HOME HUNTS WINS AT T...

Home Hunts has been has been informed that, following the success of the previous two years, it is among the national winners in the European Property Awards 2014-15 – and might even have the chance to represent Europe in the latter stages of the Awards and compete for the coveted crown of...

See how easily you can buy exceptional investment properties in France Jul20

See how easily you c...

With mortgage rates at a historic low in France, a drop in property prices across the country and now with sterling strong against the euro, foreign buyers have for some time now been taking advantage of the opportunities available in the French property market. Fast-track visas in 48 hours...

Three “must-go” cities for Bastille Day in France Jul12

Three “must-go” citi...

On Monday 14 July, it is Bastille Day in France, and, as the most important national holiday in France, it always promises residents and holidaymakers all over the country a day and night to remember. From parades to dances and breath-taking firework displays, this is an event that impresses...

Eric Clapton sells his Provencal secret exclusively through Home Hunts Jul09

Eric Clapton sells h...

Eric Clapton’s charming €3.25 million stone farmhouse, tucked away in deepest Provence near the village of Nan-les-Pins, is currently exclusively on the market with Home Hunts. La Faissinette – which Tim Swannie, Director of Home Hunts, refers to as “a hidden gem” and the the Sunday...

France plans to boost tourism numbers by 20 million Jun30

France plans to boos...

Last week Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius announced that, despite France being the most visited country in the world, welcoming 83 million tourists each year, the government wished to boost numbers even further to 100 million. With a tourism sector that already provides employment for around...

France merger in place as regions to reduce from 22 to 14 Jun24

France merger in pla...

Those considering a move to France need to bear in mind that plans are afoot to cut the number of regions in France from 22 to 14. François Hollande recently announced the change, which has been proposed by many over the years (including Nicolas Sarkozy), but that no one has been bold enough...

Saint Tropez propert...

From quaint little fishing port to glamorous and upmarket Mediterranean resort for the global elite, Saint Tropez has evolved over the years into one of the most sought after locations for prime real estate. Despite enjoying a highly coveted status in the property world over the years –...

Meet Marseille – France’s new sustainable city of the future Jun10

Meet Marseille – Fra...

Marseille, France’s second largest city and “maritime workhorse” has undergone something of a transformation in recent years. Having been all-too-often associated with stories of crime and violence, Marseille is now making headlines for becoming an economically thriving, upmarket and...

To savour wine, gast...

Bordeaux is world famous for its quality terroir and produces around a quarter of France’s annual AOC wine production, as well as some of the most famous wine in the world such as Le Pin and Pétrus. This is reason enough to take regular trips to Bordeaux and why many choose to have a...

Seven magnificent ma...

With price drops on property in south-west France, the prime market is filled to the brim with tempting investment opportunities. Spacious prime residences on private grounds, and set within rolling countryside, are plentiful and there are many on the market for under €1 million. 1)    ...

The most fashionable swimming pool in Paris reopens in the 16th May23

The most fashionable...

Bertrand Delanoë’s dedication to one of France’s most iconic buildings has recently made quite a splash on Paris’s luxury hotel and spa scene. Delanoë, mayor of Paris from March 2001 to April 2014, had resolved to restore Paris’s most magnificent swimming pool, Piscine Molitor, to...

Where Hollywood stars make secrets…. May19

Where Hollywood star...

With 2014’s Cannes Film Festival underway, one hotel guaranteed to be hosting Hollywood royalty is the chic and glamorous Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. Since the opening of the Villa Soleil in 1870 (by Hippolyte de Villemessant, founder of Le Figaro, for writers seeking inspiration), and then the...