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 hesistancy 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.
The movement in house prices in France over the past three years shows substantial variation across the country, but with few signs of any significant increase in prices.
The notaires have issued significant, mostly downward, revisions to their analysis of house price movements for the third quarter of 2016.
The notaires report that house prices outside of Paris rose by an average of 1.5% in the third quarter, reflecting the high level of sales activity in the market.
Despite the controversy that frequently rages in France about the lack
of suitable housing, in reality the country has one of the largest
house-building programmes in Europe.
The unreliability of snow conditions in the Alps is finding its way through to the state of the market for ski property.
The notaires have recently published a glimpse of the foreign buyers and sellers of property in France in 2016.
The British are continuing to buy in the French Alps, although in smaller numbers and with far greater caution.
The average price of a building plot in France remained unchanged in 2015 at €78m², but prices vary enormously both within and between regions.
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