How to buy property in France

The information is based on our understanding of French property law and practice at the date of publication. We cannot guarantee its accuracy. Specific advice applicable to your own circumstances should be obtained from a French Notary and/or relevant professional bodies. Finding the right property You may have already decided on a specific area or you may have a French region in mind, having been there on holiday for example. Finding a property in France is a similar process to that in other countries. There are many estate agents in France (agents immobiliers) who will put you in touch with people selling property. Alternatively, there are estate agents in the UK, for example, who have details on French properties. There are also many specialist magazines available for people interested in the French way of life. These publications offer useful contacts and property advertisements. Many home buyers are attracted by the fact that property prices in France appear to be lower than abroad. There are reasons for this and before you start you should be aware of the following points: