France remains one of the most popular places to buy a second home for Brits, whether as a holiday home, investment property or somewhere to fulfil those retirement plans of escaping the rat race forever.
That's why we've put together The French Village in association with French-Property.com and sponsored by FC Exchange at A Place in the Sun Live, which is the biggest of the specialist zones at the Channel 4 overseas property exhibition taking place at the NEC Birmingham on 27th-29th September.
Set around a dedicated seminar theatre featuring free-to-attend sessions from experts on the process of buying a property in France, finance and tax information and how to get healthcare and insurance, The French Village features agents and developers selling property in all the popular areas of France.
On stand FR13 is Leggett Immobilier, an estate agent selling properties from all across France. They will be marketing all types of property from the quintessential French stone house with pretty blue shutters to high spec ski chalets and apartments.
Les Bons Voisons currently have properties in seven regions of France - Brittany, Burgundy, Languedoc, Nord Pas de Calais, Normandy, Pays de la Loire and Poitou Charentes. Les Bons Voisons can help with all aspects of buying, altering, maintaining, letting or selling your French home.
Le Bonheur, specialists in the south west region of France, will have properties for sale from the Aquitaine and Haute-Pyrenees regions for those wanting to escape to France's warmer sunnier climes.
As well as a great selection of properties, there are also companies offering services related to buying a property in France, to help you get all the information you need before making your purchase.
Heslop and Platt, an English speaking firm of French law specialists will be there, so you can ask specific questions about the process of buying a home in France, and AFA Expertise - a bi-lingual French accountancy firm - are on hand to make sure you fully understand your tax position and the rules surrounding inheritance and wealth taxes.
Some examples of properties for sale in France by some of the exhibitors at A Place in the Sun Live, from just €55,000
Senven Lehart, Brittany €210,600
Maubourguet, Midi-Pyrenees €55,000
Pau, Aquitaine €202,127
Four bedroom, two bathroom modern village house with wood-burning stone, garage and cellar.
Haute-Savoie, Rhone-Alps €275,000
Five bedroom chalet located in a sought-after village with an excellent primary school. Fifteen minute drive to Morzine.
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