Houses in France: prices
Overseas property investors often buy houses in France rather than apartments according to 66.7% of realtors surveyed by Tranio. Houses along the Côte d'Azur are the most popular, alongside other hot destinations like Antibes, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Cannes, Menton, Mougins, Nice, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and Saint-Tropez. The Alpine resorts of Courchevel, Megève, Méribel, etc. are also fashionable destinations.
Most foreigners buy villas in France worth over €1 million. Prices depend on location and prestige, distance to the sea, surface area and additional features like a swimming pool or the interior design. A villa overlooking the sea with a living area of 1,250 sq. m, garden and swimming pool in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is for sale at €69 million, making it one of the most expensive properties on the market.
Villas in France are expensive. The square meter can reach €34,000 in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat or Saint-Tropez, €30,000 in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin and €21,000 in Cannes. Courchevel is the most expensive ski resort in Europe. Here, a typical five-bedroom house sells for about €5 million.
Everyone dreams to buy a cottage in France. Many celebrities own property here: David and Victoria Beckham, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Elton John, Bryan Adams, Tina Turner, etc. In 2004, Russian billionaire, Roman Abramovich, bought the Château de la Croë formerly owned by King Edward VIII and Aristotle Onassis.