus the same amount from the vendor.

3. On Completion

Generally it will take around two or three months to complete the purchase.

During this time the balance of the purchase money must be paid into the account of the notaire, this must be done well ahead of the completion date. The notaire will prepare the documents, check that the deed of sale (Acte de Vente) is in order and have the legal title ready to be signed over. It is possible to have someone sign on your behalf if you give them power of attorney. An interpreter may be of use at this point if your French is not very good and many Notaires will suggest (or insist) that an interpreter is with you.

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