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Guéret is a nice town of the Creuse deparment in Limousin. After being the major town of the Haute-Marche area - the Marche being a former French province - it is now the prefecture of Creuse. The town grew up around a monastery built in 690. The 13,800 locals are called the Guéretois. Gueret is located at the foot of the Puy-de-Gaudy, on a vast plateau between the Creuse and Gartempe rivers. With 18 other towns and villages, it forms the communauté de communes de Guéret Saint-Vaury which is an urban area aiming at developing itself thanks to common projects.
Guéret is a good starting point to discover the Creuse department and to enjoy this French rural area. Its settings are great: situated nearby the Lac de Courtille (Courtille’s Lake), nature is still unspoiled in this zone. Gueret has many interesting sites on offer: an art and archaeological museum, a great botanical garden, planetarium observatory, etc. From the Place Bonnyaud (Bonnyaud Square) to the market square, you will be able to stroll in narrow pedestrian streets and discover the town’s architecture. Guéret’s cultural life is also very active and everything is provided to make the inhabitants’ life easier and pleasant.
The Limousin region is the paradise for those who want to relax and discover the French rural life. On top of that, property prices in this area are very cheap and locals welcoming. As far as Gueret is concerned, house prices are also really accessible. Plan to spend about €1,180 /square metre for an apartment to buy in the town’s surroundings. Investing in an apartment in the town itself will cost you between €1,180 and €1,440 /square metre. A 3-room house costs €68,000 and a 6-room one about €119,400 - the average price for a house to buy in Guéret being €94,600.
As the rental market in Gueret is very interesting (€7.5 / sq m), people tend to rent rather than buy a dwelling there. Almost 53% of the inhabitants rent their properties. Many houses in need of restoration are available for less than €30,000. What about investing in a large property in the area, restoring it and enjoying peaceful holidays? You will definitely be seduced by the pleasant atmosphere of Guéret!
To get updated info about property prices in Creuse, please browse our French Property Market Reports published in the News Section every month.
Click here to have an overview of Limousin Property Prices.
Gueret is a lovely town at the heart of rural France. It is very pleasant to live in this area which has various small industries (especially wood products and jewellery) and many assets.
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