From Marseille to Mi...

For those with a property in the South of France who like to spend time on the Italian Riviera too, the new Thello Riviera train will be a welcome addition to the already-plentiful transport options along the Côte d’Azur coastline. Operated by ItaliaRail, the train travels between...

2015 – The yea...

Tim Swannie, Director of Home Hunts reflects on the French property market in 2014 and gives his comments and predictions for 2015. Home Hunts is looking towards the year ahead with cautious optimism. 2014 was such a year of contrasts that we cannot really predict a huge rise in property...

Four autumnal food a...

These November events offer lovers of French food and wine weekends of gastronomic heaven ahead of France’s famous Christmas markets From the art of French patisserie to delectable regional specialities and world famous wine, France is famous the world over for its food, wine and...

Paris voted most affordable city in the world Nov17

Paris voted most aff...

Paris has been voted the most affordable city in the world, good news for those who live and work in the City of Light – and for those who want to… London, Paris and New York were recently named by TripAdvisor as the most expensive cities to have a weekend break. Costs measured and...

No need to fear proposed tax increase on second homes in France Nov14

No need to fear prop...

Potential buyers of property in France should not be concerned by the new proposed 20% tax on second homes as the actual cost impact is minimal, says Home Hunts As the most visited country in the world, with over 84.7 million foreigners in 2013, France is a second home property hotspot for...

Five vineyards for sale in Provence Nov08

Five vineyards for s...

Provence was the first area in France to be planted with grapes, and with its 300 days of sunshine a year and mild winters, it has long been a favourite with wine lovers. Vineyard properties in Provence can offer a healthy income by way of a successful wine business, if that is what you are...

How to spend the perfect weekend in Paris Nov02

How to spend the per...

“He who contemplates the depths of Paris is seized with vertigo. Nothing is more fantastic. Nothing is more tragic. Nothing is more sublime.” Victor Hugo’s words perhaps encapsulate why the City of Light was the most visited city in the world in 2013, attracting a tremendous 32.3...

Best Real Estate Age...

BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY WEBSITE  IN FRANCE For the third year running, Home Hunts, leading luxury property specialist has firmly held onto its title of Best Real Estate Agency Website in France. The highly coveted five star award was announced at The International Property Awards 2014-2015...

Five chalet hotspots...

As economic conditions improve, buyers looking for Alpine investments are favouring five particular destinations this winter. The Alpine property market is back. As prices start to climb, but mortgage and interest rates remain at historic lows, British and foreign investors looking for second...

Demand for super yacht helicopter hangars takes off in Monaco Oct14

Demand for super yac...

A new wave of demand for helicopters hangars is spreading across Monaco’s Mediterranean waters. With billionaires flooding into Monaco, and some of the Principality’s most desired residences in extremely high demand, it perhaps does not come as a surprise that there is also an increase in...

Woody Allen’s Magic in the Moonlight shot on the French Riviera Oct11

Woody Allen’s Magic ...

The French Riviera is set to star in Woody Allen’s latest film, Magic in the Moonlight. Filmed on location on the Côte d’Azur, it is due for release in France on 22 October, 2014. A 1920s comedy drama, it tells the story of a cynical illusionist (Colin Firth) who is tasked by a friend to...

French property market offers buyers irresistible buying conditions Oct03

French property mark...

With house prices still falling in some areas, low interest rates and beneficial currency fluctuations, this is an economically advantageous time to buy real estate in France, says award winning property specialists, Home Hunts Would you pick a charming blue-shuttered château in the French...