The price of chateaux in France has plumetted, down by around 40% since 2007, according to a leading high end estate agent in France.
House prices in France continued to fall in 2014, but there are growing differences between town and country.
British buyers continue to target the Dordogne, although neighbouring departments are also popular.
The average price of a building plot in France in 2013 was €72m², an increase of 8.8% over 2012, although in some regions land prices fell.
A difficult housing market is placing real challenges on the notaires and estate agents to provide useful information on the movement in house prices.
Sales of French property to UK buyers are on the up, say leading French estate agents Leggett Immobilier.
The French notaires have recently published their figures on the movement of house prices in Q1 2014 for each department of France.
House prices in France are set to fall gradually for up to the next 10 years, according to two French economists.
Vineyard prices rose by an average of 1.5% in 2013, but it was a very mixed year in which few generalisations are possible.
The French rural land agency SAFER have published their annual review of the property market, providing an insight into country house prices and international buying activity.
The notaires have recently published their analysis of the movement of house prices in 2013 for each department of France.
Deauville may be the star attraction in Lower Normandy, but other areas of the department offer great value for money.
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