Why buy Property in France?
Around half an hour is all it takes on the swiftest routes to begin experiencing something very special. There are warm summer days and lazy evenings with good food and fine wine. There is the sound of the sea and the magic of the mountains. Here is a land of history and culture with quiet country roads and busy vibrant cities. There is something for everyone to enjoy in a country where children are made as welcome as their parents. The place is France : it is hardly surprising that it has become the UK 's most popular holiday destination. Ten million Britons made the journey in 2002 and with more than 75 million visitors annually France is easily the most popular tourist destination in Europe .
It is not surprising that more and more Britons are becoming property owners on the other side of the channel. The idea is appealing for a number of reasons. France is our nearest neighbour, and most of us already have at least a smattering of the language. Life seems to run at an easier pace and the climate is generally better than our own. Since 1992 immigration has been easier, and the tunnel has fulfilled its promise of rapid, if rather expensive, transport. The Sea Cat, new super ferries and a network of regional airports make commuting a possibility, and modern communications means that many kinds of business can be run effectively from any base on Europe 's mainland.
Perhaps the most obvious attraction is that property prices are well below our own. It may be true that there are fewer bargains to be had these days, especially in the most popular regions, but for those who live in the more expensive areas of the UK the difference remains quite staggering.