The price of a building plot in France rose by an average of 3.6% last year to reach €85m², but with significant variations across the country.
Prices in Paris rose by 7.1% in the year to July, and the continuing rise in prices has prompted one analyst to talk of the 'gentrification' of the capital.
A recent study by the Notaries de France traced the evolution in residential property prices between 1997 and 2016 in 17 provincial metropolitan areas.
Buying a vineyard in France will cost you anything between €5,000 and €5 million a hectare.
A review of the movement of prices for agricultural land in France since 2010 shows only modest increases in most departments.
There have been some significant rises in coastal property prices over the past year, although it has not been an upward wave everywhere.
The French rural land agency SAFER have recently published their review of the housing market for countryside properties in 2017.
The housing stock in France is increasing at a faster rate than the population, resulting in a rise in the number of empty properties.
Sales of French property to British non-residents fell for the third year running last year, whilst those to existing residents is on the rise.
Several recent cases in the French courts illustrate the care that is needed in considering the purchase of off-plan investment properties in France.
There appear to have been some spectacular movements in house prices last year, according to the notaires, if the figures are to be believed.
House prices in the Pyrénées Orientales rose by an average of 3.3% last year, the first time for several years prices have not been in retreat.
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