British and American buyers are looking to relocate and renovate as the housing market proves irresistible for doer uppers in France…

Walk way on the seafront in Bandol

Lower house prices in France, a strong dollar and pound against the euro, and favourable interest rates means that renovating a property in the world’s most visited country is proving popular again.

Vendors are also discovering that their properties are more likely to sell in the current climate if a good deal can be made, making market conditions for buyers seeking renovation projects extremely appealing.

Whether you want to embark on a large renovation project with a family home in mind, or just wish to make a few improvements to a rental proposition, Home Hunts’ property portfolio has a diverse selection of potential properties for sale.


If you are looking for a property to renovate in France, here are five hand-picked options to kick start your search.

  •   Paris – house to renovate in the City of Light

HH-8897626-1 Located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, close to the highly sought after Avenue Foch and the Place de l’Etoile, this magnificent six-bedroom mansion (HH-8897626) with 257m2 of private gardens requires complete renovation. A grand property that would make a dream Parisian residence, features include parking, a cellar and an open fireplace. The price is available on application.

  • Côte d’Azur Riviera renovation project


This four-bedroom, thirties-style villa in Villefranche-sur-Mer (HH-9115256) offers a breath-taking view of the sea and is within walking distance of the old town and the Darse port. Exceptionally spacious rooms and a flat area outside that could accommodate a swimming pool make this property a potentially lucrative renovation project. It is on the market for €2,800,000.

  • Provence – sea view property for renovation

HH-8644081-2Located in a coveted position near the port in Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer, this magnificent four-bedroom villa (HH-8644081) is available for complete renovation. This property offers an incredible opportunity to seize a bargain on the ever-popular Provence Coast, as a permit has already been granted to modify a further 400m2 or create three separate apartments. It is priced at €1,190,000.

  • Midi-Pyrénées – 19th century château and house

HH-8738760-4Just 50 minutes away from Toulouse, France’s fifth largest city, these two attractive properties are located on seven hectares of parkland (HH-8738760). The charming 19th century château has already been renovated, but the second house and a large outbuilding still require renovation. Exterior features of this €897,000 property include a swimming pool, private woodland and a small lake.

  • Aquitaine traditional farmhouse in Lot-et-Garonne

With the most popular property choice in south-west France being a traditional stone farmhouse, this barn conversion with stone farmhouse to renovate (HH-9125168) is exceptional value for money. With the four-bedroom stone barn offering ultra-modern interiors with underfloor heating, the farmhouse has an area of 120m2 requiring renovation. This is ideal for creating a three-bedroom guest cottage for extra income. A quiet rural location, heated exterior swimming pool and panoramic views of the surrounding countryside make it a must-view property, especially with an asking price of €580,000.

To find out more about these properties, visit, or for more information speak to a Home Hunts’ consultant directly, on: +33 (0)970 44 66 43.