Investment Real Estate In France
It’s really easy to see why so many foreigners are considering buying property in France. Whether you choose to live, work, buy your own holiday home or for investment or even retire in France, there are many attractions besides the beautiful climate.
Frances land borders consist of Belgium and Luxembourg in the northeast, Germany and Switzerland in the east, Italy and Monaco in the southeast, and Andorra and Spain in the south and southwest making travelling through Europe interesting. Travelling from the UK is also easy, whether by rail, ferry or air it’s just a short trip over or under the channel.
The most popular city in France is the capital Paris and most visited site being the Eiffel Tower with over 6 million people visiting each year. Paris, has some of the world’s largest and most renowned museums, including the Louvre, which is the most visited art museum in the world with just under 6 million visitors.
It’s not surprizing France is ranked as the first chosen tourist destination in the World with over 80 million tourists each year.
France is an immensely welcoming country, despite what you might have heard, the French are patient, polite and respectful, especially towards expatriates. France is a historically rich country, with much to offer, from fine gastronomy and great wines to magnificent architecture, museums, chateaux and monuments. Visit and you will notice, France is not stuck in the past.
Member of the European Union
European countries started to cooperate economically in 1951. Only 6 Countries including France participated. The Euro currency was officially introduced in 1999 replacing the French Franc. The euro has been the second most widely held international reserve currency after the U.S. dollar. When buying property always discuss your currency exchange options.
The climate in France varies with the region, with the north of the country having significantly cooler and wetter weather that the south. The central region has a more continental climate, with harsher winters and hotter summers, and less rain than the coastal regions. The southern part of the country is again significantly drier and warmer than the northern part.