Most popular places to own a holiday home in France

Location, location, location matters when it comes to buying a second home in France.

If you have ever gazed into the windows of French agents immobiliers while on holiday, you’ll understand the temptation of owning a second home here.

Outside big cities, you tend to get a lot more for your money than in other countries, including the UK, and it’s easy to picture yourself enjoying a glass of wine on your own sunny terrace as the sun goes down on another busy day of relaxing.

Popular second home locations in France

But where should you look? A 2019 survey found that more than 45% of property in the Hautes-Alpes department, in the southeast of France, is now a holiday home, owned by French people, followed ...

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