The mountains are omnipresent in Haute-Savoie, making it the premier skiing area in Europe, and one of the most popular areas in France for British holiday home buyers.
Over the past 10 years one third of non-resident foreign French property buyers have been British, but they are now spending less.
In the Mediterranean department of Herault, wherever you live, the mountains are close and the sea is not too far away.
The French government have recently published a review of residential building land prices for 2016.
The latest departmental market analysis shows average prices outside of Paris ranging from €650m² in the Creuse to €3,900m² in the Alpes Maritimes.
A combination of relatively low house prices, striking beauty and tranquillity make the Dordogne a popular choice for prospective international property buyers.
Vineyard prices in France rose by an average of 3.8% last year, with prices anything between €5,000 and €5 million a hectare.
The price of agricultural land in France ranges on average from €2K/hectare up to €17K/hectare, and price movements last year were just as varied.
According to a recent survey, rent levels in the towns and cities of France averaged €12.60m2 last year, but with substantial variations across the country.
Brexit has created some hesitancy amongst British buyers of French property, with sales last year slightly down on 2015.
The cheapest villages in Brittany in which to buy a house, for an average price as low as €53,000.
The French rural land agency SAFER have produced a useful analysis of the price of country property in France and the most popular areas for international buyers.
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