Agence le Prince Noir - English Speaking Estate Agent in France
Welcome to Agence le Prince Noir, the English speaking estate agent in Central South-Western France. We offer a wide range of properties across all budgets - from renovation projects such as barns and houses just waiting for someone to come and revitalise them, to character properties such as country houses, stone farmhouses, and even chateaux that perhaps need just a lick of paint! We also offer rural, hamlet, village and town center locations, so whatever you are looking for, I'm sure we'll have something special for you to look at.
Agence le Prince Noir is a fully registered, insured and independent French estate agency with an office located in the small but lively town of Chaillac in the Indre department (36). Being conveniently situated on the borders of the Limousin, Centre and Poitou Charentes regions, we cover the departments of the Indre and the Haute Vienne, and also stretch over to the eastern borders of the Vienne.
Recently, property hunters have woken up to the potential of Central France but in the past the area has been a little “off the beaten track” and so there are still some bargains to be had here. However, as you would expect, if you have a smaller budget, you will probably need to do some renovation work to the property.
Although the climate is generally warmer here than in the UK we can't always guarantee it – but we can always guarantee you a warm welcome at our office!
What's in a name?
Why Le Prince Noir we hear you cry? – Well, the locals know just what we're talking about, but as you're probably not local here's a short explanation as to how we came by our name.
Back in 1337 a young man named John Chandos, already well known for his great bravery in battle, became counsel to Prince Edward, the future ‘Black Prince' (Prince Noir) of England. He was charged with the training of the Prince's army and was to lead them into many battles. At one such battle, after a planned surprise attack on the Abbey at St Savin in the Vienne, (that back fired when they lost their way in the night), he was mortally wounded by ‘Le Pont' on the river Vienne at Lussac-les-Châteaux, where we had our original office.
The tomb of John Chandos can still be found today, situated in Le Pont just down the road from that first office, and the English connection here in Lussac, as well as all over the region that we cover, is firmly fixed in history. This whole area is right on the borders of what used to be France and England in the Middle Ages and so we usually reassure our French neighbours that our name is not in fact a declaration of war, but an affirmation of the long history that the British have with this region!
Location: Poitou-Charentes, Vienne (86), La Trimouille
This attractive detached village house in the ‘maison de maître’ geometric style is needing renovation. Some of the work has been started on the first floor but a change of …3 1 95 m² 440 m²
Location: Centre-Val de Loire, Indre (36), Chaillac
This well-presented house is situated in a village just a couple of minutes from the lively little town of Chaillac where there is a selection of small shops and services as …5 2 100 m² 484 m²
Location: Centre-Val de Loire, Indre-et-Loire (37), Yzeures-sur-Creuse
This a 2 bedroomed village house in Tournon-Saint-Pierre where there’s easy access to the river Creuse to make the most of canoeing or lazy days by the water.
The property is …2 1 100 m² 400 m²
Agency Contact Details
Agency Name: Agence le Prince Noir
Phone Number: +33 (0)2 54 36 99 50