Summer in the foothills of France

Summer in the foothills – I am not sure there is anywhere better at this time of year.

Sunshine, blue skies, cooling breezes, mountain walks, picnics by the river or mountain lakes, cycling to favourite cafés, markets teeming with local produce, restaurant terraces full to bursting and a holiday atmosphere everywhere.

In . . . → Read More: Summer in the foothills of France

The next French property hotspots

According to the latest Rightmove Overseas Search Report, France was the second most searched for country on the website for overseas property and the Midi-Pyrénées was the most searched for department with 43.34% of people looking for property in this region – which might explain why I am so busy right now. . . . → Read More: The next French property hotspots

Five reasons (of many) to visit Toulouse

(With thanks to Lonely Planet Guide)

 

Toulouse is one of France’s most historic and fascinating cities. Known to locals as La Ville Rose (The Pink City) after the distinctive pink stone used to construct many of its buildings, Toulouse is a cosmopolitan melting-pot that’s awash with culture, art, industry and architecture, . . . → Read More: Five reasons (of many) to visit Toulouse

The rise and rise of ski and mountain properties

Luchon in the snow

Having been lucky enough to spend Christmas and New Year on the slopes, I thought I should take a quick look at the ski property market here in the Pyrénées. While a financial avalanche threatens to engulf many property markets in the Euro zone, ski properties are bucking the trend . . . → Read More: The rise and rise of ski and mountain properties