France is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe, if not the most beautiful, and has the most varied landscape: from the historical cities to the spectacular countryside for nature lovers to the mountains and the beaches of Mediterranean and Atlantic, and the most scenic lakes surrounded with greenery. You will be spoilt by the choices.
Lake Geneva Region (Lac Leman)
Discover and fall in love for the beautiful region of Haute-Savoie, located at the foot of the French and Swiss Alps along the French side of Lake Geneva (Lac Leman). Live at the heart of Europe in this excellent location that combines the magnificent the Alps with a lakeshore environment, providing a small-town feel near a large international city.
Skiing and snowboarding in the winter, swimming in the summer, kayaking, paddle boarding, kite surfing, hiking, paragliding, cycling, rock climbing, and equestrian sports are just some of the available activities. Shopping at Geneva city center, skiing at the Portes du Soleil, one of the largest and most popular ski destinations in France, swimming at Leman Lake or Annecy Lake … you don’t get bored in this region!
Enjoy French cuisine and culture while exploring the picturesque lakeside towns of Evian-les-Bains, Thonon-les-Bains, Nernier, Yvoire, Messery, Chens sur Leman, Excenevex, located less than 1h to the international city of Geneva. The Swiss towns of Lausanne, Vevey, Nyon, and Montreux are within easy reach on the other side of the Lake, only 35 minutes by boat from Evian.
On the other side of Geneva, nestling at the foot of the Jura Mountains and at the edge of Switzerland are found famous towns such as Ferney-Voltaire, Divonne-les-Bains that offer the best French style living even closer to Geneva International airport.
Convenient location is also noteworthy. The region’s close proximity to Geneva means that you will be able to travel with ease. Geneva’s international airport and train station makes the whole of Europe within easy reach, allowing for quick and easy travel to Switzerland and Italy, right next door.
The real estate market in the Lac Léman area of Haute-Savoie region is booming. Geneva can easily be called the “heart” of Europe, and, as a result, demand for housing is rapidly growing in neighboring France. You will be making a sound investment if you buy real estate on Lac Léman. Whether you’re looking for luxury villas, or simpler apartments and townhouses, you will find easily your dream property.
French Alps – Portes du Soleil
Consider this, 600 km of snow sports, 209 ski lifts, 308 ski slopes, 30 snow parks/ski-cross, spread over 2 countries, there cannot be any better holidays than your time spent in Portes du Soleil. The area has so much to offer in both winter and summer season.
In winter sports you can explore: ski touring, sleigh or snowmobile rides, cross-country and snowshoe routes, tracks dedicated to new sports etc… There are 12 Franco-Swiss stations in the area. On the slopes, it is possible to start your glide in France to finish it in Switzerland and vice versa. If you are a beginner do not be afraid, the ski area of Portes du Soleil in the French and Swiss Alps includes slopes for all levels.
In the summer, more than 400 km of marked routes are waiting for you. Spread out over 54 routes starting from one of the 23 mountain lifts that are open throughout the summer, allow yourself to explore the heart of the Alps between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc.
Family holidays in the mountains are an opportunity to recharge your batteries, enjoy splendid scenery and breathe the pure air. It’s also a wonderful place to exercise while enjoying the magnificent surroundings. The area has so much to offer and you will certainly find your perfect ‘pied-à-terre’ in one of the beautiful villages such as Chatel, La Chapelle d’Abondance, Morzine, Avoriaz, Les Gets, Le Biot to name the few.
French Alps has always been in demand for both holiday home as well as for short terms rental. This allows the investors to enjoy the property for their personal use and consider renting them whilst they are not in use. The location certainly plays a key role here.
Paris – The Capital
Paris is one of the world’s few really legendary capitals and a truly economic hub for France and Europe. Seen as a blend of past and future, Paris is a dream destination for French and international visitors and investors.
Paris boasts a highly skilled workforce, a true reservoir of talents and abilities, particularly academic and economic ones. The French capital is also a vital political, administrative, economic, financial, cultural and academic center in Europe. It has a rapidly flourishing commercial real estate market, with 10% of its land, over 900 hectares, under development. The capital offers the most competitive prices of any European city, including London and Frankfurt, for establishing businesses, and features an incredibly diverse real estate portfolio (new buildings, Haussmannian architecture, etc.) It also boasts the 2nd largest airport for passengers in Europe, and largest for freight – Roissy.
Paris will always be Paris, and its international influence, both economically and politically, will never diminish. Tourists will continue to flock to the French capital. This alone is good enough reason to invest in property in Paris.
FRENCH RIVIERA – Cote d’Azure
Golden beaches, beautiful villages, sun-filled days and a particularly magical ambiance that cannot be matched anywhere else in the world – the French Riviera never ceases to be one of the most desirable places to own property in the world. The Côte d’Azur is the first region for tourism in France and benefits from 310 to 330 days of sunshine per year, 115 kms of coastline and beaches, 18 golf courses, 14 ski resorts and 3,000 restaurants. Between lavender field and the blue azure color of the Mediterranean Sea, plenty of activities are offered: shopping, golf, sailing, cultural visits, excellent dining experience, water park, craft market, fishing etc…
The French Riviera is consistently so desirable to overseas buyers because real estate here either holds its value, or adds to it. The Cote d’Azur offers both expensive and affordable properties that usually generate good return of investment. A luxury villa in Cannes may set you back millions of Euros, but comes complete with a near perfect climate, a jet set lifestyle and access to the most exclusive parties around! Within spitting distance of Monaco, Beausoleil offers a variety of properties at less than half the prices found in the tax haven next door. On the other hand, Nice, offers some great opportunities to own French Riviera property at bargain prices. A studio or apartment in Nice or Cannes, should prove to be an extremely good investment. The rental potential, particularly in Cannes, is one of the best in Europe, so you are likely to get a very good return for your initial layout. The appreciation factor is also significant, the properties in French Riviera enjoys great capital growth.
With 10 million passengers, the international airport of Nice is France’s leading international airport after Paris and is a vital tool for the tourism and incoming tourism industry on the Côte d’Azur.
In the summer season, the airport connects directly to 100 destinations in 32 countries through 55 scheduled airline companies.
Ideally located at the French Riviera, it is practically equidistant from Cannes and Monaco and is less than 1h from all the major cities such as Antibes, Juan-les-Pins or Menton.